We say yes! PRP injections have proven to be safe and effective for many of our patients here at the West Texas Pain Institute, and we’d love for you to benefit from this incredible advancement in pain management.
It can be daunting trying a new treatment, so our expert Dr. Raul Lopez is here to give you the best information when it comes to PRP so you can be sure this treatment is right for you.
The basics of PRP injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a growing trend in pain management. From famous athletes looking for fast recovery from sports injuries to people struggling with arthritis pain, PRP injections have lived up to the hype when it comes to reducing pain and promoting healing.
Here’s how it works.
This therapy starts with a sample of your blood. Dr. Lopez takes your sample and places it in a machine called a centrifuge, which spins your blood sample at a rapid speed to separate the plasma and platelets from the other substances in your blood to create PRP.
Dr. Lopez takes the PRP and injects it directly into the places where your body is most painful. It gets to work quickly, so you start to feel freedom from pain within only a few weeks of treatment.
The science behind PRP
It might sound like PRP injections are just another fad, but the science behind this treatment will prove how effective it can be.
PRP is so successful in treating your pain because it doesn’t use synthetic chemicals or medicines to mask your pain or relieve it for a short time. It uses the natural healing power of your own body.
Your blood is made up of many different substances, all with different jobs. The plasma in your blood is mostly water and helps your blood cells and platelets move freely through your bloodstream. The platelets are where your body’s true healing power lies because they play a huge role in clotting your blood and repairing damage and healing injuries.
When injected, the PRP rushes to the site of the injury and damage and begins rebuilding tissues and muscles, reducing inflammation, and accelerating the healing process.
As a result, you experience lasting relief from your worst pain without prescriptions or a trip to the surgery room. It’s also extremely unlikely that you’ll reject or experience any side effects from PRP because it came straight from your body’s own resources.
Some of the injuries and conditions PRP injections can treat include:
- Muscle injuries
- Arthritis pain
- Joint injuries and pain
You’ll meet with Dr. Lopez so he can conduct a thorough examination of your symptoms and discuss your pain management goals with you. He may combine PRP injections with other therapies like stem cell therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic massages, and hot and cold treatments depending on your needs.
Why live through another painful day when you can harness the natural, powerful healing capacity of PRP? Call our friendly staff or request an appointment online when you’re ready to get started on your journey to a pain-free life.