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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

PRP Therapy in Chicago

How Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Can Benefit Your Pain Management Regimen

If you experience a sports or work-related injury or regularly experience chronic pain that affects your joints, back, or neck, consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP is a regenerative medicine treatment that uses growth factors to encourage your body's natural healing process. At Pinnacle Pain Management, pain management expert Neeraj Jain, MD, proudly offers PRP to help treat patients suffering from various injuries and conditions. 

PRP therapy helps speed healing and minimizes pain with its healing and regenerative properties. This newly emerging technique shows much promise for helping reduce or eliminate pain associated with many conditions, such as arthritis, tendonitis, and pulls and tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. At Pinnacle Pain Management, we help patients enjoy the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy. We are proud to be leaders in treating pain with PRP and other treatment options.

To see if you may benefit from Chicago PRP therapy, call our office at (630) 793-0104 or schedule an appointment online today.

How Using PRP for Pain Management Works

Treating pain with PRP works like this: Platelet-rich plasma is human blood that is spun down, so the platelet count is higher than normal. This concentrated plasma is then injected into the area of injury or pain in order to promote healing and pain relief. Platelets are the clotting cells of our blood, but they also have great potential in enhancing the healing of muscle, tendons, and ligaments.

This therapy has been used for several years in sports medicine to treat injuries commonly suffered by athletes. It is also used in surgery to improve healing and the overall success of the procedure being done. Clinical trials, both past and present, are shining light on the full spectrum of use for PRP, and almost all show significant improvement in healing, regeneration, pain level, and functionality of the treated area.

This makes PRP a prime focus of pain treatments in individuals of all ages who may not be good candidates for more invasive surgeries or procedures. The benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy are easy to see, and here at Pinnacle Pain Management, we treat pain with PRP for many of our patients.

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The Basics of PRP

Normal human blood is comprised of 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, 1% platelets, and plasma. Platelets are most well-known for their blood-clotting function that works to stop bleeding. However, platelets are also a critical component in injury healing, cell repair, and regeneration. This is the major factor in taking advantage of the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy.

Platelets are naturally rich in healing properties and encourage the development of more stem cells at the injury site. Together, platelets and stem cells speed healing, help regenerate damaged tissue and cells, and reduce pain by correcting the problems that are causing the pain in the first place. The body’s first response to tissue injury is to deliver platelets to the area and to start boosting the multiplication of stem cells in that area. The benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy are in “supercharging” the body’s first response.

Injecting the powerful growth factors found in these platelets into damaged ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints stimulates the natural repair process. Treating pain with PRP creates, stimulates, and accelerates the body’s natural healing process, and, best of all, it is natural and comes from the patient’s own blood supply. So, there is little to no risk for adverse side effects or reactions to the injection.

 It is simply taking the body’s own cells, modifying them slightly, and reintroducing them into the injured area. Treating pain with PRP is the most recent advance in pain medicine, but the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy are already being seen nationwide.

Conditions Where Patients Frequently See PRP Benefits

Treating pain with PRP works most effectively for chronic ligament and tendon sprains/strains as well as some muscle applications including but not limited to:

  • Spinal pain from degenerative disc or other injury
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder injuries
  • Shoulder pain and instability
  • Carpel tunnel and other pinched nerve injuries
  • Hamstring and hip strains
  • Knee injuries and ligament tears
  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Patellofemoral syndrome and patellar tendonitis
  • Ankle injuries, sprains, twists and injuries
  • Achilles tendonitis & plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis of the joints
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Scoliosis pain and numbness
  • Injuries to the muscles and disc of the neck
  • Knee arthritis
  • Hip joint arthritis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Other injuries to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments

What happens during a PRP therapy consultation at Pinnacle Pain Management?

During your consultation, our team will discuss your medical history, symptoms, and review any relevant imaging studies. We will explain the details regarding our Chicago PRP therapy treatments in detail and answer any questions you may have. Together, we will determine if PRP therapy is a suitable treatment option for your specific needs.

What happens during a PRP appointment?

Dr. Jain performs PRP treatments onsite in his comfortable, welcoming offices at Pinnacle Pain Management. On the day of your appointment, Dr. Jain draws a blood sample and places it into a machine called a centrifuge.

The centrifuge spins around rapidly, separating your platelets from the rest of your blood. When the centrifuge finishes, Dr. Jain takes the platelet-rich solution and carefully injects it into a damaged or swollen area of your body, such as an arthritic knee, stiff neck, or aching lower back. 

Once the PRP solution enters your body, it goes to work, easing inflammation and encouraging the growth of newer, healthier tissues. Depending on the severity of your injury, Dr. Jain might recommend a series of PRP sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Am I a candidate for PRP?

Only a qualified medical professional like Dr. Jain can determine if you’re a good candidate for PRP. Before making a treatment recommendation, Dr. Jain conducts a physical exam, asks you about your symptoms, and reviews your medical history. 

Because PRP uses your body’s own growth factors, there’s little risk involved. This means it's safe for almost anyone, including people with chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure. 

How long does it take to see results from PRP therapy?

The timeframe for seeing results from PRP therapy can vary depending on the individual and the treated condition. Generally, some improvement can be noticed within a few weeks, with continued improvement over 3-6 months.

How many PRP therapy sessions are typically needed at Pinnacle Pain Management?

The number of PRP therapy sessions needed can vary based on the condition and its severity. Often, a series of 2-3 treatments spaced a few weeks apart is recommended.

To learn more about the benefits of PRP treatment in Chicago, call Pinnacle Pain Management at (630) 793-0104 to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Insurances We Accept

We will treat patients suffering from personal injury and workers' compensation claims under liens and letters of protection.
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Anthem INC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Health Care
  • Medicare
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