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PRP

Advanced Pain Management

Pain Management Specialists located in Evans, GA & Thomson, GA

If you have lingering joint pain, chronic hip discomfort, agonizing knee stiffness, or another pain-causing issue, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be just the solution you need. The highly skilled physicians at Advanced Pain Management in Evans, Georgia, provide PRP regenerative treatments to help relieve inflammation and promote healing, in the most natural manner possible. Find out if PRP is right for you by booking an evaluation online or over the phone today.

PRP Q & A

How does PRP work?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the most in-demand regenerative treatment. Not only is PRP highly beneficial for minimizing inflammation, because the treatment is derived from your own blood, it’s entirely safe.

To understand PRP, it’s important to know a little information about what happens when you have an injury. Any time you have a wound, blood rushes to the area to kick off a cascade of healing processes. With this blood comes a slew of platelets, which have powerful growth factor proteins attached to them. 

Growth factors are one of the most powerful healing components in your body. They’re responsible for triggering rapid cell turnover, so any damaged tissues can quickly rebuild and repair.

When you have a PRP treatment, the purpose is to re-create all of these healing steps. You undergo a simple blood draw, so your doctor can process it and separate platelets and growth factors. This concentrated serum — your PRP — is rich in healing components that are immediately available to be injected into any areas where you have pain, injury, degenerative damage, or other issues. 

What can PRP treat?

The physicians at Advanced Pain Management can incorporate PRP injections into your treatment plan for a variety of ailments. Some of the issues PRP can help with include pain in your:

  • Joints, including arthritis
  • Shoulders
  • Elbows
  • Wrists 
  • Hips
  • Knees

PRP injections are even beneficial for helping with common sports injuries, particularly Achilles tendinitis. 

When does PRP take effect?

Upon injection, growth factors in PRP quickly jump into action and start making repairs. But it may take some time for you to experience the results. The team at Advanced Pain Management finds that in some cases, it’s common to experience stiffness or soreness for several days after your PRP injections. These minor side effects are simply signs of increased blood flow and healing processes.

Generally, within about 2-3 weeks, you start experiencing an improvement in your symptoms. With each passing week, your pain and inflammation should continue subsiding, with optimal results occurring 8-12 weeks after your PRP treatment. 

Click on the online scheduler or call the clinic to book your PRP examination at Advanced Pain Management today. 

Individual results may vary.