Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of plasma that has been derived from a patient’s own blood. Obtained through the process of centrifugation, PRP assists in the regeneration of healthy tissue and has proven exceptionally effective at addressing issues such as limited joint mobility and pain.
To learn more or to find out if this service would be helpful for you, please call NOVA Interventional Pain and Spine at 917-763-4423 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Anil Chenthitta today.
What Are PRP Injections and How Do They Help With Pain and Orthopedic Issues?
PRP injections are injections of platelet-rich plasma that has been derived from the patient’s own body. A biologic treatment, PR injections stimulate the body’s natural healing response, helping to accelerate recovery from musculoskeletal injuries such as dislocations, fractures, herniation, and sprains.
Platelets are essential for the healing process. By concentrating platelets, PRP injections work to hasten the speed at which muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints repair themselves. PRP injections also help to prompt an anti-inflammatory response, which helps to reduce pain and speed the rate at which bone and muscle heal, serving to both reduce discomfort and improve the body’s natural healing response.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate to Undergo PRP Injections for Pain?
If you have sustained an orthopedic injury or have a degenerative joint disorder such as osteoarthritis, PRP injections may help to assist with chronic pain. Because it is your blood, there is little risk of complication. However, some conditions, including anemia, metastatic disease, bleeding disorders, and pregnancy, can impact your candidacy for PRP injections. The best way to learn if this is the right solution for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation. Give us a call to schedule yours and find out if PRP injections can help restore comfort to your body.
How Safe Are PRP Injections for Pain and Orthopedic Treatment?
PRP injections are exceptionally safe. Derived from your blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection from the body, making PRP injections an optimal solution for chronic orthopedic pain.
Risks such as post-procedural infection and pain during blood withdrawal are possible. These risks are significantly reduced when you choose to work with an experienced and reputable physician.
Dr. Chenthitta is a board-certified physician who underwent fellowship training in orthopedic pain management with the National Pain Institute in Orlando, Florida. Experienced, thoughtful, and attentive, Dr. Chenthitta welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, assess your candidacy for PRP injections, and help you decide if they are a good fit for your needs.
How Long Will the Results of My PRP Injections Last, and How Many Sessions Will I Need?
You may need up to four sessions for optimal pain relief from PRP injections. A single injection may last for six to nine months. Because these injections encourage the body’s natural healing response, the pain relief they offer is often permanent. We will discuss likely outcomes and how many treatments your injury may require during your initial consultation.
How Soon After My Treatment Can I Expect to Feel the Results?
It can take between two to six weeks for PRP injections to reduce pain. This is dependent on factors including the extent of injury being treated, your natural healing response, and other issues that are unique to your body. The best way to learn how soon you can expect relief from pain following PRP injections is through an evaluation at our Lansdown office.
Please call NOVA Interventional Pain and Spine at 917-763-4423 to schedule your PRP consultation today. We serve Leesburg, Dulles, Reston, and all nearby areas of Virginia and Maryland.