Regenerative medicine has made significant strides in recent years. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is one option for promoting healing in the body without the use of drugs or foreign substances. PRP injections help with a wide variety of health conditions, including joint and spine disorders. Hanowell Spine Clinic in Covington, GA, offers PRP injections as one of our injection treatment options to help patients improve their health and wellness.
What are PRP Injections?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections are a safe and effective treatment to improve tissue healing. PRP is not a medication, but a substance derived from your own blood. To create PRP for injection therapy, we take a small sample of your blood and filter it through a centrifuge. This specialized medical device “spins” out the platelets from the blood, creating a condensed platelet-rich plasma. This substance is sterilized and reinjected into the body to promote a healing response.
PRP is high in certain growth factors that stimulate healing. PRP has been used for many years in wound healing and other medical applications. In recent years, research has shown the benefits of PRP injections for a wide variety of disorders, especially degenerative issues.
PRP Injections for Pain Relief
Degenerative conditions, like arthritis, can cause chronic pain due to inflammation and tissue breakdown. PRP injections promote a healing response, slowing degeneration in the spine, joints and other areas affected by disease. There are no side effects from PRP, as the substance is made from your own blood, making it a safe treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about platelet-rich plasma injections or any of our other treatments for chronic pain relief, contact us at Hanowell Spine Clinic. We offer advanced treatment options for pain management and spine disorders at our clinic in Covington, GA.