What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is is a regenerative injection technique. Blood is drawn from the patient then spun in a centrifuge. The PRP is then separated from the reblood cells. The PRP is then injected at the site with the assistance of a diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Jessica uses PRP for musculoskeletal injury, as well as with microdermal needling. PRP is often an option for patients when pain persists but surgical intervention is not indicated.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is a non-surgical regenerative injection technique. It introduces a small amount of an irritant solution to the painful site at joints, ligaments and at the enthesis surrounding joints, in order to promote growth of normal cells and tissue. Dr. Jessica utilizes a diagnostic ultrasound when administering this type of injection, to ensure accurate site delivery. Typically a mixture of dextrose and lidocaine is used.
Trigger Point Injection
Trigger point injections are often used when very tight muscles cause local or referred pain.
A common site for a trigger point injection is the upper trapezius muscle. This site can often cause neck pain and shoulder pain as well as headaches. Typically lidocaine is the solution of choice when treating trigger points.