Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a minimally invasive technique that use the body’s own resources to heal, rebuild tissue, strengthen weak muscles, improve joint and muscle function and decrease chronic pain.
Plasma is a component of your blood that contains specific proteins that can help the blood clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. PRP is created by isolating plasma from blood, then concentrating it. It is then injected into damaged tissues to help stimulate the injured part of the body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing.
Here are the pros of PRP injections
There are many benefits to PRP injections. They can:
- Accelerate the healing process and encourage cell growth.
- Be done under local anesthesia in a doctor’s office in less than one hour.
- Improve function and reduce pain in the elbow, wrist, shoulder, hip and knee.
- Treat arthritis, tendonitis and torn muscles and ligaments.
- Repair injured or painful areas faster than many other treatments.
Ok, but what are the cons of PRP injections?
The good news is, PRP is autologous, meaning; it contains substances derived from your own body. This reduces the risks for an allergic reaction, which can occur from injecting medications like cortisone or hyaluronic acid. But because PRP involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are potential side effects. Risks from the injection itself include:
- Nerve injuries
- Pain at the injection site
- Tissue damage
Be sure to ask about all potential risks with your doctor, and find out steps he or she can take to minimize these risks.
Experience the healing properties of PRP injection therapy today
For pain relief and recovery from sports injuries, postsurgical repair, treatment for osteoarthritis and more, advanced and lasting care is in sight, and it’s close to home. At Right Path Pain & Spine Centers, we specialize in providing PRP injections in Davenport and Orlando, Florida. Don’t let pain dictate how you live your life for one more day. Experience the difference this minimally invasive, natural form of pain relief can make in your life.
To learn more about PRP injections or schedule an appointment, call 866-522-4942 or click here to request an appointment online.