The physicians and staff at Spine, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offer PRP therapy for the residents of Melbourne, Rockledge, Titusville, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities in Florida.
What is PRP Therapy for Pain Management?
Treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) holds great promise. Currently, however, the research studies to back up the claims in the media are lacking. Although PRP does appear to be effective in the treatment of chronic tendon injuries about the elbow, the medical community needs more scientific evidence before it can determine whether PRP therapy is truly effective in other conditions.
Even though the success of PRP therapy is still questionable, the risks associated with it are minimal. There may be increased pain at the injection site, but the incidence of other problems — infection, tissue damage, nerve injuries — appears to be no different from that associated with cortisone injections.
What Are the Benefits of PRP Therapy for Pain Management?
- Supports your body’s natural healing
- Can be combined with other therapies
How Does PRP Therapy Help with Pain Management?
The specific mechanism by which PRP works in the body has not been discovered, but the results of the treatment are well documented. The growth factors in PRP provides your body with an extra boost of cell development which replenishes the cells in the treatment area.
What Should I Expect from My PRP Therapy Treatment?
PRP is a component of your blood, so we begin the treatment by taking a small sample. It will probably be less than what is drawn when you have bloodwork. The blood is placed in a centrifuge, a medical device that spins the blood. This separates the components, and we extract the PRP. The PRP is then injected into the treatment area.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of PRP Therapy for Pain Management?
If you are considering treatment with PRP, be sure to check your eligibility with your health insurance carrier. Few insurance plans, including workers’ compensation plans, provide even partial reimbursement. Speak with our patient coordinator to see if you qualify for our payment plans, discounted rates, and other programs.
Your Blood Holds the Key to Pain Management
Our team of medical providers and staff offer PRP therapy for the residents of Melbourne, Rockledge, Titusville, Palm Bay, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.