Georgetown Delaware PRP Doctor – Henry Childers, M.D.
With over 14 years of experience, Henry E. Childers, M.D. has treated hundreds of patients with platelet-rich plasma therapy. Dr. Childers aspires to continue to reverse or reduce the effects of aging in his patients.
Taking an Integrative Medicine approach, Dr. Childers’ mission is to help navigate patients back to wellness. Dr. Childers’ philosophy is to build professional and compassionate relationships with his patients. He believes that a close collaboration between doctor and patient leads to greater more successful outcomes. He feels the personal connection between physician and patient is paramount to the thorough and proper treatment.
- What Makes Integrative Medicine Different?
If you feel increasingly dissatisfied with the traditional model of healthcare, you’re not alone. More Americans than ever are frustrated by doctors who don’t have the time to listen to their needs, and prescription medications that can sometimes create more problems than they solve. For many people integrative medicine is a more natural and personal alternative to healthcare. Doctors who practice integrative medicine focus on the whole person, which encompasses the mind, body, spirit, and community at large. This is a radically different approach than traditional medicine that only treats injuries and diseases one symptom at a time.
By the time people reach mid-life, their bodies are undergoing radical changes. When hormones are out of balance, when you are experiencing joint pain, and when you feel a loss of vitality patients can experience a wide range of symptoms that make their lives less enjoyable. When a doctor treats the whole mind, body and spirit it gives the patient a complete treatment plan. Dr. Childers also understand that when we look our best we feel our best. Henry Childers, M.D., is the patient’s advocate when they are pursuing more natural, less invasive treatments, whether it be for pain, aesthetics, or just feeling better on a day to day basis.
- How does Platelet Rich Plasma work?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a virtually painless and non-invasive procedure that uses factors from the patients’ blood and fat tissues. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and spun down to obtain platelets and growth factors. Some physicians may also extract stem cells from the patient’s body fat and combine it with the PRP. After obtaining the needed components, the PRP mixture is injected into the area being treated to regenerate and heal tissues. The growth factors and platelets from the blood stimulate collagen production, while stem cells take on the form and function of the cells residing in the area that they are placed in, leading to regeneration.
In most cases, patients see results the same day that they have the treatment, but over the course of the next few weeks after treatment, the PRP really works to repair, rebuild, and restore the patient’s tissues. For this reason, full results are usually often seen a few weeks after having the procedure. Many patients have been able to improve pain, injuries, and aesthetic issues with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Pain & Soft Tissue Injuries
Athletes, patients with arthritis, and people that have experienced physical trauma ranging from mild to severe have been able to benefit from the use of Platelet Rich Plasma. For many years, doctors have used components of the patient’s own body to naturally restore damaged tissues with the help of PRP. When an injury occurs, the body’s first response is to deliver platelets, which attract the body’s stem cells. Ligaments, tendons, muscle, and joints can be healed more quickly when PRP therapy works with the body’s natural healing process.
Platelet Rich Plasma may also be combined with other healing modalities, such as Physical Therapy, medications, and massage, and it can even be used after surgery. Many patients that have lost hope in being healed or pain free found their solution in Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Georgetown Delaware PRP Doctor, Henry E. Childers, M.D. specializes in the use of this cutting edge therapy can design a treatment protocol based on individual needs to help patients overcome the challenges associated with pain and injuries.