For too long, medicine has been a one-size-fits-all affair, with overtaxed doctors writing prescriptions for every ailment, unable to take the time to get to know their patients fully. At Renew Health in Tempe, AZ, we’re committed to finding a balanced approach to treatment that finds solutions that work with your body. Our platelet rich plasma/autologous stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal conditions are part of that commitment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more!
How Can Platelet Rich Plasma / Autologous Stem Cell Treatments Help?
Our bodies have amazing healing powers within them, and we’re just beginning to understand how to effectively harness that power and put it to work for issues that previously required complicated surgeries with significant downtime. Two of the most powerful healing properties in the human body are platelet rich plasma and stem cells. These can be used to effectively relieve musculoskeletal conditions such as:
- Sports injuries, like torn rotator cuffs or tennis elbow
- Repetitive use injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Joint pain and osteoarthritis
- Certain types of headaches
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelets are a component of human blood. They contain growth factors designed to repair damaged tissues by stimulating the growth of cells and supporting cellular proliferation and healing. We can isolate and concentrate the platelets and growth factors from the other components of your blood, and when the concentrated plasma is re-injected into an injured area, it supercharges the body’s natural healing processes. This plasma has powerful regenerative effects on its own, but the harvesting kit we use goes even further.
Autologous Stem Cells
The platelet rich plasma is effective, but perhaps its most important effect is to send the right signals to stem cells. Stem cells have a unique feature in that they become anything the body needs. Whatever your injury, your body’s stem cells can provide the needed repair by generating muscle, bone, cartilage, or any other type of tissue.
Can PRP and Autologous Stem Cells be used together?
Stem cells work best when they have the right signaling, and platelet rich plasma is particularly good at sending the right signals. When combined with platelet rich plasma, these stem cells go to work quickly regenerating injured areas.
These powerful natural healing agents are derived from your own body and injected into the injury site, typically bringing significant changes in record time. These interventions have been used in professional sports for years and have a proven efficacy that we believe you’ll be excited to see for yourself. However, it’s important to note that results vary from patient to patient.
Get the Relief You Need
If you’re suffering from a musculoskeletal condition that’s limiting your life or causing you pain, contact us today at Renew Health in Tempe, AZ and set up an initial consultation. We’ll work to understand the whole you and want to help you get back to full function and wellness.