PRP Injections Specialist

Health Atlast -  - Integrative Medicine Practice

Health Atlast

Integrative Medicine Practice & Internists located in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

When you’re seeking a natural way to ease pain, enhance joint healing, and restore your quality of life, the holistic medical team at Health Atlast in West Los Angeles can help. They offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to facilitate healing so you can recover from injuries faster and get back to doing the activities you most enjoy. Call Health Atlast to learn more or book an appointment online today.

PRP Injections Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a mixture of platelet-rich blood created from your own whole blood. Platelets within the blood contain special proteins called growth factors, which contribute to your body’s natural healing process. Components that make up the blood in your body include:

  • Plasma
  • Red blood cells
  • White blood cells
  • Platelets

While platelets are present in whole blood, platelet-rich plasma is blood that’s been prepared in a special way so it’s a more concentrated source of platelets.

How is PRP prepared?

Using a tiny needle, a medical staff member at Health Atlast takes a blood sample from you to begin the PRP preparation process. They place your blood in a centrifuge where platelets are separated from the rest of your blood.

Platelets are added back into blood plasma in a high concentration to complete the process.

Where is PRP injected?

A provider at Health Atlast injects PRP into joints at the site of injury to enhance healing. The area injected depends on where your injury is.

The most common injection sites include:

  • Painful knee, elbow, or ankle joints
  • Strains or sprains
  • Injured tendons, muscles, or ligaments
  • Any other sports-related injury site
  • A post-surgical site that’s healing slowly

PRP restores joint healing, eases pain if you have arthritis, and enhances healing after surgery.

What are the benefits of PRP injections?

PRP injections are a natural way to treat injured areas of your body without invasive medical intervention or expensive pain medications. PRP injections can help:

  • Alleviate pain from arthritis and other injuries
  • Inhibit inflammation
  • Slow the progression of arthritis
  • Stimulate new cartilage formation
  • Increase natural joint lubrication to ease painful friction

Ask your Health Atlast provider if PRP injections are right for you. The injections are often useful when you suffer from chronic joint pain, an injury, or slowed healing after surgery.

Many patients prefer holistic, natural treatments instead of pain medications that are expensive or potentially addictive.

When you’re ready to find out if PRP injections are a good match for you, call Health Atlast today or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.