Our office has been utilizing the regenerating healing properties of two similar, but different, injections. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections “PRP” and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate “BMAC.” Both injections use the patient’s own blood to help heal and reduce chronic pain, but do you know the difference?
Platelet Rich Plasma “PRP Injections
These injections come from the patient’s own blood, which is put into a centrifuge and spun down. We then inject the processed blood into an injury site. PRP contains growth factors that recruit stem cells into the place where it is injected. The patient can see marketable pain relief from this injection.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate “BMAC” Injections
This injection is similar to PRP in that it uses the patient own blood, however, this injection goes one step further and takes the blood from the bone marrow. Bone marrow contains hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells are known to be an important part of tissue regeneration and bone formation.
Both of these injections are perfect for patients that are dealing with pain from arthritis, chronic joint pain and old and new injuries. Our office can also do these injections intradiscally, meaning into the discs of the back. Discussing with your physician which injection would be most beneficial to your certain condition is the best way to decide which injection is right for you. If you have questions about stem cell treatments, make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Marietta, Carrollton or Canton.
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