Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Regenerative Medical Group -  - A Group Medical Practice

Regenerative Medical Group

A Group Medical Practice & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Garden Grove, CA & Orange, CA

In many cases, chronic musculoskeletal pain has a link to hard-to-heal soft-tissue damage. If you suffer from chronic or persistent pain, the team at Regenerative Medical Group offers safe and effective platelet-rich plasma therapy. Located in Garden Grove and Orange, California, and Kirkland, Washington, the practice offers a wide range of conventional and innovative therapy options. To learn more about platelet-rich plasma therapy, book online or call one of the offices today.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Q & A

Why is PRP an effective therapy for you?

According to the CDC, around 30 millions adults above the age of 65 are affected by Osteoarthritis.1. As a result, most elderly adults live in pain, with restricted physical ability and affects the quality of life.2. 

Damage to the body often becomes more common as the one gets older, and it also becomes harder for the body to heal.

PRP is a non-invasive therapy which can play a major role in helping older adults overcome functional limitations because of aging. PRP may also help:

  • Inhibit inflammation
  • Slow down the progression of degenerative diseases
  • Stimulate the formation of new cartilage
  • Increase the production of natural lubricating fluid, thereby easing painful joint friction
  • Reduce pain

What are Platelet-rich plasma?

 Platelets are small cell fragments that float around in our blood and are responsible for triggering blood clots and proteins that help in cell growth. When platelets come in contact with collagen, they stick together to form a plug and build a barrier to arrest further blood loss. Platelets also promote healing by secreting growth factors, which just as the name suggests, stimulate cell growth and proliferation.

Our blood is composed of three types of cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets which are suspended in a liquid called plasma. If blood is collected in a tube and spun at high speed using a centrifuge, the red cells settle to the bottom, plasma floats on the top followed by platelets and white cells forming a layer in the centre.

This pale white fluid is highly rich in platelets and thus it’s called PRP or platelet-rich plasma

Who can benefit from PRP injection?

PRP or platelet-rich plasma injection can help people of varying ages and conditions, whether you're an older adult suffering from musculoskeletal conditions or an athlete dealing with an injury. Research shows that PRP injections are effective in helping people suffering from various musculoskeletal conditions, as this procedure can help slow down the degeneration process. Since the process doesn’t require surgery and involves only the patient's own platelets, the injection can be administered at the outpatient setting and does not require overnight stay or admission.

Possible conditions that PRP injections can help with:

  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Arthritis (neck, shoulder, knee, ankle)
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
  • Muscle Strain, Contusion and Torn Muscle Fibre
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Runners Knee/Jumpers Knee
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis

How is PRP delivered?

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection for musculoskeletal conditions

This injection utilizes plasma (concentrated platelets) to accelerate healing. It’s a simple therapy, where blood platelet injection containing high concentrated healing growth components is injected into the damaged tissue to increase the body’s natural ability to repair itself. Since the blood used in the procedure is your own, there is a minimal risk of infections or developing any blood-borne diseases

Trigger point injections

Trigger points are knots or lumps within the body muscles or connective tissues that can cause extreme pain. Trigger points can form in our body naturally due to wear and tear or injuries caused by overworking the muscles. Trigger points can irritate the nerves around the knot and are very uncomfortable. Trigger points injections is a non-intrusive procedure where the affected area is injected with PRP to alleviate pain and promote healing.

How does the procedure work?

  • Blood is drawn from the patient and placed into the centrifuge
  • Platelets are separated from the other blood components
  • Extracted platelets are then injected into the affected area
  • This concentrated injection of platelets can speed up healing

Nebulized PRP

Nebulized PRP is an innovative method used by physicians to help patients with lung inflammation. By allowing the patient to breathe aerosolized particles of nebulized PRP, it increases the number of platelets into the lungs' which reduces inflammation and promotes the healing process.

People with asthma, COPD and allergies can be helped to breathe better. Nebulized PRP is effective because it has anti-inflammatory effects and healing regeneration ability.

At Eastside Regenerative Medical, we understand that pain can limit the functionality and mobility and quality of life in an individual.

PRP therapy has helped many people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions improve function and alleviate pain. Helping them get back their independence by using their own blood's healing ability.