For many people living with chronic pain and other conditions, discomfort is just a part of life. Champlain Spine and Pain Management is here to change that. Using the most cutting-edge procedures, we are here to help you live comfortably.
Stellate Ganglion Block
A stellate ganglion nerve block is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your neck. This helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to the nerves. Treatment may require a series of injections for best results.
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
This procedure is an injection that numbs branches of nerves in your lower back. It helps doctors find and treat a number of problems linked to these nerves. Usually, a series of injections are needed to give patients the best outcome.
Trigger Point Injections
This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.
This is a test of your muscles and nerves. It usually has two parts. One is a nerve conduction study, which measures how well electricity moves through your nerves. The second part is a needle electromyogram, which records the electrical signals your muscles make when you move them. The results from this test can help your doctor find problems linked to certain disorders or conditions and create a better treatment plan as a result.
Regenerative medicine is a new field of medicine that focuses on augmenting our own healing abilities to completely heal injuries and conditions which would typically take much longer to heal – or not even heal at all. Most current treatments, such as corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory medications, are designed to decrease bodily inflammation. On the other hand, regenerative therapy promotes a healing inflammatory response to increase the activation of the growth factors and other bioactive molecules, which will eventually cause the migration, activation, and differentiation of our own adult stem cells. As a result, these cells will aid in the removal of the damaged tissues and the laying down of new, healthy tissue.
Stem Cell Therapy
Many patients are now able to avoid joint replacement by injecting directly into the joint their own stem cells. Post adult stem cell injection MRI images have shown regrowth of cartilage a few months post injection. Cell therapy is also showing great outcomes with tendons, ligaments, disc injuries. Post stem cell injection MRI images in torn tendons and ligaments have also shown complete healing of the injuries. Similar results are now being observed with disc tears in the spine. These injuries typically do not heal on their own with or without conservative care such as physical therapy or medication. Surgery can be an option at the time, but it is much more traumatic and risky than receiving an injection, and you will most likely have to take time off to recover. Additionally, surgical outcomes have so far not shown to be superior to stem cell therapy outcomes when cell therapy is used for the appropriate condition.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a solution containing a high concentration of our own platelets. It was first used clinically in the USA in 1987 to facilitate wound healing after cardiac surgery. Since then, other medical fields have successfully used this technology, including dentistry, wound care, ophthalmology, maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. In the past decade, we have witnessed a large increase in the successful use of PRP treatment for sports injuries and musculoskeletal chronic conditions (tendinitis, bursitis, osteoarthritis, spine pain, muscle injuries), which allows us to offer PRP to qualifying patients who would most benefit from this treatment.
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