Records review, physical examination and diagnosis
Interdisciplinary approach to pain treatment focusing on patient education and reduction of dependence on pain medications.
Adjusting medications and helping to wean off opioid (narcotic) pain medication to avoid long tern negative consequences. Suboxone prescription when indicated with the focus of eventual weaning off this medication.
Prolotherapy is injection of concentrated dextrose solution that is not harmful compared to cortisone injections. It strengthen tendons and ligaments which help to stabilize a joint and decrease pain. Most often this helps to avoid surgical interventions. Arthroscopy or joint replacement are often avoided or significantly postponed.
Acupuncture various techniques help to bring a balance that is necessary for normal healing.
Disposable sterile acupuncture needles are placed in various parts of the body and left for 30-60 minutes. Often patients feel relaxed and even fall asleep during the treatment.
This treatment has proven to be effective for many painful and other medical conditions.