Arthritis/Osteoarthritis Treatment Near Newport Beach
The Advanced Healing Institute is offering PRP treatments to patients suffering from arthritis/osteoarthritis near Newport Beach and the surrounding area. Dr. Reza Dehdari is helping people near Newport Beach find relief from the chronic pain of arthritis with innovative PRP treatments that help avoid surgery and inpatient hospital stays.
PRP Injections Provide Effective Arthritis Pain Relief
Most people who suffer with arthritis/osteoarthritis have tried many types of treatment. Common remedies include NSAID pain relievers, analgesics, counter-irritants and medications, including corticosteroids. Some patients have even faced surgery to deal with the pain and inflammation. Steroids are very effective at relieving pain from inflammation, but they do nothing to heal the body. Ongoing steroid use can even cause damage to the body.
Dr. Dehdari offers a truly revolutionary treatment unlike any of these other options. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is changing outcomes and the quality of lives of patients at the Advanced Healing Institute. While there is currently no cure for arthritis, PRP therapy can reduce or eliminate pain and help regenerate tissues.
PRP is an advanced treatment option that allows patients to experience pain relief without using drugs or surgery. Instead, pain relief and healing results from the targeted use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from a patient’s own blood. The platelets in our blood are filled with growth and healing properties. They can be used to bring a level of healing and pain relief that has been difficult to achieve with other therapies.
The procedure is done right in the clinic and only takes a matter of minutes. After a small blood sample is taken, it is placed in a centrifuge and spun until the platelets separate from the red and white cells. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected, guided by ultrasound, directly into the painful area of the body. This targeted treatment of PRP then speeds up the healing process and helps relieve the inflammation and damage causing pain and difficulty moving. The procedure only takes a matter of minutes.
Most patients can expect to see relief in as little as a week or two after a PRP treatment. The number of treatments required depends on the extent of the joint damage, but many patients improve significantly after a single treatment. These results make PRP injections the cutting-edge treatment of choice for many arthritis sufferers.
PRP injections are very safe. Since a patient’s blood is used, there is no risk of any type of allergic reaction. The treatment areas at the Advanced Healing Institute are carefully prepared and sterilized, thus virtually eliminating the risk of infection. The treatment may induce some temporary swelling and discomfort for a day or two, but this is easily alleviated with Tylenol and ice.
PRP Can Offer Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis can present additional difficulties in finding a successful treatment. While both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis produce joint swelling and pain, the rheumatoid type usually attacks pairs of joints and induces systemic symptoms. These symptoms include fever, fatigue and loss of appetite, as rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the body’s immune system attacking the membranes surrounding the joints.
Dr. Dehdari is finding ongoing success in treating rheumatoid arthritis with PRP therapy. Some patients obtain significant pain relief and an increased range of motion. Dr. Dehdari is a board certified radiologist who has extensive training in musculoskeletal radiology and musculoskeletal interventional procedures. This specialty training gives Dr. Dehdari the technical proficiency to provide the precise accuracy that PRP treatments require. By using ultrasound to pinpoint the injection down to the exact millimeter it needs to target, the opportunity for greater healing is increased.
To find out if PRP treatments at the Advanced Healing Institute can help relieve the pain of your arthritis/osteoarthritis or possibly even rheumatoid arthritis, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. The professional staff at the Advanced Healing Institute will be happy to answer all your questions as you explore the possibilities of PRP treatment.