Your blood is composed of several different parts. Platelets are crucial to the body’s healing process, specifically tissue repair and blood clotting. These tiny blood cells receive messages from broken or damaged vessels and rush to the affected site to begin immediate repairs.
Platelets, along with red and white blood cells, are produced in your bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones. The platelets are then sent into your blood stream, where they circulate for 8 to 10 days.
Plasma, the largest blood component, is the fluid that carries all of the blood cells throughout the body. It contains proteins and antibodies that can be used to treat a variety of conditions, from autoimmune disorders to burns and shock, and can be separated from the other parts of your blood.
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is plasma that is highly concentrated with the platelets and growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration of injured tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments. It is derived from your own body. A blood sample is taken using a specialized collection system, then centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets from the other blood components. This can then be re-injected into areas of injury or damage to promote faster healing.
PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that accelerates recovery and treats both acute and chronic pain. Using your own blood also ensures virtually no risk of transmissible infection, allergic reaction, or rejection. More importantly, opting for PRP therapy over surgery can reduce or eliminate the need for anti-inflammatory or pain medications like opioids.
Most patients begin to experience improved mobility and decreased pain within 4-6 weeks, though recovery times are unique to each individual’s condition. Additionally, treatment costs can vary depending on the required procedure.
PRP therapy procedures can treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to:
You do not have to live in pain. Oklahoma Pain Center’s holistic approach to pain treatment and management helps identify and address the source of your pain, not just the symptoms. Our specialists can drastically reduce or even eliminate your pain and improve your quality of life.
Do not spend another day in pain. Complete a contact form today, and inquire about our financing options. Even if you do not see your condition listed, please contact us at (405) 752-9600; you may still be a candidate for PRP therapy.