When most people think of chiropractic care, they think of treatments for neck, back, or joints. Although a chiropractor can certainly help with these pain issues, our team at American Spine in San Jacinto, CA can also help with ligament injuries and pain as well. Keep reading to find out if PRP treatments can help you with acute ligament injuries.
What Is PRP Treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet-rich Plasma. This substance can be used to help stimulate healing in tendons. Platelets are the tiny particles in your blood that assist with clotting. Within these platelets are special proteins called growth factors. These growth factors are responsible for tissue repair when you are cut or injured. PRP is a blood product comprised of higher levels of platelet concentrations than would be found in your actual blood. The PRP will be developed from a sample of your blood to ensure that you will not have a negative reaction. This substance is then reinjected into the injured ligament. PRP treatment can be administered by medical doctors or chiropractors.
How Does PRP Injection Treatment Help?
Chronic or acute tendon injuries can cause a great deal of pain and can decrease mobility. These types of injuries are often seen in athletes but can affect anyone. Once injected, the growth factors found in the PRP will begin to signal to cells to start repairing tissue. This is a jumpstart to your body’s healing process. This treatment can usually start working in a few weeks.
What Can I Expect When I Visit the Chiropractor?
When you first visit the office, you will be evaluated for overall health and wellness. The chiropractor may perform diagnostic tests to determine the exact location of your tendon injury. After this, a treatment plan will be developed for you. If PRP treatments are going to be used, then the doctor will take a sample of your blood. This sample will be used to develop the PRP growth factors for you. PRP injections will be done as needed. You will return to the chiropractor for follow-up visits. During these visits, the doctor will evaluate your progress. Other forms of treatment may be included as well to work alongside PRP injections.
Chiropractic Care with Our Skilled Team
If you would like to learn more about PRP injections or any of our other services, please contact us at American Spine, serving San Jacinto CA, San Diego, Los Angles, Lake Elsinore, Mission Valley, Rancho Bernardo, and the surrounding areas at (833) 786-7246. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment for you.