PRP therapy, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a non-surgical treatment that can reduce pain and increase joint mobility. PRP has been used to treat various injuries such as tendonitis, ligament damage, muscle strains, and more.
For specific locations and levels of pain, several doctors now employ PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatments. PRP treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical, and very flexible therapy that does not require the use of medications. PRP treatment will help mend damaged tissue in many parts of the body by utilizing the body’s inherent healing mechanisms.
Chronic pain is defined as persistent, intense pain that can last for months or even years. The human body’s nervous system is responsible for sending and receiving signals about the surrounding environment to the brain, which then interprets these signals. This process can be disrupted by various factors resulting in chronic pain.
What Is PRP?
PRP injections can stimulate new cells that release cytokines that aid in healing damaged areas by triggering cellular proliferation or differentiation into specific cell types needed within certain tissues throughout the body.
PRP therapy does not require any type of surgery or anesthesia during treatment sessions. It involves injecting PRPs at an injury site/degenerative area directly into injured tissue.
It can promote faster recovery times than traditional methods with less risk of complications and many other benefits depending on what type of injury/pain you are dealing with.
The treatments are injected into an area of degeneration or injury, which stimulates new cells and promotes regeneration in order to help treat chronic pain and conditions.
Benefits Of PRP
The PRP treatment for chronic pain has shown success in treating patients suffering from chronic pain.
Below is a list of reasons PRP treatment may be able to help reduce chronic pain:
- PRP therapy can successfully regenerate tmc (type ii) and type iv collagen.
- It can help to remove cytokines, exosomes, and PRP factors that are responsible for chronic pain.
- Can stimulate an antinociceptive pathway or act as an anti-inflammatory treatment
- May be helpful in treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD
- PRP therapy can be used in conjunction with other medical procedures such as trigger point injections, epidural steroid injections, and PRP platelet-rich plasma injections
Conditions That PRP Treatments Help
PRP injections have also been found effective for treating tendinopathies (tendon diseases), rotator cuff tears, meniscal tear repair after knee surgery, as well as cartilage defects from wear on the joints over time or from acute trauma.
Other conditions that PRP treatments may help with include:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Disc problems
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Other joint pain
- Bone issues
- Neuropathy (nerve pain)
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Plantar fasciitis
If you or a loved one are experiencing pain and are looking for pain relief options such as platelet-rich plasma treatments in Tampa, Pinellas, St. Pete, Clearwater, or any other surrounding areas in Florida, call Pain & Wellness Institute at 813-733-763.