PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
PRP is an all-natural way to heal damaged joints and soft tissue in order to alleviate chronic pain. When a tissue injury occurs, platelets collect in the body at the injury site to begin repair. In PRP therapy, a sample of your blood is drawn then spun in centrifuge to concentrate platelets. Once platelets have been concentrated, they are injected into the injured area delivering a powerful mixture of growth factors where you need them the most.
This then activates growth factors in stem cells to help repair the tissue, if possible, calm osteoarthritic symptoms and decrease inflammation. Your body’s natural healing process is advanced, and tissues are restored.
As an alternative to surgery, PRP therapy is less invasive and relatively inexpensive treatment of pain caused by acute and chronic injuries.
PRP therapy has been used for over 20 years to treat a wide range of health issues including:
Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip & spine
- ACL injuries
- Pelvic Pain & Instability
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle Sprains
- Chronic lower back pain
- Spinal stenosis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck pain
- Medical collateral ligament tears (MCL)
- Acute & chronic tendon problems
- Injuries to ligaments and muscles
At NUVI LIFE DORAL clients typically require just three treatments, but some patients require more. Clients are usually evaluated to see how they will respond to injection. More serious injuries often require additional treatments. Some clients feel immediate results, but treatment can take about six weeks to take effect.
First, the physician will run tests to pinpoint the exact location of the pain site. Next, a local anesthetic is applied to the injection site to numb the area. Finally, the PRP is injected into the area, sending natural healers to restore tissues. The treatment may take approximately one to two hours, including preparation and recovery.
- Have a short recovery time – most patients return to work and usual activities following the procedure
- Avoid general anesthesia – which causes side effects and can be dangerous. Instead we use a local anesthetic.
- No hospital stay – patients are in and out of our office in one to two hours