The body has incredible healing capabilities when the right elements are introduced to injuries or damaged tissues. Within the blood, certain growth factors help stimulate healing and new tissue growth when introduced to the damaged tissue directly. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is derived from blood and has incredible healing properties when it is injected into targeted areas. At Medici Spine & Pain, we offer PRP injections as a part of treatment plans to help rejuvenate damaged tissue for improved mobility and less pain.
PRP injections are a safe biological treatment, as the plasma is derived from your own blood. A small sample of blood is sent through a centrifuge that spins and filters out the platelets and plasma to create PRP. This substance is then reintroduced through an injection to areas that are damaged or require healing. PRP is concentrated with growth factors that can speed up and stimulate healing with no risk of a bad reaction or negative side effects. This is since it is extracted from the patient.
Conditions Treated with PRP Injections
There are a wide variety of chronic pain conditions that can be improved with the introduction of PRP to the localized area. Any condition with damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage or bone may benefit from PRP injections. By stimulating healing, PRP can help restore normal function and lessen inflammation. Some of the conditions that can be treated with PRP injections include:
- Joints affected by osteoarthritis
- Spinal disc damage
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle strains
- Knee and ankle sprains
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction
At Medici Spine & Pain, we utilize the most advanced options to help patients achieve better health with less pain and better mobility. If you have chronic pain or limited mobility issues, we can find the best treatment plan to improve your wellness, including using treatments like PRP injections. Contact one of our clinics in the greater Atlanta metro area to learn more about our innovative approach to pain management.