PRP therapy – the new way to treat pain
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is therapies used to enhance tissues by fastening their healing. It has been used in the treatment of injuries to the tendons or ligaments. It can be injected in both clinical and operative settings as a way of promoting quicker healing. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy are usually injected into the spine or any joint of the body (shoulder, wrist, fingers or thumbs, toes and ankles, etc.).
Conditions that can be treated with PRP therapy include Tendonitis, meniscus injuries, lumbar disc Pain, hip bursitis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, etc.
PRP is a content of the blood as we all know. The blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. They are known to be responsible for blood clotting. They also have the ability to heal injuries when injected into ligaments or tendons because of their growth factor.
At our lab, we spin blood plasma to extract these platelets with such great healing powers that can be injected into injuries to help promote healing. While providing PRP injections, Denver Regenerative doctors make use of x-rays in a bid to make sure the actual site of the injury is gotten. When not used, the exact injury location is missed more than 5% of the time.
PRP is normally administered in the office and our regenerative medicine team will meet, discuss your injury and then determine if PRP is an effective treatment for you. When you come to our office, your blood sample is taken and sent to our lab where it is put on a centrifuge, spun down in other to separate the plasma and platelets. With this, we would be able to analyze and test the best PRP injection for you with good quality. After preparation, this injection is then injected into the spot for the injury.
After injection, you may not feel any difference immediately because its growth factors have to bind with the cell walls to signal growth. With this, it is able to catalyze the healing process within the body. This healing process may continue increasing for up to a year.
PRP therapy is designed to heal cover symptoms and therefore, if re-injury occurs, the effects of the PRP therapy may last for a lifetime. The body after injection has a boost to heal from the platelets rich plasma and parts that couldn’t formally heal are prompted to heal.
How much does PRP therapy cost?
PRP therapy is covered by some insurance providers but for others, it is a self-pay procedure. At Denver Regenerative, we offer the best possible value for our treatment for our patients.
Single Site Treatment – $850
Multiple Site Treatment – $850 for the initial site and $700 for each additional site
Repeat PRP Therapy Treatment – $700 per site
PRP Following Stem Cell Therapy – $700 per site
What is PRP?
PRP is a super concentrated growth factors that arouses healing and regeneration of injured tissues, tendons, ligaments or muscles. PRP is natural and is derived from one’s own body. Platelet Rich Plasma injections are gaining popularity in recent time as an alternative to surgery. PRP and stem cell therapy are effective and safe therapy for healing and treating pain.
The injection naturally increases the body’s effort by delivering highly concentrated quantity of regenerative growth factors directly into the damaged tissues.
The therapy is very simple and can be done in three simple steps namely;
First step: a sample of your blood is drawn and collected.
Second step: the collected sample of blood is centrifuged at a high speed having the pure PRP isolated.
Third step: once isolated, the PRP is injected into the area where you feel the pain. This area is often gotten by performing an x-ray. PRP then jumpstarts the healing process as soon as it is injected into the body.
Where does PRP come from?
It is gotten from a sample of your blood through a specialized collecting system. The blood is then centrifuged and the platelet isolated from the plasma. Because your own blood is used for this, there is no risk of being infected.
What should I expect from PRP treatment?
PRP is a safe non-surgical process that is used to arouse the healing and treatment of acute and chronic pains. Improvement is often seen within 4 to 6 weeks although it is not general for all patients. This process continues for up to 12 months. The cost of treatment varies depending on the tissue damaged and the type of injection.