PRP Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Anuj Gupta, M.D.

Pain Management Physician & Anesthesiology located in Vista, CA

If you have an injury or disease associated with chronic pain, board-certified Anuj Gupta, MD, and his experienced pain management team offer holistic solutions at Advanced Pain Management in Vista, California. They use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections from your blood to accelerate healing naturally without invasive procedures or downtime. Schedule an appointment with Advanced Pain Management over the phone or online to learn more about PRP.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

PRP is plasma sourced from your blood that’s rich in platelets and growth factors. PRP is 5-10 times richer in growth factors than whole blood, which means it has greater healing capabilities. Research suggests PRP is a revolutionary, holistic treatment for pain relief and tissue repair.

What is PRP used for?

Dr. Gupta and his team might recommend PRP injections if you experience one or more of the following:

  • Chronic joint pain
  • Bone, muscle, ligament, or tendon injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Recent surgery

PRP can enhance healing of just about any injury or other source of chronic pain. Dr. Gupta might recommend PRP combined with additional treatments to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.

Am I a good candidate for PRP treatment?

The Advanced Pain Management team lets you know if PRP injections are right for you after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. Dr. Gupta also completes a physical exam and may use blood tests, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasound, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to develop a personalized treatment plan for you.

What happens during PRP injections?

When you arrive at Advanced Pain Management for PRP injections, your provider takes a sample of blood from your arm. They spin it in a centrifuge, which might take about 10 minutes. Dr. Gupta then injects PRP just beneath your skin in areas of disease, damaged tissue, or chronic pain.

PRP injections are fast and virtually painless, as Dr. Gupta and his team can numb the treatment site prior to the procedure to enhance comfort.

What should I expect after PRP treatment?

After PRP injections, you may experience mild redness, swelling, or soreness at the injection site that soon subsides. Over time, you should notice reductions in chronic pain and improved musculoskeletal function. 

Dr. Gupta might recommend a series of PRP injections to optimize your results or combine PRP with other treatments like physical therapy or other pain-relieving injections.

Don’t live with an injury and chronic pain when a wide array of pain management solutions are available at Advanced Pain Management. To learn more about PRP injections, schedule an appointment with Dr. Gupta and his team over the phone or online today.