Platelet Rich Plasma Joint Injection

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Licensed PRP Joint Doctors
in San Diego

 

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP therapy or autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) therapy, attempts to take advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or even bone.
PRP has benefited thousands of patients from chronic injuries such as a torn meniscus or life changing degeneration such as disc herniations or osteoarthritis.

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How is PRP Joint Injection Administered?

Our doctors are highly trained in regenerative medicine and orthopedics. Ensuring the administer the PRP Joint Injection in a pain-free way to provide the best results. First, we get a small sample of your blood from the arm. Then, we put that blood sample into a centrifuge to isolate components and leave a concentrated liquid of platelets in plasma (PRP). We often vary the procedure to suit different

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needs, leading to different concentrations of these components. The next step is to disinfect + numb your joint (prolotherapy) and inject the ( PRP) into the affected area. The area will be numb/sore from 12-24 hours typically. The affected area should resolve and improve in pain/structure/function within 4 weeks.

POTENTIAL BENEFITS

 

  • Reduces and heals inflammation
  • Heals several sport injuries (ACL, MCL, Rotator cuff injuries, low back injuries)
  • Osteoarthritis (knees, ankles, hips, low back, shoulder, elbows)
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Repair of connective tissues (ligaments, tendons, fascia)
  • It offers lasting relief for the joints (85% of patients treated with PRP)
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TESTIMONIALS

“I have been feeling fatigued and tired. So run down! Skeptical at 1st but met with the team and the doctors. The doctors got to the root cause of the problem, placed on the IV treatments & feel the BEST in months!”

“I wasn’t feeling too great before my travel plans. Got my IV, no Jet-lag, great trip, wasn’t ill, results were AMAZING! Always get an IV before I travel now. “

“Realistically after 2 months I felt 80%-95% and then after 6 months the pain was completely gone. I mean, I was blown away. I avoided the knife.”

“Battling with lyme disease for the past 7 years. Fatigue, brain fog, joint pain. The IVs have changed my life – they have made me feel better, they gave me HOPE. LIVV has really brought my life back!”

IV really allows me to bounce back and recover when I am battling and juggling medical school. Provides me the energy and hydration to LIVV the life I wish to LIVV.

AUSTIN W. HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. HAS BEEN UNDER THE KNIFE FOR MULTIPLE INJURIES AND WAS SEEKING ANOTHER OPTION. HE FOUND PRP REGENERATIVE INJECTIONS AND FOUND SUBSTANTIALLY RELIEF FROM PRP. 90% IMPROVEMENT IN 8 WEEKS.

CAROLE M. HAS BEEN SUFFERING FROM LOW BACK PAIN FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT TREATMENT. CAROLE RECEIVED 3 PRP INJECTIONS AND RECEIVED 65% IMPROVEMENT. SHE NOTES 100% IMPROVEMENT WITH LOW BACK PAIN AFTER 6 MONTHS.

What Other Services Does
LIVV Natural Health Offer?

 

LIVV Natural Health was established to support you and other people to experience their optimal level through a holistic, natural approach. We have a beautiful center where we promote a healthy lifestyle for all our clients and teach you how to manage your life.
Our professional doctors and assistances are trained to provide different services and are passionate about their work. Some of these services are IV Hydration, PRP Injections, Vitamin B12 Shots, Ozone Therapy, Concierge Natural Medicine, Hormone Replacement Therapy, etc.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT POST TREATMENT?
HOW DOES PRP HELP?
  • It contains growth factors to heal specific connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons.
  • It treats chronic injuries and may results in 50% improvement with 1 injection – Dr. Phan’s clinical results.
IS PRP PAINFUL?

PRP is a vicious solution which can be painful. At LIVV, with the purchase of PRP injections, prolotherapy is injected 1st (50% dextrose and 1% lidocaine) to numb the area to reduce pain and also promote inflammation and healing of connective tissues.

ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS?
  • Cancer
  • Uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease
  • Surgery within 1 month
  • Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic autoimmune disease
DOES MY INSURANCE COVER PRP INJECTIONS?

No, PRP injections are not covered by insurance. LIVV can provide the patient with a superbill that the patient can submit to their insurance for reimbursement.

CAN I DO PRP IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER TREATMENTS?

Yes, PRP works well in conjunction with IV therapy, a balanced nutritional plan, and a well planned movement and mobility program.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE PLATELET RICH PLASMA TO START WORKING?

On average, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) works quickly with patients noticing a difference in pain, structure, and function within 1-2 weeks after treatment.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU SUGGEST RECEIVING PRP INJECTIONS?

3 sessions with intervals of 4 weeks