When talking about pain management, most people consider it to be the act of reducing temporary or chronic pain to a point where the pain is as tolerable as can be. By that definition, PRP injections do not necessarily fall into this category of pain management, since they ultimately aim to heal the affected area that is causing your pain.
A Closer Look at PRP Injections
PRP injections can be used to address musculoskeletal conditions ranging from elbow injuries and plantar fasciitis in the feet to a torn rotator cuff and other issues. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, which is derived from the patient’s own blood.
Before we perform PRP injections for pain management, we always consult with the client. Oftentimes, another form of treatment is attempted before prescribing PRP injections. However, it all depends on the unique situation. Regardless of your case, you can be sure that your treatment will not be one-size-fits-all. It will be customized based on your wants and needs, as well as the recommendations of Dr. Mattalino and his team of experts.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
After consulting with the client, we may create a customized pain management treatment regimen for you. The actual PRP injections are performed in the comfort of our office. During the treatment, we draw blood from the client, spin it around in a centrifuge in order to prepare it for the injection, and then skillfully inject the PRP solution into the treatment area(s). Since it’s a simple injectable treatment, no downtime is involved. The treatment is extremely convenient for people with busy schedules.
To put it simply, PRP injections don’t just aim to “manage” pain. The therapy is designed to heal injuries by using a concentrated form of your own healing factors. The truth is when PRP therapy is successful, you heal faster and more thoroughly.