PRP is regenerative and RFA provides pain control.
The use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), a portion of the patient’s own blood containing natural growth and regenerative factors, to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems – Spinal facet arthropathy, Osteoarthritis of the knee, Hip and Shoulder Arthritis, Myofascial Pain Syndrome. To promote healing of injured or abnormal tissue can take weeks and more commonly months. PRP alone can produce effective but slow results.
What does this say for the time it takes to get close to or back to normal?
Radiofrequency ablation (or RFA) is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. The time it takes for RFA to reduce pain can be immediate to a maximum of two – three weeks! The two combined will allow for quicker recovery with long lasting, (hopefully infinite) results. Restore function and quality of life with the combined treatment of PRP and Radiofrequency Ablation.
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About the Author
Dr. Woodley Mardy-Davis is fellow-ship trained and triple board certified through The American Board of Anesthesiology and The American Board of Addiction Medicine. Board Certifications include Interventional Spine/Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Davis specializes in nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments of the spine, and musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Davis’ skills are honed in the fluoroscopically and ultrasound guided procedures to intervene in the disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system. Dr. Davis advocates a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to acute, chronic spine and pain disorders through the use of innovative diagnostic tools, treatment interventions and successful rehabilitation.