PRP Specialist

Advanced Integrated Medical Centers

Integrated Medical Practice & Chiropractors located in Southlake, TX

Most pharmacological treatments for pain focus on symptom relief. At Advanced Integrated Medical Centers in Southlake, Texas, Dr. Gary M. Randall, wants to resolve the underlying cause of your pain altogether and offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a form of regenerative medicine that supports your body’s natural healing powers. To learn more about PRP and how it may benefit you, call the office or request an appointment online today.

PRP Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma? 

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that accelerates your natural healing process. It’s a blood product that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and specialized proteins, which are the healing properties naturally found in your body. Dr. Randall and the team at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers create the PRP used for your treatment from a sample of your own blood.

Famous athletes have credited the powers of PRP with helping them heal from their injuries faster and avoid more invasive treatments such as surgery. 

What conditions benefit from PRP?

The team at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers offers PRP as a treatment option for many conditions. You may benefit from PRP for your:

  • Knee, hip, ankle, or shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon injury
  • Ligament or muscle injury

When injected into your injured or damaged tissue, the healing properties of the PRP assist in the regeneration of new, healthy tissue to accelerate the repair process. The team may suggest combining your PRP with other forms of regenerative medicine to get the most benefit.

What can I expect during PRP injections?

The team at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers conducts your PRP injections at the office. They provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare and what to expect before your appointment. 

To ensure you get the most benefit out of your PRP injections, you may be advised to refrain from using your anti-inflammatory medication prior to your injections. Because PRP stimulates the healing process, inflammation after your injections is common, and your anti-inflammatory medication may hinder the process.

Your PRP injections begin with a blood draw to create your PRP. Then, the  Advanced Integrated Medical Centers team may give you a local anesthetic at the site of your planned injection to minimize discomfort. Once your PRP is ready, they inject it into your joint or tissue.

It’s normal to experience some pain and swelling at the site of the injection for up to 48 hours after you get your PRP. Again, the team may advise you to refrain from the use of anti-inflammatory medication during this time. Advanced Integrated Medical Centers will make pain management recommendations.

You may not experience an immediate improvement in pain, but over the next few weeks after your injection, you may begin to experience a decrease in discomfort and an improvement in function. To get the most benefit from your PRP, you may need more than one injection. 

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that accelerates your body’s natural healing process for improvement in pain and function. To learn more about PRP and how it can help you, call Advanced Integrated Medical Centers or request an appointment online today.