Are you looking for a more natural approach to pain management? Then you may want to consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which concentrates your body’s own healing properties to accelerate healing and reduce pain. Ali Ahmad, MD, and The Medical Dock team offer PRP injections as part of a pain management program at the Huntington Beach and San Pedro, California, offices. To learn more about PRP injections and how they may help you, call the office today or book an appointment online.
Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that contains a concentrated amount of the healing properties from your own blood, including platelets, proteins, stem cells, and growth factors. Dr. Ahmad and his team create PRP for your injections from a sample of your own blood by spinning it in a centrifuge.
When injected into your diseased or damaged tissue, the healing properties get to work and regenerate new, healthy tissue and reduce your pain.
At The Medical Dock, Dr. Ahmad uses PRP injections to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Some of the most common include:
Although not an injection, Dr. Ahmad and The Medical Dock team also use PRP for aesthetic purposes to rejuvenate your skin for a younger, healthier look by combining it with microneedling. After your skin is treated with the microneedling tool, your practitioner applies the PRP directly to your face to help accelerate the healing and regeneration of your skin.
Dr. Ahmad determines if you’re a good candidate for PRP injections during your consultation at The Medical Dock. But more than likely, if you suffer from a painful condition, you may benefit from PRP injections. Dr. Ahmad and The Medical Dock team work closely with you to understand your health concerns so they can provide the most effective treatment.
After your PRP is prepared, Dr. Ahmad injects the healing treatment directly into your diseased or damaged tissue under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. These imaging tools ensure that your injection goes directly into the right place.
You may be able to resume your usual activities after PRP injections. If necessary, Dr. Ahmad may recommend some activity modifications based on your injury or health issue.
PRP is a regenerative therapy, so you may not notice improvements immediately. But over the next several weeks to several months, you should start to enjoy a reduction in pain and an improvement in function in the area that received the injection.
To learn more about PRP injections and how they may benefit you, call The Medical Dock today or request an appointment online.