You have questions about PRP injection side effects and we have the answers.
Metropolitan Pain Consultants offers two forms of regenerative medicine as an alternative to “pain killers” and surgery. Both Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) are non-surgically invasive treatments. For today’s article, we are going to focus on possible PRP injection side effects. If you have made it this far in your research then you are probably curious about potential side effects. So let us take a look.
PRP Injection Safety:
PRP therapy is a safe treatment that stimulates and enhances recovery in damaged tissue.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is prepared from using the patient’s own blood. This completely reduces the risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Since a needle is penetrating the skin, there is a small chance of infection. However, this is unlikely.
Possible Adverse Effects:
As previously mentioned, adverse effects are rare but occasionally occur.
There is a small risk of infection or injury to the nerves or blood vessels. Similarly, it is possible for scar tissue formation and calcification at the injection site.
If your doctor uses a local anesthetic such lignocaine or bupivicaine with your PRP injection, you may experience a reaction to the anesthetic. It all depends on the patient.
Make sure you consult with your doctor before proceeding. Inform your doctor if you have any allergies to medications or medical equipment.
Is it Painful?
There is a small amount of discomfort from the needle penetrating the skin. It is the same amount of pain that you would feel from any type of injection.
If discomfort continues after the injection, you may use an over the counter pain reliever.
Moreover, if you experience persisting severe pain or an adverse reaction, please contact your PRP practitioner.
Who Should Not Have PRP Injection?
You should not receive PRP injection if you have the following:
- An active infection
- A low platelet count
- Cancer or metastatic disease
Similarly, you should not have a PRP injection if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you have used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication in the past seven to ten days.
NJ PRP Doctor:
Now that you know PRP therapy is safe and without any major side effects, you may be looking for a New Jersey PRP doctor. We have three locations and three pain specialists. Our patients range come from all over the tri-state area.
Call us today at 201-729-0001 to schedule a consultation and evaluation. Our New Jersey PRP treatment may be just what you need to start living a pain free lifestyle.
Our staff at Metropolitan Pain Consultants looks forward to hearing from you. If you still have lingering questions about PRP injection side effects, you may schedule a consultation during the week and weekend.