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Nevada Pain Care Treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing.

Treatment Quick Facts

What is this treatment for?

Parts of your body have a hard time healing. For example, ligaments and tendons (they connect bones and muscles) don't get much blood from the body. Sprains and strains of these tissues heal slowly. PRP uses your own blood to speed up the healing in these areas.

How is this treatment administered?

Your provider injects numbing medicine into your neck that disperses around the nerves. The medicine temporarily numbs the nerves, and if this area is the source of your pain, you'll feel immediate pain relief. More than one level of the spine may need to be injected.

How long is this treatment?

The procedure typically takes about 30-60 minutes, and may be repeated as needed.
Watch and learn

Please take a moment to watch a quick procedure video.

If you have any questions, please contact us and we would be happy to help you.

About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy


The process begins with a sample of your blood. It is spun around in a centrifuge. This separates it into platelets, plasma, and red and white blood cells. The platelets are then concentrated and mixed with some of the plasma. This mixture is called "platelet-rich plasma." The doctor injects this into the site of your injury.

Is it right for me?

PRP may help if you have:

  • meniscus tears in your knee
  • rotator cuff tears in your shoulder
  • plantar fasciitis in your foot
  • and injuries in your spine, hip or elbow.


What is the procedure like?

Once the platelet-rich plasma has been prepared, your provider will inject the mixture directly into the area of concern that is causing pain.

What happens after the procedure?

After the injection, your immune system (the system that keeps your body healthy) reacts quickly. Special white blood cells called "macrophages" rush in. They take away damaged cells. They help prep the site for healing. Then, stem cells and other cells begin to multiply. Over time, they repair and rebuild the injured tissues. The PRP process is quick and you can go home the same day. It may help your injury heal faster., and PRP can help treat and eliminate the cause of your pain. Some people need more than one treatment before they heal completely.

Is this treatment right for you?

Schedule an appointment to discuss this treatment with your provider.

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