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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Specialist

Ruchir Gupta, MD -  - Pain Specialist

Mountain View Headache & Spine Institute

Ruchir Gupta, MD

Pain Specialist located in Phoenix, AZ

If you’re seeking a natural way to heal from an injury, Ruchir Gupta, MD, and the team at Mountain View Headache & Spine Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, offer a simple solution. They use platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections derived from your own blood to stimulate your body’s natural healing ability. Schedule an appointment with Mountain View Headache & Spine Institute over the phone or online to learn more about PRP injections.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What are PRP injections?

PRP injections contain platelet-rich plasma, which is the part of your blood that contains growth factors that accelerate your body’s ability to heal naturally. 

PRP can reduce chronic pain and enhance the healing of sports injuries, including injuries in your tendons, muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints. PRP injections also help repair acute or chronic soft tissue injuries, reduce possible scar formation, and diminish inflammation. 

The team at Mountain View Headache & Spine Institute has extensive training and education in chronic pain management. They are well-equipped to offer personalized treatment for all your musculoskeletal needs.

Am I a good candidate for PRP injections?

To help determine if PRP injections are right for you, the Mountain View Headache & Spine Institute team reviews your symptoms and medical history. 

They examine injured or painful areas of your body and may use blood tests or imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to diagnose your condition and establish an individualized treatment plan.

What happens during PRP injections?

Prior to PRP injections, Dr. Gupta first draws about 10 milliliters of your blood from a vein in your arm. The team spins the blood sample in a centrifuge to separate healing platelets from the rest of your blood, which takes about 10 minutes. 

Dr. Gupta numbs the treatment area prior to injection to make the procedure comfortable. He injects PRP into strategic areas of your body using ultrasound guidance. You can go home the same day as the procedure as there’s no downtime. 

What should I expect after treatment?

You might experience redness or swelling at the treatment site after PRP injections. You can apply ice to the area if you’d like. Over time you should notice faster healing, less pain, and better musculoskeletal function.

Dr. Gupta may recommend a series of PRP injections to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.

If you’re ready for a holistic treatment for sports injuries or chronic pain, schedule an appointment with Mountain View Headache & Spine Institute over the phone or online to find out if PRP injections are right for you.