Bodily tissues can degenerate over time from everyday wear or lifestyle choices like diet and exercise. Further, injuries or conditions like Osteoarthritis can become painful as the body struggles to cope without its full complement of tissues. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses the body’s own natural healing properties to reverse the effects of degeneration by repairing damaged tissue. This procedure resonates with our integrated approach of relieving pain naturally while restoring health and function to the body. It is for this reason that we offer PRP treatment in Austin as a complement to other natural pain-relieving modalities. This allows our Physical Medicine and Rehab providers to achieve great results for patients who require a multi-faceted treatment plan.
Platelet Rich Plasma injections are growing in popularity among healthcare providers for several reasons. First and foremost, PRP can significantly enhance healing for many soft-tissue conditions without introducing foreign substances into the body. For injuries of this nature which sometimes require surgery, PRP can delay or even end the need for an operation. Moreover, the quick and simple nature of the procedure makes it repeatable as needed to produce the best results. PRP treatment can also safely ease pain from many common injuries and conditions, including (but not limited to):
Although Platelet Rich Plasma can enhance healing for many different medical issues, it is not right for everyone. As such, we have each prospective patient in for a consultation with our providers to discuss their options. If the patient elects for PRP, we will provide pre-injection instructions and schedule an appointment date. The appointment itself is relatively simple for the patient and begins with a standard blood draw. Once our Medical provider prepares the serum in our laboratory, she will inject it into the designated site. The procedure itself is quick, virtually painless, and can produce significant results with just one injection. However, some cases call for a series of injections for the best results.
Health insurance doesn’t yet cover this Platelet Rich Plasma in Texas. Consequently, we only offer it at the self-pay rate. With that said, we do offer free phone consultations to serious candidates.
Call (512) 442-2727 for more information or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. You may also refer to our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at our practice.
Q: What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
A: PRP injections use the healing properties found in the patient’s own blood to relieve pain and inflammation by repairing damaged tissues.
Q: How do I know if I’m a candidate for PRP treatment in Austin?
A: Because of its broad range of applications, PRP can help treat numerous musculoskeletal conditions.
Q: Can PRP help me avoid surgery?
A: While each case is different, there are instances in which this therapy can help patients avoid surgery for certain conditions. However, we can make no guarantees regarding the results for each individual case.
Q: Does health insurance cover Platelet Rich Plasma in Austin?
A: While this form of therapy continues to grow and is covered for government employees in some states, health insurance carriers in Texas do not cover it yet.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.