Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) refers to blood plasma that contains a high level of platelets. These platelets contain the necessary bioactive proteins and growth factors to repair and regenerate human tissue. Utilizing PRP for therapy injections bathes troubled cells in a concentrated mixture made from your own blood, according to Pain Science.


What is PRP?

Platelets play a vital role in tissue repair and regulating fundamental mechanisms involved in the healing process, including cellular migration, proliferation and angiogenesis. PRP refers to the blood plasma in the body that is highly concentrated with platelets. This particular kind of plasma is extracted from the patient, usually from bone marrow or fat tissue, and then injected into the area of trauma.


How does it work?

PRP contains a variety of growth factors that rejuvenate the affected tissue. According to Dr. Axe, because PRP contains growth factors that heal damaged tissues, it works by naturally triggering localized inflammation, collagen production and other regenerative processes. This plasma consists of transforming growth factor-β, platelet-derived growth factor, insulin-like growth factor-I, vascular endothelial growth factor, epidermal growth factor, and hepatocyte growth factor, according to Rheumatology Advisor. These growth factors have been shown to successfully enhance one or more phases of bone and soft-tissue healing.


What are the benefits?

PRP has been proven to benefit the healing process of a multitude of injuries. The most common PRP treatments target shoulder and spinal problems, chronic tendonitis injuries and even urinary incontinence. These treatments effectively speed up the healing process, reduce pain and pose  low risk to patients.


If you are interested in the benefits of PRP treatments, contact KC Wellness Center by calling us at 816-214-5276 or visiting our website: