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PRP Treatment Specialist

Glaser Pain Relief Center

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in San Fernando Valley, Encino, CA

If you’re looking for an alternative therapy to relieve chronic pain, regenerative medicine therapy using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) might be right for you. At Glaser Pain Relief Center in Encino, California, Jeffrey Glaser, MD, John Zheng, DO, and their team serve patients in the San Fernando Valley and the Greater Los Angeles Area. The team offers in-office PRP injections to help heal the underlying cause of your pain, so whether you’re struggling due to osteoarthritis or want a nonsurgical solution to treat tendonitis, you can rely on their expertise. Schedule a consultation online or call the office today.

PRP Treatment Q & A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is created from natural substances in your blood that stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells. The key ingredient in PRP is your own platelets, which release a variety of bioactive proteins to initiate and accelerate the natural healing process.

PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine, and the team at Glaser Pain Relief Center uses it to help you heal from a variety of injuries and degenerative diseases. Injecting PRP into the damaged area not only helps your body heal more efficiently, but also leads to a gradual decrease in pain.

Why would I need PRP therapy?

PRP therapy is an effective alternative to treating persistent back, neck, and joint pain that results from sports injuries and age-related degenerative conditions like:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Morton’s neuroma

You might benefit from PRP injections if medications aren’t enough to treat your pain, and you want to avoid surgery and other invasive treatments.

The team at Glaser Pain Relief Center can determine if PRP therapy is right for you by reviewing the nature of your injury, the severity of your pain, and your medical history. They customize a treatment plan for your specific injury to optimize your results.

What is involved in PRP therapy?

During your procedure, the Glaser Pain Relief Center collects PRP from your own body by withdrawing a sample of your blood. The team prepares the blood in a centrifuge to quickly spin the liquid and separate the platelets and plasma from other blood components.

Then they create your PRP with a high concentration of platelets and inject it into your soft tissues. Over time, the PRP stimulates your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by disease and trauma.

Within four to six weeks of your treatment, you should begin to notice a decrease in pain along with other improvements. The Glaser Pain Relief Center team might recommend additional injections spaced several months apart to achieve optimum results.

What are the benefits of PRP therapy?

PRP therapy helps you heal from the inside out, so you can reduce your reliance on pain medications and possibly avoid surgery. Along with decreased pain, most patients have increased mobility and improvement in function in the treated area.

Because the PRP used in your treatment comes from your own body, there is minimal risk for allergic reactions or other side effects.

You also won’t need any downtime or changes in your usual activities after your PRP procedure.

To find out if PRP therapy is right for you, call Glaser Pain Relief Center or book an appointment online today.