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platelet rich plasma therapy

Platelet rich plasma therapy is a more permanent fix than traditional pain injections

As an emerging regenerative therapy, platelet rich plasma therapy shows great potential in the areas of pain relief and injury rehabilitation, but many people are still hesitant to try it. At Bay Health Center, we salute your skepticism because treating your particular condition is a process that will take time and dedication- the decision process should also take the appropriate time and consideration. It is important to keep in mind that this is no temporary cure- unlike traditional pain injections, PRP is a more permanent solution.

Overcoming pain with platelet rich plasma therapy

The injection process itself takes 1-2 hours including the time taken to withdraw and spin the blood and PRP injections can be repeated to achieve a greater level of healing and pain reduction. However, on course with our philosophy at Bay Health Center, if we decide to go forward with platelet rich plasma therapy, the injections are only one piece of the plan. Improvements can be reasonably expected in as few as 4-6 weeks from the injections alone, but we will design a course of physical therapy that will help to strengthen the region further without causing damage to the injected tissues. 


PRP is a relatively safe procedure with low risk of adverse side effects. Allergic reactions are not expected because you are injecting your own blood, but needle injections do come with the the rare risk of infection and nerve damage.

Is prp right for you?

Platelet rich plasma is considered as an alternative to more conservative methods of treatment without being classified as surgical or invasive. If you are not finding the relief you need to live a happy life through traditional methods, it may be worth considering PRP- the only way to find out is by calling our office to schedule an appointment.

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Before we talk about platelet rich plasma therapy, what the heck is a platelet?

Our blood contains roughly 93% red blood cells, 6% white and 1% plasma, but of these three, platelets are the cells that have the most potential for healing. They facilitate tissue repair by "recruiting" cells to the injury that help with reparation. When an injury occurs, the body sends platelets to begin the repair process and recruit stem cells to the affected region. Platelet rich plasma injections take this natural process one step further-  t he idea behind this non-surgical treatment is that we stimulate the natural healing process by activating the platelets and stem cells that are already within your body. 

How platelet rich plasma injections work

The process for this regenerative medicine is straightforward: we begin by collecting a blood sample and putting it into a centrifuge to separate the blood into its different parts. The blood is processed until it contains an above normal concentration of platelets. Once the blood is processed, we inject it back into the injury site using ultrasound guidance. 

Who can benefit from plasma rich plasma injections?

People with chronic pain and those seeking to recover from surgery in a timely manner have found great success with our PRP therapy. Among the conditions most suited for this kind of regenerative therapy are: 

  • Lower back pain
  • Degenerative discs
  • Joint dysfunction and pain
  • Shoulder pain 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve entrapment syndromes
  • Sprains and strains

Platelet rich plasma in Palo Alto

At Bay Health Center, we believe in the power of nonsurgical regenerative therapy- to reduce pain, improve function and shorten recovery times. Whereas a normal pain injection will wear off after a given time, platelet rich plasma actually continues to work with your body to keep the pain improvement ongoing. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment and find out if PRP is right for you today.

Dr. Vitaly Mozeson, D.C. 

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Nutrition as part of your spinal disc restoration program

Nutrition is a crucial factor in pain management. To exemplify this, let's look at some of America's favorite foods: sugar and saturated fat. 

  • Processed sugar has been shown to increase the presence of inflammatory markers known as cytokines in the blood.
  • Saturated fat, found in many full-fat dairy products such as cheese, causes inflammation in fat tissues and worsens inflammation in spinal joints that are affected by injury. 

It's probably no surprise that a diet rich in processed foods, bad fats and excessive sugar can contribute to painful inflammation. However, many people are surprised to find that their attempts at eating healthy are still leaving them short when it comes to their injury. 

With our spinal disc restoration program, nutrition is therapy

At Bay Health Center, we perform nutritional tests to determine if you may be nutrient-deficient in key areas that are affecting your spinal disc injury. To exemplify this, let's look at the herniated disc, an injury that involves the cracking of a cartilaginous structure- the annulus fibrosus, or the outer layer of the disc. We want to focus on foods that support the growth and repair of healthy cartilage.

Ingredients that support this include:

  • Vitamin C: which binds and supports tissue and forms collagen
  • Sulfur-rich foods: to facilitate protein and collagen production
  • Glucosamine sulfate: an essential compound for maintenance and repair of collagen

To help with pain, we focus on anti-inflammatory ingredients including omega-3 fatty acids, herbs and cooking spices which will help fill out the nutritional density of each meal and prevent the chain of events which leads to inflammation. 

Good spinal health is made easier with good nutrition 

Nutrition is an integral part of our spinal disc restoration program. We can help you highlight nutrient deficiencies and create a plan that will decrease inflammation and speed up the rehabilitation process. Give our office in Palo Alto a call to schedule an appointment today. 

Dr. Vitaly Mozeson, D.C. 

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Physiotherapy as part of your spinal disc restoration therapy

Spinal decompression is the first step in our five-part plan for healing your damaged spinal disc to help you move on from pain. By encouraging the retraction of bulging disc material and allowing for rehydration of the injured rgion, decompression is excellent for starting the healing process. However, successful rehabilitation doesn't stop here; at Bay Health Center, we follow up spinal decompression with a comprehensive plan to facilitate healing and physiotherapy is a big part of this. This stage of the process involves two parts that will help reduce the painful inflammation that accompanies nerve compression, allowing you to move on to strengthening with exercise and stretching. 


We seek to treat your injury with physical methods rather than drugs or invasive surgery. With massage, heat treatment and targeted exercise, we focus on relaxing muscle tissue and reducing nerve compression in the affected area. 

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Injuries usually involve compromised cellular function. Deep tissue laser therapy seeks to correct this by stimulating cellular function with laser light. Through bio-chemical reactions, cells can regain normal function; circulation increases and pain decreases. 

Your disc restoration and pain relief experts in the Bay Area.

At Bay Health Center, we seek to give you the greatest chance of overcoming your injury and returning to a normal, pain-free life without the intervention of surgery. Non-surgical decompression is a gentle process that has shown great effectiveness for helping a variety of spinal conditions, but what truly ensures success is attention to the detail of your specific injury. Our five part plan will keep you involved and heal the root of your pain so that you can begin strengthening the region to prevent the injury from recurring. Don't let pain linger any longer- give our office in Palo Alto a call to schedule an appointment today! 

Dr. Vitaly Mozeson, D.C. 

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Spinal disc restoration therapy is beneficial for many spinal conditions

Long standing and chronic back pain is an immense drain on a person's daily well-being; not only does it cause physiological pain but also psychological damage when pain induces anxiety. The search for relief is an individual endeavor that can take people to all corners of the medical world. At Bay Health Center, we believe you should have all the facts in your hands when making the decision to treat your pain. At our office in Palo Alto, you will always receive a comprehensive spinal examination to determine whether spinal disc restoration therapy could benefit you.

Who is a good candidate for our spinal disc restoration therapy in the Bay Area

People with the following conditions have found success with our integrated program of spinal decompression and physical rehabilitation: 

  • Long-standing back or neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome

Who is not a good candidate for spinal disc restoration therapy?

Pregnant women and those people who have the following conditions should avoid nonsurgical spinal decompression:

  • Spinal fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tumors

Improving your quality of life with spinal disc restoration therapy in the Bay Area

Our treatment program seeks to educate and keep you involved with your rehabilitation. When combined with a program of physical therapy, exercise and stretching, this program can prove to be a powerful alternative to more aggressive treatments such as steroid injections and surgery. If you do decide to seek the surgical option, success mitigating pain with spinal disc restoration therapy is a good indicator of success with surgery.

Dr. Vitaly Mozeson, D.C.