Our medical staff are experts in trigger point injections, joint injections and regenerative medicine. Trigger point injections help break up "knots" in the muscles that can cause local pain, as well as referred pain. They also help to loosen the muscles prior to your adjustment! Joint injections help your body repair itself in the affected joint while also providing pain relief. Regenerative medicine utilizes amniotic membranes to restore and repair damage tissues, cartilage, muscles, and bone. Regenerative medicine is a great alternative to surgery!
Regenerative stem cell therapy helps to restore damaged and lost tissue of the joint that is caused by age, acute and chronic injuries, or disease.
Call the office to schedule a FREE consult, exam and xrays with the doctor to see if you qualify for this treatment.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has made headlines, often because it is favored by elite athletes to help them recover from injury.
Platelets are fragments of cells in the blood and are best known for their ability to help the blood clot. However, they also contain a variety of proteins called growth factors.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is built on the notion that these growth factors can support healing. The process, which uses the person's own blood, involves separating the blood cells from the plasma, the liquid part of the blood. The process increases the number of platelets, which are then put back into the plasma.
This plasma now contains a higher than usual concentration of platelets, which a doctor can inject into an area damaged by disease and injury.
Research has shown that platelet-rich plasma can help with knee pain, and may be particularly helpful for those who have had no success with other treatments.
PRP injections have been known to help ranging in soft tissue injuries to osteoarthritis.
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP helps to reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. This inflammation can lead to joints becoming painful and stiff.
Another is to promote blood clotting so that a person does not excessively bleed when they are cut.
Another is to contain proteins in the blood that help wounds to heal.
A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components. The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person's body that needs to be treated.
Because the injection contains a high concentration of platelets, which can be from 5 to 10 times more than the untreated blood, doctors theorize that the platelets will speed up healing.
Studies on PRP:
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Allergies can cause many problems. Allergy testing can help confirm or rule out allergies and consequently reduce adverse reactions and limit unnecessary avoidance and medications. Allergens can cause many health issues not just the seasonal allergies we all know about. Sometimes allergies can cause pain or other medical issues. Our trained nurse practitioners will do a medical exam followed by some testing.
We have chiropractic professionals serving Tempe, and Phoenix areas. Our chiropractor and the rest of the welcoming team at Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. Even if you are looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our Tempe chiropractor and our chiropractic care plans. At your first visit to Enhanced Medical Centers, Dr. Quentin Smith will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to see if our chiropractic solutions are a good fit to address your needs.
At Enhanced Medical Centers we offer a special kind of technique called traction therapy. There are two types of traction: Spinal decompression which is a long axis traction and Flexion and Distraction therapy which is a similar technique to decompression but applies an up and down motion.
Spinal decompression therapy uses a medical technology that applies a long axis distraction force to the targeted compressed disc. This gently pulls the spine apart, elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae, which pulls the disc back into shape. This vacuum also allows water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids to enter into the disc to allow the spine to heal and relieve the pain. The medical term for this vacuum-like effect is known as negative intra-discal pressure.
Patients are fitted with a harness that fits around their hip area as well as a harness that fits around the upper back. Once fitted with the harnesses, the patient lies down on a computerized table, programmed for their specific treatment plan. Each treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure is painless and extremely comfortable.
Another form of spinal traction therapy is flexion and distraction (cox technique). Flexion and Distraction therapy applies a vertical motion to the targeted disc and spinal muscles. This technique uses a table that allows the bottom half of the table to lower and move side to side and other directions. It not only stretches the muscles in the low back but it also tractions the spine and restores motion back in the joints of the lumbar spine removing any adhesions that may have built up in the joint capsules. This is a form of an adjustment and mobilization. This therapy is great for:
· Herniated discs
· Bulged discs
· Pinched nerves
· Myofascial disorders
· Facet syndrome
· Degenerative disc disease
The typical treatment plan ranges from 20 to 28 sessions over five to seven weeks, with most patients experiencing vast relief in as little as six sessions.
Cold Laser Therapy
There are many types of therapies used to help decrease inflammation in acute injuries or chronic pain. Electrical stimulation therapy uses pads that stick to the skin sending an electric impulse into the muscle which helps relaxes the muscle spasming. Electrical stimulation helps to decrease pain by numbing the area and fatiguing the muscles.
We also offer ultrasound therapy which helps reduce inflammation by sending ultrasonic sound waves to the tissue.
We offer massage therapy which may include trigger point therapy, ART (Active Release Technique), differing massage techniques like Swedish and Cross Friction massage.
Soft tissue therapy is a massage-type treatment of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction. Soft tissues include muscles, fascia (connective tissue), ligaments and tendons. Soft tissues are often overused and overloaded. They also shorten and lengthen with use. This produces all kind of aches, pains and injuries.
Trigger point therapy is a technique where your chiropractor will apply pressure to trigger points to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy.
There are two basic types of trigger points: active and latent. Active trigger points cause muscular pain and transfer pain to other areas of the body when your chiropractor applies pressure. Latent trigger points do not refer pain to other areas of the body and cause stiffness in the joints and restricted range of motion.
Trigger points have several causes including birth trauma, an injury sustained in a fall or accident, poor posture or overexertion.
After several treatments of trigger point therapy, the swelling and stiffness of muscular pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.