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Joint Pain Treatment in Arcadia, CA
Although the term “joint pain” may sound a bit unassuming and innocuous -- like something that just needs a simple band-aid fix -- those who have actually experienced the condition at it’s worst can testify to the fact that painful joints are by no means a small thing. From ongoing mild discomfort to throbbing, mind-numbing aches, joint pain can turn the strongest among us into a quivering mess.
What’s especially frustrating about the pain associated with inflamed or damaged joints is that it can often show up seemingly out of the blue. This is because of the fact that in many cases, joint pain stems from an illness or chronic condition that may have lain dormant until a change in body chemistry causes a triggering event. Pregnancy is one example of this type of trigger. Other potential causes of mild or severe joint pain include:
- Sports injuries
- Strains, sprains, and other injuries
Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis Treatment Plans
S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center in Arcadia offers an array of techniques, therapies and osteoarthritis doctors that cater to the specific needs of our patients. In fact, one of the most important aspects of our practice is that we don’t just offer one treatment option; we are an integrated clinic with a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, and therapists. We assess clients on an individual basis and then refer them to the appropriate professional within our practice for further diagnosis and treatment.
Our experienced staff specializes in chiropractic care, orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, pain management, physical therapy, sports training, acupuncture, rehabilitation, podiatry and massage therapy. In addition to joint pain, some of the other common conditions that our practitioners are qualified to treat include:
- Back Pain
- Sports Injuries such as ACL Tears, Ankle Sprains, Knee/Shoulder Injuries, Hamstring Strains and Tendonitis
- Pinched Nerve
- Herniated and Slipped or Bulging Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Subluxation
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, Injection is a new treatment that makes use of the patient’s own blood to help heal damaged joints. This is not yet a widely used technique but we at S.M.A.R.T Spine Institute and Surgery Center believe it to be a highly effective, non-invasive alternative to expensive, painful surgery. Platelets are collected from a patient’s blood sample and they produce something called a Growth Factor which can aid in healing inflamed or damaged tissues that surround the joints. Water-rich Plasma contains glucose as well as other healing nutrients, and, combined with Platelets creates a powerful joint-enriching package. Working together, these two agents can reduce or eliminate inflammation, improve joint function, repair damage and stimulate soft-tissue regeneration.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy has been around for a while and it is proving to be highly effective in helping to ease the pain of knee osteoarthritis and other joint issues. Stem Cells are basically undifferentiated human cells that have not yet taken on any characteristics such as bone, nerve or muscle cells. This type of therapy works by injecting the stem cells into the damaged or eroded cartilage, which is then prompted to begin healing itself. Cells for this treatment are taken from the patient’s own bone marrow or from amniotic fluid or placenta material. Although not yet available everywhere, S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center has used this technique very successfully as a safe, practical alternative to cumbersome joint replacement surgery.
Visit S.M.A.R.T. Spine Institute and Surgery Center Today
All of our treatment plans take an integrated “whole person” approach to wellness and we pride ourselves on remaining on the cutting edge of the latest unique techniques and therapies that have the ability to offer a more effective pathway to healing path to our clients. Our use of treatment options such as soft tissue massage, Graston/muscle scrapping, cool laser therapy, spinal decompression therapy and chiropractic manipulation under anesthesia were all brought on board with the intention of providing a faster, more comfortable and comprehensive service for all of our clients. Get on the fast-track to healing. Call us today at 626-445-0326 to schedule your appointment!