Whether from injury or simply the process of aging, the tissues in our body over time can develop trauma, tears, or other damage that brings us pain. If you are suffering from pain or loss of range of motion there are definitely means of managing the pain, including medications or invasive surgeries, which tend to have major risks, side effects, and require significant downtime after treatment.
But, these are not your only options. There are all alternative treatments available for pain relief, including new approaches that take a different path to your healing. While most approaches simply veil or dull the pain, a few newer approaches actually use the body’s naturally-occurring mechanisms to spur the body to repair its own tissue damage.
One of these effective, alternative approaches involves the injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) at the site of injury or trauma. After a consultation, the medical team may decide that your case warrants this treatment.
The doctor will extract a sample of your blood, spin it in a centrifuge, and create a concentrated solution of your own healing platelets.
These specialized blood components contain healing and growth factors, cytokines, proteins and amino acids that send signals to surrounding tissues to begin the process of healing and restorative growth. Instead of merely addressing symptoms or masking the underlying causes, this treatment gets to the heart of the damage, decreasing your pain and putting your body back into balance
What Platelet-Rich Plasma Can Treat
Although platelets are often associated with the blood’s ability to form clots and close wounds, these powerhouses have much deeper effects on damaged tissue in all areas of the body, including the ability to treat:
- Damaged joints – by introducing regenerative components into the damaged tissue, a PRP injection can stimulate healing in your joints to relieve pain.
- Connective tissues – if you have damaged muscles, tendons or ligaments, the PRP injection can stimulate the healing process in these tissues, bringing about immense relief if you are suffering from tendonitis or other problems with the musculoskeletal system.
- Neck and back pain – if you are having issues with impinged nerves, the PRP injection can signal the body to begin healing at the site of the problem, bringing effective relief to a herniated disc, pinched nerve, or other spinal cord issue.
- Neuropathy – if you have nerve damage or pressure on nerves in other parts of your body, a PRP injection can target the area and send messages to the tissues to begin their healing processes.
If you have been living with pain or other complications resulting from damaged tissues in your body, do not settle for treatments that simply address the symptoms. To learn more about our alternative treatment options like PRP injections in St Petersburg, call us today at (727) 519-3757 to schedule a free consultation.