Platelet-rich plasma is a component of blood that offers unique healing benefits for tissue repair, wound healing, and the inflammation associated with injury. To see how this treatment can help you, visit Amicia Bullard, PA, at Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center. Serving individuals in Wilsonville, Oregon, the practice offers a range of regenerative therapies designed to help you regain a perfectly healthy and pain-free life. Call today to request a consultation or click to book online.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are a combination of components from your blood. They contain essential growth factors that, when reintroduced to the body, can assist in wound healing, tissue repair, improved function, and reduced pain.
At Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center, Amicia uses PRP injections to treat a range of conditions that affect the tendons, muscles, joints, and ligaments.
The process for a PRP injection procedure starts with Amicia drawing your blood, usually from a vein in your arm. She processes your blood using a centrifuge machine, which separates the blood components.
After preparing a solution of the platelet-rich plasma, she disinfects the treatment area and may apply a local anesthetic. She may use an ultrasound machine to find the precise location for the injection to be most effective.
She gently inserts the PRP solution using a syringe and needle, then cleans your skin and applies a bandage.
You may experience some swelling or discomfort for a few days after the procedure, as the PRP injections stimulate temporary inflammation.
Amicia may recommend resting the treated area for a few days, but you can generally return to your normal activities after PRP injections.
While you might not notice immediate benefits, over time, the healing process generates new tissue and repairs damage. You can expect to experience pain relief, better mobility in the affected area, and reduced swelling and inflammation.
Following an injury or with a chronic pain diagnosis, many people may need surgery to fix the problem. However, the body is often capable of healing itself, and this is where PRP injections can be so beneficial. They don’t require lengthy recovery time, and they can assist your body in repairing what’s damaged.
When PRP injections combine with other regenerative treatment methods, like stem cell therapy or trigger point injections, you might experience an even faster recovery time.
To learn how PRP injections can help you, contact Oregon Regenerative Stem Cell Medical Center today. Click to book an appointment online or call the office to schedule.