Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy stimulates your body’s internal healing power using platelets from your own blood. The naturopathic care experts at FoRM Health PDX in Portland, Oregon, use PRP injections to treat a wide range of problems and concerns, from injuries to chronic conditions and aesthetics. Call the office or use online booking to arrange your PRP injections consultation today.
PRP is a minimally processed extract of our own blood, providing a concentrated source of platelets. These platelets play a central role in healing and recovery, so if you have a large dose of them in a specific area you can regenerate tissue, repair damage, and heal more quickly.
Today, PRP is used in a wide range of treatments, and it often helps men and women find natural solutions to acute pain, chronic pain, or even aesthetic problems like hair loss.
The naturopathic doctors at FoRM Health PDX use PRP injections in many different situations, including:
The FoRM Health PDX team has over a decade of experience in treating many different pain-causing conditions with PRP therapy, so they can help you with whatever’s dragging you down.
For PRP injections, your FoRM Health PDX naturopathic doctor takes a blood sample from your arm. Then, they place the blood in a double-spin centrifuge that separates the platelets from the other blood layers.
After combining the platelets with anesthesia, your naturopathic doctor injects PRP solution where needed. Sometimes, they use ultrasound guidance for precise placement.
Most patients find the PRP injection process comfortable thanks to the thin needles and anesthesia. For patients with needle phobias, pain sensitivity, or just general fears about injection procedures, FoRM offers Pro-NOX, a patient-administered form of nitrous that causes anxiety relief and pain dissociation while still fully conscious.
After your treatment, you may have some minor soreness and mobility issues for a few days. This is a sign that the PRP is stimulating your immune response, which means it’s working.
It can vary depending on why you need the PRP, but in general, it takes around 2-3 months for your body to complete the beginning stages of tissue regeneration. However, PRP for osteoarthritis or acute injuries usually takes effect within only a few weeks.
It depends on your specific situation, so you’ll meet with your FoRM Health PDX naturopathic doctor around three weeks after your first injection to check your progress and plan any future treatments.
For some conditions, you may need only one treatment. Most patients get good results from two or three injections, each 4-6 weeks apart.
PRP injections can relieve your pain, speed up healing, and even enhance your appearance. For more information, call FoRM Health PDX or schedule a consultation online today.