At an increasing rate, people are turning to various forms of regenerative medicine for faster healing and tissue repair. At Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, in Columbus, Georgia, their skilled team offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to heal tissue damage near your joints. For more information on PRP injections, call Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, or book an appointment online today.
Injectable platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a procedure for joint injuries and damage that takes advantage of your natural healing systems. To get platelet-rich plasma for your treatment, the team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, draws a sample of your blood. They put that sample in a centrifuge and process it for several minutes, separating them into layers.
One of the layers that appear after the centrifuge processes your blood is PRP, which contains:
The plasma in your blood is the liquid component. It contains lots of growth factors and proteins that help promote healing in areas of tissue damage.
Platelets are a cellular component in your blood. They’re responsible for making your blood clot when you get an injury to control bleeding and begin the healing process.
PRP injections isolate and use the parts of your blood that help with the healing process. When your physician at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, injects PRP from your blood near an injury or an area of degenerative tissue damage, the PRP stimulates renewed tissue growth in that area. They use ultrasound guidance for precision while injecting the substance near an area of damage.
PRP injections can help reduce inflammation that causes pain, discomfort, and stiffness in a joint. They also promote faster injury healing than many other courses of treatment and can help minimize your need for pain medications, surgeries, and other less natural therapies. Plus, they won’t cause an allergic reaction because the substance comes from your own body.
The team at Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, offers PRP injections as a treatment option for many specific ailments. They might recommend PRP injections to you if you have:
Injuries and damage like these occur at the joints. You might benefit from a PRP injection if you come to Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, with pain in your shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle, or other joints.
You may not notice a difference in your symptoms right away after your PRP injections. This is because PRP helps accelerate the healing process -- it isn’t an immediate anti-inflammatory medication. In the weeks or months after your injections, you’ll notice that your injury is healing successfully and faster than it would without the injections.
To determine if PRP injections fit into your treatment plan for musculoskeletal pain, call Advanced Healthcare & Injury Center, LLC, or book an appointment online today.