You need healthy pelvic muscles and tendons to move comfortably, control urination and bowel movements, give birth and enjoy sex, among other things.
But both women and men experience pelvic pain that interferes with their lives. If you’re one of those women or men, you have options, including medication and surgery. But first, you might want to consider a PRP injection if your PT has told you that you have issues with particular hip or pelvic muscles.
Treating Pelvic Instability
Traditional treatment of pelvic instability often involves adjusting and realigning the area to provide pain relief. In order for the pelvic structure to maintain stability, the ligaments that hold the structure in place need to be strengthened and tightened.
With PRP, platelets are obtained through a sample of the patient’s whole blood, isolating the platelets from the other blood cells. The nutrient rich platelets are then injected into and around the point of injury, initiating and strengthening the body’s natural healing response.
How does PRP differ from stem cell therapy?
Most studies support that PRP can be just as effective as a stem cell injection for pain relief. Therefore, in most cases we advise trying a PRP injection first.
If you have joint pain, or an injury and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution.
Schedule an Appointment for PRP Therapy
Duke fellowship-trained nonsurgical orthopedic specialist, Dr. Matthew Kanaan, specializes in performing PRP therapy for patients in Raleigh, Durham and Cary, NC. PRP therapy is a highly effective way to provide long term relief to chronic orthopedic pain. Dr. Kanaan will take the time to diagnose your symptoms and discover if PRP therapy is right for you. Call our office at (919) 719-2270 for more information about PRP therapy or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kanaan.