Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado
Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO
Our integrated clinic is currently the only facitlity in the state of Colrado to utilize a propitary cell counting and artificial intellegence based technology to improve the outcomes and consistency of reults with PRP. The advanced cell counting machinery and artificial intelligence software is what makes our PRP so much more sucessful than traditional orthopedic PRP.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains your natural regenerative cells that alleviate your pain the best way possible; by accelerating the healing process and repairing the damage that is the source of your pain.
PRP can be a healthy alternative to Cortisone option without the damging soft tissue side effects that Cortison can have.
Most of our platelet therapy patients present with chronic joint and soft tissue problems that usually come with some degeneration. Because the platelet therapy regenerates via an immune system response, many people experience relief and results that they didn't think were possible.
The medical staff at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado, often recommends PRP therapy when you have a slow-healing injury or can’t find relief from the ongoing pain frim traditional treatemnts like physical therapy or chiropractic or cortisone injections (which have some very adverse side-effects).
If you’ve had it with treatments that don’t help, call the office in Littleton, Colorado, or schedule an appointment online today.
PRP Q & A
What is PRP?
PRP consists of a large number of platelets mixed with some plasma. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood, while platelets are cells that live in your bloodstream.
Your provider at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado makes PRP from your own blood. They take a blood sample and process it in a centrifuge that separates the plasma and platelets from the other blood components.
How does PRP heal injuries?
Throughout your lifetime, platelets naturally travel through your blood to the site of injured and diseased tissues. When the platelets reach the damaged tissues, they immediately release proteins called growth factors.
Growth factors begin the healing response by triggering activities in the surrounding cells. As a result, they:
- Accelerate healing
- Regulate inflammation
- Recruit stem cells to regenerate tissues
- Stimulate new blood vessel growth
- Builds a matrix to support new tissue growth
When you get a PRP injection, the concentrated platelets do the same thing, sending out growth factors that heal your injury and relieve your pain.
Your provider at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado may inject PRP alone or together with other regenerative treatments, such as ozone therapy.
What conditions are treated with a PRP injection?
The team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado may recommend PRP to treat sports injuries and all types of musculoskeletal conditions, whether caused by an injury or an underlying disease.
Some of the problems frequently treated with PRP include:
- Arthritis and joint degeneration
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Knee ligament injuries
- Muscle and tendon tears
- Chronic non-responsive back pain
PRP makes a big difference in healing if you have a severe injury, a slow-healing wound, or your injury occurred in tissues that have an insufficient blood supply.
What should I expect during a PRP injection?
Your provider at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado numbs the injection site, draws your PRP into a syringe, and injects the targeted tissues. Many people have minor discomfort at the injection site for several days. Your provider may also recommend avoiding strenuous activities for a time.
A typical PRP treatment is usually a "one-off" procedure and not done in a series, but it depends on the severity of your injury. Your provider will have an in depth consult with you regarding your history and if PRP is a treatment option. They will discuss in depthhhh with you about any treatment plan and answers your questions before giving you a PRP injection.
If you need help with a painful, troublesome, non-responsive or slow-healing injury, call Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado or book an appointment online today.