PRP Injections in St. George UT

Chiropractic St. George UT PRP Injections

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and what are PRP injections in St. George UT? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient's own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient's own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. 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.


Are The Injections Safe?

Yes, very. There are no foreign substances being injected into your body. No drugs. Nothing manufactured or processed. However, all medical procedures carry risks - and that includes PRP. The only possible complications are those of needle insertion, and they include bleeding, bruising, infection, and soreness.

Many people are wary of PRP simply because it's so new. The entire arena of regenerative medicine is new. But it is also an extremely fast-growing field in medicine. There have been many publications in national and international journals that have proven over and over the safety and efficacy of these procedures.


What Conditions Can Be Treated With PRP?

PRP can be used to treat conditions from head to toe. Below is a short list of some conditions that are treated well using PRP:

  • Spine issues (neck, lower back, and mid-back) such as arthritis and disc problems
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Acute and Chronic tendinopathies
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff
  • Patellar tendon
  • Achilles tendon
  • Ligament injuries
  • Elbow (little league elbow)
  • Knee (MCL, LCL, PCL, ACL)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spine, shoulder, knee, and hip pain, even if you are "in need of surgery"

Why Use PRP Injections To Treat These Injuries in St. George UT?

It's natural, safe, and helps the body to heal on its own! Here are just a few points to answer 'why PRP?':

  • It's medicine specific to YOU because YOUR body makes it!!!
  • It can help you avoid surgery.
  • It's minimally invasive.
  • It's easy and safe.
  • It offers a fast recovery time and quicker / deeper healing than surgery.
  • It's less painful than surgery.
  • It's less expensive than surgery.
  • It's more effective than surgery because it can help to heal - surgery does not heal.
  • You can always turn to surgery later if it doesn't work, but you cannot undo surgery.

What Should I Do After My Treatment? Can I Resume Normal Activities?

Your doctor will go over this with you, but we can give you a quick summary here:

  • Drink plenty of fluids after the treatment.
  • Don't baby the area but also don't overdo it. The body is made to move.
  • Stay away from NSAIDs.
  • Continue your treatment plan.

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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Chiropractic Clinic Plus

1397 W Sunset Blvd #109
St. George, UT 84770

(435) 275-8888