Arthritis is an ailment that affects many different areas of your life. From getting a good night’s sleep to moving around comfortably throughout the day, living with osteoarthritis is undoubtedly a challenge.
Fortunately, there are arthritis treatment options that can help you deal with the pain and stress. At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, we’ve found that one of the most effective options for helping ease the pain of our patients is platelet-rich plasma therapy (also known as PRP).
How Does PRP Work?
The therapy works by taking advantage of your blood’s natural healing properties. The platelet-rich plasma, which is taken from your own blood, is centrifuged and injected directly into the affected joint in an effort to improve joint function, reduce pain, and slow damage to the cartilage. The centrifuge increases the concentration of healing factors from approximately 6% to 94%. In many cases PRP can also help to repair damage to muscle.
How Effective is This Method?
As with any other arthritis treatment in Naples, the overall effectiveness of PRP varies from patient to patient. When the therapy is performed properly, decreased pain and increased function of the joint can be expected in almost all cases. The level at which your pain will be decreased and function increased, however, will vary and cannot be determined until the therapy is complete.
Who is a Good Fit for PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is generally considered to be a good fit for individuals that are in the early stages of developing osteoarthritis. While it can and has worked as an arthritis treatment for patients that have dealt with the disease for several years or even decades, research has shown that optimal results are achieved when the therapy is performed in the early stages of arthritis development.Determining whether or not PRP is the right fit is difficult without an analysis of the treatment options that have already been attempted. In most cases, other conservative treatment methods are used prior to attempting PRP. At the same time, however, this type of therapy is usually not recommended in instances where your osteoarthritis has developed to the point of being severe.
To make a definitive determination about whether or not PRP is the right arthritis treatment for you, we encourage you to schedule an initial consultation so we can talk about your unique situation.
Is This Therapy Safe?
Due to the fact that the platelet-rich plasma is already found naturally in your body, this type of therapy carries few risks or side effects. So long as the procedure is performed by a trained and experienced practitioner, which you’ll find at Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, there should be no issues with your therapy.
FIND OUT IF PLATELET-RICH THERAPY IS RIGHT FOR YOU
At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology, our goal is to get you back to feeling amazing. To determine whether or not PRP can help you do that, we’ll need to set you up with an initial consultation to talk about your unique situation.
There are no obligations or risks involved, so we encourage you to get in touch with us to set up your consultation as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and getting you back to feeling amazing!