Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) offers a safe, effective way to treat your pain. The interventional pain management physicians at Florida Medical Pain Management in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Spring Hill, Florida, administer PRP for patients dealing with chronic pain. To find out if PRP is right for you, call the office today and schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Q & A
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
The team at Florida Medical Pain Management can treat your pain with PRP, a procedure that uses your own blood to promote healing in your body.
Your doctor draws a small sample of your blood, which contains platelets that are responsible for promoting cell growth. Your blood is then processed in a machine called a centrifuge to extract the PRP. The PRP is then injected back into your body to stimulate healing and to ultimately bring relief.
At Florida Medical Pain Management, the team keeps you comfortable at all times. They can use a local anesthetic depending on where you get your injection.
Once your body receives the PRP injection, the growth factors promote tissue repair. Improvements in your body and a reduction of your pain should be noticed within a few weeks. Your doctor might want to schedule additional PRP injections to get you the best outcome possible.
Is PRP right for me?
PRP stimulates tissue regeneration, which speeds up the healing process. It’s also one of the safest methods for treating pain since it uses your own blood. If you’re suffering from a disease that causes chronic pain or if you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, PRP can help heal your body and give you relief.
PRP can help if you’re suffering from conditions like:
- Torn tendons
- Joint conditions
- Sprained joints
- Pulled or torn muscles
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Back, neck, and knee pain
- Post-surgery healing
The team at Florida Medical Pain Management can advise whether PRP is the best method of treatment for your chronic pain.
What are the benefits of PRP treatments?
PRP treatments offer several benefits for many conditions needing pain management.
The benefits of getting PRP treatments include:
- No invasive surgery required
- No medications to take that could cause side effects
- No risk of allergies since you’re using your own blood
- Quick and convenient
You can talk to your doctor at Florida Medical Pain Management about choosing PRP as a method to trigger healing in your body.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP to see how it can improve your life, schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool today.