Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) takes your blood and transforms it into a powerful healing injection. At Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, with offices in Metairie and Lake Charles, Louisiana, knowledgeable regenerative health specialist Trip Goolsby, MD, is at the forefront of innovation with his integrative approach to healing without surgery. Learn more by calling the office nearest you, or book your appointment online now.
PRP is a potent regenerative substance derived from your own blood. Plasma is the liquid “carrier” that helps move red and white blood cells around your body. It also contains platelets, cell fragments that attach to blood vessel walls to help clot blood when you’re bleeding.
Beyond their blood clotting abilities, platelets are incredibly powerful healers. They flood damaged and inflamed areas with growth factors that trigger rapid healing.
Platelets also recruit your body’s native “master cells” to the area. These master cells can regenerate any kind of tissue in the body.
PRP treatment starts with a blood draw to gather a small amount of your whole blood. Then, a process called centrifugation treats the blood. It removes the unnecessary red blood cells and highly concentrates your platelets within the plasma.
PRP contains up to 10 times the platelets of whole blood, so it provides highly concentrated healing power.
PRP has many applications, with most uses focused on healing. Some of the conditions and issues that it may treat include:
PRP is often combined with another type of treatment, amniotic mesenchymal signaling cell injections, to provide the most powerful healing possible. It’s an excellent solution for chronic conditions like arthritis.
There are also other injection treatments for chronic pain and injuries, such as prolotherapy. In prolotherapy, Dr. Goolsby injects a substance like dextrose, which creates local inflammation around an injured or painful area. This inflammation triggers your body’s natural healing response and helps you repair the damaged area.
Dr. Goolsby reviews your individual situation in detail to determine what kind of treatment will best serve your needs.
To support optimal long-term results, Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center recommends an integrative medicine approach using four central pillars of wellness for all patients. These pillars are:
With this blend of integrative approaches, patients achieve amazing whole-body health results and enjoy long-term relief from chronic pain and other debilitating issues. The four pillars focus on optimizing your health while aging in reverse, so they can help you avoid many age-related issues going forward.
Call Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center or book your appointment through online scheduling today.