Plasma Rich Plasmapheresis is a Regenerative Injection Therapy utilizes your body’s own bioactive proteins, also know as growth factors, to replace, repair and regenerate tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma is used to deliver the growth factors directly to the pain-initiating site. This is accomplished at the Pain & Healing Institute by taking a small volume of the patient’s own blood which is then concentrated by proprietary methods to collect a smaller sample that caries all the regenerative factors and platelets.
Platelets are some of the first cells to typically go to an area that is damaged in the body to help with regeneration and clotting. These cells are rich in the nutrients and growth factors your body uses to heal it self. By injecting this in tissues that need powerful healing, we can dramatically enhance the body’s natural healing process.
PRP has been used for over 20 years in numerous surgical fields to enhance bone grafting, accelerate wound healing and reduce the risk of infection after surgery. In recent years physicians have begun injecting PRP to treat chronic pain. Tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, meniscal tears, osteoarthritis and chronic low back and neck pain are all being treated with the injection of PRP with the goal of regenerating degenerated connective tissue.