Dealing with joint pain can make everyday activities a major challenge, limiting your quality of life. When seeking treatment options for joint pain relief, the most common are prescription painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication, or if it’s serious enough, joint replacement surgery.
Surgery can be incredibly risky and there may be complications. There is a high risk of developing an infection or blood clots, especially for those who have heart disease or diabetes. There is also the risk that the replacement joint may feel weak if not rehabilitated correctly or the joint may become dislocated.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
These injections utilize the innate healing power your body already has by using your own blood. The platelets in blood have important healing components like growth factors and proteins. This treatment is also nonsurgical, minimally invasive, and can be prepared quickly at your doctor’s office.
To prepare the injection, there is a simple blood draw. The blood is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood cells, which increases the number of platelets and creates a high concentration.
This high plasma concentration is then injected into a numbed area of the painful joint. The side effects of platelet-rich plasma injections are minimal since it is your own platelets being reintroduced to the body.
After treatment, you will be able to return to normal activities and feel a significant reduction in your symptoms and pain.
Chiropractic care is another effective solution for treating joint pain. Misalignment, arthritis, loss of synovial fluid, and cartilage damage are all common causes for joint pain that can be restored with a simple adjustment. A chiropractor can assess the body and utilize tools, techniques, and manipulations in order to bring the musculoskeletal structure back into alignment, providing functional support and healing at the source of your joint condition or injury.
If you or a loved one are looking for treatment to relieve joint pain in St Petersburg, call us today at (727) 519-3757 to schedule a free consultation.