Platelet-rich plasma in your blood contains growth factors that help your body develop new cells. National Pain Institute offers platelet-rich plasma therapy for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses a component of your blood that contains growth factors. The growth factors help with new cell development in almost every area of the body, such as muscle tissue, nerve fibers, bone material and more. The platelet-rich plasma that we use for our interventional pain management therapies is extracted from your own blood, so there is no risk of adverse reactions.
What Are the Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma is used in various applications throughout the medical community to enhance the body’s ability to generate new tissues. In the realm of chronic pain management, platelet-rich plasma may help with repairing damaged spinal discs, arthritic joints and other tissues that are affected by pain conditions.
Am I a Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Because the platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood, the treatment is considered safe for our patients. If we note that you have experienced any type of tissue loss that is contributing to your chronic pain symptoms, we may recommend platelet-rich-plasma therapy as an option.
How Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Performed?
We take a small amount of blood from a vein in the bend of your arm, similar to what is done when you have blood drawn for lab work. The blood is placed in a device that spins it to separate out the platelet-rich plasma. The plasma is loaded into a syringe or IV bag and administered into the affected area, such as your joints, connective tissue or spinal discs.
What Is the Recovery Like After Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Interventional pain management with platelet-rich plasma does not require any downtime. The procedure is easily integrated into your other treatments, so the appointment takes about the same amount of time.
What Should I Expect After Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
The results of platelet-rich plasma therapy may not be obvious to you. Your physician can identify areas of tissue that have formed after your platelet-rich plasma therapy to demonstrate how the treatment has improved your pain condition.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers platelet-rich plasma therapy for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.