Symptoms to Address for PRP/Stem Cell Injections and Preparing for Warmer Weather ActivitiesSEMGeeks
When it comes to innovative treatment options, PRP and stem cell therapy are at the top of the list. While both treatments fall under the category of regenerative medicine, they are different from one another. This is why it’s important to work with a qualified pain management or sports medicine physician who can help you choose the best treatment option for your symptoms.
Even though we’re still in winter, some parts of the country are already seeing signs of spring, such as more sun, longer days and higher temperatures. As you prepare for warmer weather activities, you’ll want to feel your best.
Let’s learn more about PRP and stem cell injections and how they can get you feeling better in time for spring and summer.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. This treatment uses the blood’s platelets and plasma to promote healing. With PRP, a pain management doctor draws blood from the client, spins it to collect plasma and platelets and combines them. This solution is then injected into the affected area to promote healing. PRP is best for treating torn tendons, tendonitis, arthritis-related pain, joint injuries and muscle injuries.
What are Stem Cell Injections?
Stem cell injections use unspecialized cells that are not assigned to anything yet. Because of this, they can grow into something new like cartilage or tissues, making them extremely helpful in treating degenerative diseases like chronic arthritis.
Due to their ability to multiply, stem cell injections are far more advanced than PRP. This treatment also requires more complex work in the lab. However, we may recommend stem cell injections for clients who are dealing with lost tissues or cartilage that can happen with ligament tears, joint damage or rotator cuff injuries.
How Can Alternative Therapies Help Me Prepare for the Warmer Weather?
Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your body. Even with pain or injury, movement is still the best way to treat discomfort. Research shows that movement improves blood flow, driving oxygen to the healed area and removing waste. Movement also stimulates the healing of injured tissues, decreases inflammation and boosts mental health.
Even though you might be in pain, you can’t stay in bed all day. This will make your condition worse. Thanks to PRP and stem cell injections, Jersey Rehab can speed up the healing process in a safe and non-invasive manner. With faster healing and the regrowth of new tissues, you’ll be able to keep active in the warmer weather and reap the benefits of regular exercise.
To schedule an appointment with Jersey Rehab and discuss your needs for PRP or stem cell injections, contact us today. We have four convenient locations and highly qualified pain management doctors in NJ and NY.