According to a recent study, up to 84% of people who received platelet rich plasma therapy experienced a significant improvement in pain and improved joint function.
Curious about getting your first platelet rich plasma injection? We’ve got you covered here at the Center for Health and Wellbeing. Our experienced Doctors have extensive training in PRP Injections as a natural support for improving pain and function.
Here’s how it works, and how it differs from similar treatments!
1. It’s Beneficial For Most Patients
Whether you’re 18 years old or in your 50’s, platelet rich plasma therapy is an excellent choice for patients at virtually any age. Our Doctors at CHWB perform comprehensive physical exams and diagnostic imaging to evaluate how well a patient will respond to PRP. We not only provide the PRP injections but also recommend diet and lifestyle modifications that work synergistically to improve pain and mobility.
2. It Takes Less Than an Hour
One of the best parts about receiving platelet rich plasma therapy to treat your pain is that it takes about an hour to receive this treatment. Here’s how it works. First, your blood is drawn and then placed in a centrifuge as part of a specialized process to extract and concentrate your platelets. Then, your doctor injects the platelets into the sources of your pain and mobility concerns. We use Ultrasound imaging to guide the injections so they are placed in the appropriate locations.
3. Injections are Targeted at the Source of Pain and Dysfunction
Unlike regular cortisone injections, platelet rich plasma injections help to repair the source of your pain and movement challenges, supporting your body to heal both acute and chronic injury in order to improve your pain and movement.
All that your doctor has to do is find the main source of your pain and inject your platelet rich plasma into the right location. Simple as that!
4. It Heals Well Over Time
Different to cortisone injections, which dampen inflammation for a limited period of time to improve pain, platelet rich plasma injections promote long term joint and tissue healing, treating the root cause of your pain and movement challenges. Your body should feel good as new as soon as your joints are back on track. In a nutshell, with PRP as part of your treatment plan you should be back on your feet within no time!
5. It Only Takes a Few Treatments
Another benefit of receiving platelet rich plasma therapy is that it typically only takes a few treatments to recover. Even though you might have to schedule a handful of appointments for platelet rich plasma injections, you should experience a significant improvement in chronic pain as a result that will last a long time.
As a matter of fact, most platelet rich plasma therapy patients report a massive decrease in pain after only a few treatments.
FYI: After the first injection, your medical service provider will most likely conduct a follow-up appointment to see if you even need extra injections.
6. It Might Be Covered by Insurance
While certain health insurance organizations may not cover platelet rich plasma therapy injections, others will. If you happen to qualify, you can potentially receive several hundred dollars in assistance for out-of-pocket expenses.
It gets better: Your health insurance company may even pay for your procedure fee and your office visit. Our billing team can help you through the process of discussing your options with your insurance carrier to see how your carrier covers this service.
7. It’s Accepted By Many Sporting Organizations
Platelet rich plasma therapy is approved and used by most college and professional athletic organizations, including the NCAA and NFL.
8. It Can Treat Low Back Pain, Knee Pain, Elbow Pain, Osteoarthritis, and So Much More
If you are suffering from chronic pain, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find out that platelet rich plasma therapy works well on soft tissue damage to your cartilage, tendons, nerves, muscles, and ligaments.
This includes supporting the recovery from condition including:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Runner’s Knee
- ACL and other Ligament Damage
- Chronic Muscle Spasm
And so much more…
Prepare for Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Now
Want to discuss if platelet rich plasma therapy is right for you? Feel free to get in touch with our team of experts today!