Marietta Platelet-Rich Plasma & Prolotherapy Injections

At one time or another, everyone goes through a period where their body doesn't behave like they want it to. For example, muscle pain is an extremely common condition and can seriously compromise one's quality of life. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, or any other type of joint or muscle pain, ask an orthopaedic doctor about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and prolotherapy. Both measures offer minimally invasive pain relief, and both are offered at Non-Surgical Orthopaedics with offices in Marietta, Carrollton, and Canton.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

PRP therapy is a type of non-invasive stem cell treatment. It involves the use of platelets to promote healing in an injured area. Platelets are protein-rich blood components that are vital for repairing damaged tissues.

What is the platelet-rich plasma therapy process like?

The whole PRP therapy process takes about one to two hours. First, your doctor draws a sample of your blood. He or she then separates the platelets from the rest of your blood components through a process called centrifugation. Finally, your doctor injects the platelet-rich plasma into the damaged area.

Who should consider platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Whenever possible, it's important to let the body heal itself. One of the reasons why PRP therapy is so effective is because it uses the body's own stem cells to promote fast healing. People use PRP therapy to treat tendon injuries, arthritis, and other painful conditions.

Prolotherapy Injection

Although prolotherapy isn't stem cell treatment, it has its fair share of benefits. Prolotherapy involves the injection of dextrose and a local anesthetic into a damaged area. Dextrose is a harmless sugar that promotes the healing of ligaments and tendons.

  • Pain Reduction: Most people have 4-6 prolotherapy injections over a period of 4-6 weeks. When it comes to pain relief, prolotherapy has an impressive 80% success rate.
  • Fast Healing: Prolotherapy doesn't just offer pain relief—it can actually heal damaged tissue, effectively addressing the root cause of pain. A faster healing period will allow you to enjoy your favorite activities sooner.
  • Minimal Side Effects: Although surgery may be indicated in some circumstances, the recovery period can itself be painful. Prolotherapy can help you achieve fast pain relief without having to endure the harsh side effects of surgery.

Surgery comes with inherent risks and should be avoided whenever possible. It you're struggling with chronic joint or muscle pain, consider seeking non-surgical pain relief at Non-Surgical Orthopaedics. Both platelet-rich plasma therapy and prolotherapy are safe, natural pain remedies that can help conquer your pain and improve your quality of life. Call our Marietta office at (770) 421-1420 if you have any questions.

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  • PRP and Prolotherapy injections
  • On-site Surgical Center for all spinal injection procedures
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