Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) Therapy in Vancouver

Utilizing components of your own blood to improve musculoskeletal health

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a nonsurgical regenerative injection technique used to stimulate joint and connective tissue healing and regeneration.

A regenerative injection therapy (RIT) used to stimulate healing of musculoskeletal structures, including tendons, ligaments, and joints.
Improved joint function, increased range of motion, regenerated tissue, and decreased pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What do Platelet Rich Plasma injections treat?

    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections can treat many types of musculoskeletal pain, including but not limited to degenerative joint disease, arthritis, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, SI joint pain, knee pain, herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, soft tissue injury associated with whiplash, chronic tendonitis, labral tears, and sciatica. PRP injections are especially useful when prolotherapy injections have not provided optimal results.

  • Am I candidate for platelet rich plasma treatment?

    Only a practitioner trained in Advanced Injection Therapies, including platelet rich plasma injections, can determine whether or not you are a good candidate. At your first visit, your Doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and will recommend a treatment plan.

  • How much does platelet rich plasma treatment cost?

    The cost of platelet rich plasma treatment will vary depending on how many injections are required; whether ultrasound is utilized; the number of total treatments required; and the utilization of any other injection methods. At your first visit, your Doctor will provide a quote for your subsequent visit and treatment.

  • What are the possible side effects of platelet rich plasma treatment?

    Typical side effects of platelet rich plasma treatment include pain; swelling of the area; mild bruising; reduced range of motion; and stiffness. These side effects are typically transient. Your Doctor will do a full review of potential side effects prior to your treatment.

  • How many treatments of platelet rich plasma injections are typically required?

    The response to treatment varies, depending on the overall health of the patient, severity of injury, and chronicity of injury. Most people only require a few treatments, but some may require more. The average is 2-6 treatments. Treatments are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Once you begin treatment, your Doctor will be able to monitor how you respond and provide a better estimate of how many treatments may be required.

  • Is Platelet Rich Plasma treatment covered by MSP or Extended Health Plans?

    No, Platelet Rich Plasma treatment is not typically covered by insurance providers. Your visit will be with a Naturopathic Doctor; an extended health plan may cover the cost of the visit but rarely covers the cost of the injection itself. We recommend contacting your insurance provider directly prior to your visit to determine your coverage.

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