Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Right for You?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a revolutionary and science-based alternative for healing injuries and treating chronic orthopedic conditions.
A form of regenerative medicine, PRP injections use the body’s own healing powers to overcome injuries that might otherwise require surgical intervention. For many patients, this treatment can quickly and efficiently reduce pain and restore mobility and function and lower the risk of re-injury.
What Is PRP?
Platelets, a key component of human blood, help with clotting and facilitate the healing of cuts and wounds. Scientists have discovered that platelets also provide tissue repair and regeneration, and increased blood flow.
After withdrawing a small amount (about 60-120 ml) of the patient’s blood, doctors process it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma component. This mixture is then injected into the targeted sites. When your body receives a hyper-concentrated dosage of platelets, it accelerates healing to damaged tissue.
This treatment reduces the need for surgical intervention and extended rehabilitation. Minimally invasive injections reduce the risks with surgery and virtually eliminates the need for lengthy and painful rehab. Healing is rapid and many patients see improvement in a matter of days.
What can PRP Treat?
PRP Therapy is used to treat a variety of injuries and includes patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee), osteoarthritis, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tendinitis. This treatment can be used for many muscle, ligament/tendon injuries and chronic conditions that might otherwise require surgery to correct. That includes ACL/MCL injury, bursitis, torn or strained tendons, muscle strains, and plantar fasciitis.
Is PRP Therapy right for you?
For most patients, we first recommend a course of rest and modified activity to see if the injury responds positively. If that approach fails, or if it is more time sensitive, PRP therapy could be a great option.
Treatment is done in our office, and you can return to work immediately afterward. After the procedure, you may experience an initial increase in pain followed by a steady improvement over the next few days. For more advanced conditions, we often recommend a series of injections. However, no rehab or specialized aftercare is necessary.
Research indicates that platelet-rich plasma therapy is safe and very few reports of side effects or complications. We regularly get excellent results for our patients when we use this revolutionary treatment.
Is PRP Covered by Insurance?
No, the treatment is not covered by private or public health insurance.
How Much is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy costs vary based on the injection location and the number of sessions. Come and meet with our provider for a consult!
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Spring Creek Medical Center successfully treats back pain, neck pain, knee pain, arthritis, headaches and migraines and has helped many individuals live a pain-free life. Our chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapists and nurse practitioner proudly serve all of Cache Valley, including Logan, Providence, Smithfield, Nibley, Hyrum and North Logan, Utah.