PLATELET RICH PLASA (PRP) THERAPY
PRP therapy relieves pain by repairing both hard and soft tissues in areas of chronic pain.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) contains a concentration of platelets, various types of growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, mesenchymal stem cells, and other healing elements. These compounds not only stimulate the healing of tissues, but can also attract other cells to the site. PRP signals to the body that the area needs healing. This factor can prove to be highly positive in cases of chronic pain resulting from improper healing of your tissues after trauma.
In addition to creating a framework that tissues use to rebuild, PRP can create new blood vessels that bring an infusion of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area. PRP can repair nerve and tissue damage.
PRP can be injected into the discs throughout the spine. Intradiscal PRP is an outpatient procedure that uses the patient’s own blood platelet cells to address the underlying issue of disc health, rather than merely alleviating disease symptoms.
During the procedure, blood is taken from the patient, processed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, loaded into a syringe and then gently advanced into the painful disc levels under precise x-ray guidance. Growth factors are activated to help repair the tissue and the PRP fills and seals the tears in the outer wall of the disc.