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What Is PRP?

PRP Injections

There are many pathways to healing from injuries and pain. Whether you’re suffering from a sports injury, auto injury, or chronic pain condition, there are a variety of treatment methods that fall under chiropractic care.

At Elite Integrated Medical Centers in Ellenton, FL, we offer chiropractic care, physical therapy, regenerative medicine, and more to help your body heal and recover. Our methods can treat injuries and pain without surgical procedures or medication. One of these methods is platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRP injections.

What Is PRP?

PRP supports healing from pain and injuries. The treatment uses the patient's blood platelets to stimulate cell growth in the targeted area of pain. Injections of the patient's platelets are placed in the area in need of cell growth to speed up the healing process. Since the treatment involves using the patient's own blood, it is safe and can be used along with other treatment modalities. After PRP treatment, you can expect to see results in six months. The treatments are not permanent, so you should go back for follow-up injections annually.

How Does PRP Work?

We begin by drawing blood from the patient. Once the blood is withdrawn, the blood is placed in a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the blood. The plasma has special proteins that promote cell growth. The idea is that since there's a concentrated amount of plasma and proteins, this will speed up the healing process to the injured area. The PRP injections can help tendons heal faster, which take a long time to heal after injury, like tennis elbow. Some studies have shown that PRP injections were more effective for osteoarthritis than hyaluronic acid injections. PRP injections are also effective in treating muscle injuries, joint injuries, and arthritis pain.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor

If you think PRP injections may be right for you, consult with our chiropractor. At Elite Integrated Medical Centers in Ellenton, FL, we can help you recover from injuries and alleviate chronic pain. To schedule an appointment, call us today.

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