Intradiscal PRP Injections
Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that is rich in growth and healing factors. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a minimally invasive treatment to help promote healing in the tissues of your body. When an injury occurs, the body recruits platelets to surround the damaged tissue to promote healing. Caliber Pain™ offers intradiscal PRP injections for pain relief and healing at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
Benefits of Spinal Disc PRP Therapy
PRP injections have been shown to be beneficial for patients suffering from pain that originates from damaged spinal discs. Spinal discs normally have a limited blood supply, which impairs healing when an injury or inflammation occurs. Placing a high concentration of healing platelets at the site of injury increases the healing potential for damaged discs.
For many patients, intradiscal PRP offers not only significant pain relief, but it also provides improvement in function. Intradiscal PRP promotes the healing process, enabling some patients to return to high levels of activity. PRP can help you avoid more aggressive spinal fusion surgery or the need for long-term medications. Our spinal specialists may combine intradiscal PRP injections with other interventional and regenerative medicine treatment as part of your comprehensive treatment plan for neck and back pain relief.
Intradiscal PRP is an outpatient procedure that can stimulate healing in spinal discs. Your doctor will administer the PRP via injection, getting the healing factors as close to the injured area or disc as possible.
PRP therapy usually takes 4 to 6 weeks before benefits are experienced. You should be able to return to work the day after the procedure.
Spinal discs are prone to injury and degenerative issues that can result in neck or back pain, as well as limited mobility. Intradiscal PRP injections are one of the many advanced treatment options we offer at Caliber Pain™ to combat chronic pain. Contact us at our clinic in UES New York City to schedule an appointment.