Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that involves the use of the patient’s own blood plasma, enriched with platelets, to promote healing and tissue regeneration. PRP has been used in a variety of medical fields, including orthopedics, sports medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.
PRP works by using the body’s natural healing processes to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Platelets contain growth factors and other bioactive molecules that promote the growth of new tissue and blood vessels. By concentrating these growth factors in PRP and injecting them directly into the injured or damaged tissue, PRP can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and help to reduce inflammation, pain, and other symptoms.
PRP has been used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, including tendonitis, osteoarthritis, and muscle strains.
The potential benefits of PRP include faster healing, reduced pain and inflammation, and improved tissue regeneration. PRP is also a relatively safe treatment, as it uses the patient’s own blood and does not involve any foreign substances.
Ozone injections have quickly become one of the most exciting treatment options for reducing pain and improving healing. These injections are “cortisone-free” and have been shown in multiple studies to have superior long-term results when compared to cortisone, with none of the side effects.
It is well understood that damaged connective tissues are low in oxygen concentration. By injecting ozone gas in the area of damage we can naturally start the body’s healing and regeneration process. This increase in oxygen triggers the enhances the effect of local stem cells and other repair mechanisms to aid in the resolution of the healing process. The addition of small amounts of homeopathic anti-inflammatory formulas accelerates the healing response even further.
The result: Pain is relieved, the tissue is fed, and the increased circulation puts it back on track to be healthy.
Pain relief is often noted within a matter of days but if the condition is chronic it is possible that complete pain relief may require a small series of injections to completely resolve the pain.
The procedure for Ozone, PRP, and stem cell injections are all done in-office and the entire procedure takes less than 30 minutes. It is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after the procedure but normal daily activities such as walking are encouraged. Additional guidance with regard to limits of certain activities are specific to each case and will be discussed with you prior to scheduling your procedure.
A – Because stem cell injections are intended to actually help the body repair tissues, not merely reduce pain, the results take longer to notice. It is possible that 4-6 weeks will go by before any improvements are noticed. The real benefit is that results often last much longer than typical shots like cortisone. Research shows that many patients notice lowered pain levels greater than 1 year post procedure.
A – Despite a growing body of published scientific research, the insurance industry is still not routinely covering regenerative medicine injections in America. Most companies classify these procedures as elective and “investigational”. The prices for these types of procedures used to be so high that only elite athletes could afford them but now we are able to provide them for prices that allow most people to have access to these therapies.