Learn the basics of PRP with Dr. Goddard
Ever wish you had a secret formula that would make all your aches and pains disappear? You do! Learn to harness the power of healing using of your own blood.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy helps your body maximize this healing capability through the use of localized injections with a concentrated dose of your own platelets, proteins and growth factors. When injected directly to injured ligaments or tendons, natural substances and proteins found in your own plasma activate the body’s “mechanism” to restore damaged cells and tissues. Harnessing this innate power to internally heal ourselves is the key to optimal repair, restoration, pain relief, and ultimate wellness.
PRP Therapy is a very effective, non-surgical, natural approach to treating muscle injuries and expediting the healing of surgical wounds. The best part? Since the plasma comes directly from patient’s blood, there is no risk of rejection.
Several well-known athletes such as Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Ray Lewis, Payton Manning, and Hines Ward, have repeatedly turned to PRP Therapy due to its ability to boost physical performance post injury with minimal to zero downtime.
Your body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver cells called platelets. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate repair and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. For PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is drawn (similar to a lab test sample), then placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump-starting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signal. Since your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
The procedure takes approximately one to two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely at one of the two Osteopathic Center locations, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays or prolonged recovery. Most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure.
Because the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting results. Initial improvement may be seen within a few weeks, gradually increasing as the healing progresses. PRP therapy is highly effective at relieving pain and returning patients to their normal lives. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process. The need for surgery can also be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.
Dr. Goddard applies his knowledge and expertise to create an integrated treatment plan for each patient’s specific needs. Schedule your PRP Therapy consultation to learn the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and see if it is right for you!