Learn How PRP Injections Are Revolutionizing How We Treat Joint Pain

Living with chronic pain can affect many aspects of your work, home, and family life. It can also take a toll on your psychological well-being, fostering anxiety and depression. An estimated 50 million Americans cope with pain on a regular basis. It’s time to see a specialist if your pain persists for six months or longer without adequate relief. The latest treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can help ease your pain so you can focus on what matters most. 

At Integrated Spine and Pain Care, board-certified pain management physician Mikael Sarij, MD, and our team of pain management specialists offer compassionate, individualized care to men and women in and near Farmingdale and Deer Park, New York. We offer future-forward pain management using a patient-centered approach. If you’re living with joint pain, read on to learn how PRP injections can help ease your pain. 

What is PRP?

Today’s technology enables pain management doctors like Dr. Sarij to harness the healing power of a patient’s own cells to treat joint pain. Your blood is composed of white and red blood cells, as well as plasma and platelets. Platelets are best known for their clotting abilities, but what many people don’t realize is that platelets also contain powerful growth factors that promote healing.

When you sustain an injury, platelets work to rebuild and repair the damaged tissues. With their primary job completed, platelets then release growth factors, which act as a call to action, signaling your body to send in additional resources such as stem cells. All of these resources come together to tackle inflammation and rebuild your tissue from the inside out.

With PRP therapy, we tap this powerful call to action and redirect it to where you need it most — your painful joints.

PRP: An innovative joint pain treatment

Stiff, painful joints can limit your mobility and have a major impact on your everyday life. You may choose to give up physical activities you used to enjoy, and limit other activities. Whether from injury or degenerative joint diseases like arthritis, joint pain can have a significant impact on your quality of life. 

While we can repair tendons, ligaments, and muscles, it’s much more challenging to treat joint pain. This is one of the reasons why PRP therapy is a game changer, because we’re finally able to help rebuild this valuable cartilage to promote smoother function in your joints.

Harnessing the power of your cells to ease arthritis pain

PRP therapy uses your body’s own resources. Dr. Sarij draws some of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. This creates an ultra-concentrated serum that’s 5-10 times more powerful than your normal blood. 

The concentrated platelets are mixed in with a small amount of plasma to make your very own PRP serum. Once Dr. Sarij injects the serum into the damaged joint, the platelets get to work by stimulating more growth factors and stem cells to help rebuild healthier tissue. 

Don’t let joint pain take control of your life. The right treatment can help you feel and function better. If you’re interested in exploring further how PRP injections can help relieve your joint pain, contact our Farmingdale or Deer Park office to schedule a consultation. Our team members are standing by to get you started.

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