Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment with our Pasadena Integrated Clinic
The search for non-surgical options for arthritis treatment and other healing modalities has uncovered some interesting options. One of these is platelet-rich plasma treatment in Pasadena and other locations. Health Advantage Physical Medicine offers this PRP treatment in Pasadena, giving you a chance to check out what could be an effective treatment for several conditions that cause pain.
What Is PRP and What Happens During the Procedure
Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that has a higher-than-normal level of platelets in it. Your blood contains a number of components such as red blood cells and platelets. In this procedure, you have your own blood drawn and then separated -- the plasma is removed from the rest of the blood. The plasma is combined with a substance that acts as an agent for increasing the platelet count in the plasma. Once the number of platelets is sufficient, the plasma is injected back into you at whatever spot is causing problems, such as a joint. The platelet-rich plasma is supposed to help heal whatever is causing you pain or creating inflammation. This treatment can potentially be used for all sorts of pain, including shoulder pain, low back pain, elbow pain, knee pain, neck pain, and hip pain.
The results of initial studies, along with patient experiences, are promising. While more research is desirable, the procedure is already available at integrated health care centers and has gotten a rather positive reception. The promise of healing muscle and joint disorders without surgery -- who wants to be cut open if that's not necessary? -- is a welcome one, and PRP may be one of those procedures that revolutionize healing and medicine. Already several sports figures have tried the procedure, and its availability at health centers means you can try it yourself.
Contact Our integrated office in Pasadena, CA to Schedule an Appointment
>Health Advantage Physical Medicine is an integrated health care center that offers several treatments including PRP and other holistic healthcare options. Our Pasadena clinic is easy to reach, and our team of integrated health professionals can help you discover the right treatment for your condition. Call us at (626)-798-7805 to arrange for an appointment. You may not need surgery at all to stop pain; you could find that PRP or another therapeutic course is all you need to feel better. Call us now so you can start your path to healing.