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PRP Injections - Stuart and Port St Lucie Chiropractor

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

The best doctors have always known that the body has the ability to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness those abilities and amplify the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.

What is plasma and what are platelets?

Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions.

Platelet activation plays a key role in the body’ natural healing process

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and what are PRP injections?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured discs, tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets in our office. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Ultrasound imaging is sometimes used to guide the injection. Each person is different and may require up to 5 injections depending on the amount of damage.

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Office 1:
8631 S. US Highway 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Phone: 772-873-8595 x 1

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Tuesday: By Appointment Only
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday: By Appointment Only

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Office 2:
3216 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34997
Phone: 772-873-8595 x 2

Office Hours:
Monday: By Appointment Only
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: By Appointment Only
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Office 3:
518 SE Osceola St.
Stuart, FL 34994
Phone: 772-873-8595 x 3

Office Hours:
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: By Appointment Only
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: By Appointment Only
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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