Chronic or acute sports injuries due to direct impact or muscle overuse can be very agonizing and require faster healing or pain relief. In such instances, consider the New Brunswick PRP therapy at Pain & Anesthesia Care which boosts the body’s ability to heal naturally and shorten the recovery time, giving you relief from chronic and acute soft tissue injuries. Garen Gajian, MD, the pain management physician, uses blood injection therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy type of medical treatment to ease the pain, wear and tear, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal complications. Call our offices in New Brunswick, New Jersey or use the online tool to schedule an appointment with Dr. Garen today.
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Information on Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma or blood injection therapy means a serum plasma sample that is about four times the usual amount of platelets. Platelets are cells responsible for the blood clotting and healing process. Therefore, blood injection therapy is a regenerative treatment that enhances healing by using the body’s own growth factors.
How the Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Works
The quick recovery works by the regenerative medicine triggering dense accumulations of a concentrated blood clot at the injury point, accelerating the healing. The blood plasma consists of tiny microscopic particles like red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets that travel by suspension.
The blood platelets being in charge of initiating the healing sequence become the target of stimulation to the natural healing response. Once the blood injection therapy administration is complete, the solution boosts the body’s formation of new tissues and cells; thus, enhancing circulation and easing inflammation at the point of injury or damaging tissues.
Blood injection therapy is an exercise you get as an outpatient at Pain & Anesthesia Care. Initially, Dr. Garen will use a centrifuge machine to separate your platelets from the entirety of the other blood particles by rapidly spinning them around upon drawing your blood sample. Later on, Dr. Garen administers the platelet-rich solution that immediately stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
Other Extensive Services
The therapy can help heal other injuries like torn ligaments, tendon-muscle junction, joint damage, muscle injuries, or tissue inflammation. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works well in skin injuries where there are open wounds that would pose a risk of infection or a draining open pressure ulcer. Patients with health issues such as ulcers, which do not heal due to low blood circulation and are linked to immobility, diabetes, paralysis, osteoarthritis, chronic neurologic disorders, or sprains and strains, can highly benefit from platelet-rich plasma therapy and receive complete healing.
In surgeries like arthroscopic or open incisions like ligament or tendon repairs and meniscal and labral repairs, there is a quick formation of tiny clots when the blood injection solution is put at the sutures and anchors for holding the soft tissues. The doctor traps the platelet-rich plasma in the sutures during tying.
You are likely to experience slight pain in the areas of injection which subsides in about two days. Dr. Garen will then give recommendations on how to resume your normal operations. Moreover, your standard quality of life improves as healing is gradual. To seek these particular services, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.