PRP Therapy

Advanced Integrative Medical Center

Integrative Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in Redondo Beach, CA

When you’re suffering in pain due to damaged tissue, you may find it impossible to believe that your body has everything it needs to heal the source of your pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an innovative form of regenerative medicine that taps your body’s natural healing powers to accelerate the process and relieve your pain. At Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, the team offers PRP therapy as a treatment to support healing. To learn more about PRP therapy, call the office or book online today.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Therapy Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy?

PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the healing properties found in your blood to support and accelerate the healing process in your diseased or damaged tissue. 

The team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center creates the PRP from a sample of your blood after spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the healing properties, which include platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells, from the plasma (liquid) portion of your blood.

When injected into your damaged tissue, the properties in the platelet-rich plasma get to work and start healing and repairing the tissue.

Am I a good candidate for PRP therapy?

The team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center determines if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy during an evaluation. They may recommend it only after you fail to heal or get relief from your pain with more conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or massage therapy.

PRP therapy has been effective for many musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic tendinitis
  • Muscle and ligament injuries
  • Fractures

PRP therapy may also be suggested to support healing after surgery.

 

How do I prepare for PRP therapy?

The team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center provides you with specific instructions on how to prepare for PRP therapy. 

You may be asked to refrain from using anti-inflammatory medication for a few weeks prior to your treatment. Platelet-rich plasma induces inflammation, and your anti-inflammatory medication may make your treatment less effective. 

 

What can I expect during PRP therapy?

Your PRP therapy is conducted at the office. First, your practitioner draws a sample of blood from your arm to prepare your PRP. Once the PRP is ready, they inject the PRP into your diseased or damaged tissue. The injection may be conducted using guided imagery to improve the accuracy of your injection. 

You may notice some swelling and pain at the site of your injection following PRP therapy, but you shouldn’t have to modify your usual activities unless your practitioner directs otherwise.

You should notice an improvement in your symptoms soon after therapy, with continued improvements in pain and function over the next several weeks to months.

With platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, the team at Advanced Integrative Medical Center can help your body heal naturally. Call the office or book online to learn more.