PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. You will sometimes hear it called PRP plasma rich platelet in Houston, but both refer to the process of enriching blood plasma with platelets.
The reason that PRP plasma rich platelet therapy is so important that PRP can provide growth factors as well as specific types of small proteins known as cytokines. These cytokines act to signal cells to trigger the immune system as well as activate other cells in the body that assist in healing in the body.
The use of PRP plasma rich platelet treatment is relatively new, but it is well researched in aiding in the regeneration of specific types of tissues. This is most often the soft connective tissues such as tendons or ligaments. These soft tissues are essential for body movement and when they are injured there can be considerable acute or chronic pain.
One of the advantages we find at ACE Pain Management is that PRP plasma rich platelet is very easy for our patients to understand. We will withdraw and concentrate a small amount of your own plasma and platelets to create a concentrated solution.
As part of our therapy and treatment, this solution will then be injected back into your body at the site of the pain. As this is material from your own body, there is no risk of side-effects of introducing a foreign substance to the body.
In Houston, the ACE Pain Management patients undergoing this procedure have very positive results. It is important to realize that this is not an instant cure or treatment, but over a period of two to six weeks patients see a marked decrease in the pain at the treatment location.
If you are interested in learning more about PRP treatment and therapy, contact the staff at ACE Pain Management today. We can answer your questions and schedule a consultation, just call us at 832-532-0050.