Pain Management FAQs

What Treatment Options Do I Have for Neck and Back Pain?

Depending on the nature and degree of the pain, treatment options provided by SOAR span a wide variety of options including: prescription drugs, topical therapies, bracing, acupuncture, electro-stimulation, injections, pain pump implants, or a combination of options that best treat the patient’s individual needs.

With a Sports Injury, What Orthopedic Care Options Are Available?

Sports injuries usually involve a combination of tendon, ligament, musculoskeletal, and nerve interactions. In a large number of cases, x-rays will be required to determine the degree of bone impact.

The severity and extent of the injury must be considered and diagnosed, and a proper stress-relief and strength recovery program must be tailored to the particular injury. The goal is to regain functionality, strength, and mobility in the most optimal recovery time.

My Joints Ache, What Are the Most Common Causes and Optional Treatments?

First and foremost, age is an important factor. Previous injuries and heredity and musculoskeletal make-up must also be factored into the evaluation equation.

The dynamics of the particular joint, whether leg, arm, spine or hip, are also important. Simply put, aches are symptomatic and the objective is to diagnose causative factors for the most beneficial treatment regimen in both the short and long run.

What Rehabilitative Services Are Offered by SOAR?

Rehabilitation begins with stress and pain relief. At SOAR, we are exceptionally proficient at relieving pain through various modalities, including the latest state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures.

Having relieved stress and pain, options include electro-stimulation, physical therapy, acupuncture, and bracing. Our services are designed to help our patients regain optimal functionality in the shortest time medically possible.

What Are Typical Co-Pays?

Depending on your particular insurance plan, co-pays will vary by coverage provisions which define covered services by specialty, procedures, and other factors outlined in your policy. Knowing the details of your policy is very important.

You may obtain specific information from your insurance representative – usually accessible through a toll-free phone number and internet access, explained on your insurance card.

How is PRP Administered?

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is extracted from your blood. This step is similar to when you have blood drawn for testing. The blood is then processed and the PRP is placed in a syringe. We make several injections in the affected tissues.

How Does PRP Work?

PRP contains growth factors that help stimulate cell development and turnover. This process repairs damaged tissues to alleviate pain and other symptoms.

What Conditions Are Treated with PRP? Is it Effective?

PRP is not yet well-understood in the medical community, but the patient outcomes are superb thus far. Because the PRP that we use for your treatments is extracted from your own blood, there are few, if any, risks when using PRP.

Chronic Tendon Injuries

The tendons connect muscles to bones, and these fibrous tissues are not intended to stretch. Chronic tendon injuries are treated with PRP to repair tears in the connective tissues.

Acute Ligament and Muscle Injuries

Ligaments connect bones and are flexible, unlike tendons. Acute ligament and muscle injuries can cause severe pain and be debilitating. PRP is used to add cells to the injured area and restore function.

Surgery

Surgery is a common practice in the modern world, but it does have disadvantages. Accessing damaged tissues typically requires cutting through healthy tissues, and this increases the amount of scar tissue that develops. Although uncommon, surgery can also result in damage to surrounding tissues due to overuse of the scalpel.

Knee Arthritis

Arhtritis is a condition in which there is inflammation in the joint capsule, most often caused by erosion of the cartilage. PRP applied to an arthritic joint capsule helps the body build new tissues to alleviate symptoms.

Fractures

Fractures are any break or crack in bone tissue. The growth factors in PRP stimulate bone development to enhance healing.