Chronic pain in your back and joints can significantly impact your quality of life and make even the simplest tasks challenging. Fortunately, West Knoxville Medical & Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, can help mitigate this pain with PRP injections. We are here to answer frequently asked questions about PRP injections for back and joint pain treatment.

What Is PRP Therapy?

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, injections use your blood to help regenerate your body’s tissues. This therapy uses your body’s natural healing ability to reduce pain and manage other ailments. PRP injections include plasma and platelets. Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood, while platelets are the part of your blood that forms clots to prevent bleeding. We take blood from you and place it in a centrifuge before spinning it at high speeds to separate the blood. We then inject platelet-rich plasma into affected areas to promote healing.

What Conditions Does PRP Therapy Help With?

We primarily use PRP injections for musculoskeletal conditions affecting the tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. Some of the most common injuries and conditions we treat with this therapy are tendonitis, ligament sprains and tears, muscle strains, and chronic conditions like osteoarthritis. Many athletes may benefit from PRP injections since they promote faster healing and encourage the strengthening of injured areas.

Are PRP Injections Safe? 

People of all ages can benefit from this treatment, and it is a safe alternative for more invasive procedures. PRP injections carry a minimal risk of side effects since the treatment uses your blood, meaning there is no possibility of your body rejecting it. However, some people experience minor soreness or bruising at the injection site. Be sure to drink plenty of water before having your blood drawn. Dehydration may lead to difficulties finding veins and obtaining blood samples.

Get Effective Back and Joint Pain Treatment Today at West Knoxville Medical & Chiropractic

If you are experiencing lingering back or joint pain and need lasting relief, consider PRP injections at West Knoxville Medical & Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN. Call us and schedule an appointment at (865) 287-5904 to learn more about PRP injections and how they can help you feel your best again.

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