If you’ve tried multiple treatments for pain with no success, then consider PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. This type of treatment works with your body in order to deliver long-lasting pain relief. PRP treatment is commonly used for pain in the hips, knees, shoulders, and other joints. It can also be used for injuries that occur in the neck and back as well as with strains of your ligaments and tendons.
When there is an injury to the tissues in your body, a natural response is for your body to send platelets to the area. The platelets in your body begin to repair the injury while attracting stem cells to offer assistance as well. When PRP therapy is used, there are more platelets introduced to your body that can then navigate to the injured area. This means that there will be more relief for the pain that you experience while decreasing the time that it takes for the area to heal.
PRP therapy begins with your own platelets. A small sample of your blood is drawn so that your platelets can be separated. An injection of the platelets is then used at the injury site. Since there are more platelets injected in one area, it tends to jumpstart the body’s natural reflexes by sending even more platelets and stem cells. This will then result in pain reduction while your body heals. A benefit of PRP treatment is that your own blood is used. As such, there’s no need to worry about any kind of infection or contamination from someone else’s blood since your own is used.
Since your own platelets are being introduced with the treatment, your body may continue to make platelets to heal the injury, which means the pain relief you experience can last longer than that incurred by medications. This kind of treatment is beneficial due to its relatively simple and non-surgical approach to pain relief.
To learn more about PRP treatment for pain reduction, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Anazao MD! At our convenient location in Steamboat Springs, CO, our caring and experienced staff will be ready to explain the process in greater detail, answer any questions you may have, and help you make your way back to a comfortable life. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!