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The Safety and Effectiveness of PRP

The Safety and Effectiveness of PRP

You already know that your body has a pretty impressive healing power. You’ve watched scrapes and bruises heal. You might have even broken a bone, then marveled at the way your body knit that area back together.

Ultimately, our bodies can do a lot — but they have their limits. At least, that’s the case unless medical science intervenes. But with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), you get a way to harness your body’s healing power, concentrate it, and apply it just where you need it. 

That’s why Dr. Halina Snowball offers PRP as part of our regenerative medicine program here at Integrated Pain Solutions in Stamford, Connecticut. With this natural, powerful treatment, we can help people heal from a variety of injuries and ailments. 

How PRP works

Dr. Snowball gets PRP by drawing a sample of your blood. Then, using a centrifuge, she separates the platelets from the other components in your blood.

Whenever you get injured, your body naturally sends platelets to that area. The platelets help your blood to clot, plus they deliver growth factors. Those growth factors are the key to PRP therapy.

The growth factors in your platelets stimulate cellular regeneration wherever they’re applied. This helps to speed up and support the healing process. 

When you have an injury or persistent pain, applying PRP can help. Once Dr. Snowball creates the PRP, she injects it into the affected area. 

Dr. Snowball often uses PRP to help with:

In other words, if you’ve got an injury that you want to heal as quickly as possible, or you experience chronic pain, PRP might be able to help. Talk with Dr. Snowball so she can determine if this type of regenerative medicine is right for you.

Reduced risks with PRP

One of the most exciting things about PRP is that it’s completely naturally derived. In fact, because Dr. Snowball gets the PRP from your own blood, the risk of an adverse reaction (like an allergy) is next to nonexistent. In short, it’s a safe treatment

If you’ve wanted a way to heal what hurts but you haven’t wanted to turn to pharmaceutical solutions, PRP gives you a way to harness your body’s own healing power. 

The results from PRP therapy aren’t immediate. It takes time for your body to use the infusion of platelets and the growth factors they deliver. Dr. Snowball can let you know what to expect based on the specific injury or ailment affecting you.

To learn more about PRP or to find out if it could be right for treating your discomfort, call our office at 203-293-0549 or request an appointment online today.

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