4 Types of Non-Surgical Pain Management Treatments in Miami

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Non-Surgical Pain Management Treatments in Miami

Pain management in Miami employs a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to each patient to achieve the goal of improving patients’ quality of life by eliminating or reducing the source of their pain. Our pain management doctor in Miami specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of different types of pain including, acute pain, chronic pain, and pain that is caused by an underlying disease like osteoarthritis.

There are several non-surgical treatment options available for managing pain. Our pain specialist believes that high dosage medications and surgery should not be the only options for treating pain. The type of non-surgical pain management treatment depends on the specific pain condition the patient is experiencing. We made a breakdown of 4 non-surgical treatments to manage your pain, so you know what options are available for you.

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  • Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy, also known as regenerative injection therapy, works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to regenerate injured ligaments and tendons, allowing new, strong collagen fibers and cells to form. This treatment is proven to be 80% effective in treating pain that is caused by an injury or an underlying condition. It is mostly used for treating chronic pain in joints that is caused by unhealed connective tissue, ligament, or a damaged tendon.

Types of conditions treated by prolotherapy:

Prolotherapy treatment is a series of injection of natural solutions into the injured area. Once the natural solution is injected it stimulates the tissues to grow, increasing the ligaments’ and tendons’ strength and thickness. The solution that is commonly used is dextrose that normally triggers a low grade inflammatory reaction ,which is a good thing. This means that the blood vessels and growth factors have entered the injured area, increasing the activity of cells and further healing.  

  • Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics make use of cell based therapies and biomaterials that are naturally found in your body. When the solution is used in higher concentration, it helps speed up the healing process.

Patients who are suffering from chronic pain due to previous injuries can benefit from this type of non-surgical treatment. Pain management in Miami has an advanced orthobiologics treatment called PX50 and DX100. Most of our patients obtain pain relief after one treatment session.

Types of conditions treated by orthobiologics:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Nerve injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Wrist and joint pain
  • Muscle tendon and ligament damage and tears
  • Cartilage defects
  • Osteoarthritis

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  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative therapy that is performed using a concentrated injectable solution developed using the patient’s blood. This treatment mainly helps stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

The process of administering PRP injections takes less than an hour, including the preparation of PRP. The PRP solution is injected into the damaged tendon, ligament, muscle, joint or a painful disc.

Types of conditions treated by platelet rich plasma (PRP):

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Medial collateral ligament tears
  • Acute and chronic tendon problems
  • Injuries to ligaments and tendons and muscles
  • Lateral collateral ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip and spine
  • ACL injuries (Anterior Cruciate Ligament)
  • Pelvic pain and instability
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Ankle sprains and strains
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears

PRP treatment is available to patients of all ages, and activity levels. Whether you are a professional or an amateur athlete, or a person who is suffering from chronic pain, PRP therapy can help relieve your pain symptoms.

  • Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy is the process of harvesting specific types of stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow or fat around the belly. Next, the stem cells are processed to become highly concentrated and will then be injected into the painful area. The therapy helps treat injuries, relieve pain and tenderness and aids the healing process.

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Types of conditions treated by platelet rich plasma (PRP):

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back pain
  • Degenerated disc
  • Stenosis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Sports related injuries

Our excellent specialist in pain management, Dr. Mahl, is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine and Certified in Age Management Medicine. He utilizes a range of non-surgical treatment options. He believes that surgery poses major health risks, especially to seniors and people in a weakened state, and can lead to further problems.

If you would like more information about non-surgical treatment options for pain management, please Contact Us.

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