Pain Management & Sports Medicine
The use of biological injections can benefit patients who complain of chronic or acute pain. Often, patients with chronic pain that have tried many treatments but have had no success, find this therapy works for them. This therapy can also improve healing time with sports-related injuries. Biopuncture & Neural Therapy involve injections of various solutions in different patterns on the body, depending on the presenting complaint. These techniques can also benefit those who have had to stop taking conventional medication because of side effects. Biopuncture can also be used to treat allergies, support the immune system and as an adjunct to detox regimens.
Joint Injections with Platelet Rich Plasma
Joint injections using platelet rich plasma therapy effectively treats conditions such as Osteoarthritis, runner's knee, ligament/tendon injuries, and chronic pain. The injections work by stimulating the body's own healing response and repairing the injured tissue using the patient's own platelets. After a simple blood draw, the centrifuge spins the blood to separate the platelets, which are then available to inject. Joints can also be injected with Dextrose, which is called Prolotherapy, to improve joint stabilization.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are areas of the muscle that can cause pain to radiate to other areas of the body. Injecting a solution into these points can prompt the body to heal the area and for the trigger point to dissolve. For example, individuals often have trigger points in their upper backs that cause pain to radiate up their neck and even cause headaches. Injecting into the trigger point causes it to dissolve and the result is often that the headaches disappear completely. This therapy is beneficial for both acute and chronic pain.
Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light therapy is used to treat many conditions by enhancing circulation to the tissues. It is an effective stand-alone therapy and a great adjunct to any other pain therapy you are receiving.
Naturopathic Manipulative Technique
NMT is a technique similar to the chiropractic technique of joint manipulation. Restoring normal movement in the joints is an important component to reducing chronic pain and improving athletic performance.