PDA, also known as placental derived human amniotic fluid or membrane treatment is an injection therapy that is effective for pain management. This natural treatment of pain utilizes sterilized and freeze dried amniotic fluid or membrane that is then injected into the body. This fluid/membrane contains chemicals and growth factors essential to healing and is obtained from a layer of tissue that surrounds a developing fetus.
The fluid or membrane is donated by expecting mothers so that it can be used to treat patients suffering from chronic pain. Unlike stem cell therapies, there are no live cells in these injections. PDA injections can be used for arthritis, ligament sprains/strains, and other pain caused by injury or disease. It is also safe to be used in conjunction with other therapies.