Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Is Stem Cell Therapy’s “Wing Man”
Today, there’s plenty of well-deserved buzz about stem cell therapy. But did you know there is a treatment that fits hand-in-glove with stem cell procedures? When used in partnership, stem cell treatments and platelet rich plasma therapy are particularly effective in treating injuries like tennis elbow or other joint injuries to areas like the wrist, foot or ankle. But this one-two punch of regenerative medicine is also used for chronic diseases like COPD.*
The elite sports medicine community has used platelet rich plasma (PRP) in treating many of sport’s brightest stars, like premier golfer Tiger Woods and world renowned tennis star Rafael Nadal. But state-of-the-art medical clinics like NSI Stem Cell in Florida know the value of platelet rich plasma therapy as an aid to a variety of stem cell treatments, and use it regularly in their daily practice. Today, PRP and stem cell therapy are as available for the general public as the high-end athlete.
How Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Made?
To the naked eye, blood is a rich, red liquid. But on a microscopic level, it’s easy to see the components that make up blood. They are:
Plasma. The liquid part of blood.
Red Cells. These blood cells are the body’s main delivery system for oxygen. They also remove carbon dioxide and transport it to the lungs for exhaling.
White Cells. White blood cells are the soldiers of the immune system. They guard the body from infection and other microscopic invaders.
Platelets. These blood cells are the “EMTs” of the circulatory system. When a blood vessel suffers a tear or rupture, platelets repair it by forming a blood clot to “plug the hole.” But the purpose of platelets goes beyond that. They are also rich in hundreds of growth factor proteins. These proteins play a vital role in healing that goes well beyond the clotting qualities of platelets.
PRP therapy begins simply and with no need for major surgery or heavy anesthetics. A blood sample is drawn, and the components of the blood are separated in phased intervals using a centrifuge. The final result is a high concentration of platelets suspended in the smallest final plasma volume. When blood plasma is processed to deliver a denser than usual concentration of platelets, the result is platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP can pack as much as five to ten times the usual amount of platelets.
How Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Pairs With Stem Cell Treatment
Adipose stem cell therapy is a stem cell treatment that uses the patient’s own adult stem cells taken from a small sample of his or her own fatty tissue. As with PRP therapy, the harvesting of the adipose stem cells is a straight-forward, outpatient process that requires no major surgery and only a local anesthetic.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is frequently paired with adipose stem cell treatments in clinics like NSI Stem Cell when “super charging” one or the other treatment with the other would be most effective and beneficial to the patient.* It all depends on the particular needs of each patient. But whether used together or as separate therapies, these procedures are revolutionizing treatment of a wide array of injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions.*
For example, platelet rich plasma therapy can be used on its own by directly injecting PRP (along with local anesthesia) into a muscle or tendon that has been injured during a sports accident or a sudden fall.* It can also be used to boost healing and enhance the regenerative qualities of certain adipose stem cell therapies like those used in treating COPD.*
The Most Common Injuries & Conditions Treated Through Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
While a number of injuries and chronic conditions can be treated with PRP alone or in combination with adipose stem cell treatment, most patients who seek out platelet rich plasma therapy have acute ligament or muscle injuries, meniscus tears, tendonitis, arthritis in one or both knees, or acute or chronic pain due to a variety of debilitating conditions.*
It’s important to be patient while awaiting the benefits that follow platelet rich plasma therapy. Discomfort in the treated area for the first week or so is not uncommon. It may be a few weeks before the healing elements in PRP therapy reach optimal population, and the permanent effects of the repair and pain relief are fully felt.
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.