Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP, is a therapy that uses the body’s own healing processes to treat joint, tendon, muscle and ligament injury, cartilage, degeneration, and a wide variety of chronic and neurologic conditions.
The patient’s own blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge machine which spins at very high speed to separate the plasma and platelets from the blood. The concentrated platelets are then re-injected into the patient’s affected or injured area.
This is a non-surgical approach to treating chronic pain. Because the patient’s own blood is being used, there is reduced risk of adverse reactions. This treatment can also be helpful in speeding up recovery in post-surgical patients.