North of Atlanta Pain Clinic
Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Duluth, GA
If you experience ongoing or severe pain but prefer all-natural treatments, turn to Jae Yoo, MD, and the experienced pain management specialists at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic in Duluth, Georgia. They offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood and stem cells to stimulate your body’s healing power. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to learn more or book an appointment online today.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Q & A
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a holistic treatment that enhances your body’s ability to heal itself naturally. Your pain management specialist sources PRP from your blood and isolates growth factors responsible for faster healing. North of Atlanta Pain Clinic also offers stem cell injections, which help your body generate new cells and tissues.
Why night I need PRP?
Your pain doctor might recommend PRP therapy if you experience the following:
- Joint pain
- Joint degeneration
- Other injuries
To find out if PRP or stem cell injections are right for you, North of Atlanta Pain Clinic providers check your vital signs and review your symptoms and medical history.
They examine painful or injured areas of your body and may recommend blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment.
What happens during PRP injections?
Right before PRP treatment, your pain specialist takes a sample of blood from your arm. They spin it in a centrifuge to isolate PRP from your whole blood. They can numb the treatment area before injecting PRP, stem cells, or both into injured or painful areas of your body. The treatment is fast and virtually painless.
What should I expect after PRP treatment?
After treatment with PRP, there’s no downtime, so you can resume a normal routine immediately. You may notice swelling or redness at the injection sites. Apply ice to the area as needed to maximize comfort. Your North of Atlanta Pain Clinic specialist often recommends a series of PRP injections and maintenance treatments every so often to help you reap the most benefits.
Over time, you can expect faster healing and less pain with PRP therapy. Your provider may combine PRP or stem cells with other pain-management solutions, such as additional injections, physical therapy, massage, medications, surgery, or bracing of injured joints.
Don’t live with debilitating joint pain or other types of ongoing pain when relief is within reach at North of Atlanta Pain Clinic. Call the office and consult with a friendly staff member to schedule an appointment or book one online today.