PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatments in Chico

Chiropractic Chico CA Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma treatments in Chico, abbreviated PRP, are a safe and natural way to stimulate healing and regeneration in your body.   It has a localized effect, meaning it typically is injected to the area that has been injured or is experiencing chronic pain.  These injections, which are based on your own blood derived plasma, are increasingly being used to treat inflammation, osteoarthritis, and sports injuries.  It is even used in our cosmetic procedures to target signs of aging such as wrinkles.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Your own blood contains two main components, red blood cells and plasma.  The red blood cells carry oxygen to your tissue while the plasma contains particles that help your body to heal, called platelets.  These platelets are like heat-seeking missiles, they target inflammation in your joints or tissue.  Once they migrate to the injured area, they begin the process of removing inflammation and regenerating new tissue.

What’s in a PRP shot?

To produce PRP, we extract a small amount of blood from a vein in your arm.  From there, we spin it in a centrifuge, separating the red blood cells from the plasma.  Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that contains platelets.   Our provider then uses a needle to draw up only the platelet rich portion (as opposed to the platelet-poor portion).   Platelets play several important roles in your body.  Functionally, they encourage new cells to grow and therefore regenerate new tissue, while removing old, damaged cells from the site of an injury.

What Conditions Does PRP in Chico CA Treat?

Many research studies support the effectiveness of PRP to treat:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Damaged muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint inflammation and pain
  • Spinal pain and degenerative joints

In summary, PRP is an effective and natural means to treat a variety of injuries and pain.  At Rodgers Chiropractic in Chico we have treated many patients with a variety of joint injuries with great success.

Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with our doctor and find out if PRP injections would be the best course of treatment for your situation.


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Rodgers Chiropractic
2954 CA-32 #500
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 343-9826