What is PRP? PRP, or platelet-rich plasma refers to a non-surgical, drug-free treatment that uses a sample of your own blood to relieve pain and promote your body’s natural ability to heal. These injections are an alternative to more invasive procedures that may use harmful substances or medications.
If you suffer from chronic pain and want to avoid surgery and medication, PRP therapy may be just what you’ve been looking for. Book a free consultation today to find out if PRP is right for you.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy and How Can It Relieve Pain?
Platelet-rich plasma is an effective method of pain relief because it helps resolve the underlying condition that is causing your pain. The pain and discomfort you feel is being caused by something beneath the surface, whether that’s tissue damage from an injury, fractures, dislocation or a degenerative condition.
If you simply mask the pain with medication, your results will be short term at best, which is why getting to the root cause is crucial for long-term relief.
PRP is an effective treatment for issues that include:
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Elbow pain
- Joint pain
- Torn ligaments
- Degraded cartilage
- Disc degeneration
- Plantar fasciitis
- And more
PRP contains powerful healing properties that will encourage your body’s own healing mechanisms to jump into action. There is very little risk associated with PRP therapy when it comes to side effects or downtime. Since it is made from your own blood, you know your body is compatible and there is no risk of rejection. Most of the time, you can carry on with your day like normal after treatment, so the time commitment and recovery process is nothing like having a surgical procedure.
How are PRP Injections Administered?
These treatments start with a sample of your blood that is placed into a centrifuge. As it spins, the red blood cells and platelets separate. The resulting solution contains highly concentrated platelets that have properties designed to facilitate healing and repair damaged cells and tissue.
Once it’s ready, the platelets are injected back into your body at the site of the injury or degenerative condition, and your body’s natural healing process accelerates.
This non-surgical, drug-free treatment that’s made from a substance you already have available in your body will allow you to experience natural pain relief without the worry and anxiety associated with conventional treatments.
To learn more about platelet-rich plasma in Snohomish County, Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County or any nearby area, call us today at (360) 424-1066 to schedule a free consultation.