Many of the world’s top athletes swear by the effectiveness of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for soft tissue injuries and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. Eli Loch, DO, of Coastal Spine and Pain Center, specializes in using Regenexx® PRP. Regenexx technology produces PRP with the purest and highest concentration of platelets anywhere in North Florida. Call Coastal Spine and Pain Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.
PRP Therapy Q & A
What is PRP therapy?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is one of several different kinds of regenerative medicine. It uses healing cells (platelets) taken from your blood to help your body repair itself more effectively.
After taking a small blood draw, the team at Coastal Spine and Pain Center is able to concentrate the platelet portion of your blood. Platelets are very helpful for healing because they contain many growth factors.
These growth factors are involved in things like repairing collagen and growing new blood vessels, which are necessary for healing.
One of the other primary goals of PRP therapy is to get stem cells, which play a key role in healing, to work more quickly and efficiently.
PRP therapy is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to surgery for treating injuries in the:
Common injuries like tendinitis, partial tendon tears, ligament sprains, partial ligament tears, and muscle tears all benefit from PRP therapy. Leading figures in all kinds of sports are reporting excellent results from PRP therapy for these kinds of injuries.
Dr. Loch at Coastal Spine and Pain Center finds PRP therapy beneficial for patients who have arthritis and spinal conditions affecting the neck or back as well.
Is all PRP the same?
PRP is a concentrated dose of platelets taken from your blood, so the active ingredients are the same in all medical PRP therapies. However, the quality of the PRP can vary greatly.
Coastal Spine and Pain Center uses the Regenexx processing system, which ensures Dr. Loch can take out virtually all the red and white blood cells. This is only accomplished by using a sterile certified biosafety cabinet (BSC) and having a dedicated laboratory room.
Coastal Spine and Pain Center is the only office in North Florida that has this advanced setup and the flexibility to create different kinds of PRP. As a result, your PRP injection is super-concentrated and only has the beneficial platelets within the plasma.
It’s possible to see the superiority of the Regenexx PRP in comparison to standard PRP. Most centrifuges produce reddish PRP because there’s still a large number of red blood cells in the plasma.
Regenexx’s PRP is an amber color, showing it’s purer. Regenexx PRP is also 3-5 times more concentrated than standard PRP. Using Regenexx, Dr. Loch can also create a specialized form of PRP called platelet lysate.
What is platelet lysate?
Platelet lysate is a highly specialized type of PRP therapy. Standard PRP therapy uses platelets taken from your blood that gradually release growth factors for around a week.
While this is a highly effective treatment, certain conditions may get better results if patients receive a faster and more concentrated dose of healing factors. Platelet lysate achieves these enhanced results by further refining the PRP.
Regenexx technology enables Dr. Loch to extract the growth factors out of your platelets, so your body can use them immediately. This fast and intense platelet release magnifies the healing power of your treatment.
While standard PRP therapy can help with tissue healing and growth, Regenexx’s super-concentrated PRP (SCP) and platelet lysate products offer far better results.
Find out how PRP therapy could help you by calling Coastal Spine and Pain Center today or book an appointment online.