Trigger Point Injection (TPI) Therapy
Trigger points occur when a part of the muscle is unable to relax, resulting in tight, painful bands of muscles called “knots.” If you have muscle pain, our medical staff can assess the area to detect trigger points and administer an injection to alleviate the pain. An anesthetic solution is injected directly into the trigger point to relax the muscle.
We offer several different types of restorative laser therapies. Laser therapy is best known for its ability to dramatically reduce inflammation, resulting in accelerated healing as well as chronic and acute pain relief.
Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)/Electromyography (EMG)
The objectives of these procedures is to measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves.This test determines if the nerve is properly delivering motor and sensory information.
A skin prick test, also called a puncture or scratch test, checks for immediate allergic reactions to as many as 86 different substances at once. This test is usually done to diagnose common food and environmental allergies.
Vascular testing is an effective tool for screening for peripheral arterial disease (proper blood flow to your extremities). It is important to screen for arterial conditions because PAD sufferers have a five-fold risk of death from heart attack or stroke.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
Orthobiologics are substances naturally found in the body which are used to facilitate and accelerate the healing process of many types of orthopedic injuries and conditions. PRP Therapy is an orthobiologic solution for treating arthritis pain as well as ligament or tendon injuries.
When you undergo PRP therapy, a small amount of your own blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to obtain a high concentration of platelets. Platelets are the cells which are found in the blood that contain growth factors and a small number of stem cells. Growth factors play an important role in accelerating the healing of soft tissue injuries. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the treatment area to provide more platelets and growth factors at the injury site. The goal of PRP therapy is to increase the rate of repair and regeneration of tissue so you heal faster.
Advantages of PRP therapy include:
- Non-surgical so no risks of surgery
- Does not require the use of anesthesia or hospital stays
- Hastens recovery time
- Patient’s own blood is used lessening any risk of transmissible diseases or allergies