According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 20.4% of US adults suffer from chronic pain. If you’ve come across this page because you experience chronic pain, you’re not alone. It’s highly likely that you’ve tried at least one traditional medicine option for your chronic pain condition, which certainly has its drawbacks. With the rise in the use of regenerative medicine for chronic pain applications, it may be time for you to explore PRP therapy as a treatment option.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (otherwise known as PRP therapy) is well-known as an alternative treatment for healing degraded or damaged tissue and reducing pain that many patients experience. But what exactly is this form of treatment and how does it help damaged areas of the body, especially those that experience chronic pain?
PRP Injection therapy involves medically processing a patient’s blood to concentrate the healing properties within it. This process works to isolate the platelets within a patient’s blood. Platelets are the component of the blood that contain growth factors and unique proteins that play a large role in the healing and regeneration of tissue throughout the body where it is needed most. After extracting the platelets from the blood, these platelets are then recombined with plasma, which is another component of blood that carries essential nutrients, enzymes and hormones throughout the body (among other essential substances).
After all this processing, the rich and highly healing substance is injected into the affected area of the body, for example, an inflamed knee joint. PRP therapy works on this joint by accelerating the natural healing process that the platelet and plasma would provide for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
Treatment Areas For Platelet Rich Plasma Injection
Many patients come to the ReMed Pain and Wellness Clinic in order to treat chronic pain, injuries and aesthetic concerns. Some of the major treatment areas that we use PRP therapy on include:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Joint pain
- Hip pain
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Torn ligaments
- Plantar fasciitis
- Disc problems
- Bone issues
- Scars and acne
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Damaged skin
- Hair loss
Benefits of PRP Treatment
Because PRP therapy uses the body’s own healing properties, patients rarely experience any signs of rejection for this treatment. In addition, there is no need to be wary of reliance on the treatment, a side effect that is a major concern for common painkillers.
Feel Better Faster with PRP Therapy
At ReMed, we’re driven by the goal to help you feel your healthiest. With this in mind, we offer regenerative medicine treatment services including PRP therapy that help you make the most of your body’s own natural abilities to heal. These treatments have helped countless patients find all-natural relief for both acute and chronic pain.
Learn about PRP therapy, our other treatment options and get a personalized treatment plan from our dedicated team by calling us at (214) 221-2588