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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment

The Advanced Relief Institute offers several types of regenerative therapies. One of the most popular is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This minimally invasive injectable treatment has shown remarkable results in managing pain and repairing damaged tissues.

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What Is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is a cutting-edge regenerative therapy that can treat several conditions. It works by extracting and concentrating platelets and growth factors from your blood and injecting them into damaged tissues.

This stimulates cell growth and encourages new, healthy tissues to develop around and throughout the damaged areas. PRP treatment leaves stronger tissues where there were once weakened and damaged ones.

This process works best on areas that receive limited blood flow naturally, like ligaments, tendons, and joints. Platelet-rich plasma stimulates cell repair and regeneration processes to help the treated area heal.

Why Should I Choose the Advanced Relief Institute for My Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment?

Our providers at Advanced Relief Institute have extensive experience in interventional pain medicine. They have used PRP therapies and other regenerative therapies to treat many chronic conditions.

If you are looking for experts in regenerative medicine and PRP, the Advanced Relief Institute is the place to visit.

What Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Treat?

PRP is a regenerative treatment that helps heal damaged cells and tissues. It is best used to address chronic pain caused by cell degradation or chronic soft tissue damage. This may include damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints.

PRP therapy can treat several types of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Scars
  • Muscle spasms
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament disorders

How Do I Know if PRP Is Right for Me?

If you are struggling with chronic pain in your joints or other areas, platelet-rich plasma therapy may be able to help. PRP therapy has shown impressive results in treating several chronic conditions.

PRP for Post-Surgery Recovery

Platelet-rich plasma injections can also be used to speed healing after a surgical procedure. Similar therapies include stem cell treatments, which may complement your PRP therapy depending on your needs.

If PRP sounds like it may help you, contact us today to schedule your consultation with one of our expert pain management doctors.

How Is PRP Therapy Performed?

PRP treatment is an outpatient procedure that consists of three steps. Most platelet-rich plasma treatments are completed in under an hour.

1. Extract a Blood Sample

The first step of PRP therapy is drawing a blood sample. This is performed the same way it would be for any blood test or donation. A needle is inserted into a vein in your arm, and a small sample is extracted. Most patients experience a slight pinch and nothing more.

2. Separate Platelets and Plasma From the Blood Cells

Once the blood sample is taken, it is spun through a centrifuge to separate the platelets and growth factors from the red blood cells. The platelets and plasma are then concentrated into a regenerative serum. The excess blood cells are discarded.

3. Inject the Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Target Location

Once the PRP serum is ready, it will be injected into the targeted location. Your doctor will use local anesthesia to numb the treatment area before the injections take place.

The PRP injections will stimulate a regenerative immune response, helping your body replace damaged tissues with healthy ones.

What Is Recovery Like After PRP?

Most patients require minimal recovery time after platelet-rich plasma injections. You may experience minor swelling and skin redness for one to five days after your injections.

During the first three days of your PRP recovery, you should avoid subjecting the treated area to significant temperature changes. This means avoiding the use of ice, heat packs, hot baths, saunas, and other temperature-varying activities.

If you underwent PRP to treat an injured joint, your doctor might instruct you to immobilize or reduce pressure on the joint for one to three days. This provides time for the joint to heal without placing extra strain on the growing cells.

While not always required, our doctors typically recommend that you avoid vigorous exercise for a week after PRP injections. This lets your cells repair themselves without additional stress.

When Will I See My PRP Results?

It may take several weeks before your PRP therapy reduces your pain and the results become apparent. Most patients notice their final results within two to three months.

Because this is a regenerative process, the full treatment results take up to 90 days. Patients should not expect results right away since repairing the target area is involved, which takes time.

The patient may need one to two repeat treatments depending on the progression of the treatment.

How Long Do PRP Results Last?

The longevity of results will vary from person to person. It is hard to predict outcomes, as different patients have different issues that determine how long the treatment will last.

For example, a tennis player who chooses to play tennis three times a week will most likely need repeat injections in the future if they injure themselves. Generally, people do not need repeat treatments if they do not reinjure themselves in the area.

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