If you prefer holistic treatments to relieve chronic pain or injuries, Kevin Shaevitz, DC, and his physical medicine team at Superior Physical Medicine in Yorba Linda, California, offer solutions. They use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood to enhance your body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate new cells. If you live in Orange County or the Anaheim Hills area, schedule an appointment with Superior Physical Medicine by calling the office or using the online booking tool to find out if PRP therapy is right for you.
PRP Therapy Q&A
What is PRP therapy?
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, therapy consists of growth-factor-rich plasma sourced from your own blood. It’s useful for stimulating your body’s natural ability to regenerate new cells and heal itself and may help you avoid harsh medications or invasive surgery after an injury.
What conditions can PRP therapy be used for?
The experts at Superior Physical Medicine offer PRP therapy to help you heal from the following conditions:
- Shoulder pain and injuries
- Knee pain and tissue damage
- Cartilage, muscle, or other soft tissue damage
- Tendinitis or bursitis
- Sports and automobile injuries
- Other injuries or chronic pain
- Arthritis pain
- Chronic inflammation
The Superior Physical Medicine team often combines PRP with stem cells, which can regenerate into different types of cells in your body to optimize your results.
Is PRP right for me?
To find out if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy, your provider reviews your symptoms and discuss your medical history.
They complete a physical examination to evaluate painful or injured areas. Physical medicine specialists use blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to determine the extent of your injury and develop a treatment plan. If you have a severe injury requiring surgery, your provider can refer you to a highly qualified orthopedic surgeon in your area.
What should I expect during PRP therapy?
When you arrive at Superior Physical Medicine for regenerative medicine injections containing platelet-rich plasma, your provider takes a blood sample from your arm. They use a centrifuge to isolate PRP from your whole blood.
If you’d like, they can numb the treatment area to make PRP injections feel more comfortable. Your physical medicine specialist slowly injects PRP by itself or with stem cells to stimulate the healing process and repair damaged tissues. The procedure is fast and virtually painless but can produce dramatic results without any downtime.
What happens after PRP therapy?
After PRP injections, you might experience temporary redness or swelling at the injection site, however that subsides soon after treatment. Multiple PRP therapy sessions can further stimulate healing and give you the best outcome.
Your physical medicine specialist lets you know when to schedule your next treatment and monitors your progress along the way. They might also suggest physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, medical weight loss, joint injections, acupuncture, IV therapy, homeopathic supplements, or other holistic solutions.
Don’t take addictive pain medicine or undergo invasive surgery for an injury if you don’t have to. Call the Superior Physical Medicine office or book an appointment online to find out if PRP therapy is right for you.