Jessen Mukalel, MD
Spine, Sports, and Interventional Pain Specialists & Alternative Medicine located in The Woodlands, TX
If you struggle with a non-healing injury or chronic pain and desire natural solutions, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) might be the treatment for you. At his private practice in The Woodlands, Texas, interventional pain specialist Jessen Mukalel, MD, injects PRP from your blood into painful areas of your body to stimulate healing and naturally regenerate new, healthy cells. To learn more about the many benefits of PRP and other regenerative treatments, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.
PRP Q & A
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution created from your blood that’s rich in platelets and growth factors. These components naturally stimulate cell regeneration and your body’s ability to heal itself. Trying PRP may help you avoid addictive pain medicine or invasive surgery.
Dr. Mukalel also offers stem cell treatment, a type of regenerative medicine he sources from your bone marrow. If your insurance company covers amniotic stem cell therapy, he offers it as well.
What is PRP used for?
Dr. Mukalel might recommend you try PRP, stem cell therapy, or other regenerative medicine treatments if you suffer from one or more of the following:
- Neck or back pain
- Joint pain
- Other chronic pain
- A sports-related injury
- Repetitive motion injuries
Even if you require surgery to treat a severe musculoskeletal injury, PRP can accelerate healing after surgery to optimize your outcome.
Is PRP right for me?
To find out if PRP is the right treatment for you, Dr. Mukalel reviews your symptoms and medical history. He completes a comprehensive physical exam and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition.
Dr. Mukalel encourages you to stay off platelet inhibitors like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Naproxen, Aspirin, Motrin, Meloxicam, Celebrex, and Ibuprofen) for about a week prior to PRP therapy and 3-5 days after treatment to reap the most benefit.
What happens during PRP treatment?
When you arrive at Dr. Mukalel’s office for PRP treatment, you relax in a comfortable chair while he takes a blood sample from your arm. After spinning it in a centrifuge, he injects PRP into injured or painful areas of your body to stimulate healing. The procedure is fast and virtually painless. If you’d like, he can numb the treatment area prior to needle insertion.
Dr. Mukalel often recommends more than one PRP treatment or periodic maintenance injections for the best outcome. He tailors each treatment to your personalized needs.
Don’t live with a non-healing injury or chronic pain when noninvasive solutions are available. Schedule an appointment with Jessen Mukalel, MD, by phone or online to find out if PRP is right for you.
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