There are over a hundred neurological disorders that affect people around the world. Most conditions are virtually undetected in the early stages, and many therapies do not work in the later stages. The use of intravenous PRP injections is one recently discovered method of treating the condition. This article looks at PRP therapy and its success in dealing with various neurological diseases.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses an intravenous injection of a concentration of platelets. It is used to treat joints, tendon injuries, and various neurological conditions. Human blood has platelets that assist in the healing of injuries and preventing excessive blood loss. Platelet-rich plasma is the blood that is high in platelets.
If you are selected for the therapy, blood is drawn from the patient’s blood, which undergoes centrifugation. The process separates platelets from plasma and white and red blood cells. The platelets are then added to the plasma, high concentration. After the PRP is created, it is injected into the injury site with ultrasound machines to precisely point to the correct location.
What Neurological Conditions can PRP treat?
PRP has shown great promise in many hard-to-treat and chronic neurological disorders and other conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems and spinal diseases. These procedures can be used to treat the following disorders:
- Intercostal neuralgia, osteochondrosis, and lumbago
- Cervicogenic headaches and spinal artery syndrome
- Bekhetever’s disease Ankylosing spondylitis
- Neck pain and chronic headaches
- Kyphoscoliosis and scoliosis
How Well Does PRP Work on Neurological Patients?
Spinal inflammation is the leading cause of several neurological diseases. However, unlike other body parts, the blood supply to your spine is relatively low. Therefore, there is little supply of platelets to the injured area. This is why even minor neurological issues cannot be resolved with ease.
This is where PRP therapy comes into play. It supplies much-needed platelets to the inflamed spine region and enables the body to self-heal. The number of injections you need to get fully healed depends on the extent of the condition and the body’s general wellbeing. There are technologies to help isolate the constituents of the blood without contaminating it. PRP preparation takes a few minutes and can be done in the clinic office without a problem.
Can the Treatment Be Combined with other Therapies?
Yes. PRP therapy can be used as an independent treatment or combined with others. The standalone therapy is only used for milder neurological conditions. However, it can be used with other traditional treatments like surgeries, chiropractic procedures, surgeries, and conventional medications.
Overall, PRP therapy can be used on neurological disorders with a relatively high chance of success. It can also be used on other injuries, such as joint and tendon issues. Where traditional medication seems not to work or has limited success, you may consider PRP as an alternative or additional treatment for your neurological condition.
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