Innovative modern therapies are using new tools and techniques can provide life-changing results for those who deal with debilitating chronic headaches and migraine pain. Doctors at the Miami Headache Institute can use the patient's own cells in some treatments, like PRP and Prolotherapy, to help regenerate injured areas of the brain, preventing the frequent recurrence of certain types of headaches and greatly improving the patient's quality of life.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
PRP is blood plasma containing concentrated platelets. Platelets, which are found in concentrated amounts, in PRP containing huge reservoir of biologically active proteins and mediators, including platelet growth factors, which are vital for initiation and acceleration of tissue repair and degeneration. These bioactive proteins help initiate and/or accelerate connective tissue healing as well as bone and possibly joint surface regeneration and repair. They can promote the development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process.
Where Do the Stem Cells Originate?
The stem cells used in PRP come from various places in the patient's body. They may be harvested from the patient's blood, bone marrow, and adipose tissue.
Stem cells are essentially blank slates that can adapt to become whatever type of cell is needed at any given time. Once the cells are harvested, they must go through a preparation process that allows them to be implanted into the affected area of the body.
The Impact PRP on Regenerative Medicine and Chronic Headaches
The use of PRP and Prolotherapy
has had a significant and dramatic impact on regenerative medicine, especially where chronic headaches and migraines
are concerned. Individuals who have chronic headache pain often have areas of the brain where mild tissue damage has occurred. This can be the result of an injury, or it can be the result of constant inflammation.
Regardless of the cause, regenerative medicine helps reverse the damage and provide relief to the patient. While these treatments may not eliminate all headache pain in some cases, they can dramatically reduce the frequency of the headaches as well as diminish their severity.
Miami Headache Institute
Miami-area residents who suffer from chronic headache and migraine pain are invited to contact the Miami Headache Institute
for more information. For many people, dealing with chronic pain can be physically, mentally and emotionally draining. If you find yourself living with pain every day, please visit our Miami location. We will help you get the relief you need to live a pain-free, productive life.