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PRP Pain Injections
The Downtown Physicians team can offer you our proven PRP injection treatments for your pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
We all agree that illness is treated differently with different drugs. Treatment methods differ because doctors and physicians have studied the cause of such illness and know exactly the best quicker remedy to get it cured fast. In the case of pains, there are different types of injection which are used to either cure the pain or lessen it for the time being. It all depends on the type of pain and the injection method suitable for it. PRP pain Injection is proven to be the new dawn in pain injection; it has gotten widely accepted all because of its effectiveness if done properly.
What are the components of PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, which is also known as PRP, is a substance that is said to facilitate healing when injected in a wound. It contains plasma and platelets. The former is the liquid portion of whole blood, contains water and proteins that support cell growth and it is proven to provide a medium for white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets to flow through the body. While Platelets are the blood cells that cause blood to clot and also provide other necessary growth healing functions in the blood. PRP is produced by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
What are PRP Pain Injections?
PRP therapy uses injections from a concentration of the patient’s platelets to accelerate the healing of the injured part, be it joints, ligaments, and muscles. Literally, what a PRP injection does is to use each patient’s healing system to improve his/her musculoskeletal problems. In its working principle, they are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of the patient’s blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate his/her platelets. These activated platelets will then be injected directly into the patients’ injured or diseased body tissue. What is does internally in the body tissue is to release growth factors that stimulate and it will then increase the number of reparative cells the patient’s body produces thereby reducing the internal pain.
Applications of PRP injections:
- Hair loss
- Tendon injuries
- Acute injuries
- Postsurgical repair
Are PRP Pain Injections Safe?
Yes, yes and yes, PRP pain injection is very much safe. However, patients with pains seeking to go for PRP injection straight away are always advised to see their doctor or a professional physician first. This is to ascertain if PRP pain injection can be used in his or her case because it is not applied in every pain case.
Speaking of professional pain physicians, we are specialized in all types of pain treatment. No matter the type of pain you are passing through, reach our office today, or give us a call and let us see how we can get you treated.
PRP Pain Injections FAQ:
How long should you rest after PRP injection?
The recovery period after PRP injections is a 3 stage period from 2-6 weeks. The first 2 weeks intense activity should remain an absolute minimum, it can increase week 3-4, and depending on pain levels can resume in week 5-6.
How quickly does PRP work?
PRP injections can begin working within a few weeks after the injections, if there is not full pain relief at 3 months then a second injection might be needed.
What should I avoid after PRP?
Immediately following your PRP injection the following should be avoided:
- Applying ice or heat to the injection site for 3 days
- Hot baths or Saunas for 2 days
- Any alcoholic beverages for 1 week
Is PRP painful?
PRP uses your own platelets as an injection into an injured joint or location. Since the area is already under pain, it is possible to feel a slight increase in pain immediately following the procedure. However, there are lasting long term benefits to PRP and pain will be reduced in the longer term.
What is the success rate of PRP injections?
84% percent of patients reported a reduction in pain within 6 months following their PRP injections.
What should you not do before PRP?
- Corticosteroid medications
- Anti Inflammatory Pain medications (aspirin or ibuprofen)
- Arthritis medications
- Anticoagulation medications
Downtown Pain Physicians
Patients visit this practice from all over NYC due to their unique approach and extensive medical offerings. This includes Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn & Bronx. The medical practice is in the Downtown & Lower Manhattan area near the Lower East Side, Tribeca, Financial District, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Soho, Chelsea, East Village, Murray Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and the local zip codes of course (10038, 10007, 10022, 10005, 10006, 10280, 10004, 11201, 11251 11217, 11211, 11231 & 10013).
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