Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has revolutionized the way practitioners treat their patients. But with so much information available on this therapy, it can be confusing to know whether it’s an option for you. That’s why we’re here to pull back the curtain when it comes to PRP injections.
At Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, Dr. John Bassell and his experienced staff are dedicated not only to giving you the best treatment possible but providing you with the best information possible.
The short answer is yes. Almost everyone can benefit from PRP injections because PRP uses your own blood to help you heal. As long as you’re able to give a blood sample, our practitioners can create your personalized cocktail of pain-fighting, injury-healing treatment.
Here’s how it works:
We begin by reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and treatment goals. You might also need to undergo some other evaluations, like X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans to better assess your situation.
Then, you give a blood sample. Your blood is placed into a machine called a centrifuge, which rapidly spins the sample. As it spins, your blood begins to separate. The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the rest of your blood cells and is captured for injection.
We take the concentrated substance and inject it exactly where you need it most. The PRP contains growth factors that get to work on restoring tissues, relieving pain, and promoting healing.
These injections are a great alternative to prescription medicine and aren’t likely to be rejected because the substances involved came from your own body.
The great thing about PRP therapy is that it can treat just about any injury or painful condition you’re experiencing. From car accident injuries to sports injuries, PRP is a treatment option for you. Other conditions that can be treated with PRP include:
PRP therapy can also help accelerate your recovery from surgery. On a cosmetic level, PRP can address issues like wrinkles, hair loss, and sagging skin.
We can administer PRP to virtually any area of your body, including your shoulders, spine, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. PRP injections pair well with other treatments like physical therapy, K-laser treatment, therapeutic massage, and chiropractic care.
PRP injections don’t involve surgery or downtime. You can get your injection, leave our office, and resume your daily routine with no interruption. Results typically appear within a few days or weeks; depending on your situation, you may need subsequent injections to get the best results.
If you’ve been curious about PRP, stop wondering and come see how it can heal your injury and relieve your pain. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call our office or schedule an appointment online today.