06 Dec Avoid or Reduce Pain Medication with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
As the country’s dependency on painkillers like opioids continues to grow, Integrated Pain Consultants is committed to offering patients a variety of methods for pain management. Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are non-invasive and use your own blood for long-term pain relief. Designed for pain in the back, neck, joints, nerves, and more, PRP is a new non-surgical option that encourages natural healing.
Blood is comprised of four properties: White blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets make up less than one percent of blood, but pack a powerful punch. A popular surgery alternative, not every patient is a good candidate for PRP Injections. However, it’s been successful in treating both acute and chronic pain, organically encouraging the body’s healing processes, and speeding up the healing of joints and tissues.
The Medication Alternative: PRP Injections
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections is most successful in helping the body enhance the natural healing experience. Often, the injuries aren’t going to be permanent. Short-term injuries are when pain medication like opioids are often prescribed, but even a short prescription can lead to dangerous side effects and addiction. Avoiding addictive substances entirely may be in the patient’s best interest, particularly if they have a history of drug/alcohol abuse.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections aren’t necessarily a permanent solution, but they do offer longer pain relief than some other options. However, since the injuries are often short-term anyway, PRP might be effective for as long as a patient requires relief. In some cases, such as with chronic conditions, PRP can be provided more than once.
Although PRP Injections are gaining in popularity for their ability to help with hair regrowth, they’re also quietly making a name for itself as an all-natural alternative to pain medication. Widespread injuries where PRP has proven effective include fractures, arthritis in the knee, disc injuries, muscle/ligament/tendon injuries, and wound healing.
Contact Integrated Pain Consultants About PRP Injections
PRP injections take less than 30 minutes and involve a blood sample draw, a technical separating your platelets from the blood, and injecting the plasma into the treatment site. Ultrasound guidance ensures accuracy. Most patients enjoy pain relief and faster healing two weeks after injection. Get in touch with Integrated Pain Consultants today to find out more about Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections. 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.