Summit Pain Alliance
Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Rosa, CA & Petaluma, CA
Undergoing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments results in enhanced healing and a serious improvement in inflammation. If you have tendonitis, fractures, ligament injuries, or other types of injuries, book an exam at Summit Pain Alliance in Santa Rosa or Petaluma, California, to see if PRP is right for you. Simply click on the online scheduling tool, or call the office nearest you to book an evaluation today.
PRP Q & A
How does PRP work?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), nicknamed “liquid gold,” is a concentrated solution of red and white blood cells, growth factors, and platelets derived from your own blood. These components are critical for wound and injury healing.
To make your signature PRP, your doctor draws blood from your arm and processes it in a centrifuge, a process that takes 10-15 minutes.
The end result — your PRP — contains a rich concentration of platelets and growth factors that’s up to 10 times greater than a usual blood sample.
Your doctor injects your PRP into any injured tissues to trigger natural healing processes. Over time, PRP often results in quicker healing, decreased inflammation, and less pain.
Which conditions can a doctor treat with PRP?
Summit Pain Alliance offers on-site PRP therapy at both clinic locations. To determine if PRP is right for your condition, your doctor examines you, reviews your medical history, and checks any images you may have had in the past.
In general, the doctors at Summit Pain Alliance can use PRP therapy to treat:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ligament damage
- Muscle injuries
Additionally, PRP is highly effective for promoting healing after surgery, especially if you needed a soft tissue procedure, such as a tendon or ligament restoration. Your dedicated physician at Summit Pain Alliance tailors your PRP therapy plan to your unique needs.
How many PRP treatments do I need?
It depends on your underlying condition. Generally, it takes several weeks or months to experience the full benefits of PRP.
The practitioners at Summit Pain Alliance usually find that a PRP package of about two or three treatments is most beneficial. You need to space each session 4-6 weeks apart.
After each PRP session, it’s important to give the treated area time to heal. Your doctor at Summit Pain Alliance may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least a few days. Otherwise, no downtime is necessary with PRP.
Book your PRP appointment at Summit Pain Alliance directly through the website. You’re also welcome to call the clinic nearest you to speak with a team member to schedule.
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