Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a new non-surgical treatment option that utilizes the patient’s own blood to promote long-lasting relief from back, neck, joint, nerve, or another type of pain, or soft tissues. With PRP your own blood is used to promote healing within the affected area.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA TREATMENT USES YOUR OWN BLOOD TO PROMOTE HEALING WITHIN THE AFFECTED AREA.
PRP therapy for pain management provides our patients with a non-invasive treatment with enormous potential as an alternative to surgery. Our specialists can help you determine if you are a good candidate for this all-natural, safe, and restorative procedure. If you’re seeking help for pain management, please contact us at 347.252.6732 or book an appointment online.
TYPICAL BENEFITS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) FOR PAIN RELIEF INCLUDE
- Relief from acute and chronic pain.
- Accelerated healing of injured tissues and joints.
- Stimulate the clearance of unhealthy tissue and natural healing processes.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PRP TREATMENT
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical procedure that uses a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own blood. Creation of PRP is simple, painless, and conveniently done during an office visit. A small volume (30 mL) of blood is drawn from the patient’s vein and spun within a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a machine that spins at high speeds and uses gravity to separate the blood into red blood cells and concentrated platelets in about 25 minutes. Once the blood is separated, we discard the red blood cells and use the remaining concentrated PRP in the treatment process.
The location of the injections is sterilized before a local numbing agent, such as lidocaine, is injected superficially to provide local anesthesia during the procedure. A needle is then guided to the intended injection target site, where the physician will administer the PRP. The physician may inject additional medications along with the PRP to ensure proper PRP adherence to the target site. Ultrasound or a live x-ray is used for guidance to properly target and place the needle during your pain relief procedure. The entire process typically only takes around one hour.
PAIN CONDITIONS TREATED WITH PRP
PRP regenerative therapy is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic pain conditions experienced by athletes, weekend warriors, workers with on-the-job injuries among many others. Our specialists will be able to tell you if PRP is the right treatment for you based on your unique situation. Some of the conditions that PRP is utilized for include but are not limited to:
- Lumbar degenerative disc disease.
- Facet joint/arthritic pain.
- Cervical degenerative disc disease.
- Joint pain – knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, etc.
- Knee osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, and spine.
- Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) and degeneration.
- Rotator cuff tears.
- Chronic plantar fasciitis.
- ACL injuries.
- Pelvic pain and instability.
- Back and neck injuries.
- Tennis elbow.
- Ankle pain and sprains.
- Ligament injury.
- Bone cancer metastasis.
- Achilles tendon repair.