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PRP

Back in Motion Integrated Medicine -  - Integrated Medicine

Back in Motion Integrated Medicine

Integrated Medicine & Chiropractors located in Hurst, TX

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a state-of-the-art solution for several musculoskeletal conditions. Michael Ganschow, DC, and the team of professionals at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine in Hurst, Texas, provides PRP injections for their patients looking for a modern and natural means of addressing their pain or injuries. To get started, schedule a consultation with the team today by calling the office or booking a visit online.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes your body’s natural ability to heal itself to address various musculoskeletal conditions. 

Plasma is the liquid component of your blood that facilitates the circulation of your body’s red and white blood cells and its platelets. Your platelets are blood cells that are most well-known for their role in blood clotting, but they’re also rich in special proteins, including growth factors that facilitate healing. 

Platelet-rich plasma is made from blood that’s been drawn from your body and run through a centrifuge. The centrifuge concentrates the platelets, they’re mixed with a small amount of your blood plasma, and then a medical professional injects the PRP into the site of your injury or pain. The concentrated dose of your body’s own natural platelets brings in more resources to that area to help aid in the recovery of your tissue. 

What do you use PRP injections for?

PRP injections can help with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Tendon injuries, like jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis, and tennis elbow
  • Acute injuries, like knee sprains or pulled hamstrings
  • Recovering from surgery, like rotator cuff surgeries or ACL surgeries

PRP injections can also be used to address osteoarthritis. According to a 2015 study, PRP injections were found to be more effective than hyaluronic acid injections, which is another popular method for treating osteoarthritis.

What is involved in PRP treatments?

First, your medical professional draws a sample of your blood, then puts it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood sample so quickly that it causes its essential components to separate, enabling your medical specialist to isolate the platelets and make the PRP. 

They draw your platelet-rich plasma into a syringe, numb your injection site with a local anesthetic, then use ultrasound guidance to precisely inject the PRP directly into your treatment area. 

The whole process typically takes about an hour and doesn’t require any significant downtime or recovery period.

What happens after a PRP injection?

Even though there’s no recovery period for a PRP injection, you should still take it easy afterward. 

PRP injections promote the natural healing processes of your body, so it might take some time to notice the effects after your treatment. Some patients need a few weeks before they see results, while others might not feel anything for a few months. When the effects begin to take place, you’ll notice less pain and more functionality in your treatment area.

Schedule your PRP consultation with the team of medical professionals at Back in Motion Integrated Medicine. Call the office today or book an appointment online.