Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Epic Healthcare offers the highest quality non-surgical treatment options. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a safe, powerful alternative to pain medications, steroid injections, and surgery.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Plasma is the liquid component of blood containing dissolved proteins, hormones, electrolytes, healing properties, growth factors, red and white blood cells, and platelets. Together, these factors aid in clotting and repairing tissue damage after an injury. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a treatment process that uses the patient’s own blood to administer a concentrated source of reparative platelets and growth factors to the area where it is needed. PRP injections activate the healing of tissue, joints and bone by triggering a powerful regeneration process that stimulates blood flow, releases platelets that turn on growth factors, and facilitates healing and repairing of the tissue and cartilage.
The Body’s Natural Healing Process
A healthy body will create new cells to repair old or damaged tissues. This occurs as part of the body’s constant, ongoing healing process. When the body is functioning properly, healing is a part of the natural state. You will experience ease, energy, and good health. Chronic conditions, injuries, and aging can interfere with this natural healing process. These conditions weaken the body’s ability to regenerate and heal. The result is often weakened or damaged tissue, impaired mobility, and pain. Conventional treatments include prescription medications, steroid or cortisone injections, and surgery. These types of treatments may offer some pain relief; however, they often come with unpleasant side effects. Prescription medications, nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and steroid injections only mask the symptoms. Surgeries are irreversible and can create further complications.
Restore Damaged Tissue through Plasma
Regenerative medicine offers multiple advantageous options for strengthening the body’s essential healing abilities. A regenerative approach focuses on finding and correcting the root of the problem.