Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Your blood contains healing factors that can stimulate tissue repair. The platelets in your blood help with inflammation and improve healing, but blood only brings a limited amount of platelets to injured tissue. Concentrating platelets and delivering them directly to damaged tissue can offer a regenerative response, effective for healing and reducing inflammation. Allied Pain & Spine Institute in Mountain View offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for a variety of injuries and conditions to promote repair and pain relief.
PRP is created from the patient’s own blood, which reduces any risk of allergic or adverse reactions. A small sample of blood is taken and sent through a centrifuge to filter out the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. This concentrated form of platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors that can stimulate tissue healing and minimize inflammation. A PRP injection can be used for treating osteoarthritis, joint inflammation, rotator cuff tears and many other conditions where tissue repair and reduced inflammation is needed. PRP injections usually take less than an hour and have no negative side effects and offer many benefits.
Prolotherapy for Tissue Repair
Another option for stimulating tissue repair is prolotherapy. This non-invasive treatment uses a solution of dextrose and lidocaine that is injected into tendons or ligaments to cause an inflammatory response. While this may sound counterproductive, the minimal inflammation caused by the injection can trigger a healing response in the area. This type of regenerative medicine can stimulate the body’s own healing properties that can be effective in repairing ligaments, tendons, muscles and other tissues. We use prolotherapy for some sports injuries, arthritis and torn tissue that can benefit from induced regenerative healing.
The body has incredible healing properties, but it can require interventional therapies to stimulate the repair response. If you live near Mountain View and are interested in conservative treatments or regenerative medicine for improved healing or pain relief, come see us at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. We offer many advanced treatments like PRP injections and prolotherapy at our pain clinics.