Los Angeles’ Premier Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Specialist

California Pain Medicine Center -  - Pain Management Specialist

California Pain Medicine Center

Pain Management Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is amongst the new generation of treatments that address the root causes of many chronic pain conditions. The expert multidisciplinary team at California Pain Medicine Center in Santa Monica, California, uses safe, natural PRP to treat a range of problems from arthritis to tendon and ligament injuries. To benefit from accelerated tissue healing and regeneration using PRP, call California Pain Medicine Center today or book an appointment online.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of several regenerative medicine therapies and is fast becoming the treatment of choice for painful knee conditions. It’s a favored treatment for many high-level athletes, and California Pain Medicine Center makes it available to anyone who could benefit from its use.

PRP uses your body’s own platelets, which contain naturally occurring cytokines and enzymes, to enhance the healing process. Platelets make your blood clot if you injure yourself, but they also initiate the healing process.

In trials, PRP shows improved benefits for treating arthritis pain compared with other types of injections such as steroids and hyaluronic acid. PRP can often heal painful musculoskeletal conditions that would otherwise have required surgery.

The California Pain Medicine Center team uses PRP with other pain management methods that you can quite easily integrate into your life.

Where does platelet-rich plasma come from?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes from your blood. Your provider at California Pain Medicine Center draws off a sample of blood from your arm and places it in a machine called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins at very high speeds, separating the red and white blood cells, plasma (the liquid part of your blood), and platelets.

This process produces a concentrated quantity of platelets that your provider then injects into your body at the source of your pain. Adding extra platelets to the injured tissues enables your body to heal more effectively than it could by itself.

What conditions can PRP treat?

PRP can help in the treatment of many kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) sprains
  • MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprains
  • Bursitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Achilles tendon injuries

PRP helps treat the underlying cause of your pain — tissues that aren’t healing properly —  rather than just masking your symptoms. Using PRP therapy can also help prevent chronic pain from developing following an injury.

To find out how you could benefit from platelet-rich plasma therapy, call California Pain Medicine Center today and schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.