When my doctor suggested that I look into PRP therapy in New Rochelle NY, I needed to get more information about this process before I agreed or disagreed to try it. I did not want to continue having pain every day, but I also did want to blindly agree to a medical procedure that I knew nothing about. Just from the name of it, which is actually platelet rich plasma, I knew that it had something to do with my blood. Beyond that, I was clueless, but I did not remain that way.
I went to the doctor’s website, which my own doctor gave to me to learn more about it. I was able to quickly understand that this is a process that involves removing the red blood cells from my blood. This is done by simply taking a sample of my blood. They will then put it in a centrifuge, which will separate the red blood cells from the white blood cells and the platelets. The reason why this is so important is because the platelets have something known as growth factors. In fact, each one has hundreds of them.
Because the blood now has more platelets in it since the red blood cells have been removed, they become even more effective. What this essentially means is that instead of just having them act routinely, they are actually able to heal better because they are more growth factors in the blood that is injected back into me. The more I read about this, the more excited I became. I contacted the doctor that my own doctor recommended that I see, and I was able to get the treatments relatively fast. I did not notice a difference at first, but I sure can now. It has only been six weeks since I had it done, but the difference is night and day.