If you’re living with joint, tendon, or muscle pain, regenerative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy could provide relief. At Restorative Physical Medicine, the team brings cutting-edge techniques to men and women in Livonia and Novi, Michigan and the surrounding areas. To see if PRP can help with your pain, call Restorative Physical Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.
Our main goal is to reach the right diagnosis and explore the best treatment options for your condition. While we believe in the safety and effectiveness of regenerative medicine, we prioritize providing you with services covered by your insurance if it offers similar safety and effectiveness profile. And we understand that surgery is sometimes your best bet that cannot be replaced by injections. It's more likely than not that we will talk you out of stem cells into something more appropriate and yet covered by insurance.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is an evolving treatment in the orthobiologics health field. This innovative technique uses your body’s natural healing abilities to repair damage and disease without the need for steroids or surgery.
This regenerative therapy involves drawing blood from your body and spinning it in a centrifuge machine to concentrate its healing growth proteins. When injected into an area of your body with damage or disease, it triggers the healing process, which relieves your pain and helps repair damage.
Doctors have used PRP since the early 1990s because of its ability to increase the amount and speed of bone formation. While it was first used in dental practices, it quickly expanded to other medical areas, including cardiovascular surgery and orthopedics.
Your blood has red and white cells, plasma, and platelets. Your platelets not only clot your blood, but they also have powerful growth factor proteins that help stimulate tissue regeneration and repair damage. When activated in your body, these components accelerate cell production and healing.
At Restorative Physical Medicine, the team offers the most accurate injection for PRP utilizing ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance, EMG guidance, nerve or muscle stimulation or a combination of multiple guidance modalities to ensure safety and accuracy.
The team may recommend PRP therapy to address several different chronic or acute issues, including:
Because PRP harnesses your body’s natural ability to heal, the team personalizes each use to your unique condition.
During your appointment, the team draws blood from your arm to create your PRP injection.
To administer your PRP, they often use ultrasound imaging or other guidance modalities to guide your procedure. This approach provides increased accuracy to ensure he delivers your growth factors in the precise location of your body.
After your appointment, you may have mild tenderness at your injection site, but otherwise, PRP injections are well-tolerated. Over the next month, as healthy tissue returns to the area, you can expect to see signs of improvement, like increased movement and reduced pain.
For more information on platelet-rich plasma therapy, call Restorative Physical Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.