Finding lasting pain relief solutions following a tendon injury can be challenging. At American Spine, serving Los Angeles, CA, with several convenient locations, we can help you with innovative treatment options such as PRP Injections. Keep reading to find out if this treatment is right for you.
What Are PRP Injections?
PRP injections are an innovative new treatment option for those who are dealing with chronic ligament pain or a tendon injury. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. In our blood, there are many different substances that help us stay healthy and heal when we are injured. Platelets are the particles in our blood that help the blood clot and tissue repair itself after a cut or injury. Platelets have a special protein called growth factor. This protein literally regenerates tissue during the healing process.
Advanced technology now allows doctors to collect this platelet-rich plasma and concentrate the growth factor. This can then be reinjected into a patient. The result is stimulated healing in the injection site.
For those who are dealing with a tendon injury, this type of treatment can greatly reduce pain and inflammation. It can also increase mobility in the area. One of the worst consequences of tendon injuries is that they can greatly decrease mobility. This is especially devasting to athletes, who are often affected by this type of injury.
How Does PRP Injection Treatment Work?
Once the PRP has been injected into the affected area, the growth factors will begin signaling to the surrounding cells to start the healing process. You can think of this treatment as revving up your body’s own healing process. As the cells begin to regenerate tissue, the pain will be reduced, inflammation will be reduced, and mobility will increase.
This treatment works best when it is paired with other types of treatment, such as hot/cold therapy, exercises, and stretches.
What to Expect at the Chiropractor’s Office
When you first visit, one of our expert chiropractors will evaluate your overall health. You may need diagnostic tests such as X-rays to pinpoint the exact location of your injury. A customized treatment plan will be developed for you. This treatment plan can include PRP injections and other forms of treatment.
Call Us Today
If you would like to learn more about PRP injections, or any of our other services, please contact us at American Spine at 833-786-7246. We serve San Jacinto, San Diego, Los Angles, Lake Elsinore, Mission Valley, Rancho Bernardo, and more. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule an appointment for you.