Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative medicine that can stimulate your body’s natural ability to repair itself. At Michigan Pain Specialists in Ypsilanti and Adrian, Michigan, the team provides PRP injections to address various painful injuries and degenerative conditions. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about PRP and how it might provide lasting pain relief.
Your blood consists of liquid plasma and solid components, including platelets and white and red blood cells. PRP is a serum made from your plasma and platelets.
Your platelets assist with blood clotting, but they also carry the nutrients and growth factors your body uses when it generates new cells to repair itself. PRP works by stimulating your healing response and flooding injured tissue with the substances it needs for repair.
While medical researchers are still studying the potential uses for PRP, the team at Michigan Pain Specialists incorporate PRP into pain management plans for various conditions, including:
PRP can address the root cause of your pain, accelerating your body’s ability to create new cells and repair itself. Healing your body is an excellent method of providing long-term pain relief.
The Michigan Pain Specialists team begins by drawing a sample of your blood. They separate the different parts of your blood in a centrifuge before combining your plasma and platelets into a serum.
When your serum is ready, your physician injects it into your injured or damaged tissue. They might use X-rays or ultrasound to guide the injections into the optimal places in your body.
The treatment is an outpatient procedure and usually takes around an hour. You don’t need to take any time off to recover after a PRP treatment.
Everyone responds to PRP and regenerative medicine treatments differently. It all depends on how rapidly your body repairs itself. You might notice a reduction in pain within a few weeks after just one treatment, or you might need a few months to experience the results.
Your physician at Michigan Pain Specialists can provide customized advice on what to expect and how many PRP treatments you will need.
Call Michigan Pain Specialists today or make an appointment online to learn more about PRP and if it might fit into your pain management program.