You may have heard about Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, and race horses using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to avoid surgery or speed recovery. Elite athletes may have put PRP on the map, but it’s a beneficial therapy for anyone with joint pain caused by injury, overuse, or arthritis.
Why Use PRP?
For pain in the shoulders, hips, knees, vertebrae, and other joints I mostly use acupuncture, natural anti-inflammatories like fish oil and curcumin, glucosamine chondroiton to help rebuild cartilage, and topical analgesics, PEMF, Prolozone, cold laser and microcurrent for pain relief. When these effective treatments are not enough I often recommend PRP, a minimally invasive regenerative medicine therapy that actually repair and restore damaged and degenerated tissues.
What are Growth Factors?
Growth factors are necessary to initiate tissue repair and regeneration at the wound site. Growth factors derived from platelets are responsible for soft tissue repair, bone regeneration, development of new blood vessels, and stimulation of the wound healing process. The highly concentrated level of growth factors found in Mcyte PRP may optimize conditions for healing.
Am I a candidate for this program?
The use of PRP is considered by many to be a “new frontier” of regenerative therapy. Since clinical studies have shown that PRP can be used in many types of procedures for a wide range of patients, you should discuss your specific treatment with your doctor.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Benson contact her office at 505-986-1089.