Chronic joint pain is a long-standing pain that may occur continuously or come and go. Living with chronic pain can affect all areas of your life, home, work, physical activities, and your mental health.
Nearly 50 million Americans live with pain on a regular basis. If your chronic joint pain interferes with your quality of life, it’s time to visit Rajiv Sood, DO, at the Spine and Orthopedic Center in Jonesboro, Georgia, to learn about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for pain relief.
PRP technology enables Dr. Sood to use your own cells to treat your joint pain. Your blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. The platelets promote clotting and healing.
When you have an injury, your platelets spring into action to rebuild and repair injured tissues. They release growth factors that cause your body to produce stem cells, work to reduce inflammation, and promote healing and tissue regeneration from the inside out.
PRP therapy is a process of collecting platelets from your blood and directing them to the area of your body that needs them most, such as your joints.
Painful and stiff joints reduce your mobility and can lead to limiting or giving up on physical activities that increase your discomfort. Joint pain caused by injury or degenerative joint disease significantly impacts your quality of life and can also lead to depression.
Until now, joint pain has been difficult to treat, which is why PRP therapy is revolutionizing joint pain treatments by helping to rebuild cartilage and improve the function of your joints.
PRP therapy is an effective pain relief treatment that uses your body’s own resources to promote healing. Dr. Sood takes some of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge device to separate the platelets from the red and white blood cells. The serum is concentrated and has 5-10 times more healing power than your normal blood.
Your platelets are mixed with plasma and injected into your damaged joints. They get to work stimulating stem cells and helping your body regenerate healthier tissue, leading to long-term pain relief and improvements in your quality of life.
Chronic joint pain can control your life if you don’t find effective treatments to reduce your pain and promote better functioning joints. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sood if you’d like more information about PRP therapy for your joint pain and to find out if this revolutionary treatment method can help you. Call our office or request an appointment online today.