How To Heal Your Body With PRP

When you have a chronic degenerative condition like arthritis or osteoporosis, your tissues and joints suffer from pain and inflammation. Over time, your joints might wear down under your condition, leading to worsening symptoms.

However, your body also possesses natural healing capabilities that let you regrow tissue and even bone after a trauma. Today’s regenerative medical therapies, including treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, seek to harness your natural healing abilities in targeted injections, giving you a boost where you need it most.

You can trust the team at Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Center in Pleasanton and Turlock, California, led by board-certified rheumatologist Iraj Sabahi, MD, to treat your chronic and degenerative complaints. Here’s what Dr. Sabahi wants his new and existing patients to know about the healing potential in PRP.

The healing power in your blood

Within your blood, elements specialize in fighting disease, providing nutrients, and kickstarting healing functions. With PRP treatment, Dr. Sabahi can isolate the healing factors naturally present in a sample of your own blood.

PRP treatments only take a brief office visit and don’t have lasting side effects that would require recovery time. You may continue to notice an improvement in your pain levels and functionality for several weeks after your injection, as your healing accelerates and takes effect.

When you come in for your treatment, we take a sample of your blood, the same way we would any other medical blood draw. Then, your blood sample goes through a centrifuge. This separates your blood into its various components. We collect your plasma, an element of your blood that contains platelets and other natural healing agents.

Finally, we deliver your concentrated PRP in the form of a targeted injection. The whole process, from blood draw to injection, takes less than an hour. We provide a local anesthetic before your injection, so you won’t suffer any undue discomfort during your treatment session.

Targeted injections and symptom relief

Dr. Sabahi delivers your PRP injection directly into the area of your body experiencing pain, inflammation, or debility. Your PRP therapy gives added support to the muscles, joints, and tissues that need it most.

PRP and other forms of regenerative medicine like stem cell treatments show promise as real options for tissue healing and pain relief. With inflammation reduced and bone and tissues restored, you can enjoy increased functionality in damaged areas of your body.

PRP therapy can potentially help with conditions including arthritis, osteoarthritis, sprains, chronic tendinopathy, tendinitis, and more. To learn more about how PRP treatment could support your musculoskeletal wellness and resolve your pain symptoms, get in touch with Dr. Sabahi at Pleasanton Arthritis and Osteoporosis Medical Center now. You can book your initial consultation appointment online, or call by phone today.

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