Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative nonsurgical treatment for patients with chronic pain and difficulty healing. At Gorman Medical, PC, the team draws your blood to create PRP. They concentrate the powerful platelets in the blood and then inject the PRP to help your body naturally heal injuries like tendinitis, sprains, and strains much faster and more efficiently. To learn more about PRP and how it works, call the Colorado Springs or Cripple Creek, Colorado office or request an appointment online.
PRP is a type of therapy in which you receive injections of a potent platelet solution derived from your blood. The PRP process involves treating whole blood and isolating and concentrating the most powerful cells it contains - your platelets.
Platelets contain growth factors, which promote healing and tissue repair. Your body sends platelets to injuries, but the platelets decrease quickly. PRP multiplies those platelets many times over for a much-increased recovery response.
PRP also recruits stem cells, the body’s master cells. Every cell in your body started as a stem cell. Stem cells can become any type of cell the body needs, and they can replenish themselves. They have tremendous regenerative qualities.
No, they’re two different treatments. While PRP can help draw some stem cells to the treatment area, your body has a limited supply of those cells, and it decreases with age.
Stem cell therapy harvests stem cells from an area where you have the highest amount (your bone marrow). The process usually involves extracting bone marrow from your hip. Then, as with PRP therapy, the team creates a concentrated solution and injects it into the treatment area.
Stem cell therapy places the maximum amount of stem cells local to the area where your body needs help regrowing and repairing tissue.
PRP and stem cell therapy can both be effective natural healing modalities, and in some cases, the team may recommend combining the two for maximum effects.
PRP and stem cell therapy can treat many conditions that cause chronic pain and physical function issues. A few examples of injuries that one or both of these treatments may treat include:
PRP and stem cell therapy are often one part of a multimodal treatment plan. The team creates individualized treatment plans incorporating pain management, chiropractic care, and many other methods of boosting your ability to heal while easing your pain.
Call the Gorman Medical, PC team or click the online scheduler to arrange your appointment today.