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Common Conditions That Respond Well to PRP Injections

From head to toe, your body is outfitted with hundreds of joints, bones, muscles, and other connective tissues that hold you upright and help you function. Unfortunately, virtually every part of your body can become damaged, injured, and chronically painful, and traditional pain management treatments like physical therapy, prescription pain medication, and surgery aren’t always enough to completely resolve your pain. 

When that’s the case, you need a treatment like PRP injections that address your pain at its source. 

Dr. Neel Amin and our team at Pain Relief Solutions know that living with pain can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. That’s why we offer comprehensive pain management treatments like PRP injections to give you a natural solution to your aches and pains

What are PRP injections?

There’s a reason a growing number of celebrities and super-star athletes are using PPR injections. It’s one of the most effective regenerative medicines because of its ability to heal injuries and reverse the effects of damage naturally. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use the powerful healing and growth factors found in your own blood to stimulate the healing process and relieve pain

This breakthrough treatment starts simply with a sample of your blood. We place the sample in a machine called a centrifuge which spins the sample and separates the platelets and plasma from the rest of your blood. 

Platelets are a special type of blood cell that helps your blood clot, and plasma is a liquid substance that lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. 

Both platelets and plasma are integral to your body’s natural ability to heal, and they’re typically the first to arrive at the site of an injury.

This powerful combination of natural healing factors in PRP injections can both relieve painful symptoms and offer quick, complete healing. Dr. Amin injects the PRP solution directly into the painful areas of your body. Then, the platelets and plasma work to repair damage, reduce inflammation, and reduce pain.  

What conditions benefit from PRP injections?

Because PRP injections are natural treatments derived from your own blood, they’re easily tolerated and extremely versatile. Depending on your needs, Dr. Amin can recommend them as a treatment for a wide range of diseases and injuries. Here are a few common painful conditions that respond well to PRP injections:

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis refers to a condition in which the spaces in your spine narrow and put pressure on the nerves running through your spinal column. This typically stems from wear and tear, herniated discs, and spinal injuries, which makes PRP an effective solution. 

Osteoarthritis

From age and weight to genetics and bone deformities, there are many factors that impact your bone health and lead to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis. 

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cushioning substances between your bones called cartilage wears down, causing your bones to rub painfully against each other. Fortunately, you can reverse the effects of arthritis and restore your joint health with platelet-rich plasma.

Low back pain

Even though it’s a strong part of your anatomy that bears the majority of your body weight every day, your low back is extremely vulnerable to injury and damage. Some common low back pain conditions that respond well to PRP injection include disc injuries, spinal arthritis, and strains. 

Soft tissue injuries

Soft tissue refers to the tissue in your body that connects, supports, or surrounds other organs and structures, including muscles, fascia, tendons, and ligaments. Your soft tissues are susceptible to a wide range of injuries. Common soft tissue injuries include:

PRP injections speed up your healing time and can help get you back to the activities you love with much less recovery time. 

Neck pain

Your neck is made up of a variety of bones, joints, and discs. Each of these structures is vulnerable to degenerative diseases and injury. Some common neck conditions include sprains and strains, herniated discs, and arthritis. No matter what’s causing your neck pain, PRP and its power to kick your body into healing mode is likely a treatment option for you. 

If you’d like more information about PRP injections, you can request an appointment with Dr. Amin online or over the phone today. 

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