Spine Care

Did you knowPRP can help with the following back ailments?

Lumbar spine disc pain

Lumbar and cervical facet dysfunction and pain

Injuries

Infections

Spinal Stenosis

Herniated Disks

Scoliosis

Platelets are extremely rich in the connective tissue growth and healing factors. The body’s first response to tissue injury is to deliver platelets to the area. Platelets initiate repair and attract stem cells to the injury. Injecting these growth factors into damaged ligaments, tendons, and joints stimulates the natural repair process. PRP creates, stimulates, and accelerates the body’s natural healing process.

Is PRP right for me?

All wounds rely on blood flow to heal. Inherently, our extremities receive diminished blood flow due to their distance from our heart muscle moving blood through our body. Patients who suffer from diabetes, peripheral artery disease, or who smoke have even further diminished blood flow throughout their extremities. These patients often have chronic non-healing wounds.

Wound care and wound healing can be long, drawn out, and expensive processes.  The concentrated platelets and growth factors in PRP have been shown to greatly expedite the body’s ability to heal itself. PRP allows physicians to deliver growth factors (that would otherwise possibly never arrive where needed) in a concentrated form to jump start the healing process.

With various effective delivery techniques for wounds of all shapes, sizes, and locations, PRP has been proven to shorten wound healing time and reduce both cost and complication.

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How does PRP work?

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an autologous blood therapy that uses a patient’s own blood to stimulate a healing response in damaged tissues. The body’s normal healing processes are dependent upon blood flow. Whether an open cut or a micro tear in a tendon, the body signals for and recruits platelets to the area of injury, releasing growth factors and stem cells to initiate healing and regeneration.

Today’s technology allows us to sequester and concentrate platelets from your blood and initiate that same healing process, in an accelerated fashion, by increasing the baseline concentration of platelets by four to seven times. PRP delivers a powerful dose of growth factors to the injury site and dramatically enhances the healing process.

If surgery is required, PRP can be used to:

  • Reduce inflammation and bruising
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce risk of infection
  • Reduce scarring