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Knee pain is one of the most common conditions we treat. When most people experience pain and discomfort in their knees, they begin to think of surgery. However, we offer a noninvasive alternative that could be the perfect solution for you. Our regenerative cellular tissue therapies are helpful for…
Shoulder injuries can be very serious. If you notice pain in your shoulders, and it interferes with your activities you should seek treatment before your condition worsens. We treat everyone from golfers, baseball players, bodybuilders, and others who are suffering from shoulder pain and injuries.
Due to the complexity of the joint, traditional shoulder surgery can be complex and lead to a long and painful rehabilitation process in order to restore your full range of motion. Even then, it can be unsuccessful sometimes. Our regenerative cellular tissue therapies are a safe and effective alternative with a much shorter recovery time.
Issues with your elbow or wrist can be very disruptive. You may not realize it, but many of the activities you perform throughout the day utilize muscles and tendons in your elbow or wrist. Our regenerative cellular tissue therapies to treat injuries to the elbow or wrist produces great results for our patients. Our patients have been able to avoid lengthy and painful rehabilitation periods, and return to their normal activities quicker.
Our goal is to help relieve your pain and restore your strength, mobility, and range of motion following your injury. We treat elbow and wrist conditions such as:
Injuries to the foot and ankle aren’t uncommon. Athletes, weekend warriors, and everyone in between are all at risk of spraining an ankle or injuring their feet. When we’re younger, these minor injuries have a tendency to self heal. But overtime, they build up and become increasingly difficult to heal on their own. And since we put a lot of pressure on our feet and ankles, it can further aggravate injuries.
At ChiroHealth of Va, we use regenerative cellular tissues therapies like platelet rich plasma to treat foot and ankle injuries. It is a non-surgical approach for people who are suffering from pain caused by osteoarthritis and tendon or ligament injuries.
Many traditional surgeries rely on arthroscopy, bone fusion, and tendon grafts in order to hold the joints together, which can be very painful and require a lengthy rehabilitation period. Unlike these invasive procedures, PRP therapy only requires a simple injection, allowing the body to heal itself naturally. PRP therapy can be used for foot and ankle injuries/conditions including:
It is a simple process where platelets and plasma are collected from your blood and then injected into the site of your injury. The primary purpose of plasma is to transport nutrients, hormones, and proteins, salts, enzymes to the parts of the body that need it.
Platelets are best known for their importance in clotting. But they also contain proteins and growth factors that signal and stimulate healing of injuries. PRP is a component of your blood (plasma) with concentrations of platelets 3-8 times the concentration of normal levels.
Unlike other treatment options such as corticosteroid injections which offer temporary relief and halt inflammation, PRP injections can effectively heal and repair the area over time. By taking advantage of the body’s natural ability to heal itself, re-injecting concentrated platelets facilitates the process.
The number of injections you need can vary depending on your needs and condition. For PRP most people require 1-3 injections scheduled 2-3 weeks apart. For stem cell, typically only one injection is needed. There is no limit to the amount of injections that you can receive unlike cortisone that can only be injected no more than 3 times a year.
Like every healthcare treatment available today, there are no guarantees. PRP therapy produces miracles every day. But, everyone is different, some conditions respond better than others. And it is dependent on each individual and their condition(s).
Currently insurance does not cover PRP therapy.
Once we determine your needs and if this is the right for you, we will do everything in our power, so it fits into your budget. Finances are rarely a barrier. We work with several funding companies that provide interest free financing and payments can be spread over 12-36 months.
As with any injection procedure, some patients have some slight swelling, pain, or bruising shortly after the injection. There is a slight risk of infection as with any injection procedure. Some people have reported a mild flu like sensation. This is likely because blood and healing properties are rushing to the area injected to do its work, but this is temporary.
Patients should not have any active form of cancer. Patients on a high dose of blood thinner such as Plavix, Coumadin, Warfarin, etc. may have an increased risk of post procedure bleeding or bruising. In these cases, we may require an INR score (blood clotting time study) to be performed before the procedure.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and other treatments and modalities mentioned in this web site are medical techniques that may or may not be considered mainstream. As with any medical treatment, results will vary among individuals, and there is no implication that you will heal or receive the same outcome as patients herein. There could be pain or health risks involved. These concerns should be discussed with your health care provider prior to any treatment so that you have proper informed consent and understand that there are no guarantees to healing.
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