Since this is the social side and Im an addict, Im thinking I can post this here. I dont want to post in the pain management forum because Im an addict and have different restrictions. My question is has anybody ever had a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and if so, did it help? Or...does anybody know someone whose had one and if so, what were there results?
I have chronic knee pain...Ive been in physical therapy since last stinking year! I bought a TENS machine...I ice....heat....NSAID's....I use all the hocus pocus...snake oil...blah blah....NADA works! So...here I am thinking whats my next move.
PRP injections cost anywheres from $500-$6000. Athletes get them all the time and are back on the field...but insurance doesn't cover it (To my knowledge) Before I break the bank...I need to hear from somebody that they have an Uncles cousins sisters boyfriends mom who tried it and it worked.
I have never known anyone who has done this. Only heard of the athletes that do it and I know they seem to have good results. I'll be very interested to see if anyone around here has had this done, or at least knows someone who has. It's not an option for me, as I don't have the dinero to fund something like this! Would this be for your back issues?
That would be great if you could do something like that! (I never think of stuff like clinical trials and I should because I don't have insurance, and suffer from several health issues.) I have been ok. Having anxiety and sleep issues. That's pretty normal for me though. Getting ready to watch some football! How have you been?
Yes, platelet rich plasma helps because a lot of serotonin "hangs out" in our platelets (also our nervous system and brain). Our platelets are packed with it and serotonin is one of the chemicals that give us that deep down feeling that everything is ok... Our "sense of well being".
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