PRP Injections in Houston, Texas

Help Your Body Heal Itself with PRP Injections

At Vanguard Spine and Sport in Houston TX, we’re dedicated to offering our patients the very latest treatments and techniques for conservative pain management and lifestyle optimization, including innovative pain-relief strategies using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections.

What are PRP Injections and how do they work? The treatment utilizes your own blood to promote healing in injured or diseased tissues. Your blood is drawn and then processed to concentrate the platelets, which are cells that contain growth factors and play a crucial role in healing.

This concentrated platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the affected area, releasing growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of cells to repair tissues. This process can help accelerate your body’s natural healing process in areas such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints to provide life-changing pain relief.

Our Approach to Pain Relief Through PRP Injections

Our conservative pain management experts at Vanguard Spine and Sport believe in a patient-centered approach to pain relief using PRP Injections, where each person’s unique experience and health conditions are evaluated to develop the best possible course of treatment.

Our PRP injections are part of a holistic healing philosophy that goes beyond conventional treatments. We focus on understanding and treating the underlying causes of pain, ensuring that our approach aligns with the natural healing mechanisms of the body. This strategy is not just about managing symptoms but promoting optimized health and well-being.

PRP injections are on the forefront of non-invasive, conservative pain relief treatments, offering a significant alternative to traditional surgical interventions and long-term reliance on prescription medications. This approach is especially beneficial for patients seeking to avoid the risks and downtime associated with surgery, providing a safer and often equally effective option for pain relief and tissue healing.

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3 Easy Steps to Pain Relief in Houston, TX


First Visit Assessment

On Day 1 you will meet with our team for a consult, exam, and imaging (if needed) to get to the bottom of the “Why?” behind your pain.


Analysis By Our Full Team of Specialists

Next, our entire team of physicians will meet to analyze and discuss your condition and determine the best course of care.

Treatment Plan Within 48 Hours

We schedule your Day 2 visit within 48 hours and provide you with a personalized care plan, treatment timeline, and transparent pricing.

Are PRP Injections Right for Me?

Determining if you are a candidate for PRP Injections depends on your specific medical condition, the severity and duration of your issue, and how you’ve responded to other treatments. When you choose Vanguard Spine and Sport to treat your chronic condition or acute injury, our team of specialized physicians will assess your current health, medical history, and treatment goals to ensure the right course of care.

PRP injections are generally suitable for those patients looking for non-surgical alternatives to managing joint pain for various conditions, including:

  • Osteoarthritis: The breakdown of cartilage in joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
  • Chronic Pain: Long-lasting pain conditions that persist beyond the usual recovery period that affect daily living.
  • Upper Extremity Pain: Pain in the upper parts of the body, including the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers.
  • Lower Extremity Pain: Discomfort in the lower parts of the body, including the hips, knees, ankles, feet, and toes.
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries: Involves damage to the group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint, leading to pain and limited movement.
  • Tendon Injuries: Conditions such as Tennis Elbow or Achilles Tendonitis involve inflammation or tears in the tendons, often due to overuse or repetitive motion.
  • Ligament Sprains: Injuries where ligaments (bands connecting bones) are stretched or torn, common in ankles, knees, and wrists, often occurring during physical activities.
  • Muscle Strains: Injuries to muscles or the tendons attached to them, usually due to stretching or excessive use, causing pain and weakness.
  • Sports-Related Injuries: Various injuries like sprains, strains, tears, and fractures commonly incurred during athletic activities.
  • Post-Surgical Healing: Recovery following surgery, where PRP may be used to enhance and speed up the healing of surgical sites.

Call our team today or request an appointment below to learn more about our PRP Injections and whether they might be suitable for your chronic pain, injury, or other medical condition.

PRP Injections: What to Expect

After your initial visit, the pain-relief experts at Vanguard Spine and Sport may recommend PRP Injections as part of a conservative pain management plan.

The PRP injection process starts with drawing a small amount of your blood, similar to a routine blood test. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, which are key to the body’s healing processes.

The targeted area for treatment is numbed to minimize discomfort. When the PRP is injected, you may feel a mild pinch or pressure, but this is generally well-tolerated. Following the injection, it’s common to experience some soreness or swelling at the site, which usually subsides relatively quickly.

The full benefits of PRP injections typically unfold over several weeks. Our patients often report a gradual improvement in their symptoms as the body’s natural healing processes are stimulated by the concentrated platelets. Results include reduced pain, improved function in the affected area, and enhanced tissue repair. Each patient’s response to the treatment can vary, and some may notice more significant improvements than others, depending on the nature and severity of the pain-related condition.

Ready for innovative pain relief, optimized health, and enhanced quality of life without surgery or medications? Call the Vanguard Spine and Sport team at (832) 569-1704 to schedule an appointment for PRP Injections in one of our Houston, TX, locations today, or request an appointment below.

Our lifestyle adjustment protocol will relieve pain, restore health, and help you live your optimal life.


Patient Success Stories

“Dr. Oswald has helped my husband with his back several times- one adjustment and he is on his feet like it never hurt! So excited to see the start of this new venture!”

Michal N. Moffitt

“Dr. Oswald has helped me through several back injuries throughout the past two years. Wouldn’t be playing football again without his help!”

Stephen Marcus Jurgella

“Amazing people! I developed some lower back and shoulder problems from four years in the Marines and after three sessions here, I feel great. With their relaxed atmosphere and cool equipment, I don’t think you can find a better place. They’ve earned a loyal patient for as long as I need to be one.”

Reid Tonking