What is PRP? How does PRP Treatment Work?
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is plasma that is taken from your own blood which then undergoes a centrifugation process. By spinning the blood at very high speeds, the various components of blood are separated. The top portion of this separation is known as the platelet-rich fraction. Platelets are cells in the body that play a role in the blood clotting and tissue healing process. The platelet cells contain many growth factors that are very important in the body's natural healing process.
PRP is oftentimes used in place of steroid injection. PRP can be used in various parts of the body from the areas around tendons and muscles, joints, in the skin and even in the epidural space. PRP shows promise in the treatment of acute and chronic painful conditions.