Are you plagued by chronic joint pain? Have traditional methods like physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications fallen short? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a leading-edge way to treat stubborn pain in your joints, giving you back the active, pain-free lifestyle you once enjoyed.
At Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, our team of experienced medical providers is committed to bringing patients the latest in regenerative medicine to relieve pain, improve joint function, and enhance your life enjoyment. PRP injections can deliver game-changing results for almost any patient, from professional athletes to active seniors.
Your blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Of these four ingredients, platelets are the most powerful: Not only do they drive the clotting process to stop any bleeding, but they also contain powerful growth factors that make healing possible.
If you have a simple cut or bruise, your platelets immediately go to work. They encourage clotting to help stop bleeding and release the specialized growth factors that encourage tissue repair and regeneration. Inflammation and infection are tackled at the source, and your body heals itself from the inside out. You can see the effects as bruises fade and cuts close up.
Now, imagine the power of platelets if you could concentrate them and deliver them to any part of your body that is causing pain? That is what PRP is designed to do. It can be used for treating both acute injuries and chronic arthritis pain, giving you relief and a renewed range of motion.
Articulating (moving) joints in your body are especially vulnerable to pain caused by cartilage wear-and-tear. Unlike bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, cartilage isn’t very repairable with surgery and doesn’t regenerate as easily as other tissues in the body. This is one of the reasons why PRP therapy is a game-changer because it can boost your body’s healing abilities and reduce pain right where you need it the most.
The process is simple: Our medical team draws some of your blood, centrifuges it to concentrate the platelets in the plasma, extracts the concentrated layer from the vial, and injects this PRP into your joint at the site of the pain. Since it’s made from your own blood, your body readily accepts it, which means your healing can begin. Most patients with pain caused by arthritis find that pain and stiffness in the joints are reduced, and range of motion is increased.
If you’d like to know more about how PRP injections can help relieve your joint pain, call our office at 931-313-3842, or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation.