The Basics of PRP Therapy PRP therapy, known as platelet-rich plasma therapy, has been an immensely popular treatment for patients suffering from joint and soft tissue injuries. This immense popularity has increased a lot over the last decade, but PRP itself has been...
Over a million knee replacements are performed annually in the US, with the operation being portrayed as a safe and effective means of eliminating pain and helping individuals return to previous activities. At least that’s what initial studies showed as the operation gained in popularity during the latter part of the twentieth Century.
Ever since the COVID pandemic began, fitness options for Atlanta metro residents have changed, just as they have for people worldwide. Fitness clubs and gyms were closed for a period of time, and a lot of group recreational activities have been put on hold.
In addition, most individuals are minimizing social get-togethers and dining out activities. All of this together combines for WAY too much time being spent in the house! How to rectify cabin fever, maintain our sanity, and stay healthy?
Atlanta Innovative Medicine is pleased to welcome Theressa Thomas to our team of professional healers.
Theressa Thomas joined us in October as a Nurse Practitioner and lead provider for Atlanta Innovative Medicine’s new AIM Aesthetics.
When researching a regenerative procedure, patients may decide they want a procedure using their own tissue. This is called receiving an “autologous” procedure, which means the tissue comes from the patient himself/herself.
A new study published in Cell Stem Cell has found that implanted neural stem cells can form connections between themselves and with the host’s neural network in mice. This means there is possibly a new, effective way of repairing spinal cord injuries.
Using platelet rich plasma (PRP) to recover from a sports injury has become commonplace for elite competitors—for runners, golfers, basketballers, tennis players and beyond. Multiple studies have examined outcomes for the use of PRP in treating these injuries. It’s been shown to promote muscle recovery thanks to the growth factors released from activated platelets—and in doing so, reducing pain, swelling, and the time it takes to return to play sports.
When you’re dealing with chronic pain, you want answers. Fast.
For the 31 million Americans dealing with osteoarthritis—the most common cause of disability in adults—or another painful joint condition, stem cell therapies offer an alternative to the side effects of drugs or the risks of surgery.
Whether you’re just learning about a knee problem or you think you’ve “tried everything,” you may be relieved to know there are nonsurgical ways of treating knee pain. That includes a world of newer therapies and proven treatments that might be your ticket to getting well and getting active again—without harsh drugs or surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been around for decades as a healing therapy but has seen explosive growth in the medical field in recent years. That’s due in part to people’s desire for treatments that address the root cause of a health problem rather than mask it with potentially harmful drugs or undergo the possible pitfalls of surgery.
But is all PRP created equal by different medical providers? Not by a long shot. Before we delve into the factors that make certain forms and deliveries of PRP better than others, let’s recap some basics about this form of regenerative medicine.
Regenerative Injection Therapy is an umbrella term that includes: Stem Therapy, Prolotherapy, Prolozone, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Super Concentrated PRP (SC-PRP). All of these therapies are available at Atlanta Innovative Medicine.