What would you say if we said we could relieve your pain by helping you heal instead of just masking your symptoms? It may sound like fantasy, but that’s exactly how regenerative medicine treatments, like PRP, work.
At Metro Pain Centers, our team offers the latest pain management treatments to ensure you find the relief you need so you can live your best life. If you struggle with pain, here’s how PRP could help.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This type of regenerative medicine relies on healing elements found in your blood — primarily your platelets and plasma — to reverse the signs of damage or disease.
You may be familiar with platelets because they help your blood clot when you hurt yourself. However, they also produce vital growth factors involved in tissue regeneration, cell division, and healing. Plasma is mainly water, but it also has powerful proteins and antibodies.
When concentrated, your plasma and platelets make a potent, healing infusion.
All forms of regenerative medicine work by triggering the natural healing process, including PRP. After taking a blood sample and concentrating it, we inject it directly into the part of your body causing your pain.
By introducing these healing substances to the damaged or diseased tissues behind your symptoms, we can activate new cell production in the area. This accelerates tissue remodeling and healing. As healthy new cells develop at the site, you experience less pain and better function returns in the area.
We recommend PRP for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, such as:
Regenerative treatments like PRP can also reduce your need for pain medications or surgery.
PRP comes with few risks, and we administer it during a routine office visit.
Your treatment starts with a blood draw and preparing your sample by spinning it in a centrifuge. Then, we inject your PRP serum into your pain site. After your injection, you can usually resume regular activity immediately.
After having PRP, you could notice mild swelling and some discomfort in the treatment area. This is completely normal and means the healing process is underway.
Since PRP involves healing damage and disease, it can take a few weeks to see initial relief. However, as healthy, new cells regenerate in the area, you’ll start seeing more stability, increased range of motion, and less pain and inflammation.
Ready to see if PRP can help heal your body? Book a visit online or call one of our Metro Pain Centers offices in New Jersey or New York.