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Platelet Rich Plasma in Chronic Pain

Platelet Rich Plasma in Chronic Pain

01 Apr, 2019

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an increasingly popular treatment for various chronic pain conditions

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?

PRP therapy is a novel therapy that involves injecting platelets from the patient’s own blood to help in the healing of a damaged tendon or cartilage. Platelets are components of blood best known for their role in forming a blood clot, but they also contain a number of proteins called growth factors which help in the healing process. PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets directly in the area of injury or degeneration. This property of platelets has been utilized in various chronic pain conditions to achieve pain relief.

Chronic pain conditions where PRP therapy may be useful:

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