What is PRP Therapy for pain?
Did you know that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is not just for aesthetic treatments and anti-aging? At Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine, we offer PRP therapy for patients who want to use autologous cells for tissue regeneration and pain relief. With PRP injections, your body may repair damaged tissue faster with less pain. This pain management technique combined with autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF) injections may help regenerate tissue in tendons, ligaments, joints (shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, ankles, neck-back, etc.), muscles, and scars. It may also improve your range of motion.
You should find a doctor who's well-versed in PRP injections for pain, like board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Constantine Kotsanis who has more than 30 years of experience working with patients in the DFW area looking for more natural options for pain relief.
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Who can have PRP Therapy?
Patients who would like to decrease their level of pain or who need to recover faster from tissue damage tend to be ideal candidates for PRP therapy for pain. PRP helps to naturally promote collagen production and tissue regeneration. At your initial consultation, inform Dr. Kotsanis if you have any skin conditions, blood disorders, or anemia to ensure that it is safe for you to receive PRP therapy.
Our Platelet-Rich Plasma Technique
When you come into Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine for PRP therapy, you can expect to be at our office for 2 – 3 hours to complete the process for PRP injections. Dr. Kotsanis will begin by taking a blood sample from you. After separating the platelet-rich plasma from your blood, he'll combine it with a local anesthetic before injecting it into the target area. Dr. Kotsanis would be happy to explain the PRP-making process with you in full detail during your consultation.
What to Expect
Recovery from a PRP injection session usually takes about 2 – 3 days. Athletes and patients who work doing physically hard labor should refrain from heavy lifting and weight training for 6 – 8 weeks following PRP treatment for pain. You may face some possible risks from PRP injections, though they tend to be mild, such as minor bleeding, temporary bruising, swelling, or a localized infection at the injection site. Many of our pain management patients say that PRP injection risks are minor compared to living with chronic pain.
Pick PRP for Pain Management
With PRP treatments (anywhere between 1 – 3 treatments spaced out 4 – 6 months apart), you can feel less pain in the area treated with our PRP solution. If you'd like to find out if you're eligible for PRP injections (for pain relief and to repair of damaged tissue, joints, and more), we invite you to contact our office in Grapevine, TX. We're excited to share this rewarding pain management method that can produce therapeutic results with our patients! Schedule your appointment to speak with Dr. Kotsanis today — contact us by phone or start the process online.