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.
As of August of 2022, we are the only clinic in the state of Colorado that has advanced cell counting machinery and artificial intelligence software that truly make our PRP so much more sucessful than traditional orthopedic PRP.
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 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.