Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the most innovative and powerful tools for pain relief and healing available today – and it comes from your own blood, making it a natural solution. The team of expert interventional pain management and spine care physicians at Pain Medicine Consultants in Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, and Novato, California, are ready to help. Book your appointment online or by phone today.
PRP is a highly concentrated part of your own blood. PRP contains growth factors that prompt your body to heal damaged tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other tissues. Although you already have PRP in your blood, it's quite diluted and is spread throughout your body.
By isolating the PRP and injecting it into a specific area, your body gets a strong dose of regenerative platelets that it would never otherwise get. Your Pain Medicine Consultants physician can recommend PRP therapy if you've got an acute injury, a chronic injury, or if you're an athlete who needs to get back to peak form as quickly as possible.
PRP is a safe and effective way to reduce your pain and speed up your healing without surgery.
Your Pain Medicine Consultants doctor takes a small sample of blood from your arm. This is just like any blood draw you've done before: quick, easy, and virtually painless. Next, your doctor puts the blood sample into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood at very high speed, separating its various parts.
Your doctor extracts the pure PRP from your blood, discards the red blood cells, and then injects the PRP into the area where you're injured or have pain. Your physician typically uses image guidance such as ultrasound or X-ray to precisely inject your PRP.
No, you don't need to worry about allergic or other adverse reactions because the PRP comes from your own body. It's safe and completely nonsurgical.
Your Pain Medicine Consultants doctor always uses fresh needles for the blood draw and PRP injections to remove any risk of infections.
After PRP therapy, most patients notice improved mobility and reduced pain within 4-6 weeks. The benefits of PRP therapy can last for as much as a year.
Use the online scheduler or call Pain Medicine Consultants today to schedule your PRP therapy consultation.