Living with chronic back pain can disrupt your life and make it impossible for you to do your job, play with your kids, or remain independent. The good news is there are innovative new regenerative medicine treatments, many now available at Advanced Spine and Pain, that can help restore your quality of life — without major surgery.
Regenerative medicine can help you alleviate chronic pain to reduce your reliance on pain medications. It can also help restore your joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves without the need for a replacement procedure, helping you get back to enjoying an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a procedure where your doctor withdraws your own blood and processes it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the contents of your blood, concentrating the platelets from other cells, utilizing the ingredients in platelets to heal a degenerated structure.
Your doctor extracts the PRP from the sample and injects it into the area where degenerated or diseased joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves are located. PRP contains growth properties that triggers healing of the tissue it’s injected into. As we age, and/or with particular damaging movements, our body degenerates due to lack of blood flow to that area. PRP helps deliver blood flow to degenerated structures, and gives the desired solution to allow them to heal.
Pain relief isn’t immediate, and can take over a few months to feel the effects, by alleviating pain and reducing inflammation in the affected body part. PRP treatments can be very effective in treating acute and chronic pain caused by arthritis, osteoarthritis, and injuries.