Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Injury Treatment
Your chiropractor at Camelback Medical Centers in Scottsdale and Phoenix works with a skilled medical team trained to provide a revolutionary non-surgical therapy called platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP accelerates the body’s own healing processes to regenerate and repair damaged tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fascia and capsular tissue. Combined with chiropractic care to correct structural problems, PRP therapy is a safe, successful injury treatment option for these and other conditions:
- Back pain related to facet syndrome
- Joint pain and injury
- Degenerative disc disease
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
- Sports injuries
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
During PRP therapy, we use your own blood to create a regenerative serum that we then inject back into your body at the injury site. We simply draw the blood with a sterile needle in our medical office. We then spin the blood in a centrifuge. This concentrates the various elements of the blood into layers: red blood cells on the bottom, platelets and growth factor in the middle and plasma on the top. This mixture is 5-10 times more concentrated with platelets and growth factors than regular blood.
Then, using another one-use sterile needle, we re-inject this serum precisely into the injury site using Ultrasound Guidance. This helps us find the exact location for the injection. For about an hour after the injection, you may experience some pain and swelling at the site; this is your body’s inflammatory process using the PRP and its other healing resources to regenerate healthy new tissue in place of damaged tissues. Other than this temporary discomfort, which soon subsides, there are seldom any other side effects.
The entire outpatient process takes less than an hour and requires little to no downtime. Depending on your diagnosis, we may recommend anywhere from one to three injections given over the course of a few weeks to fully repair the affected soft tissues.
Successful Injury Treatment Combines Chiropractic Care and PRP Therapy
Addressing your injury from multiple angles at once accelerates the healing process and helps you get back into action sooner. While chiropractic care corrects spinal misalignments that may have aggravated the condition, PRP therapy non-surgically rehabilitates damaged soft tissues. Talk with our chiropractor and medical team today to find out if PRP therapy is a good choice for you:
- Phoenix: (623) 872-0002
- Scottsdale: (480) 945-0008