PRP Injection Therapy Houston
If you are searching for a specialist that offers platelet-rich plasma or PRP therapy in Houston, you have come to the right place. At Texas Intergrative Pain Institute, we focus on leveraging the healing power of the human body to trigger the repair, growth, and protection of damaged areas.
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Sports Medicine PRP In Houston
PRP is a source of concentrated growth factors and cellular signaling elements that are a core part of physical healing.
Because of its effectiveness, PRP treatments have been popular with top-performance athletes to help them return to peak performance more quickly. When you consider how much money is associated with the performance of professional athletes, it is a testament to the exceptional results of this regenerative treatment.
PRP therapy in Houston is part of a growing branch of medicine focused on leveraging the healing power of the human body to trigger the repair, growth, and protection of damaged areas. This branch of regenerative medicine is rapidly advancing and offers minimally invasive solutions that may prove to be more effective than structural surgery and result in greater functionality, strength, and protection for the injured area. The pain management and sports medicine specialists at Texas Intergrative Pain Institute offer the latest in PRP therapy for our Houston patients.
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What Is PRP & How Is It Obtained?
Your blood is 45% red blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of your body, 55% plasma, a nutrient-rich liquid, and 1% white blood cells that fight infection and tiny fragments of cells called platelets. Although they comprise a tiny percentage of your blood, they are so rich in biological factors essential to your body’s healing response that they are vital for keeping your blood and cells functioning as they should.
What are Platelets? Platelets are tiny cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding. If you were to cut yourself, platelets would rush to the site of damage and form a plug (clot) to fix the damage. Although platelets comprise only a tiny percentage of your blood, they are rich in biological factors essential to your body’s healing response.
The Process: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is separated from a small blood sample taken at the Texas Intergrative Pain Institute by means of a centrifuge, a machine that rapidly rotates to separate fluids. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces. Ultrasound imaging is sometimes used to guide the injection.
The quantity of platelets concentrated in PRP is between 5 to 10 times more than untreated blood. Cells in the damaged body part send out “signals” that attract platelets to the area to trigger healing by reducing inflammation and helping repair soft tissue and bone. Many of the proteins in PRP are known to promote the natural regeneration of the damaged area.
Those who receive PRP therapy in Houston are able to enhance their body’s natural healing process significantly. PRP injection can relieve shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendon ruptures, and other soft-tissue injuries.
PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people with tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow.
What Can PRP Therapy Help Treat?
Because PRP can organize itself dynamically to address a wide range of cell injuries, there is a growing list of conditions to which this treatment can be applied, including but not limited to:
Spinal disc pain (lumbar).
Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries and instabilities.
Overused or misused athletic joints such as tennis and golfers’ elbow and pitcher’s arm joints.
Tendon and muscular strains of the hamstring and hip.
Knee instability, related tears, and sprains, including patellar (kneecap) tendonitis.
Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Osteoarthritis of joints such as the knee, hip, and other joints.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other “nerve entrapment syndromes.”
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Key points to remember
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes from a patient's own blood.
PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors and cellular signaling factors that play a significant role in the biology of healing.
Basic science studies show that PRP treatment may improve healing in many tissues.
Anti-inflammatory medicines should be stopped before and after PRP treatment is given.
PRP is ideal for those wanting a safe and straightforward approach to self-healing without unnecessary surgery and a lower risk of side effects than other types of pain treatment as it has the unique advantage of being able to aid with the healing and repair of injured tissue rather than alleviate the pain caused by injuries. Contact TIPI at (346) 888-5237 to learn more about PRP injections in Houston.
Dr. Brett Warfield is board-certified in anesthesiologist and interventional pain management. He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. He is committed to alleviating your pain and restoring your well-being faster & without surgery. Contact TIPI Pain Management in Houston to schedule your consultation today.
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