Regenerative Medicine at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine
The human body has remarkable healing and regenerative powers. It transforms platelets in its blood supply to spur tissue repair. Unfortunately, some areas of the body don't have ideally ready access to these healing mechanisms. If you have an injury or degenerative condition that doesn't seem to respond to usual treatment methods, you may benefit from the regenerative medicine techniques offered at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, including platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Let's look at how this form of care can help you feel and function better.
Platelet Rich Plasma
The plasma in your blood carries platelets, which play a vital role in closing wounds and promoting tissue healing via substances called growth factors. Some areas of the body have a limited blood supply, which may make healing and tissue regrowth a challenge. That's when platelet rich plasma comes to the rescue. Concentrated injections of platelets at the injury site can make tissue healing much faster, easier, and more complete.
The technique for PRP injection is similar to that needed for stem cell injection. We spin a blood sample in a centrifuge until we can extract the plasma, giving us the platelets we need for re-injection.
Help Your Body Heal at Our Lubbock Chiropractic Clinic
Could your current injury or painful degenerative condition benefit from regenerative medicine? Find out by calling our Lubbock chiropractic office at (806) 791-3399!