A leading therapy in medicine, PRP is a treatment that harnesses the natural healing powers of the body. Though PRP treatments have been used since the 1970s, recent research has shown how far-reaching the benefits of PRP truly are. From muscle and ligament damage to cosmetic concerns, PRP can make a marked improvement in a patient's life.
Blood has three main components: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Each of these components plays different roles in your body, with platelets responsible for healing. Platelets contain hundreds of different types of proteins and growth factors, including cytokines and mitogens. These unique proteins activate blood clotting, wound healing and tissue regeneration.
Normal blood has around 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter. While these levels are perfect for general wound healing, like cuts and scrapes, a higher saturation of platelets has greater healing benefits. Chronic pain, tendonitis, and other injuries require higher rates of platelets for recovery -- this is where PRP comes into play.
PRP is a healing growth factor and protein rich plasma derived from your own blood. As a solution, PRP contains five to ten times more platelets than normal blood. When this solution is injected into your site of injury or pain, the high concentration of platelets quickly stimulates your body's natural healing process.
Platelets usually account for less than one percent of blood composition, with red and white blood cells making up the majority. To extract the powerful platelets from your blood, a process called centrifugation is used. A vial of your blood is drawn and placed into the centrifugation machine, which spins rapidly. This spinning motion causes the blood to separate into three components, with the platelets forming a thin layer in the center. Additional centrifugation increases the potency of these platelets -- this thin layer of protein and platelet rich plasma is the PRP.
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At Chronic Care of Richmond, we use PRP treatment in a variety of chronic pain therapies. Studies have shown that PRP has benefits for hair restoration, sexual wellness, cosmetic therapies and more. Additionally, PRP is a much less invasive and less risky therapy than others that are typically used to address these concerns.
PRP is autologous, meaning that it is derived from your own body. This eliminates any of the risks involved in typical blood transfusions or donations. Additionally, PRP is minimally invasive -- PRP injections are often compared to corticosteroid injections. Side effects are rare but may include soreness at the injection site. Compared to surgery or other traditional treatments, PRP therapy is low-risk. Utilizing your body's own healing powers is the most natural way to promote wellness and PRP is an excellent example of chronic pain therapy.
If you have been searching for PRP treatment options, Chronic Care of Richmond is the provider near you that you can count on. Our current PRP therapies include:
If you have any questions about PRP or related chronic pain therapies, feel free to contact us today.
As chronic pain specialists, we provide proven alternative treatment options. Our goal is to help you avoid unnecessary surgery and medications.
Our procedures require no medication or recovery time. Most in-office procedures are 30 minutes or less.
Unlike medications that mask symptoms, we address the root of your issues, providing long term results and allowing your body to heal and, in some cases, regenerate.
The treatments we offer are non-invasive and safe and have little to no side effects.
Our mission is to provide our community with cutting-edge regenerative practices to address your chronic pain and promote healing.
Our staff is knowledgeable and caring. Through follow-ups after your procedures, we are with you through every step of your healing process.
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Dr. Bryant Snyder is a leader in the field of non-drug, non-surgical chronic pain procedures. He has successfully managed thousands of patients suffering from chronic joint pain, peripheral neuropathy, and other chronic neurological and metabolic conditions.
Dr. Bryant Snyder graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia and has been in full-time practice since 2002. He regularly attends post-graduate educational seminars on topics such as regenerative medicine, functional neurology, functional medicine, spinal structure, and nutrition and also consults other doctors in his profession.
Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the American Functional Neurology Institute (AFNI). He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and is a diplomate in Whole Medical Systems from the American Association of Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Snyder and his wife of 20 years, Jenneane, have three beautiful children, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby. They enjoy sports of all kinds as well as hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Growing up Jenneane always got an “x” in that box on the report card for “Excessive talking”. Although her teachers may not have agreed at the time, that “x” that just reflected her love of people – being around them, talking to them, helping them. Her passion for people transitioned into a passion for little people as an elementary school teacher. She later moved on to work in a successful children’s franchise company in which she eventually became Vice President, where she helped people who wanted to bring enrichment education to children in their community. But everything changed when Bryant first learned about regenerative medicine and how it was helping people with chronic pain. He was in his 16th year of practice when they realized that by incorporating stem cells into the practice, they could not only help current patients, but they could also help the people in our community who are living with chronic pain and have lost hope. Those who have tried everything else and just want their life back! This was the only natural path for them to take. So, Jenneane quit her career, they both received an immense amount of training, they worked hard, and here they are – offering a safe, affordable, effective, non-invasive procedure for chronic pain to their community. When she is not working in or on their practice, she is with the people she is most passionate about – their three kiddos, Delaney, Chloe, and Crosby who keep them busy and happy. And, at the root of it all, everyone has the right to be happy. If you are living with chronic pain, you, too, can once again be truly happy! Jenneane is seeing the life-changing results in their patients and that, too, makes her happy.
Director of Marketing
Trish is a marketing strategist with over 25 years of experience in building brands and creating results-driven marketing strategies for companies including Capital One, Snagajob, Shoe Carnival, and Romp n’ Roll.
A graduate of James Madison University with a business degree in Marketing, Trish started her career in sports marketing, and she thrives on collaboration and teamwork. She's energized by the fast-paced, patient-centered, and dynamic environment at Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA. Away from the office, Trish loves fitness, spending time with her family at the beach and playing and watching sports.
Abby joins the Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine team as our board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She has her Masters's degree in Nursing from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Abby has worked in family practice for Chippenham-Johnston Willis Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital and has extensive experience in Internal Medicine/Telemetry at VCU Health System
Abby enjoys outdoor activities including paddle boarding and biking. She and her husband have two children that keep them busy with sports, activities and general shenanigans. Their family is completed with their pets, a French bulldog and a hedgehog which prevent there from ever being a dull moment in life.
Tiffany was born and raised in Virginia and she loves it here. She is energetic and thinks of herself as quite the comedian. She’s constantly on the move and you’ll never see her sitting still for very long. She loves helping people and takes great pride in her work in the office. She is married and has 3 children, all of whom are very unique. She is also the mother of four amazing ferrets that wear hoodies as a way of self-expression.
Certified Health & Life Coach, Emily, completed her bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University Idaho. Passionate about helping people change negative beliefs into positive beliefs, Emily received her training and certification from Aspen Family and Wellness Center. She has experience working with patients from various backgrounds by helping them create spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional goals that they successfully maintain over time.
In her spare time, Emily loves to get some extra steps in by looking for home and decor at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, or Target. She loves to spend time with her husband and her cute (and hyper) dog, Maggie. Emily is excited to meet her patients and is excited to help them on their health journey.
Courtney is a certified Health Coach with a certification in fitness, nutrition, and holistic care from American Council on Exercise. She has worked in the Richmond, VA area community to achieve sustainable lifestyle changes since 2019. Courtney has experience working with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels. She is passionate about helping our community become the best version of themselves, and learn to live to their fullest, healthiest, and happiest potential.
In her spare time Courtney enjoys doing anything outside from hiking or camping to kayaking. Her favorite down-time includes attending or watching Washington Capitals hockey, reading a good self-help book, or cuddling up with her cat Bella, who believes she is a dog.
Patient Consultant / Medical Assistant
Amber Gray is a Patient Consultant and Certified Medical Assistant. She is a Virginia native and Virginia Tech fan, Go Hokies! Amber has years of experience as a Medical Assistant and Medical Coordinator, and enjoys creating lasting relationships with patients that she deeply cherishes and carries with her forever. She is a wife, and a mother to Landon and Savannah, who keep her quite busy! Aside from spending time with her family, you can find her in the kitchen cooking Italian food, at the baseball field watching Landon play, or in the garden tending to her fresh herbs and vegetables.
Patient Care Coordinator
As Patient Care Coordinator, Kristy brings extensive customer service and patient care experience to the Chronic Care of Richmond & Weight Loss RVA team. With a background as an Emergency Medical Technician and Medic, she brings a dynamic and caring patient-outcome focus to the team.
Kristy is a native of New York City, and she and her husband moved to Richmond after raising six children. They enjoy spending time with family, including their two dogs, Kairo and Karma. A positive, optimistic caregiver you’ll always see Kristy with a smile on her face!