What are PRP Injections?
By Camille Dillard, DO, Health & Wellness PC
April 29, 2020
Category: Medical
Tags: PRP Injections  

Dealing with chronic pain impacts just about every facet of your life. The pain can dictate whether you are able to work, meet up with prp injectionsfriends for dinner, or even enjoy a beautiful day walking in the sun. At Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, our osteopathic doctor, Dr. Camille Dillard, believes that people shouldn’t have to live with pain.

If pain has been present for months or even years, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Injections may be what you need to take control of your life again.


What are PRP Injections?

In order to understand this treatment, it’s important to understand what plasma-rich plasma (PRP) is and what it does. PRP is naturally found within the blood, and it contains special proteins that help to regenerate damaged tissues and promote healing within the body. It also promotes the development of new, healthy cells.

PRP injection therapy, is a nonsurgical way to reconstruct, repair, and regenerate ligaments, tendons, joints, and connective tissue within the body by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. There are a variety of different natural medical preparations used in this treatment, but more recently our osteopathic physician has been performing PRP Injections at her Rome, NY, practice with amazing results.

Along with stimulating the body’s natural healing response PRP Injections also reduce chronic pain and inflammation within the body. It usually requires several treatment sessions in order to achieve the desired results.


What can PRP Injections treat?

The difference between regular Prolotherapy and PRP Prolotherapy is that PRP allows us to use a patient’s own blood from which to extract the PRP. PRP Prolotherapy is ideal for patients who are dealing with a wide range of injuries and musculoskeletal damage that may be leading to chronic pain and inflammation. Some conditions that could benefit from PRP Injections include:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Knee instability
  • Shoulder instability
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Cartilage or muscle tears
  • Whiplash injuries


When Will I Notice Results?

During your consultation, Dr. Dillard will determine the number of sessions you may need, which is based on several factors including the extent of the damage, as well as the condition or injury you are currently facing. While most people experience pain relief after just one injection, it may take up to three injections to achieve full results.


Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about PRP Injections and the other comprehensive osteopathic treatment options that could provide you with pain relief, then call Natural Health Center in Rome, NY, today at 888-338-WELL.