4 Conditions That Respond Well to Integrated Therapies

Have you heard about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy? Maybe a celebrity or professional athlete mentioned it on social media, or maybe you heard a friend talking about their own experience. Now you’re wondering what it’s all about.

PRP therapy is a type of innovative medicine that supports your body’s natural healing power, and it’s rapidly growing in popularity. It has roots in sports medicine, but you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits anymore.

PRP therapy is a revolutionary option to support soft tissue healing and other musculoskeletal injuries. At Apple Medical Centers, we specialize in PRP therapy for chronic and acute conditions like osteoarthritis, back pain, and more.

Are you wondering if PRP therapy could be right for you? It’s a flexible therapy that can ease pain from conditions like the following.

Back pain

At least 80% of Americans suffer low back pain at some point during their lives. It can have any number of causes, from poor posture to traumatic injury, and it can limit your quality of life.

We’re trained in identifying the root cause of your back pain. In many cases, PRP therapy may help reduce inflammation along the spine and quiet pain. Since it’s a drug-free therapy, it’s appropriate for both acute and chronic back pain conditions.


Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint condition that affects more than 32 million American adults. It develops after years of use: The cartilage between the bones in your joints wears away and the bones grind against one another.

Arthritis can be very painful. The pain, swelling, and stiffness can restrict your mobility, but PRP therapy can help relieve some of those symptoms. PRP may reduce inflammation and promote reduced painin joints damaged by arthritis.

Muscle and ligament injuries

Tendon strains and muscle sprains, along with ligament injuries, are common among people of all ages. Whether you overexerted or you suffered an injury, these conditions can be painful, and the recovery process can be long.

PRP therapy can relieve pain related to these injuries because PRP contains highly concentrated growth factors and other proteins. These elements are essential for healing. PRP therapy simply gives your body the boost it needs to repair damage more quickly.

Tendon injuries

Tendons are strong, fibrous bands of tissue that attach muscles to bones. Tendinitis and other tendon injuries can develop with overuse or an acute injury, and these injuries are often slow-healing.

Tennis elbow, rotator cuff strains, and Achilles tendinitis are a few common tendon injuries. PRP therapy works to address tendon injury much like muscle and ligament damage: The injections flood the area with growth factors to reduce pain sensations faster than with other methods.

If you suffered an injury or you’re dealing with a chronic pain condition, it’s time to find out if PRP therapy could make a difference for you. At Apple Medical Centers, we offer comprehensive consultations to evaluate your condition and make a therapy recommendation that fits your needs.

Contact our Chattanooga, Tennessee, office for your free consultation.

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