Why Prolotherapy And Not PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?

 

Why Prolotherapy And Not PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)?

When you find yourself dealing with pain from an injury that is starting to make it difficult to go about your daily activities, you need to start looking into all of your options. The common question is why choose prolotherapy and not PRP (platelet rich plasma) when it comes to a natural approach.

It goes without saying that both physical therapy and surgery can be expensive and you may not want to go through a lot of that additional stress in your life. However, you should know that there are a number of regenerative injection therapies that you can choose from that work to shorten your recovery time while also staying at a much lower price point than surgery.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This is an injection therapy that uses your own platelet-enriched blood to help boost healing naturally within the body. The plasma found in your blood has level amounts of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets that are separated using a centrifuge. The platelets are then injected into the troubled area on your body to help with healing and restoration. In order to go through with PRP, you have to have your blood drawn and treated, which takes a bit longer for the overall process.

Prolotherapy

This is also another form of regenerative injection therapy using solutions to treat ligaments, tendons, and joints. This non-cortisone solution is injected at the pain or trauma site to cause a natural inflammation reaction, which helps to kickstart the body into healing mode. Overall, prolotherapy is quicker, more cost, effective, and a great way to foster natural healing within the body. The various conditions that can be treated include, but are not limited to fibromyalgia, neck pain, head pain, TMJ pain, arthritis, hip pain, foot pain, sports injuries, and more.

Dr. Dubroff at Holistic Solutions can talk with you about your options for healing while using prolotherapy. This natural method for dealing with chronic pain has been a game-changer for many patients and you can enjoy the same injection therapy. All you have to do is come in for a consultation and examination to get started on the healing process.

If you are interested in learning more about the differences between prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma), call Holistic Solutions today at (619) 272-2133 to set up a time for a consultation.