When it comes to managing musculoskeletal issues, the mission is twofold. First, you need to address the pain and discomfort to restore your quality of life. Second, you want to heal the damaged tissue so you don’t run into more problems down the road.
Fortunately, we have the right combination of treatments that handles both problems: interventional pain management and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
The pain management and musculoskeletal specialists have extensive experience helping our patients find much-needed relief from the pain caused by injury or disease. But we’ve taken our practice a step further by offering regenerative therapies, such as PRP therapy.
Here’s a look at why interventional pain management and PRP therapy go hand-in-hand.
Stopping the Pain
Pain and discomfort have a way of becoming the center of your life, both mentally and physically, so relief is, understandably, your top priority. As pain management specialists, we offer a number of solutions that can bring you this relief using effective interventional techniques that include:
- Joint injections
- Trigger point injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Nerve blocks
The goal behind these techniques is to disrupt the signaling between your nerves and your brain, allowing you a respite from the pain and discomfort.
While these solutions are effective, they may not address the underlying issue that’s causing the pain, which is where our regenerative therapies come in.
Calling on Platelets
PRP therapy is gaining traction among medical providers as a tool that encourages your body to heal on a cellular level for long-lasting results.
The platelets in your blood are widely known for their clotting abilities, but their usefulness doesn’t end there. Once your platelets control the bleeding, they release growth factors that call upon additional resources to come in and repair and rebuild the damaged tissue.
With PRP therapy, we draw a sample of your blood and isolate your platelets in a special centrifuge. We then mix this platelet concentrate back in with your plasma and inject your damaged or diseased tissue directly.
By providing your injured or diseased area with beefed-up resources, we create the ideal healing environment, which allows your body to do what it does best — repair and rebuild.
When you come in, we review your level of discomfort and come up with the best plan of attack to alleviate your pain. At the same time as we address your pain, we also administer PRP therapy so your body can begin the rebuilding process right away.
Often, we find that using PRP therapy can help speed up the recovery process, which makes you increasingly less reliant on pain management.
Precision Pain Care and Rehabilitation has two convenient locations in Richmond Hill – Queens and New Hyde Park – Long Island. Call the Richmond Hill office at (718) 215-1888, or (516) 419-4480 for the Long Island office, to arrange an appointment with our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Chacko.