PRP is an abbreviation for platelet rich plasma. To obtain your PRP we take some blood (like drawing a lab) from your vein and process it to retrieve your very own stem cells and growth cells. We then inject your own PRP back in to your joint of pain with a traditional joint injection. Instead of using a steroid we use your PRP which aids your joint in healing itself using your very own stem cells. This procedure has been used often in the past for sports injuries with the elite. Now this PRP joint injection procedure is becoming more mainstream. Typically this procedure is cost prohibitive for many. Absolute Wellness strives to make this natural healing procedure available to our patients by keeping the prices low. We do not file insurance. And many insurance companies do not cover this procedure.
Joints injected at Absolute:
KNEES, SI JOINT (LOWER BACK), ELBOW, THUMB, SHOULDER
The joint is proposed to heal over time and sometimes more than one injection of PRP is required. The length of time for healing depends on your body.
Light activity for a week and then guarded activity thereafter until the joint feels better