PRP Injections Specialist Questions and Answers
PRP Injections are also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma, these injections not only help with pain management but many issues as well as help with other cosmetic treatments. Contact Assure Wellness today to learn more about how PRP Injections can help you or book an online appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Chesapeake VA, Glen Allen VA, Alexandria VA, Jacksonville NC
What are PRP injections?
Platelet-Rich Plasma is the liquid generation part of your blood that is almost 100% made up of mostly water and protein. It lets the red and white blood cells and platelets move easily through your bloodstream. Platelet-rich plasma is a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot; however, they also play a healing role.
Many doctors have started noticing the healing aspects Platelet-rich plasma injections offer to their patients on injuries or any damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, and skin.
To gather this rich plasma, doctors or medical professionals will collect blood from your body and use a machine that is able to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. Once it is collected, the area on your body that will be injected is numbed before the treatment, and then a needle with the plasma collection is then inserted into the location of the body that is being treated.
What do PRP injections treat?
Platelet-rich plasma injections have been noted to treat many parts of the body that are commonly injured or damaged including:
⦁ Torn tendons
⦁ Muscle injuries
⦁ Arthritis related-pain
⦁ Joint injuries
Platelet-rich plasma injections are also becoming well-used for cosmetic procedures including:
⦁ Hair replacement therapy
⦁ Vampire facials
⦁ Erectile Dysfunction; and so much more!
What are the benefits of PRP injections?
The first benefit of this incredible treatment, is the fact the substance that is injected into your body was produced from your own blood in your body. It is known that platelet-rich plasma treatments are not only safe, but also effective for pain relief. It can also help with the reduction of any swelling and discomfort you may be feeling.
With this cutting-edge pain management treatment comes many benefits including:
⦁ Helping heal many common sport injuries
Provides relief to any individual who suffers from sports-related injuries that may affect their joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues within the body.
⦁ Providing symptomatic relief for knee osteoarthritis
Noticing severe reduction from knee pain and restores the natural hyaluronic acid concentration in the knees, which helps to reverse any joint damage and eliminating the disease progression.
⦁ Effectively heals and reduces any swelling and inflammation
Platelet-rich plasma treatment offers an advanced technique that provides a fast, safe and effective healing process that effectively reduces any inflammation and swelling.
⦁ Provides simple as well as minimally invasive intervention treatments
The substance that is produced from the patient’s blood collection and separation process contains the needed ingredients and growth factors that are specific for the patient’s injury or condition.
⦁ Offers lasting relief for lower back pain
Chronic back pain is known to be very difficult to treat. Platelet-rich plasma treatments can help reduce chronic back pain by improving structural elements such as ligaments, discs, and joints.
There is a multitude of other benefits that platelet-rich plasma treatments offer. These are just a few that show how incredible this therapy really is.
What to expect after PRP injections?
After your treatment, you may experience mild to moderate pain or discomfort at the site of the injection, this is normal and is a sign that your body is healing and adjusting. It is highly recommended that you drink plenty of water to help promote the healing process.
Our doctors will provide more after-care instructions suited to your treatment to help promote healing, but also to make sure no complications ensue from taking any medications you shouldn’t or other issues.
If you are interested in our platelet-rich plasma treatment or would like to learn more, contact our clinic today to book or simply book an appointment online. We serve patients from Chesapeake VA, Glen Allen VA, Alexandria VA, Portsmouth VA, Norfolk VA, Virginia Beach VA, Suffolk VA, Laurel VA, Atlee Ridge VA, Henrico VA, Poindexters VA, Elmont VA, Kingstowne VA, Groveton VA, Annandale VA, Springfield VA, Hybla Valley VA, Jacksonville NC, Half Moon NC, Piney Green NC, Pumpkin Center NC, and Surrounding Areas.