PRP Therapy for Mesa and the East Valley Area
Your body has some remarkable built-in mechanisms for healing itself, assuming that it can actually put those processes to work efficiently. Sometimes we need a helping hand to rebuild damaged or ailing tissues in certain areas of the body, including our joints. That's where an advanced technique called PRP therapy can come to the rescue. Here at Infinite Healing Center, we're proud to offer PRP therapy to patients throughout Mesa and the East Valley area.
How PRP Therapy Works
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelet are elements of blood plasma that have been tasked with "damage control" functions. In situations where the skin or blood vessels have been damaged, the platelets are carried to the injury site to create a clot that staunches the bleeding and allows a scab to form. At the same time, the platelets also release substances called growth factors. These growth factors instruct the cells to regenerate and repair themselves. The downside to this system is the fact that some parts of the blood have relatively limited blood flow, which deprives them of ready access to platelets and their growth factors. Severe damage may require more platelets than the body can provide.
PRP therapy offers a solution to this challenge. By delivering concentrated amounts of platelets directly to the tissues that need them, we can aid your body's own growth factors to help those tissues heal more quickly and completely than otherwise possible. PRP therapy is especially helpful for the treatment of sprains, strains, osteoarthritis symptoms, and tendinitis in the elbow, foot, or knee.
Enhanced Healing From Your Mesa Chiropractor
Either chiropractor on our team can evaluate your condition to determine whether PRP therapy makes sense as part of your holistic healing plan. If you're a good candidate for PRP therapy, we will take a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This causes the blood elements to separate, enabling us to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. We then inject that plasma directly into the tissues that need some extra help with the healing process.
This procedure only take about half an hour, but within two weeks you should start to experience a noticeable improvement in your symptoms. We may also prescribe chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, massage therapy, physical therapy, and other integrative medicine techniques to help you get the most out of your treatment.
Intrigued by PRP Therapy? Call Infinite Healing Center Today
Are you intrigued by the notion of giving your natural healing processes a helping hand? Call our chiropractic team at Infinite Healing Center in Mesa at 480-985-7070.