You’ve tried all of the natural treatments in an attempt to avoid undergoing anything invasive to manage your pain, but you still aren’t getting results. We want to let you know that all hope is not lost. There is a natural treatment that will deliver some incredible and dramatic results. At Renew Health, with offices conveniently located in Tempe and Goodyear, AZ, we want to introduce you to PRP therapy, a treatment that will help treat and reduce pain the natural way.
What Is PRP Therapy?
You may have tried at all, but if you’ve never tried PRP therapy, we know you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at the results. PRP treatments use a form of regenerative medicine to unlock the healing powers of the human body to heal the affected area and, in doing so, significantly reduce and even eliminate pain.
It helps address pain at its root cause, whether it’s due to the aging process, a medical condition, or a sports injury. It uses the regenerative and growth factors found in your blood to force the body to heal itself naturally.
What Is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and is a complement within your blood that contains healing and regenerative properties. Platelets are blood proteins whose primary responsibility within the human body is to help with blood clotting and healing after an injury occurs. PRP therapy uses a concentrated form of this healing substance and uses a specialized process to separate it from the rest of the blood to use during treatment.
How Does It Work?
PRP therapy harnesses the body’s ability to heal itself naturally with platelets. It concentrates those platelets into an injectable form, administers them directly into your injury or the area causing you pain, and stimulates the body’s ability to create new tissue and heal the surrounding area.
What Can It Treat?
Musculoskeletal injuries result in pain that can be debilitating and can affect your ability to function throughout the day. PRP therapy is an effective way to find pain relief and ultimate healing from your condition or injury. It addresses the root cause of the pain and uses the body’s healing properties to heal and restore.
It won’t mask the pain as medication or Cortisone injections do, but it will help you find ultimate healing. PRP therapy can is an effective way to relieve pain and heal musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, including:
- Neck pain
- Chronic back pain
- Torn rotator cuffs
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive use injuries
Treating Injured Tendons
Western medicine will often recommend that those who have injured their tendons undergo a surgical procedure to resolve the condition. Tendons take longer to heal than other areas of the body because they do not receive the same amount of blood flow that muscles do.
Most tendon injuries result from inflammation, and the pain can be debilitating, especially for athletes. Studies have shown that PRP injections have been 90% effective at healing injured tendons, therefore eliminating the need for surgical repair.
Muscle and ligament injuries can result from the aging process or from sports or another injury. Whether your muscle or ligament injury is due to overuse or an acute injury, PRP therapy is an effective way to find healing and eliminate the pain. This treatment helps strengthen the tissue by 40%, so not only will you experience healing, but you’ll return to all your favorite activities stronger than you were before your injury occurred.
PRP therapy is growing in popularity in the cosmetic world for its ability to help relieve and address cosmetic conditions, including hair loss, thinning hair, fine lines and wrinkles, and other signs of aging that occur on both the scalp and the face.
PRP is administered in an injectable form to treat musculoskeletal conditions and hair loss. It is used in conjunction with microneedling to treat the face and address and correct the signs of aging by increasing collagen and stimulating the body’s cellular repair processes.
What Happens During the Treatment?
Once you come in for treatment, your session will begin with a standard blood draw performed by a trained medical professional. We only need a few tablespoons of your blood to successfully complete this treatment. Once we draw your blood, it will be placed into a device called a centrifuge. The centrifuge will spin the blood within the vile rapidly for several minutes.
Once that process is complete, the PRP will be separated from the rest of your blood, which you can see from its golden hue. The PRP will then be prepared in an injectable form. Once prepared, we will inject it directly into your problem areas so that the body can get to work and perform the necessary healing processes to help address and heal your injury or the area causing you pain.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The total number of PRP treatments necessary to achieve the best results will vary among patients based on their condition and goals. Some patients can benefit from one treatment, while others may need several to heal and find ultimate pain relief.
Some patients undergo treatments every six months to achieve the best results, while others benefit from one or two treatments. During an initial consultation, we will assess your injury and your condition to determine the right treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
When Will I Notice Results?
Most patients begin to notice results within a few weeks of their initial treatment. How soon you can experience complete healing will depend on the severity of your injury or condition, a factor that does vary from patient to patient. During your initial consultation, we can create a treatment plan customized to your needs. We can provide you with a better idea of not only how many treatments you need to get results but when you can expect to experience those results.
Is the Process Painful?
While you may not associate injections with the most comfortable experience, you can rest assured that this process is completely painless. We can apply a topical numbing cream to your treatment area before administering the injections to ensure that you don’t feel a thing.
Is the Process Effective?
If you’re skeptical about whether this treatment will work, you can rest assured that you will get results. Results vary from patient to patient, but this treatment has been used to help professional sports players recover from injuries quickly and effectively for years.
Some of the most well-known athletes, including Tiger Woods, Andre Johnson, and Chris Cooley, have successfully undergone this treatment to avoid surgical interventions and return to the game as quickly as possible.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’ve tried every medication and medical treatment in an attempt to heal your musculoskeletal injury or condition without any luck, you are most likely a candidate who will benefit from this therapy. The best candidates for this treatment want to heal the natural way and avoid masking their pain. The benefit of this treatment is that it does not use any chemicals or substances that could cause an adverse or allergic reaction.
The treatment only uses one ingredient, which is your blood. Since you cannot be allergic to your own blood, you can rest assured that you will not experience any negative side effects once you begin treatment.
Experience True Healing
PRP therapy is an effective, natural way to experience healing and get back to all the things you love. You don’t have to live with your pain, nor do you have to mask it with medication and thereby put yourself at risk for side effects and complications. If you’re ready to experience natural healing, we can help. Contact us today at Renew Health, with offices in Goodyear and Tempe, AZ, to schedule your initial consultation to find out more about this powerful treatment.