Platelet-rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP therapy, is a treatment that stimulates the body to repair soft tissue injuries. It is employed for sports injury recovery, aiding in the healing of torn tendons and muscles, as well as providing relief from arthritis pain. At West Knoxville Medical & Chiropractic, our medical providers in Knoxville, TN, can help you find relief from chronic pain conditions through PRP injections and facilitate your body's healing without surgical intervention.
What Are PRP Injections?
PRP injections are created from your own blood and plasma. Our medical providers extract a small amount of blood from your body, then use a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the blood. The end result is plasma filled with healing platelets that your body recognizes as its own and readily accepts.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
PRP therapy works by stimulating the body to heal itself. Painful conditions become chronic when the body's healing processes don't respond as efficiently as they should. Sometimes the body does work to heal itself, but the process is slow, and additional problems arise that worsen the pain.
PRP therapy concentrates healing platelets into a serum that is then injected into the affected area. The body receives a substantial infusion of platelets that work to send signals for the healing process. With an abundance of material for repair, the body starts to put itself back together. PRP therapy offers a drug-free solution to chronic pain.
Contact West Knoxville Medical & Chiropractic
At West Knoxville Medical & Chiropractic, we are providers of PRP therapy and other related treatments that aid in sports injury recovery and more. Call us today at 865-287-5904 to schedule an appointment with our medical providers in Knoxville, TN, to learn more about how PRP works and determine if it's the right solution for you. PRP injections are suitable for various soft tissue injuries and can help you live a life free from pain once again.