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Achieve Wellness Medical Center

Pain Management Medical Practices located in Columbia, MO

At Achieve Wellness Medical Center, their team uses Enriched plasma injections to decrease pain and improve function. To make an appointment, call the office in Columbia, Missouri, or click the online booking feature today.

Enriched plasma Injections Q&A

What are enriched plasma injections?

These injections use your body’s own growth factors (platelets) to reduce inflammation and encourage healing after an accident or injury. 

Enriched plasma injections are safe and present few side effects. What’s more, because they use your own blood, so there’s no risk of infection or an allergic reaction.

What is the process for getting enriched plasma injections?

At Achieve Wellness Medical Center, the medical provider administers the injections on an outpatient basis. Most people are in and out of the office within 20 to 40 minutes.

Before recommending injections, your provider reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started, where they occur, and if the pain spreads into other parts of your body. Next, your provider conducts a physical exam and orders X-rays and/or other imaging if necessary.

If your Achieve Wellness Medical Center provider determines you’re a candidate, they draw a sample of your blood. Then, they put your sample in a machine called a centrifuge that separates your platelets from the rest of your blood.

When that process finishes, your provider transfers the platelet-rich solution to a syringe. Then, the provider administers a number of injections into the area of your body that you have agreed to treat.

This process is to be repeated to complete a series of 3 injections, each a week apart. 

Do enriched plasma injections work right away?

The length of time it takes for these injections to work depends on various factors, including the issue treated and the severity of your symptoms. Still, most people experience significant improvement within two to six weeks.

Are there any side effects to these injections?

Following injections, it’s normal to experience mild swelling, redness, and increased sensitivity at the injection site. Rest the affected area, avoid strenuous activity for a few days, and apply heat to the treatment site as necessary. Any discomfort should subside within a few days, but if your symptoms get worse, contact the team right away.

To learn more about the benefits of enriched plasma injections, make an appointment at Achieve Wellness  Medical Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.

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