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PRP and Prolotherapy

How exactly does PRP and Prolotherapy work?

By August 17, 2013October 30th, 2014No Comments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy stimulate the body’s own bioactive proteins, also known as growth factors, to replace, repair and regenerate connective tissue. PRP differs slightly from Prolotherapy in that it delivers a concentrated dose of growth factors directly to the pain initiating site. PRP is produced from a small volume of the patients own blood plasma, by drawing a sample of blood from the patient and removing the red blood cells and plasma. The process of extracting the PRP yields a high concentration of platelets and white blood cells that is 5-7 times normal. Tissue injury normally results in platelets collecting at the site and beginning the clotting cycle. These activated platelets release numerous growth factors that are directly responsible for tissue regeneration or healing. By increasing the concentration of these platelets, we deliver a concentrated and effective mixture of growth factors directly to the injured tissue which dramatically enhances the body’s natural healing process. Treatment with PRP or Prolotherapy leads to a more rapid, more efficient, and more thorough restoration of the tissue toward its original healthy state. In addition, the action of small needle injections create, an orderly trauma resulting in additional local growth factors being excreted. The end result is complete recovery from injury leading to elimination of pain.