Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a cutting-edge pain management treatment requiring no incisions or downtime. At Advanced Pain Institute in Arcadia, Encino, and Pasadena, California, interventional pain specialist Isaac Michael MineHart, MD, uses PRP therapy to restore function to damaged joints and relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain. Call the practice today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about PRP.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance in your blood that may help repair musculoskeletal damage and accelerate wound healing. PRP contains large reservoirs of bioactive proteins and growth factors that aid in tissue repair and regeneration, allowing your body to repair injured joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments without surgery or medication.
Dr. MineHart harvests PRP from your own blood and injects it directly into your injury site. The procedure is quick and comfortable compared with traditional therapies.
PRP speeds up the healing process and reduces inflammation to help you regain function of damaged musculoskeletal structures. Some of the most popular benefits of PRP therapy are that it may:
Because PRP therapy is noninvasive and requires no downtime, you can return to your normal activities quickly after treatment.
When you arrive for PRP therapy, Dr. MineHart draws your blood. He places your blood inside a centrifuge, which spins it to separate the PRP from the other materials in your blood, like red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma. After isolating the PRP, Dr. MineHart injects it directly into the damaged tissue.
PRP therapy can help treat a wide range of chronic pain conditions, such as:
PRP injections can help support an existing treatment plan, such as physical therapy or surgery. At your initial consultation, Dr. MineHart examines your injury to determine if PRP is the right treatment for your condition.
The amount of PRP treatments you need depends on the extent of your damage. While many people experience lasting relief from a single injection, most need a series of treatments. Dr. MineHart typically recommends three treatments, spaced several weeks apart, to deliver long-term pain relief with PRP therapy.
Dr. MineHart serves both lien patients and personal injury patients, and offers reasonable pricing for all. Call Advanced Pain Institute today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about PRP.