Your body is amazing- it has been healing its own injuries, scrapes, tears, cuts, and other damage at the cellular level since before you were even born. Unfortunately, this response slows as we age, resulting in longer recovery times, more lasting effects from injuries (even small ones), and many of the other pains that come with aging.
This is largely due to the fact that the core substances the body produces and uses in the healing process are at their peak production and efficacy when we are young. Substances like cytokines, growth factors, platelets, and more. As we age, there are less and less of these healing properties produced within the body, and the recovery process tends to take longer and be less effective as we age.
That’s where PRP injections come in. Platelet-rich plasma therapy gives a boost to your body’s natural healing response, the one that has kept you safe and healthy for all these years, by isolating the core healing properties within your own blood and delivering a concentration of them back into the system, wherever they are needed most. This accelerates and enhances recovery from musculoskeletal disorders or injuries, giving you that extra boost to get out of pain and back to your normal life as fast as possible.
With PRP therapy, there is no chance of rejection from the body, since it’s your own blood that is being used. A small sample is drawn in our office and then processed in a machine called a centrifuge that spins the sample at a high speed, separating the blood into plasma and red blood cells. This plasma is full of platelets and other important healing properties like growth factors. This concentrated serum is what is then injected into the area being treated, putting a large dose of just what the system needs to enhance and speed healing where it is needed most.
The procedure is non-surgical, minimally invasive, non-pharmaceutical, and all-natural. There is no need for hospital visits, as it is done here at the Elevated Health NYC office.
There is also no risk of adverse effects, since this is simply your own blood.
Many patients have turned to PRP injections as a way to help heal from an injury without having to go the route of surgery or long-term use of prescription drugs. Rather than mask the symptoms of the real problem, this treatment serves to heal the cause of your pain and symptoms at the source, so as to provide long-term, effective pain relief that lasts.
PRP injections can be used to treat many types of injuries and conditions, and our team of caring medical professionals will be happy to discuss your history, symptoms, and available treatment options with you. Reach out to us at (917) 717-2300 to schedule your appointment.