PRP Injections for pain

What is PRP Injections
for pain?

PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, injections are a medical treatment used to alleviate pain and promote healing in certain conditions. The procedure involves extracting a small amount of the patient’s blood, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting this platelet-rich plasma back into the affected area. Platelets are cells in the blood that play a crucial role in the body’s natural healing process.

What conditions can be treated
with PRP Injections for pain?

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Tendinitis and Tendinopathy

  • Ligament Injuries

  • Chronic Tendon Injuries

  • Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Dental Procedures

  • Skin Rejuvenation

Treatable areas include the face, neck, arms, abdomen, and legs.

What sets PRP Injections for pain apart from other treatments?

Stem cell therapy is an equally valid treatment option, offering many of the same potential benefits as PRP. There are different types of stem cells, each with their own applications, but in some cases study lags behind PRP, such as with osteoarthritis of the knee, for example.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients will require 1-3 sets of PRP injections. Each set of treatments is spaced 4-6 weeks apart. As PRP is obtained from your own blood, the risk of reaction is low. As with any injection, there is a small risk of injury to any structures in the area as well as a very small risk of infection

Is the treatment
painful?

When these growth factors are injected into a chronically injured area, we hope to stimulate your body’s ability to heal the area by restarting the healing process. DO PRP INJECTIONS HURT? Because the injured area is first anesthetized with lidocaine, the actual injections are only slightly uncomfortable.

What are the side effects of treatment?

A PRP injection is a low-risk procedure and does not usually cause major side effects. The procedure involves a blood draw, so you should make sure you are hydrated and have eaten beforehand to prevent feeling lightheaded. After the procedure, you may experience some soreness and bruising at the injection site.

What is recovery like for PRP

PRP injection recovery time varies by patient, but most patients return home the same day as their treatment. Many patients can return to work the next day, though some extend their PRP recovery time to a few days to rest. After your treatment, you may see reduced back pain symptoms in three to four weeks. For more information on our services or to schedule a consultation, please contact our office at 856-433-8831.
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