PAIN MANAGEMENT

PRP ( platelet rich plasma) has been used successfully since the early 2000's to treat painful joint, ligament, tendon, and soft tissue conditions.

The medical literature is GROWING with reproducible outcomes. This is especially exciting when treating conditions of the SPINE!

PRP treatment is USEFUL for joint, ligament, peripheral and spinal nerves, soft tissue, and tendon pain.

Longest part of the procedure is your initial blood draw and centrifuging (separating your PRP from your whole blood.) your blood.  Most peripheral joints ( examples: shoulders, knees, and ankles) including BURSA injections are safely performed in less than 5 minutes per joint or bursa.

Peripheral joints such as the HIPS, take more time to treat with PRP since they are injected under x-ray guidance (fluoroscopic guidance).  X-ray guidance MUST be used in order to get the PRP inside the hip joint.

Spinal injections for cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), and lumbar (low back) are also performed under x-ray guidance.

Spinal injections involve treating the following sources of pain: spinal nerve roots, medial branch nerves, intra-discal ( inside a lumbar disc) and facet joints.

Sacroiliac joints (SI joints) can also be successfully be treated with PRP.

 

Pain Management Forms:

 


Patient Education Links:

Public Service Announcement: Safe use of prescription drugs (video link)

Health Talk: radio interview on chronic spinal pain June 24, 2014

Information about Medtronic Devices and Therapies

Hilton Ferguson, Owner, Trainer, & Exercise Physiologist of Full Time Fitness (www.fulltime-ftiness.com)
4008 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy High Point, NC 27265
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But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

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