PRP Therapy

Spine & Sports Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in San Jose, CA and Campbell, CA

Spine & Sports Medicine & Regenerative Medicine located in San Jose, CA and Campbell, CA

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an increasingly popular noninvasive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders. The team of physiatrists at Spine & Sports Medical Group use this regenerative medical therapy to repair damaged joints and provide pain relief to countless patients in Campbell, California and San Jose, California. If you suffer an injury or have chronic pain from an illness, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation and learn about the various ways PRP can help your condition.

PRP Therapy Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses the natural regenerative properties of your blood to treat a wide range of conditions. Platelets are a component of your blood that are rich in growth factors and proteins, and they play a crucial role in healing your body’s injuries. 

At Spine & Sports Medical Group, the team uses PRP to help repair damaged skeletal and muscular tissues without invasive surgery, which typically requires additional specialists and a longer recovery period. With PRP there’s also no risk of allergies or side effects, since you use plasma from your own blood.

How does PRP therapy work?

During your treatment, a team member from Spine & Sports Medical Group takes a sample of your blood and runs it through a centrifuge machine. The centrifugal process separates platelets from other blood matter, producing a platelet-concentrated solution that is injected back into targeted areas where you have an injury. 

Once injected, the platelet solution can help reduce inflammation and pain, increase your range of motion, and stimulate tissue regeneration, so the injured or diseased joint essentially repairs itself.

What does PRP therapy help with?

As a regenerative medical treatment, PRP therapy has a wide range of applications, from cosmetic revitalization to musculoskeletal repairs. At Spine & Sports Medical Group, the team uses PRP therapy to treat diseases that cause chronic pain and injure your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. PRP is an effective treatment for specific conditions, including:

  • Arthritic joints
  • Tendon and ligament tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Degenerative spinal conditions

The procedure is minimally invasive, relatively painless, and can be completed at the clinic within an hour.

What are the benefits of PRP therapy?

PRP therapy can offer a permanent solution to pain and damage brought on by a disease or injury. The practice offers this treatment as an alternative to surgery, which has benefits such as:

  • No need for anesthesia
  • No chance of surgical complications
  • No hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery period

With PRP your body does the work to heal itself, and as the targeted tissues grow and become stronger, you see a noticeable improvement in your joint function and a reduction of any chronic pain.

Is PRP therapy safe for me?

PRP therapy is safe for most people, unless you have a blood disorder or a condition that affects the quality of your blood, like:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Blood cancer
  • Skin cancer

Blood-related conditions like these affect blood-platelet levels and compromise their healing properties, which makes your blood ineffective in giving you the desired results for musculoskeletal regeneration and repair.

To understand how PRP therapy can benefit you, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.

We also see patients in the following surrounding cities: Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Milpitas, Fremont, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy. Book your appointment today.