The PRP Plasmolifting method for chronic pain

Chronic pain caused by injury, age and other causes is familiar to almost everyone. These unpleasant symptoms affect the mobility and quality of life of those affected. The use of the body's own platelet-rich plasma helps in the treatment of many ailments. The Plasmolifting procedure has shown good healing effects for many years and enjoys well-deserved popularity among patients.

Dull, nagging pain, fatigue that comes and goes on its own - this is a valid medical diagnosis, endorsed by the National Academy of Medicine. Chronic pain lasts 12 weeks or more and can affect any part of the body. They also cause discomfort, which affects both the sufferer's quality of life and their ability to carry out everyday tasks. Until recently, doctors could only suppress the pain symptom. However, now they can offer patients an effective solution: the Plasmolifting treatment.

Causes of chronic pain

Chronic pain is often triggered by an illness or injury in the past few months. When the body suffers, the nerves send a signal to the brain indicating that a particular area needs healing. Over time, as the tissues regenerate, the pain will diminish and then disappear completely.

However, sometimes the injury is accompanied by damage to the nerve endings, and then the pain is felt for a long time. This is because a scar forms in the area of the injury as it heals. The new tissue has become stiffer and may not be getting enough blood. Accordingly, healing stops before full tissue regeneration is complete, resulting in a nagging pain known as chronic.

The following types of pain are the most common and patients experience these most frequently:

• pain in injured area,

• pain in the area of a performed surgical intervention,

• pain after an oncological disease,

• pain caused by nerve damage,

• headache,

• arthritis pain,

• pain caused by psychological factors,

• pain in the lower back or in a muscle (tissue) affected by a strain.

Chronic pain has more serious and lasting consequences than just being unwell.

Chronic pain can occurs anywhere in the body, but other symptoms can accompany this ailment. For example, one is constantly stressed because one feels unwell all the time. Many patients complain about sleeping problems due to the sensation of pain, which makes them regularly feel tired and exhausted. This is where one comes full circle: Fatigue leads to even more stress and the feeling of nagging, tired muscles. Because the body doesn't get enough rest, it is unable to repair damaged cells, leading to further health problems and weakening the immune system.

Fortunately, treating chronic pain with PRP helps break this vicious cycle and restore strength and well-being.

For chronic pain, doctors recommend drug (peroral) treatment

These can be of different types of drugs:

• NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs),

• ibuprofen,

• aspirin,

• Tylenol or paracetamol,

• opioid pain relievers such as hydrocodone, codeine and morphine,

• antidepressants,

• anticonvulsants to relieve nerve spasms and pain,

• muscle relaxants.

Injections are often prescribed for chronic pain

When medications do not provide relief from chronic pain, the doctor may prescribe injections for the patient. They are prescribed on the basis of radiographs with or without fluorescent dyes. The main goal of this treatment is to numb the nerves that are causing the discomfort. However, unlike the Plasmolifting method, this treatment option does not contribute to the restoration of the affected tissue in chronic pain. Here are some of the possible options:

• Injections into the facet joint to relieve pain in the neck or spine;

• Epidural steroid injections in the lower back, neck, or mid-back to relieve pain in the legs, arms, and hands;

• Block of the celiac plexus (plexus celiacus) to relieve abdominal pain caused by pancreatic cancer or other digestive problems;

• Lumbar sympathetic nerve block, which acts against pain in the legs;

• Stellate ganglion block (SGB), performed in the neck area, to relieve pain in the arms or hands and improve blood circulation;

• The Plasmolifting PRP treatment to relieve chronic pain and restore both hard and soft tissues.

Why is Plasmolifting treatment effective in the fight against chronic pain?

Plasmolifting treatment helps to manage various causes of chronic pain. It is due to the high concentration of platelets, various growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, mesenchymal stem cells and other healing factors. These cells and substances not only stimulate tissue healing, but also direct other cells to the site of injury. The proteins give the body a signal to regenerate in a certain area. Autologous plasma treatment is effective for chronic pain caused by improper tissue healing after injury.

Platelet-rich plasma forms a scaffold on the basis of which tissue is repaired. It also stimulates the formation of new blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the damaged area. The Plasmolifting treatment promotes the healing of soft and hard tissue in chronic pain. The Plasmolifting treatment restores damaged nerve endings and fights infection-causing bacteria. Finally, one of the main benefits of PRP injections is that they have almost no side effects, unlike other chronic pain treatment options.

Plasmolifting PRP therapy for joint pain: an example of an effective treatment

PRP therapy has proven effective in treating patients with various types of chronic pain, including pain caused by osteoarthritis, tendonitis, or luxation. Therefore, osteoarthritis patients are given PRP injections in the knee area to repair damaged cartilage and replace synovial fluid. Patients who suffer from frequent shoulder luxation can be helped with PRP injections in the shoulder. These are just a few examples of how PRP treatment can help with chronic pain.

Treatment of chronic pain in the Dr. Renat Akhmerov®`s clinics

Our specialists receive specialist training and also undergo regular further training in order to be able to better help their patients. You can always register for a preliminary diagnosis and discuss the necessary treatment. We also follow scientific developments and share relevant information and research results with you. Our patients improve their health, increase their level of medical knowledge and achieve better therapeutic results using the Plasmolifting procedure.