There are many reasons why people choose to get PRP injections. Whether you have suffered an injury that has left you with nagging pain and inflammation, or you are an athlete that is looking to recover as soon as possible, there are many reasons to try PRP injections. Chronic pain can be difficult to deal with on a daily basis. It can hinder your movements and have a negative impact on self confidence.
Thankfully, there are treatments and procedures that can help you relieve the symptoms of your inflammation and pain, and sometimes even help you heal. At American Regenerative Clinic, we take great pride in the treatments that we offer our patients.
What Are PRP Injections?
PRP Therapy involves withdrawing the patient’s blood from their body into blood collection tubes. The blood collection tubes are then placed into a device called a centrifuge. This centrifuge device is responsible for spinning the blood collection tubes with such force that it separates the red blood cells from the platelet-rich-plasma. Once the platelet-rich-plasma has been separated from the blood cells, it is then harvested and injected into the affected area being treated on the patient. The purpose of injecting the PRP back into the affected area is so that the growth factors in PRP can stimulate new growth and heal damaged tissue. Platelet-rich-plasma works in the body to naturally suppress inflammation and promote collagen production.
What can PRP Injections be used for?
PRP treatment can be used as a means of natural treatment for a variety of different musculoskeletal injuries:
- Common sports injuries (ex, knee damage, shoulder damage, joints)
- Ligament and muscle injuries
- Hip, shoulder, and knee pain
- Neck and back pain
- Sciatic pain
- Arthritis pain
What are some benefits of PRP injection treatment?
When a patient is looking for relief from pain and inflammation, they can take advantage of some of the following PRP injection benefits:
PRP communicates with unresponsive injuries:
This means that PRP injection treatment helps alleviate chronic pain indefinitely. If you have tried everything else for pain relief without success, PRP injections could be the solution you’re looking for.
It is an all-natural treatment:
PRP treatment is an all-natural way to go. This means that there are no added chemicals, acids, or plumping agents involved in the treatment. It simply uses your own blood and the healing capabilities that it possesses.
It Doesn’t Cause Scarring:
Another benefit of PRP injections is that the treatment will not leave any significant scarring. As the procedure is based on simple intravenous injections into the target areas, it’s often considered over surgery.