Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP Treatment) at Southwest Spine

At Southwest Spine we provide Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy as a curative solution, using your own blood cells to enhance recovery and rejuvenate damaged tissues. Our approach harnesses the natural properties of your bloodstream, helping combat several medical issues.

What is PRP Treatment and How Does it Work?

Our PRP Treatment Process Steps-

  • We extract a small volume of your blood.
  • This blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which spins at high speed to separate the plasma within the blood.
  • The platelet rich plasma is then prepared for injection.
  • The PRP is injected into the injured area to aid in accelerated healing and tissue regeneration.

The high concentration of growth factors in PRP will speed up the body’s healing process, reducing pain and inflammation within the treated area.

What to Expect - Video Overview of PRP Treatment Process

PRP Video #1: Consultation and Blood Draw

David, seeking treatment for a slow-healing shoulder injury, visited Southwest Spine & Rehab. Staff member Chelsie explained the PRP process: Drawing David’s blood, letting it sit, then centrifuging it to isolate the platelets. These platelets would then be injected into his shoulder to stimulate natural healing.

PRP Video #2: Blood Centrifugation

To isolate the platelets, Chelsie centrifuged David’s blood, spinning it at high speeds to separate the red blood cells from the platelets. She explained this process takes about 10 minutes.

PRP Video #3: Injection

Dr. Scott Taylor further explained the process. After centrifugation, the blood separates into layers, with the platelet-rich portion in the middle containing growth factors. This portion would be injected into David’s shoulder to treat his partial labral tear. Dr. Taylor said post-injection soreness is expected, indicating tissue repair.

PRP Video #4: Post-PRP Injection

David reported the injection was painless. He did not notice an immediate difference but had been advised to keep exercising his shoulder.

PRP Video #5 Post Injection: The Next Day

The next day, David had improved mobility and less pain, attributing this to the PRP. He could raise his arm in ways that previously hurt. He still felt some pain but had more mobility and remained hopeful.

PRP #6: Follow Up 1 Week After Treatment

A week later, David shared impressive recovery results. He played volleyball pain-free, demonstrating significant mobility gains. He highly recommended PRP for slow-healing injuries.

Conditions Treatable with PRP

Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, and spine

Our PRP treatment can help manage osteoarthritis by reducing inflammation and promoting the growth of new cartilage. This can help to alleviate pain you may be experiencing and improve joint functions.

Rotator cuff tears

Our PRP treatment can stimulate healing in your rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder. The growth factors in PRP can help to repair the torn tissues, reducing pain from shoulder movement.

Chronic plantar fasciitis

Our PRP injections help to heal the inflamed fascia (the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes), reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis.

ACL injuries

PRP treatment can accelerate the healing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee by promoting tissue regeneration. This can help to restore knee stability and function.

Tennis elbow

PRP can help to heal the damaged tendons in the elbow caused by overuse, reducing pain and improving the ability to use the arm and hand.

Ankle sprains

PRP treatment can promote healing in the ligaments of the ankle, reducing pain and swelling and improving the ability to walk and bear weight on the ankle.


PRP can help to heal inflamed tendons in various parts of the body such as the elbow, knee, shoulder, or Achilles tendon by promoting tissue regeneration, reducing pain and improving function.

The Benefits of PRP Treatment

PRP Treatment at Southwest Spine accelerates the repair of injured tissues, reducing pain and inflammation, and improving function. This treatment is versatile and can be used for a wide range of conditions, from osteoarthritis and tendonitis to ligament sprains and muscle injuries.

  • Natural Healing
  • Accelerated Healing
  • Reduced Pain and Inflammation
  • Versatility

Call Southwest Spine & Rehab

If you’re looking for non-surgical, drug-free relief from your pain, schedule an appointment with Southwest Spine & Rehab today. We’re dedicated to helping patients achieve total body health and wellness. That’s why we work with you to resolve the issue that’s causing your pain, not simply hide it with medication.

Other non-surgical, drug-free pain relief options offered at Southwest Spine & Rehab Chiropractic are:

SW Spine is committed to helping our patients lead healthy and pain free lives. If you suffer from any pain issues, request an appointment to see what we can do for you.

Have More Questions?


Yes, PRP treatment is generally considered safe as it uses the patient’s own blood, reducing the risk of allergic reactions or infections from donor biological materials.

A typical PRP treatment session takes about 60-90 minutes, including preparation, treatment, and recovery time.

The number of PRP treatments needed varies depending on the severity of the injury and the individual’s response to treatment. On average, 3-6 treatments are recommended.

PRP treatment is generally well-tolerated. However, as with any injection procedure, there is a small risk of infection, nerve damage, or increased pain.

Yes, PRP treatment can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as physical therapy, medication, and other non-surgical treatments.

Coverage for PRP treatment varies by insurance provider. It’s best to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage.

Most patients can return to work and normal activities immediately after PRP treatment. However, it’s recommended to avoid strenuous activities for a few days following the procedure.

If you’re suffering from a chronic injury or condition that hasn’t responded well to other treatments, PRP treatment may be a good option. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if PRP treatment is right for you.