Pain is never fun, and living with chronic or acute pain flare ups is downright painful.
It steals the joy out of life, robs you of those little special moments, and makes it nearly impossible to do the things you love to do. Pain can destroy a person’s life, and until recently medication or invasive surgery was often the only real choices for dealing with severe pain issues. But that is changing now. Pinnacle Pain Management is leading the way in a new option: using PRP for pain management and control. PRP stands for platelet rich plasma, and uses your own blood and body cells to rejuvenate damaged tissue and ease pain. With our specially designed approach, pain management is made easy with PRP.
Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) is a new non-operative treatment for chronic and acute pain that uses the body’s own cells rather than drugs. The benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy has seen rising popularity over recent years thanks to the use of the new treatment among professional athletes, recreational athletes, and other famous and influential individuals.
PRP therapy helps speed healing and minimizes pain with its healing and regenerative properties. This newly emerging technique shows a lot of promise for helping reduce or eliminate pain associated many conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, pulls and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Here at Pinnacle Pain Management we help patients enjoy the benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy. We are proud to be leaders when it comes to treating pain with PRP and other treatment options.
HOW USING PRP FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT WORKS
Treating pain with PRP works like this: Platelet rich plasma is human blood that is spun down and so that the platelet count is higher than normal. This concentrated plasma is then injected into the area of injury or pain in order to promote healing and pain relief. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, but they also have great potential in enhancing healing of muscle, tendon, and ligaments.
The benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy have been used for several years now in the sports medicine field to treat injuries commonly suffered by athletes. It is also used in surgery to improve healing and overall success of the procedure being done. Clinical trials both past and present are shining light on the full spectrum of use for PRP and almost all show significant improvement in healing, regeneration, pain level and functionality of the treated area.
This makes PRP a prime focus of pain treatments in children, adults, the elderly and those who may not be a good candidate for invasive surgeries or procedures. The benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy are easy to see, and here at Pinnacle Pain Management we are treating pain with PRP for many of our patients.
The first thing that needs to be known is what the extent of the injury is, how it occurred, how long ago it happened, what the pain level is, and how many areas are affected. Our medical team at Pinnacle Pain Management will go over your medical history, talk to you about what happened to cause the pain, what makes it worse and what makes it better.
“PRP therapy presents patients with a long lasting, permanent solution through the body’s natural healing process. PRP is not something that wears off over time as with a traditional pain injection”
The medical website SpineMD
PRP is an amazing new regenerative medicine therapy that is recognized as a non-steroid and non-chemical alternative to improving tissue healing and pain management.
The process for producing PRP is straightforward. After obtaining a blood sample from a patient, the blood is put into a centrifuge, which is a tool that separates the blood into its many components. This is the material that is produced in using PRP for pain management, especially in treating chronic pain and a primary reason why the pain management practices of Pinnacle Pain Management are so successful.
The use of PRP allows us to tap into the natural wonder and power of the body’s own cells because the platelets and stem cells found in your own body are truly magical powerhouses. Platelets as well as the famous stem cells work naturally within the body to turn on and stimulate various growth factors. These are the things that affect and direct body’s ability to heal and repair injured tissues.
Both of these cell types encourage growth and regeneration, and help speed the healing process. At the same time, they work to reduce inflammation and pain, and minimize lasting damage to the area. This is why using PRP for pain management is proving to be so successful for so many applications. It is easy to see how pain management made easy with PRP is indeed the way of the future.
The growth factors that the platelets secrete stimulate healing and regeneration by increasing collagen production, increasing oxygen levels, improving blood flow, minimizing nerve damage, and healing dead and damaged tissue. Once the activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, growth factors are released that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
Pinnacle Pain Management has been developing new and improving methods for collecting, separating, and administering these platelets and has seen amazing results with many of our patients. This is the wonder of platelet rich plasma; it works like a super serum to jump start healing and pain reduction within the body. Using PRP for pain management is the most advanced pain therapy in the medical field, helping our clinic to ensure that pain management is made easy with PRP.
THE BASICS OF PRP
Normal human blood is comprised of 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, 1% platelets and plasma. Platelets are most well known for their blood-clotting function that works to stop bleeding. Platelets, however, are also a critical component in injury healing and cell repair and regeneration. This is the major factor in taking advantage of the benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy.
Platelets are naturally rich in healing properties and also encourage the development of more stem cells at the site of injury. Together, platelets and stem cells speed healing, help regenerate damaged tissue and cells, and reduce pain by correcting the problems that are causing the pain in the first place. The body’s first response to tissue injury is to deliver platelets to the area and to start boosting the multiplication of stem cells in that area. The benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy are in “super charging” the body’s first response.
Injecting the powerful growth factors found in these platelets into damaged ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints stimulates the natural repair process. Treating pain with PRP creates, stimulates, and accelerates the body’s natural healing process and, best of all, it is natural and comes from the patient’s own blood supply. So there is little to no risk for adverse side effects or reactions to the injection. It is simply taking the body’s own cells, modifying them slightly and reintroducing them into the injured area. Treating pain with PRP is the most recent advance in the pain medicine field, but the benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy are already being seen across the country.
The Conditions That See The Benefits Of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Most
Treating pain with PRP works most effectively for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains as well as some muscle applications including but not limited to:
- Spinal Pain from degenerative disc or other injury
- Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder injuries
- Shoulder pain and instability
- Carpel tunnel and other pinched nerve injuries
- Hamstring and hip strains
- Knee injuries and ligament tears
- Muscle tears and strains
- Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis
- Ankle injuries, sprains, twists and injuries
- Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
- Osteoarthritis of the joints
- Nerve entrapment syndromes
- Scoliosis pain and numbness
- Injuries to the muscles and disc of the neck
- Knee arthritis
- Hip joint arthritis
- Shoulder arthritis
- Ankle arthritis
- Other injuries of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments