For orthopedic sports injuries, arthritis and other painful conditions that affect joints and surrounding tissues, you have treatment options beyond the traditional path of surgery, physical therapy and medications. Today’s advances in medicine, science and technology enable us to accelerate the healing process and repair damaged tissues through platelet-rich plasma injections, also known as PRP therapy.
What is PRP?
PRP is plasma with a higher concentration of platelets, which contain special proteins called growth factors that play a key role in your body’s ability to heal naturally. By safely injecting platelet-rich plasma directly to damaged joints and tissues, natural healing can occur more rapidly.
What Does PRP Therapy Treat?
PRP therapy is a popular form of regenerative medicine and functional medicine used for orthopedic care as well as aesthetic enhancements, such as hair loss and anti-aging. Our providers offer PRP therapy to restore health in the following ways:
Sports Medicine and Joint Pain
Whether from acute injury or normal wear and tear (arthritis), athletes at all levels of competition use PRP therapy to treat joint, tendon and ligament injuries that cause knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, elbow pain or ankle pain.
“Vampire Facials” for Anti-Aging
Everybody ages, but there are natural ways to maintain youthful looking skin. Our providers use PRP therapy for “vampire facials,” which naturally promotes healthy cell activity for younger looking skin. With PRP therapy, your options for facial rejuvenation extend beyond the less effective over-the-counter products and invasive plastic surgery.
Just as PRP can repair damaged tissues that lead to joint pain and aging skin, those same growth factors can be used to combat hair loss. For both men and women, PRP therapy stimulates dormant follicles to improve the health and texture of thinning hair.
Take a more natural path to better health with functional medicine.
PRP therapy is a type of functional medicine, a specialized field of medicine that integrates traditional techniques with alternative therapies for more natural healing and holistic health and wellness. Through effective, nonsurgical treatment options that enhance your body’s own natural healing processes, functional medicine delivers many health benefits, including pain management and pain relief, disease prevention, healthy aging, improved fitness, greater athleticism and more.
At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota, we use leading-edge functional medicine therapies to treat the whole person, not just your symptoms. Our physicians and care team work closely with you to understand your needs, goals, and the root causes of your health and wellness challenges, so we can create a personalized treatment plan just for you.
To enjoy the active, healthy life you deserve, contact us today: (612) 20-SPINE