PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections give your damaged tissues a natural healing boost. Double board-certified Munish Loomba, MD, of Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc. uses PRP to help patients with slow-healing injuries and chronic musculoskeletal diseases. Call your nearest office in Moreno Valley, Riverside, or Rancho Cucamonga, California, or book an appointment online to find out how you could benefit from PRP injections..
PRP involves natural cells taken from the blood. These cells are then spun in a centrifuge, separating the plasma and platelets from the red and white blood cells. The PRP injection contains a concentrated dose of platelets that boost the healing process in your damaged tissues.
You may need PRP if you are dealing with:
Dr. Loomba uses ultrasound or fluoroscopy (moving X-ray) when giving your PRP injection - which helps map the site of injection by avoiding the damaged nerves and tissues.
Dr. Loomba numbs your skin before giving you a PRP injection, making the area sore afterward.
Patients may need anywhere from 1 to several injections to find relief, but this is the safest form of treatment as the inserted cells come from your own blood. The first signs of improvement may take a few weeks. The lessening of pain on the site of injury or discomfort should continue for several months before leveling off.
To find out more about PRP’s uses in pain management, call Advance Comprehensive Pain Care, Inc. today or book an appointment online.