Have you been sidelined from your daily normal routine because of chronic joint pain? Perhaps you enjoy gardening, tennis, yoga, skiing, or just going on walks. If those activities have gone by the wayside lately, consider a new approach using the power of regenerative medicine: platelet-rich plasma, also called Orthobiologic Treatment.
A revolution is taking place in orthopedics. It’s being used alongside traditional nonsurgical orthopedic treatments like physical therapy to see if a joint replacement can be postponed or avoided. Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative medicine treatment. It’s now helping ease pain for many patients with joint damage. Our Interventional Pain Doctors use this latest innovative treatment to provide a new lease on life for patients with painful joints.
Athletes Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Takashi Saito, and Alex Rodriguez are among many celebrities and athletes who have successfully undergone Orthobiologic Treatment therapy to heal sports injuries.
What happens at an Orthobiologic Treatment appointment?
Your doctor draws your own blood and remixes it in a large machine called a centrifuge. The product gathers thousands of nutrient-rich platelets together and is then injected into the joint that is causing you pain.
Orthobiologic Treatment for musculoskeletal diseases and injuries.
Orthobiologic Treatment is “a promising treatment” for certain musculoskeletal diseases and injuries according to studies contained in the National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine. Strong evidence points to the efficacy of Orthobiologic Treatment for relief of knee osteoarthritis and other knee injuries. Young athletes and seniors alike are benefitting from this relatively new treatment.
Clinical studies support Orthobiologic Treatment in cases of patellar tendinopathy, which, in lay terms, mean damage to the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone; as well as with ACL surgeries. Orthobiologic Treatment has also been deemed a safe treatment for neck and back pain caused by herniated discs in your spine. Positive results were observed even eight years after the procedure.
Clinical recommendations for Orthobiologic Treatment also include strong evidence for use in cases of tennis elbow, the most common overuse injury of that joint. In summary, trusted source WebMD reports that physicians are using Orthobiologic Treatment to help heal tendon and muscle injuries as well as joint injuries as well as arthritis.
Advantages of Orthobiologic Treatment.
Orthobiologic Treatment has several major advantages in helping to control pain. It’s a natural source of healing. Orthobiologic Treatment is your own blood simply remixed into a solution in which thousands of platelets are grouped together. It’s the right answer when cortisone shots can’t be used.
You may have already had cortisone shots in your painful joints but they’re merely a temporary solution. Your pain resurfaces sooner or later, and then it’s time for another shot. Doctors can only give you four shots per year. Too many cortisone shots can damage your joint further and actually harm healthy cartilage and weaken tendons and ligaments.
Low risk and no side effects.
Orthobiologic Treatment has been deemed low risk by medical researchers. When your pain started, you probably took over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) pain relievers and may have progressed to prescription pain medication. Long-term use of NSAIDS can cause organ damage and heart issues. The dangers of opioids are now well-known, so those are limited. Orthobiologic Treatment is an excellent alternative to continued drug use.
Orthobiologic injection-based therapy is a safe and effective alternative remedy to surgery and steroid injections. They work with your body to improve symptoms and potentially restore cartilage and tendon structure.
Contact Interventional Pain Doctors or book an appointment online for relief of your musculoskeletal pain.