What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance in your blood that contains growth factors. When injected into injured or damaged areas of your body, PRP can trigger your natural healing response to repair damage and decrease inflammation.
How does PRP therapy work?
PRP therapy uses the platelet-rich plasma in your blood to stimulate your body’s healing process. After drawing your blood, your provider runs it through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. They then inject the concentrated PRP back into your damaged joints, bones, or soft tissues.
Packed with growth factors, the injected PRP accelerates and intensifies your healing response to relieve pain and help you regain function.
What are the benefits of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that can provide lasting relief from long-term pain and discomfort. Some of the most important benefits of PRP therapy are that it:
- Improves mobility
- Relieves pain
- Increases range of motion
- Repairs damage
- Treats chronic pain
- Provides an alternative to surgery
- Has little to no side effects
Because PRP therapy stimulates healing, it’s effects can be permanent if you combine your treatment with other restorative techniques, such as physical therapy.
What can PRP therapy treat?
PRP therapy at MultiCare Medical can help treat and improve the symptoms of many degenerative conditions and injuries, including:
- Muscle injuries
- Joint pain
- Herniated disc
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Plantar fasciitis
Many people experience lasting relief from sports injuries and accident injuries, such as whiplash, with PRP injections.
How long does PRP therapy take to work?
Many people begin to notice the effects of PRP therapy after just a few weeks, but it can take up to three months. You should experience noticeable improvements in your level of pain, range of motion, and mobility within six months of your first injection.
If you don’t notice improvements in your pain and function after three months, your provider may recommend a second injection.
PRP therapy is a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment that uses your body’s healing response to repair damage at the source. To find out if PRP therapy is right for you, call MultiCare Medical, or schedule an appointment online today.