How PRP Therapy Works

How PRP Therapy Works

Our bodies are capable of remarkable things, but some injuries are difficult to heal. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a form of regenerative medicine, meaning it stimulates your body’s natural healing process. If you’re struggling with arthritis, back pain, or degenerative disc disease, PRP therapy can help you manage your condition and promote healing. 

The Cell Bionics Institute has two locations, in Sterling, Virginia and Utica, New York. At both locations, Dr. Nameer Haider provides PRP treatment to patients requiring regenerative care

The PRP therapy process

Our blood contains many different components, including red and white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Platelets are responsible for blood clotting, but they also stimulate growth hormones to begin the healing process. Plasma is the liquid medium that supports platelets and the different types of blood cells. 

The platelets and plasma are isolated and separated from other blood components using a centrifuge, and the concentrated platelet-rich plasma is injected into targeted areas. Because the solution is made from your own blood, your body immediately accepts the platelets as “self.” 

PRP therapy has been an exciting development for many eager to explore regenerative medicine. With PRP, your body recognizes the healing power of the platelets and sends more growth factors to the site of the injury to provide an even stronger healing boost.

One of the best things about PRP is that it can be readily combined with other treatments as a supplemental or complementary therapy. For example, if you’re having surgery, PRP can help promote faster healing.

Whether your injury is acute or you’re in chronic pain from damage done years ago, PRP injections can help promote healing in hard-to-reach areas like your joints and spine. This minimally invasive approach reduces recovery time and allows the body to naturally heal itself. 

How PRP therapy can help you

Platelet-rich plasma is still being introduced as a treatment for many different conditions and injuries. At Cell Bionics Institute, Dr. Haider offers PRP therapy for the following issues: 

It’s important to remember that PRP therapy is just one solution, and it can be combined with other treatments for a multi-pronged approach. Dr. Haider has experience with the full range of regenerative medicine techniques and helps you find a treatment plan that addresses your needs. 

To learn more about PRP therapy, come in for a consultation with Dr. Haider. You can schedule an appointment by calling the location closest to you, or book online.

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