Can Regenerative Medicine Help My Chronic Leg Pain?

Can Regenerative Medicine Help My Chronic Leg Pain?

Chronic leg pain can interfere with your daily activities and may make it difficult to do your job or even play with your kids. New advances in regenerative medicine, some now available at any of our six convenient LA Pain Doctor locations in Louisiana, may help restore your quality of life without major surgery.

What if our team of interventional pain management specialists could help your body heal better? Regenerative medicine may help reduce your need for pain medication while restoring your muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. 

Depending on the cause of your leg pain, regenerative medicine helps replace your tissues or organs damaged by disease, congenital issues, or trauma, rather than attempt to treat your symptoms.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy for chronic leg pain

Some causes of chronic leg pain respond well to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, particularly chronic pain caused by arthritis, injuries, and osteoarthritis. PRP is a procedure where your doctor draws some of your own blood and processes it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other cells.  

Our team injects the extracted PRP into the area of your leg where degenerated or diseased joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves are located. 

The natural aging process and damaging body movements can cause a decline in blood flow, but PRP helps deliver blood flow to damaged or degenerated structures. The new blood flow triggers your body’s natural healing power by releasing growth factors that accelerate healing and recruit stem cells to the area.

PRP works by helping your body heal itself, but pain relief isn’t immediate. It can take a few months to feel the effects of reduced inflammation and the pain relief offered by PRP therapy.

Prolotherapy for chronic leg pain

Prolotherapy is another nonsurgical regenerative medicine procedure our experienced team at LA Pain Doctor may recommend to treat your chronic leg pain. During prolotherapy treatments, your doctor injects a substance into your injured area to repair weakened tissues. The injection dehydrates your tissue and reduces the swelling that’s causing you pain. 

Your body recognizes your dehydrated tissues as a problem and signals your brain that the tissues need water and nutrition. Your brain increases blood flow to the area, which enables your damaged tissues to heal.

A few weeks after prolotherapy, your body produces new collagen to repair and strengthen your tendon or ligament tissue, your joints become more stable, and your chronic pain resolves.

If you’re tired of living with chronic leg pain, call our office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today. LA Pain Doctor has six Louisiana locations in Metairie, Laplace, Harvey, New Orleans, Hammond, and Luling.

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