Platelet-Rich Plasma

Overview+

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a safe and minimally invasive method for expediting healing and relieving pain in damaged or chronically painful sites in the body, especially around joints. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is commonly used by sports doctors for elite athletes who have suffered injury so they can quickly get back to the game; for everyday people, it can provide pain relief – and a return to normal life – when other therapies have been ineffective.

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If you are suffering from chronic pain, platelet-rich plasma therapy may help. Call us today at 1-888-564-2700 or tell us more to schedule an appointment.

What it is+

Platelets are found in the blood and are powerhouse healers, rich in proteins and peptides and are a natural source of growth factors. Platelets play a big role in healthy blood clotting, the inflammatory response that speeds healing of acute wounds, as well as the regeneration of connective tissue, which is why it is such an excellent solution for degeneration of and injury to joints.Platelets circulate in your blood. In Amen Clinics platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, your blood is drawn and put through a centrifuge where the platelets are separated out along with a small amount of blood plasma (the clear, liquid part of your blood). The platelets are mixed with the plasma at highly concentrated levels, then injected back into your body at the site of injury or degeneration. Since it is your body’s own platelets and plasma that are being injected, PRP is an exceptionally safe and effective therapy.

We have found that PRP offers results when other therapies have failed to resolve issues of degenerative disease or chronic pain. Many patients get relief from pain and a return to mobility and function in affected joints with just one treatment, though some require more than one treatment before seeing maximum results.

Conditions Benefited+

Due to the extraordinary safety and efficacy of PRP, both conventional and alternative medical doctors have found uses for it, such as supporting the healing of bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and even surgical incisions. However, the most dramatic results are seen in those who suffer from joint pain, whether due to injury or degenerative joint disease, whether acute or chronic. For them, PRP can make life worth living again.At Amen Clinics, we primarily apply PRP to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis