Growth Factor Injections

Pain Management & Rehabilitation located in Peachtree City, GA

Growth Factor Injections

Growth Factor Injections services offered in Peachtree City, GA

Growth factors are healing cells your body uses to repair tissue damage and grow new, healthy cells. Ara Chitchyan, MD, and his team at American Rehabilitation Associates in Peachtree City, Georgia, specialize in using growth factor injections and other orthobiologic treatments. They may help you heal after neuromusculoskeletal injury, disease, and surgery. Call American Rehabilitation Associates today to learn how growth factor injections could benefit you, or arrange an appointment using the online booking tool.

What are growth factor injections?

Growth factors are cells in the platelets forming part of your blood. They help tissues to heal and regenerate when they suffer damage or deterioration.

Injecting high concentrations of growth factors into damaged tissues accelerates and improves healing. It can even help old injuries with excess scar tissue heal further, reducing scarring and constriction.

Growth factor injections also reduce painful inflammatory processes that occur when you receive an injury or have a chronic musculoskeletal disease. Inflammation is the primary cause of ongoing pain, so by reducing it, growth factors help ease your pain.

What can growth factor injections treat?

Growth factor injections could help with numerous musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Tendinitis and tendinosis
  • Labral tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Cartilage damage
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee ligament injuries

Growth factor injections may offer an effective alternative to surgery for many of these conditions, so you can avoid the risk, pain, and more extended recovery period surgery typically involves. Healing is also much quicker following growth factor injections than with surgery.

How do growth factor injections work?

Growth factors are part of your body’s natural healing mechanism. They arrive in the platelets carried by your blood to an injury site.

The platelets make your blood clot, so your wound stops bleeding. The growth factors and proteins in the platelets work on repairing and renewing the tissues.

The American Rehabilitation Associates team’s injections have a far higher concentration of growth factors than blood. That increases healing potential considerably with minimal risk, as the growth factors come from your blood.

What does having growth factor injections involve?

To prepare the growth factor injections, your American Rehabilitation Associates provider draws blood from you. Then they process it to separate the growth factors from red and white blood cells. Growth factor injections require only one to two recovery days, and you can feel the results in as little as a week.

Some patients may only require one round of treatment for prolonged pain relief, but several injections might be necessary for others. Results could last several years in some cases.

Call American Rehabilitation Associates today or book an appointment online to learn how growth factor injections may heal you.