Enhanced Healing: The Medicine is Already In You!

August 29, 2017 in Our News & Bulletins by Primary Spine & Rehab

Using your body's own healing factors to overcome chronic pain.

 

Many people suffer long-term limitations from conditions such as rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and other conditions involving the incomplete regeneration of muscles, joints, and connective tissue. What they need are strategies to enhance their body’s natural healing ability, to restore those damaged tissues. Patients are often amazed to learn that we can enhance the natural healing of muscles and connective tissue by injecting concentrated growth factors spun down from your own blood. The technique is called platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP). It’s so rapidly effective, that in one study, the natural healing power of PRP proved 49% more effective than steroid injections.

More importantly, PRP is about real healing, not just avoiding pain. In this treatment, we draw a small amount of your blood. We spin it down in a specialized centrifuge for about 15 minutes. We apply a local pain reliever to make injections more comfortable. Then your clinician targets multiple injections over the injured area. Most treatments are delivered once per week for one to eight weeks. If you have muscles or tendons that are not repairing fully, PRP at Primary Spine & Rehab may help you.

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