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Is PRP or Prolotherapy good for Pain Relief?

Jul 25th 2014 at 9:00 AM

Pain is described as the horrible, emotional and sensory experience that is often linked to actual or possible tissue damage. It is our body's natural alarm system that gives us a hint that something is wrong with our body. Patients who are suffering from arthritis or musculoskeletal pain often experience pain caused by joint inflammation. Arthritis usually brings about stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints. It distresses not only the joint, but also other areas of the body, such as the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and other internal organs. Arthritis can be acute and chronic, depending on the severity of the damage in your joint. Acute pain is temporary while chronic pain varies from mild to severe and can last for a longer period time. Chronic arthritis pain affects the quality of life of people. It deters them from doing their work and discourages them to do the things they used to enjoy.

Most musculoskeletal pain is brought about by damaged muscle tissue that has degenerated through the normal wear and tear of daily activities. It can also be attributable to trauma in a specific area such as fractures, sprains, dislocations, jerking movements, accidents and direct blow to the muscle. Other causes of musculoskeletal pains include postural strain, repetitive body movements, excessive use of muscles and prolonged immobilization. Also, poor body posture may lead to spinal alignment problems and muscle strain that could cause severe pain.

Ways to relieve pain

With pain relief as the goal, patients who are going through arthritis pain try different techniques to alleviate the pain. Some people usually resort to pain medications like pain relievers, narcotic painkillers and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). However, this kind of treatments usually comes with harmful side effects. Other alternative treatments for relieving arthritis pain may include: exercise, physical or occupational therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care and prolotherapy.

PRP Prolotherapy - An Effective Technique For Alleviating Arthritis Pain

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment used to relieve chronic pain by means of reconstructing the damaged connective tissues around the painful area. PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma prolotherapy is performed to encourage the growth and development of new ligament tissues and induce the body to restore itself. Prolotherapy use a healing method very much akin to our body's natural way of healing.

Prolotherapy fosters the generation of healthier ligament and tendon tissue. As the procedure strengthens the ligaments or tendons, the excruciating pain caused by damaged ligament and tendon tissues also subsides. It is an effective technique of relieving arthritis, which usually includes, lower-back pain, joint pain, work-related injuries, degenerative disc disorder, cartilage injuries and sports injuries.  To be brief, prolotherapy miraculously eases the chronic pain in your knees, neck, back and other joint areas in your body without damaging your body with certain medications or going through agonizing surgery.

If you want to give PRP a try, you may consider seeking for the professional help of Dr. Peter A. Fields. He is recognized for his broad knowledge and expertise in PRP in Los Angeles. With Dr. Fields, you get a proper prolotherapy for your knee or other joint areas.

Author Bio:

Peter A. Fields, MD, DC, is well known in the field of prolotherapy and prp los angeles and lectures on and teaches other physicians these techniques. His Centre, Pacific Prolotherapy & Medical Wellness Center is dedicated to providing quality health care. The Center is run by Peter A. Fields, MD,DC -- one of a handful of physicians in the nation with both medical and chiropractic degrees. This combination of degrees gives Dr. Fields a broad area of knowledge and expertise that benefits his patients.

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