When you suffer from chronic pain in your knees, back, or other parts of your musculoskeletal system, you may not want to rely on powerful prescription or over-the-counter medicines for relief. You instead want a faster and more effective way to get a longer-lasting and safe reprieve from your discomfort.
At the same time, you may not want to undergo invasive surgery to remove arthritis, repair tendons, or address bone spurs, among other common muscle and bone ailments. Instead, you can benefit from getting PRP injections for your chronic pain.
Low Chance of Rejection
Before you get PRP injections, your doctor will draw and harvest platelet-rich plasma from your own body. Your doctor will then isolate the plasma from the blood that is drawn from you and use it for the PRP injections that you will receive.
Because the material for your PRP injections is drawn from your own body, there is little to no chance that your own body will reject them. Your immune system will recognize its own plasma and cells. The ideal goal is that the PRP injections will improve your health and heal the injuries or illnesses for which you are receiving them.
Reduction of Inflammation
PRP injections are also effective in reducing serious inflammation in your body. You might suffer from swelling in your knees, shoulders, elbows, and other joints. You also may have some swelling around the lower discs in your back if you have injured your spine or have severe osteoarthritis.
Rather than take prescription medications to get rid of swelling, you can get PRP injections. These injections can reduce the swelling in parts of your body that are affected by injuries and illness. Your swelling could be mostly or entirely healed in a matter of days after you receive PRP injections for it.
Longer-Lasting Pain Relief
Finally, PRP injections can provide effective relief from chronic pain. You want your relief to last longer than just a few hours, as occurs when you take prescribed or OTC medicines. You may get days or weeks of pain relief when you undergo PRP injections for chronic pain.
PRP injections can offer your body the healing and respite that you want from chronic pain from illnesses or injuries. Your body may not reject the PRP injections because the material comes from your own body. The relief that you get from pain also lasts longer.
To learn more about PRP injections, contact a local medical professional.