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PRP vs. Cortisone — Which Is Better?

September 13, 2023

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Doctor placing injection in patient’s knee

If you have an overuse injury, such as runner’s knee, tendinitis, bursitis, or another similar condition, treatment from a professional medical team can help you to heal faster and get back to doing the activities you love. Your doctor might recommend cortisone, which is commonly used to relieve pain. Or, they might suggest that you undergo PRP therapy. Which one is the better choice? Both have their advantages, but in most cases, PRP is the preferable option. This blog post explains why.


Pain Management Physician’s Assistant Charged in Amniotic Fluid Scam

August 8, 2023

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Magnifying glass hovering over the word “fraud”

A physician’s assistant at a pain management clinic in Fort Worth, TX, was recently indicted in July on one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and eleven counts of healthcare fraud.  “This defendant allegedly claimed that amniotic fluid – a product that has never been approved to treat pain – would alleviate his patients’ suffering. He allegedly told patients that the treatment was covered by Medicare, kindling false hopes. To add insult to injury, he allegedly scammed Medicare out of more than half a million dollars,” said U.S. Attorney Leigha Simonton.


Shockwave Therapy: How Long Does It Last?

June 9, 2023

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shockwave therapy procedure at clinic

If you have chronic pain, you know from experience how much of an impact it can have on your overall quality of life. Not only can it limit your mobility, but it can prevent you from doing the things you love by making you feel tired and irritable. Sadly, traditional pain management with medications is not always the most effective solution for chronic pain. The good news is that there’s another option for you to try: shockwave therapy. Read on to learn more about what it is, how it helps with injuries, and how long you can expect your results to last.


Dr. Tortland Appointed to Faculty at Virginia Tech Medical School

April 2, 2023

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the Virginia Tech VCOM campus

Our very own Dr. Paul Tortland has been appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, with a discipline of Sports Medicine, at the Virginia Tech Medical School, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Keep reading to learn a little more about his notable qualifications and what it means for him to receive this esteemed honor.


Does Prolozone Reduce Inflammation?

March 16, 2023

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Patient receiving Prolozone injection in back

Prolozone is a remarkable treatment that has gained traction in recent years as a popular form of regenerative medicine. It involves the use of a mild irritant, combined with ozone and B vitamins, to encourage the body to heal itself from various types of musculoskeletal conditions. You may wonder, though, does Prolozone reduce inflammation? How can you expect your body to respond to it? Read on to discover some useful information.


How Can PRP Heal Your Body?

January 2, 2023

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Medical team member placing blood in centrifuge

The human body is a remarkable creation. It has the ability to heal itself from a wide range of injuries and diseases. However, sometimes it needs a little help to reach its full healing potential. That is where regenerative medicine comes into the picture. In many cases, PRP is used to help patients find relief from painful conditions. What is PRP, and how can PRP heal your body? This blog post explains the answers.


Do You Know About Therapeutic Ultrasound?

December 11, 2022

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Patient relaxing during therapeutic ultrasound session

When you hear the word “ultrasound,” you probably think about the diagnostic tool that is commonly used in medical settings. But did you know that there is another type of ultrasound? Therapeutic ultrasound can play a role in helping you recover from soft tissue injuries. It is also effective at relieving chronic pain. Read on below to learn more about it.


What Conditions Can Be Treated by Nerve Hydrodissection?

November 7, 2022

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Doctor examining patient for carpel tunnel syndrome, a condition treatable via nerve hydrodissection

The term “nerve hydrodissection” can sound a little scary, but it actually refers to a comfortable and effective method for addressing nerve pain. In fact, if you suffer from symptoms like pain, tingling, and numbness, you might have a condition that can be addressed via nerve hydrodissection in Glastonbury. What exactly is this treatment, and what are some specific problems that it can be used for? Read on below to discover the answers.


Can Prolotherapy Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

October 10, 2022

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Doctor injecting patient’s foot, using prolotherapy to treat plantar fasciitis

Do you often experience a sharp, stabbing sensation in your heel? It is possible that you have plantar fasciitis, a painful condition that occurs when the main ligament in the foot suffers from overuse and micro-tears. Conventional treatments for this problem include things like pain medications, stretching, and rest. For many people, such methods can provide a degree of relief. But what if your pain is persistent? Prolotherapy might be able to help you heal. This blog post discusses what prolotherapy is and how it can encourage your body to bounce back from plantar fasciitis.


Can Stem Cell Therapy Help with Spondylitis?

September 10, 2022

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“Stem cell therapy” written on electronic tablet, surrounded by medical objects

“Spondylitis” is an umbrella term that covers a number of different conditions, all of which adversely affect the spine and pelvis. These problems can cause stiffness, pain, loss of mobility, and other symptoms that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. There are a number of conventional treatments that are commonly used to manage spondylitis. However, many patients inadvertently overlook stem cell therapy as a possible way to find relief. This blog post talks more about how stem cells can help people who suffer from spondylitis.

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