Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy offers prescription-free relief from many injuries and chronic conditions. At ReShape, PLLC in Mooresville, North Carolina, Dr. Anthony Macasieb helps patients find alternative methods for increasing energy levels and relieving pain. As a board certified internist with 20 years of experience, Dr. Macasieb helps patients find cutting-edge therapies for their chronic conditions. To learn more about how PRP can improve your health, call ReShape, PLLC or book an appointment online today.
Human blood contains four main components: white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets are the part of your blood responsible for healing injuries. They help clot your blood after accidents and medical procedures. Platelets also contain unique proteins called growth factors, which can help heal wounds by promoting cell growth.
During PRP therapy, you receive injections of concentrated blood plasma. This plasma has 3-5 times the amount of platelets as normal blood. PRP therapy may help promote hair growth, reduce inflammation, and encourage the natural healing of damaged tissue.
To begin a PRP procedure, Dr. Macasieb draws a small amount of your blood. A machine separates the platelets in your blood sample from the rest of the blood. This process helps concentrate the number of platelets in the solution. Finally, Dr. Macasieb injects the platelets back into your body.
Often, Dr. Macasieb injects the platelets directly into the area where you need increased healing to promote cell regeneration in that spot. Many professional athletes use PRP injections to help heal damaged muscles or inflamed joints due to sports injuries. PRP therapy may also help promote healing after surgery.
PRP injections may help relieve symptoms caused by any of the following conditions:
PRP therapy uses your body’s platelets to promote natural healing, so it can be safely used for a wide variety of health problems.
Chronic health conditions can be challenging to treat, and many doctors recommend prescription medications. Prescription drugs, though, can sometimes cause powerful side effects. Certain drugs can also be harmful or even addictive when taken for long periods of time.
PRP therapy is a nonpharmaceutical option that works with your body to promote natural healing. There are no known side effects or risks of addiction. If you’re frustrated with prescription medications and looking for natural options to improve your health, PRP therapy may help.
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