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The Healing Power of PRP Injections

The Healing Power of PRP Injections

Breakthroughs in regenerative medicine make it possible to take advantage of your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Instead of masking symptoms, regenerative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) help the body repair damaged tissue and build new healthy cells. 

At Integrated Spine & Pain Care, located in Farmingdale and Deer Park, New York, our experienced pain management team uses the latest advances in pain management to help you get relief so you can get back to the things you enjoy. 

Platelet-rich plasma overview

PRP therapy is an exciting advancement in regenerative medicine that boosts the body’s own healing powers. PRP makes use of powerful healing elements already present in your blood — platelets and plasma — to not only halt the disease process but also reverse tissue damage. 

Platelets are the body’s first response to injury. When you cut yourself, the body sends platelets to the site of damage where they stop the bleeding and kick off the healing process. When platelets are activated, powerful growth factors are released that aid in healing the damaged tissue. 

PRP therapy for chronic conditions

PRP therapy involves using your own blood to make a concentrated source of platelets and plasma. The PRP is injected directly into the damaged area where the platelets and growth factors go to work healing and forming new tissue. 

Platelets circulate in your blood naturally, but PRP therapy uses a concentrated source that is much higher. It’s this concentrated form of platelets and growth factors that gives the body a major boost in its ability to heal itself. 

PRP therapy activates new cell production in the damaged area and accelerates repair and healing. As healthy new cells are formed at the site, you experience less pain and improved function. 

PRP is beneficial for various conditions, including the following:

Regenerative treatments like PRP can also reduce the need for pain medications or surgery.

What to expect from PRP therapy

Your treatment starts with a blood draw and preparing your sample by spinning it in a centrifuge. Then, your provider injects the PRP into the damaged area. Following the injection, there is no downtime, and you can typically resume regular activity right away.

After treatment with PRP therapy, you may notice mild swelling and some discomfort in the treatment area. That is normal and not a cause for alarm. It is a sign that healing is underway.

Since PRP involves healing damage and disease, it can take a few weeks before you notice an improvement in your symptoms. However, as healthy, new cells regenerate in the area, you’ll start seeing more stability, increased range of motion, and less pain and inflammation.

If you’re struggling with pain from injury, arthritis, or another chronic pain condition, it’s time to consider PRP therapy. Give us a call to schedule a visit with an Integrated Spine and Pain Care provider or book your appointment online. Find out what PRP therapy can do for you. 

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