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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP in Pearland, TX

Millions of Americans deal with chronic pain, and finding relief is easier said than done. This is especially true for individuals who dread the idea of surgery, individuals who don’t want to stick to drug regimens indefinitely, and individuals who have yet to start treatment due to the lack of answers they receive in relation to the cause of their pain.

We understand, and at Premier Physical Medicine, our team takes the time needed to perform in-depth evaluations and present our patients with effective, natural care options, one of which is PRP therapy.

If you’re unfamiliar with PRP therapy, let’s go over the basics.

What is PRP Therapy?

To explain the basics of PRP therapy, we must first cover what PRP is. PRP is an initialism for “platelet-rich plasma,” which is a type of plasma found in the human body. It’s composed of blood plasma and platelets. Platelet-rich plasma promotes healing, blood clotting, and cell reproduction.

PRP therapy involves doctors or clinical professionals drawing a simple blood sample from a patient, placing it into a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. The platelets are then concentrated into blood plasma and injected into a specific area of the patient’s body.

What Does PRP Do?

PRP therapy serves as a natural healing modality. It utilizes a patient’s own blood, isolates the essential healing elements, then introduces it to an area most in need of cellular repair. When injected into a target area (injured knees, for example), the platelet-rich plasma can immediately get to work healing damaged cells. Replacing dead and damaged cells with healthy, new cells speeds up the healing process, reduces inflammation, and decreases pain and stiffness. 

PRP Indications

At Premier Physical Medicine, our team provides PRP therapy to combat chronic pain in our patients. While knee pain has been the most common patient complaint when seeking natural healing options, PRP therapy is also quite effective in treating pain and stiffness in the shoulders, back, neck, and hips. 

PRP therapy is one of several holistic care options Premier Physical Medicine provides for patients battling chronic pain due to injury, age, or illness. In addition to prolotherapy injections and ozone gas therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections pave the way toward natural, drug-free, and non-surgical relief from conditions that otherwise get in the way of a patient’s healthy, active lifestyle.

Reach out to Premier Physical Medicine to book an appointment, ask questions, or have your concerns addressed. One of our front desk representatives will be happy to assist you.

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