Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy are both powerful, all-natural regenerative medicine treatments to deal with pain and tissue damage. At Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona, your experienced holistic health physicians can help with knee pain, peripheral neuropathy, shoulder pain, wrist pain, low back pain, and other types of joint pain using your own blood plasma or ethically sourced amniotic allograft stem cells. Book your appointment through the online tool or by phone now.
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PRP uses your body’s natural healing platelets. Although you have these platelets in your blood, they’re just one component of the blood, and they’re distributed throughout your body. PRP therapy allows you to build up the powerful healing abilities of the platelets in the specific area where you need it.
PRP therapy can help with many types of pain, including:
During PRP therapy, your Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center doctor does a quick blood draw from your arm, similar to other blood draws that are for testing. Your doctor then places the blood sample in a centrifuge, a high-tech machine that spins the blood at very high speeds to separate and concentrate the healing platelets.
Your doctor injects the healing platelets into the area where you’re having problems so the regeneration can begin. PRP therapy can help you repair damaged ligaments, nerves, and other tissues in your body. This type of therapy offers great pain relief without surgery for many patients today.
Stem cells are the base form of your body’s cells, and they can adapt to any area where they’re placed. Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center uses amniotic allografts for stem cell therapy.
Amniotic allografts are made up of amniotic fluid components. Amniotic fluid is a rich source of stem cells and also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits, which makes it an ideal substance to use for tissue regeneration and healing.
The amniotic allograft material is donated by women who have healthy cesarean section births. Before delivery, all donors are tested to ensure there are no communicable diseases, infections, or irregularities within the amniotic fluid. Additionally, the amniotic fluid is tested at multiple points during processing for use in regenerative medicine procedures.
In regenerative medicine treatments using stem cells, your Wellness 1st Integrative Medical Center physician injects cells from an amniotic allograft where you've suffered damage, such as arthritic joints. The amniotic allograft cells go to work creating the new cells you need to replace the ones you've lost from wear-and-tear, injury, or disease.
Regenerative medicine can help you heal, but it goes beyond that: Amniotic allograft stem cell injections can reduce your pain significantly because they heal the pain problem at its source.
One of the main advantages of PRP and amniotic allograft stem cell therapy is minimal downtime. Most patients have the procedure and then resume their regular routine that day or the next morning. You’ll notice a gradual improvement in pain relief and other symptoms as you heal.
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