What can I expect after PRP Treatment?

You may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which may last up to a week. 

There may also be temporary worsening of symptoms due to a stimulation of the inflammatory response, which is necessary for the regeneration of tissue. 

Our doctors will instruct you in the use of ice, elevation, reduced activity, and other mediations for comfort while the PRP is initiating healing. Physical therapy, Chiropractic, and a customized therapeutic exercise program may be prescribed. 

It is important not to disturb the area of injection for at least 48 hours. We ask that you refrain from activities other than necessary walking or driving to receive maximum benefit of your PRP Therapy. Try to refrain from any vigorous activity for up to two weeks following each procedure. 



How long does it take?

The procedure takes approximately one to two hours, including preparation and recovery time. Performed safely in our medical office, PRP therapy relieves pain without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, or hospital stays, and without a prolonged recovery. In fact, most people return to their jobs or usual activities right after the procedure. 



Is there any pain?

Some patients report swelling and stiffness or mild to moderate discomfort lasting a few hours after the injection. This is a normal response and is a sign that the treatment is working. Over time, the affected area will begin to heal and strengthen and you will experience considerably less pain. 



How many treatments will I need?

Regenerative medicine is not a "quick fix" and is designed to promote long-term healing of the injured tissue. Most patients require multiple injections because the regeneration of collagen may take 4-6 months. Functional rehabilitation is crucial after PRP to ensure proper healing of your soft tissues. The total number of treatments you will need depends on your age, the condition of the area being treated, and the amount of pain you were experiencing before starting therapy. 



Will my insurance cover it?

While PRP has helped thousands of patients over the years, it is still relatively new and as a result it is not yet covered by many insurance plans. However, some parts of the treatment may be covered. Since the cost for and types of treatment required varies significantly from patient to patient, we will provide you with pricing information during your initial consultation, based on your specific needs and situation. 



What other options are available? 

Our team of doctors will be able to tell you definitively if PRP is right for you. If it's determined that you would benefit more from a different type of treatment, we also offer:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Therapy 
  • Massage Therapy
  • Class IV Hot Laser Therapy 
  • Functional Rehabilitation