Platelet-rich plasma is a relatively new form of therapy that uses your own cells to promote healing. When there is an injury in your body, platelets go to work by increasing the amount of growth factor that is released.
Growth factors work by triggering inflammation and stimulating the production of collagen, as well as other regenerative processes.
Medical professionals are now taking concentrated platelets and growth factors from the blood and injecting them into injured or damaged areas of the body. As a result, healing will be induced in that part of the body.
This method of treatment is extremely beneficial in the orthopedic field, and it can have many more benefits when compared with other forms of treatment.
Here are 4 amazing benefits of PRP injections.
1. Less Invasive
PRP injections can be used as an alternative treatment for conditions or injuries that would otherwise require surgery. Surgery can be a very painful process, which can require a lot of downtime. PRP injections, on the other hand, are very non-invasive, and it requires very little downtime. It can prevent you from having to go through surgery and experiencing the pain of the recovering process.
The doctor will simply draw your blood and place it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The concentrated platelets will then be injected into the damaged part of the body using an ultrasound.
Due to the use of your own blood and cells that occur naturally in the body, PRP injections are considered to be a very safe treatment. Unlike surgery, it is associated with a lot less risk for complications or adverse reactions.
3. Can Reduce Your Chronic Pain
Studies have shown that PRP treatments can reduce your persistent pain. Many people have been taking pain medications daily, for long periods of time, due to unresponsive chronic pain. Many have even gone through surgery and still have not received any relief from the pain.
PRP is a treatment that can provide relief to people experiencing this. It has been successful in treating unresponsive pain that is known to be difficult to treat, even with surgery.
Many cases of chronic pain are caused by damaged or torn discs and ligaments. PRP injections can jumpstart the healing of these damaged tissues and, therefore, reduce your pain.
It can also help you overcome stiffness, limited range of motion, and even trouble with sleeping.
4. Can Be Used as a Hair Loss Treatment
The growth factors in platelet-rich plasma can also stimulate your skin and hair growth, therefore, reversing hair loss. The platelets and growth factors will help increase the production of dermal papilla cells. These cells regulate the development and growth of hair follicles.
Contact the Head Pain Institute® Today
The Head Pain Institute® is a leading center for the management of pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, and sleep disorders in Phoenix, Arizona. Our providers are highly qualified specialists who provide non-invasive, non-surgical treatments such as platelet-rich plasma injections. Call for a consultation today, at 480-945-3629.