Pain Physicians NY has recently added three new pain management treatment options for their medical practices in Brooklyn that will further their advancement in treating patients with spinal and joint related conditions. These treatments will provide patients with the most advanced and convenient non-surgical alternatives.
These innovative treatments have yielded positive results for who have opted to avoid surgical procedures. The addition of these treatments has given Pain Physicians NY the ability to offer their patients the latest in both surgical and non-surgical therapies.
Interstitial and Intra-articular Laser Therapy
This (Intra-Articular) Interstitial Laser Therapy differs from other “laser hype” procedures by being the first medical grade laser to be able to penetrate the skin deep enough to reach spinal discs and other joints within the body. With this technique, damaged joints can be irradiated directly, resulting in significantly improved therapeutic results. It has long been known that laser therapy can stimulate the body’s anti-inflammatory response and promote healing of injured tissue and joints. Pain Physicians NY is the first US-based practice to implement this form of therapy. This therapy has been shown as effective for many conditions, including:
- Herniated discs
- Spinal Stenosis
- Cervical Stenosis
- Osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and ankle
- Deep tendon inflammation and sprain
- Scar tissue build up after surgery
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP Therapy is an FDA-approved injection procedure that uses the body’s own cells to repair injury and reduce inflammation. During a PRP procedure a small sample of blood is taken from the patient. This sample is then placed in a centrifuge where the PRP cells are isolated. Once isolated, these naturally restorative cells are then multiplied. After a sufficient number of cells (in the millions) are captured, the plasma is then reintroduced to the site of injury or pain via injection.
This injection insures the cells are applied directly to the underlying cause of your pain. Athletes including Kobe Bryant, Brandon Roy, and Tiger Woods have traveled as far as Germany to undergo these therapies. Now, the team at Pain Physicians NY have brought these therapies to Brooklyn.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy, also known as “Shockwave Therapy,” is a non-invasive FDA -approved system used to treat neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. During EPAT therapy thousands of tiny acoustic sound waves are painlessly applied to the area of injury.
The application of acoustic waves creates micro-ruptures in the capillaries of the tendon and bone and significantly increase the body’s response to send healing cells to the area. The new cells improve the blood supply and the oxygenation resulting in expedited healing of the injury. This is the same technology that has been used in recent years to dissolve kidney stones without surgery and is now being applied to those with chronic pain and injuries.