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The Benefits of PRP Injections

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from joint pain due to arthritis or have suffered a sports or work-related injury that is interfering with your mobility and quality of life, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections may provide relief. 

Everyone from world-class elite athletes to regular people have used PRP to relieve joint pain and heal from soft tissue injuries like tendon or ligament tears.

At New Hampshire Regenerative Center, our integrative medicine doctor, Nathaniel Shober, ND, and our team offer a range of pain treatment services, including therapeutic massage and PRP injections.

PRP injections are made from a concentration of platelets derived from your own blood. When injected directly into an injured joint, tendon, or ligament, PRP injections enhance your body’s natural healing process. 

When conservative treatments like therapeutic massage and physical therapy are insufficient or no longer work to manage pain and inflammation, PRP injections may help.

Here are some of the benefits and advantages of PRP injections for joint and other soft tissue injuries.

PRP injections are minimally invasive

PRP injections are a minimally invasive treatment with no downtime or recovery period. Since we create the solution from your own platelets, the chances for side effects are low.

The process is as simple as giving a blood sample so we can extract the platelets, and then getting a shot of the platelet-rich plasma solution at the injury site.

PRP provides relief from osteoarthritis and soft tissue injuries

Even if you’re currently using or have tried other treatment methods for osteoarthritis pain and inflammation or a ligament or tendon injury, PRP injections can help. In fact, PRP may complement more conservative treatments like physical therapy or pain medication.

The high concentration of platelets is designed to turbocharge your body’s normal healing process after an injury. According to data from the National Institutes of Health, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common cause of joint pain and injury in the country. 

Over time, OA can lead to joint deterioration, which can lead to chronic pain and affect your mobility. PRP injections are another tool to help keep your joints and connective tissue healthy after an injury and as you age.

PRP helps a range of orthopedic injuries and pain

Chronic pain is one of the biggest health problems for American adults. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 50 million American adults live with chronic pain. Joint and back pain are among the most common areas affected by chronic pain. 

Some of the conditions that we can treat with PRP injections include:

At your first appointment, we perform a comprehensive evaluation and recommend the best treatment for your individual needs.

For more information about PRP injections and whether they’re right for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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