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Do I Go to An Urgent Care for Pain Management?

Do I Go to An Urgent Care for Pain Management?

by Crystal (SU)
When you suffer a sprain or are convinced you have a sinus infection, it’s a given you would consider a visit to an urgent care facility. As a matter of fact, those of us who are more accident-prone or parents to rambunctious toddlers may swear that the local urgent care facility knows us by name! That’s because urgent care facilities are there when we need them, offering outstanding care to support non-life threatening emergencies or when we need medical assistance after most doctors’ offices have closed for the day.

 Is the Pain Down Your Leg Caused by Sciatica?

Is the Pain Down Your Leg Caused by Sciatica?

by Yenny (SU)
Are you experiencing lower back pain in the lumbar region of your spine, or pain that radiates down into your lower extremity, such as your thigh or down the leg? If you describe these symptoms to your doctor, they may consider this to be a medical condition called sciatica.

PRP and Pain Management

PRP and Pain Management

by Yenny (SU)
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, is an advanced biological product created from your very own blood. In a nutshell, PRP is an extremely concentrated serum of blood components with a larger than usual ratio of platelets, human growth factors, stem cells, and other healing factors that can help reduce and manage pain. Normal blood concentrations, for example, are made up of roughly 93% red blood cells, with white cells taking up another 6% or so. The remaining 1% is composed of plasma and platelets. Platelets, which are rich in natural healing components such as stem cells, and other connective and tissue growth factors. When concentrated, the PRP ratio is around 94% platelets and 6% of the others, completely reversing the normal ratios, increasing the effectiveness dramatically. PRP and pain management work hand in glove to reduce inflammation (one of the leading causes of pain) and speed healing to targeted areas of the body.

All About Pain Management

All About Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
No one ever said pain was fun. For millions of Americans, pain is a constant companion. There is good news, though. Recent advances in pain management are giving new hope to patients who live with constant pain. At Advanced Bone & Joint, we understand how pain can keep you from living fully. That’s why we have created this helpful guide about pain management.

Pain Management and Arthritis

Pain Management and Arthritis

by Yenny (SU)
Arthritis is a painful condition caused by inflammation inside one or more joints. In some cases, arthritis may require pain management in order to deal with the symptoms, which may include redness, swelling, warmth, stiffness, severe pain, and a loss of range of motion in the affected joint(s). While most people are familiar with one or two forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid, gout, psoriatic, osteoarthritis (also called wear and tear arthritis), there are actually over 100 different form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common, frequently affecting multiple joints, it can cause extensive damage and even malformation in affected joints.

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