Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative way to repair musculoskeletal damage from the inside out. The medical team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine offers PRP therapy at their offices in Raritan and Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and in Houston, Texas. They customize your PRP therapy to treat neck pain, back pain, spinal injuries, and joint conditions and monitor your progress to ensure you’re enjoying life pain-free. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy by calling the Performance Pain and Sports Medicine location nearest you today.
Platelet-rich plasma is a natural substance found in your blood that contains special growth factors. These factors promote the regeneration of new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by injury or disease.
By injecting high concentrations of PRP, new cells grow to heal damaged soft tissue, including your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. PRP therapy can also relieve chronic joint inflammation and pain.
The team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine can use PRP therapy alone or with other treatments to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve the function of the damaged soft tissue or joint.
The providers may recommend PRP therapy to treat pain in your shoulders, knees, spine, and neck from conditions like:
Your provider can determine if regenerative medicine therapies like PRP injections are right for you based on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.
To achieve a high concentration of PRP for treatment, your Performance Pain and Sports Medicine provider draws a sample of your blood and prepares it in a centrifuge.
This device quickly spins your blood to separate PRP from other materials, and the provider uses the platelet-rich serum for your treatment.
Your physician uses the guidance of fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray technology, to place a needle in a precise location around your injury before injecting the PRP.
To keep you comfortable during your procedure, your Performance Pain and Sports Medicine provider can use a topical numbing agent on the injection site.
Because it takes time for new cells to develop, you may not see an immediate benefit from PRP therapy.
However, as new cells develop and replace damaged cells, you should see a significant decrease in swelling and pain over time. Many people also enjoy an increase in the flexibility and function of their joints and other treated areas.
Since PRP therapy directly addresses the root cause of your pain by healing damaged tissue, your results with PRP therapy tend to be long-lasting. Using PRP therapy, you may be able to put off or prevent the need for surgery.
To find out if cutting-edge PRP therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling the Performance Pain and Sports Medicine office nearest you today.