How can PRP help with chronic pain?
Patients presenting with chronic pain can be challenging to manage for a variety of reasons. General X-ray is often an efficient and logical first step, but it has its limits demonstrating abnormality. A normal report becomes problematic when the patient has continued pain or symptoms that are not responding to usual treatments such as rest, analgesia, physiotherapy, etc.
PRP offers bulk billed bone scan studies with short waiting times on most occasions.
Nuclear Medicine bone scan, with CT co-registration when appropriate, assists with diagnosing of bone (e.g. malignancy/metastasis, trauma/fracture, infection and some others) and joint (e.g. arthritis/synovitis) pathologies. Some soft tissue abnormalities can be assessed on occasion (e.g. tendonitis, cellulitis).