Prolotherapy triggers the body to heal and repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. It can help strengthen and repair an injury or weakened site by producing new collagen tissue, to stabilize the joint. I often use platelet rich plasma treatments or blood plasma injections that has been enriched with platelets and connective tissue growth factors. This triggers a natural repair process in the body to restore damaged tissues.
There are several conditions for which platelet-rich plasma treatments may be beneficial.
- Some examples include:
- Rotator cuff tears
- Chronic neck or back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Ligament tears
- Muscle injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Sprains and strains
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for platelet rich plasma treatments?
You may be a candidate for platelet rich plasma treatments if you have any type of chronic pain or tissue damage. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to find out more about platelet-rich plasma treatments and whether they are right for you.
What should I expect from a platelet-rich plasma injection?
Platelet-rich plasma injections are on the cutting edge of modern medicine. The process begins with your blood being drawn and then placed into a centrifuge that separates the platelets. The treatment area is then numbed before the platelets are re-injected. This process usually takes about a half hour and causes very minimal discomfort.
What types of results can I expect from this treatment?
It may take some time for platelet rich plasma injections to begin working. You may need additional treatments to achieve desirable results. Though outcomes vary from patient to patient, most results are permanent.