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! 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. These injections are extracted from your own blood! 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.
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. Many athletic injuries due to repetitive stress: hip, shoulder and elbow are perfect candidates for this treatment. SI joint pain, psoas sprains, shin splints and many dislocations respond extraordinarily well to PRP treatment as well.
With PRP therapy you can harness the innate power to heal yourself and achieve optimal repair, restoration, pain relief, and ultimate wellness.
Your body’s first response to soft tissue injury is to deliver cells, called platelets. Packed with growth and healing factors, platelets initiate the repair process and attract the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy intensifies the body’s healing efforts by delivering an even higher concentration of platelets to the injured area.
PRP therapy begins with drawing a sample of your own blood (similar to that of a lab test sample), that is then placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the highly concentrated platelets from the other blood components. At The Osteopathic Center, we use the latest technology – performing this process several times in order to guarantee the maximum quality of concentrated plasma will be delivered to the injured area.
This concentrated platelet rich plasma derived from the process (PRP) is then injected into and around the point of injury. With the aid of ultrasound technology and a unique injection technique, we are able to deliver these healing factors quickly and accurately to the injured area, effectively jump-starting and dramatically improving 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!