If you’ve been injured in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, slip and fall, or some other type of mishap, pain relief is likely high on your list of priorities as you adjust to the situation.
Whether you’ve hurt your neck, back, hips, knees, or elbows, finding a natural pain solution that lasts will help you regain the quality of life you enjoyed before the accident and allow you to focus on what to do next.
At Mesquite Chiropractic, our doctors use to refer our personal injury patients to a pain management doctor who would often administer cortisone shots to alleviate pain. Now, we have started using PRP treatments in-house to reduce pain with a good deal of success.
We will not turn away anyone with a personal injury that is looking for all-natural treatment, and our PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments are effective for a wide range of issues.
Types of Personal Injuries Treated with PRP
Personal injuries can be caused by a variety of different incidents, and PRP can help restore function and relieve pain to help get you back to your routine.
Some of the injuries that can be helped by platelet-rich plasma injections include:
- Whiplash and other neck injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tendon and ligament tears
- Torn cartilage
- Shoulder pain including rotator cuff issues
- Back pain that includes herniated discs
- Nerve damage
- Orthopedic conditions
- And more
How PRP Works
Platelet-rich plasma treatment begins with a sample of your own blood. Once the blood is drawn, it is placed in a centrifuge where it is spun at high speed. During this process, the platelets and plasma are separated. The highly concentrated platelets are then made into injections that are used to promote healing and reduce your pain.
Typically, the role of platelets is primarily in blood clotting, but they are also a crucial part of the healing process. When you’ve been injured, your body sends out a chemical signal to let all available platelets know it’s time to rush to the site of the injury. Once they arrive, they get to work to prevent further damage and expedite healing.
Platelets contain a variety of critical growth factors that promote healing, but when they are concentrated in PRP therapy, they take on regenerative qualities that multiply the healing effect even more.
Some of the growth factors that platelets contain include:
- Keratinocyte growth factor
- Fibroblast growth factor
- Interleukin 8
- Transforming growth factor beta
- Vascular endothelial growth factor
- Connective tissue growth factor
- IGF-1 (Insulin-like growth factor 1)
All-Natural Pain Relief
When you’ve suffered a personal injury, the last thing you want to have to think about is a long recovery from surgery or potentially damaging side effects of prescription pain medication. PRP is a natural treatment made from your own blood, so you’ll ever have to worry about rejection or side effects. PRP address and targets the underlying cause of your pain, so you can count on real, long-lasting relief once the root cause has been eliminated.
If you think that PRP therapy may be just the solution you’ve been looking for to finally alleviate your pain, get in touch with us today for a consultation.