Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
At ClinTech Center for Spine Health, we offer regenerative medicine for spine and joint problems in Johnstown, CO. If you aren’t familiar with regenerative medicine, you likely do not realize the power of these types of treatments. One regenerative treatment we offer is platelet-rich plasma. This is a drug-free solution to pain. Instead of acting as a bandaid like many traditional pain injections, platelet-rich plasma therapy addresses the root of the problem.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance that is injected into the body to promote healing. Plasma is a component of blood that contains proteins that help blood clot and facilitate cell growth. PRP is created by isolating the plasma in the blood and concentrating it. The idea is that by injecting PRP into the body, it promotes the growth of new cells and helps the body heal faster.
What Conditions Can PRP Treat?
- Tendon injuries: Tendons are bands of tissue that connect the bone and muscle. Because they are so tough and thick, it is common for them to take a long time to heal. Chronic tendon issues such as jumper’s knee, tennis elbow, or Achilles tendonitis may be treated with PRP to promote healing.
- Sports injuries: Athletes can’t afford to be on the bench for too long. This is where PRP has proven to be an effective tool for sports injuries such as pulled hamstring muscles and knee pain.
- Surgery recovery: After surgery, your doctor might want to use PRP injections to help repair certain injuries, such as torn tendons or ligaments.
- Arthritis: People with osteoarthritis in their knees may benefit from PRP injections.
If you are looking for a solution to your joint pain or any of the conditions listed above, you may benefit from PRP injections. Ready to get started? Contact us today for a consultation.