Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections are a revolutionary treatment that reduces pain by stimulating your body’s natural healing powers. Triple board-certified pain management specialist Saqib Khan, MD, offers PRP injections at Pain Medicine Inc in Lakeland, Florida, as a therapeutic treatment to help manage and reduce pain. If you’d like to know more about PRP and how it can help you, call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
PRP is a blood product that contains a concentrated amount of platelets and growth factors that, when injected into your body, speed up the healing process. Researchers aren’t sure exactly how PRP injections work but theorize that the concentrated healing properties found in the injection initiate the repair of the injured area by recruiting stem cells, which are blank cells found in your body that can morph into any type of cell your body needs, to promote the regeneration of healthier tissue.
Dr. Khan creates PRP from your own blood. He draws blood from your arm, then spins it in a centrifuge to separate the liquid portion of your blood from the solid platelet-rich portion, which is then used for your injection.
Dr. Khan could recommend PRP injections as a treatment for a number of conditions that cause pain.
Conditions that could benefit from PRP injections include:
PRP is a new medical treatment and is being researched for its potential uses and benefits.
PRP injections are a safe and fairly quick procedure that Dr. Khan performs in the office. While each patient’s experience is different, the entire process usually takes one to two hours. But you should be able to resume your usual activities after the injection without the need for downtime.
Dr. Khan will develop an individualized treatment plan for you, so you know what to expect before you get started. Typically, most patients require three PRP injections set at two- to three-week intervals to get the best relief. You could, however, notice a significant reduction in your pain after the first injection.
PRP injections not only reduce your pain and discomfort but can also stop the progression of your condition, promote healing, and reduce or eliminate your need for surgery.
To learn more about PRP injections and how they can help reduce your pain and get you back to doing the things you love, call Pain Medicine Inc or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment today.