PRP (platelet-rich plasma)
Looking for PRP Injections in Norfolk and Bridgewater, Massachusetts? Bay State Pain Management Provides Regenerative Non-Surgical PRP (platelet-rich plasma) Treatment for Spine, Joint, Back Pain & Other Types of Pain Conditions.
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections are a remarkable options for patients seeking to decrease their chronic pain without surgery.
PRP injections have been thoroughly studied and are safe, effective and minimally invasive. Every patient will supply the blood for their own Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, which means there is no risk of having an allergic reaction. The centrifuge process, which is the process that our expert doctors need to perform for separating blood cells and platelets, will take about a half an hour. Once prepared, the injections themselves are minimally painful, and those who happen to experience any discomfort preceding the procedure, can generally expect the pain to dissipate within a few days’ time.
Re-administration of your own platelets to activate your body’s natural healing
There are some very common questions that are asked at our clinics regarding PRP injections. Some of which include:
How is PRP Obtained & Administered?
During an office visit, one of our medical professionals will take some samples of the patients’ own blood. The blood will be specially prepared in a centrifuge where the healing factors in the blood are extracted and then injected into the injured area under an ultrasound-guidance procedure.
How Does PRP Work?
Healing wounds is a very complex process and it involves multiple steps. PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) stimulates, or promotes, the natural healing process by creating a controlled, inflammatory response. PRP injections have also been shown to improve a persons’ chronic joint pain and their arthritis.
Is the Procedure Safe?
Yes. Since the patient’s own blood is always used, there is no risk of contracting a transferrable disease. Effects of the procedure are no different from those of a routine blood draw. Side effects are very rare and temporary if you do happen to have any. Patients have claimed to have some minor pain at the injection site.
What Conditions Can be Treated with PRP Injections?
There is various tendon, ligament, muscle and joint or cartilage injuries that can be treated with PRP. Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are a safe option for patients whose bodies have not responded to proper physical therapy or any other non-surgical treatments, like cortisone injections.
Are the Injections Effective?
Many studies on PRP Injections and other regenerative medicine therapies show to achieve significant reductions in chronic pain and improvements in bodily function. There are many testimonies about PRP injection therapy benefits that have been reported. Results vary from person to person, and there are some patients who do not see or experience significant improvement.
Do I Have to Qualify to Receive the Treatments?
Yes. Our expert doctor will work with you to figure out if you are physically capable to receiving PRP Injections. Patients with certain medical conditions may be ineligible for the injections. Problems like low platelet count or platelet dysfunction, active infections or fever, anemia, and certain cancers may restrict a person from qualifying.
Is PRP Covered by Insurance?
Currently Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections are not covered by most insurances. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure or pricing, please us today at one of our pain management locations.
How Long Before I Feel Better?
Chronic pain and bodily function typically improve within a few weeks’ time. This can also depend on the underlying problem or injury. One treatment is often all that is required to start seeing results. However, there are time when a 2nd or 3rd injection is performed anywhere between 6-12 weeks after the first initial injection. This is also depending on the underlying condition and the patient’s response to the first injection.
How Long Will My Appointment Last?
Plan to be at our clinic for about 60 minutes from start to finish. Patients are able to drive themselves home after the procedure, however alternate transportation might be necessary or recommended, depending on the area that the procedure is performed.