Why Have Platelet Rich Plasma Injections in OKC?

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Jan, 2016

 

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections in OKC can provide non-surgical, effective pain management for patients with chronic inflammation of joints and muscles due to injury, arthritis, or degenerative conditions. It is an alternative to surgery that has been reported to be successful for six months to a year with a single injection. The injection reduces the inflammation in the area and relieves the pain. A topical anesthetic is used for the procedure, and a mild sedative, if needed. An X-ray machine is used to guide the doctor to the precise injection sites. Depending on the size and number of the area(s) affected, several injections can be given in one procedure, or more than one procedure may be scheduled.

Patients will need a driver after the procedure is finished, and should go home for the rest of the day. Numbness may occur at injection sites, so care in walking and performing certain tasks will be needed to avoid injury. Regular activities can be resumed the following day for most patients. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections in OKC are one of a few types of injections used for patients who wish to avoid surgery. Others include epidural steroid injections, facet joint blocks, and adipose derived stem cell therapies. There are several tests, interventions, and procedures that can be done as part of a customized solution for minimally invasive, targeted therapies.

Integrated approaches include testing, such as metabolic testing, bio-identical hormone testing and therapy, and micro-nutrient testing. Interventions can include medically supervised weight loss, and supervised nutritional supplementation. Other procedures can involve diagnostic discography, radio-frequency (RF) neurolysis, nerve conduction studies, spinal cord stimulator implantation, and RF ablasion. The focus of non-surgical restorative programs is identifying specific pain generators and developing individualized treatment plans that do not involve surgery.

Surgeries can be painful, the patient can experience mixed results, a long recovery period may be necessary, and there is no guarantee that the patient will be pain-free. Many people do not want to take that risk. Click here for information on testing, therapies, injections, and minimally invasive procedures, and to schedule an appointment. Videos, resource links, and other information are also available at the website.

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