24 Aug Using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to Relieve Pain
Who wants to live in pain? Nobody! We all want to live healthy, active, pain-free lives, but injuries and medical conditions make that impossible for many people.
Many pain sufferers have tried everything from pain relievers to physical therapy to injections and even surgery. None of these provide long-term relief. The pain just keeps coming back.
Is there anything else that will work? You might want to consider giving platelet rich plasma (PRP) a chance. This innovative technology has been used to help speed the recovery of injured athletes for many years. If you’re ready to get back into the game of life, continue reading to learn more about how PRP can help you. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
How Does PRP Work?
When your body is injured, it delivers platelet cells to the affected area. These platelets use their growth factors to help heal and repair the injury. PRP works off of this premise, and it aids in the healing process because it uses an even higher concentration of platelets to repair the injured area.
The PRP process uses your own blood, which is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other parts of the blood. The platelets are then injected into the painful area to jumpstart the healing process.
The process takes a few hours, with no downtime needed. You should start to see results within two weeks. You can get up to three PRP injections within six months. However, many people see significant improvement after just one or two injections.
What Conditions Can PRP Help With?
PRP can help those suffering from numerous painful conditions experience relief. It works well for those with the following types of pain:
• Arthritis in the hip, knee, shoulder or spine
• Plantar fasciitis
• Pelvic pain
• ACL injuries
• Rotator cuff tears
• Ankle sprains
• Back and neck injuries
• Tennis elbow
Learn About PRP From Integrated Pain Consultants
PRP is an innovative way to manage pain, but you may have concerns about the procedure. Board certified pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth, and his team of Pain Specialists, offer PRP Therapy for pain and can answer your questions about this treatment. Schedule an appointment for his Scottsdale office today and experience relief – (480) 626-2552.