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5 Benefits of PRP Therapy

5 Benefits of PRP Therapy

PRP therapy is everywhere these days, and you want to understand why everyone’s talking about this treatment. This is a great place to start as we explore some of the many benefits of this regenerative practice.

Perhaps you have a friend who swears by their platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments, or you’re curious about how regenerative medicine works. Whatever the case, you’ve come to the right place.

PRP therapy is fast becoming a go-to orthopedic tool thanks to its novel approach to healing, and we’re certainly on board here at Spine & Orthopedic Center. Under the direction of Dr. Rajiv Sood, our team takes great care to offer patients a range of effective, safe, and evidence-based treatments, and our PRP injections certainly check these boxes and then some.

Here are some of the more commonly cited benefits to give you an idea of why PRP injections are so widely used.

1. PRP works with your body

Much of modern medicine is interventional, which refers to the practice of working around rather than with the human body. With PRP, we’re tapping into your body’s natural healing response and amplifying it for maximum effect. 

To do this, we harvest a small amount of blood from your body and separate out the platelets using a centrifuge to create a concentrate. We then mix this platelet concentrate in with your plasma and inject it into your damaged tissues. 

When the platelets arrive on the scene, they initiate the wound-healing cascade, including repairing the damaged tissues and creating new ones. This process is one that your body is more familiar with and we’re just simply boosting and speeding up the activity with our PRP injections.

2. PRP can treat a wide range of orthopedic issues

Because your platelets are involved in every type of damage, from a cut finger to a broken bone, we can apply PRP therapy to many different orthopedic issues, including:

And the list goes on.

3. PRP focuses on rebuilding and repair, not just symptoms

While we touched on this earlier, we want to underscore that PRP injections are designed to be healing tools, not just spot treatments to relieve symptoms.

Our goal with PRP therapy is to provide you with a sustainable solution that delivers excellent results in the short and long term. We rebuild tissues instead of masking symptoms.

4. PRP therapy is minimally invasive

If you’re not keen on the idea of undergoing invasive surgery to address your orthopedic issue, PRP therapy is an excellent alternative. In fact, we urge most of our patients to try PRP injections before resorting to surgery.

5. PRP therapy is safe

We’ve touched on the fact that our PRP injections use cells and cell fragments that are sourced from your own body, which means that your body readily accepts these injections.

Because this therapy is analogous (it comes from your own body), it’s proven to be quite safe with very few side effects outside of soreness at your injection site. 

The main takeaway that we want to leave you with is that you have everything to gain from trying PRP therapy and very little to lose. If you’d like to explore whether PRP injections are right for you, we invite you to contact our office in Jonesboro, Georgia, to schedule a consultation.