Regenerative Medicine is the science of regenerating tissue using stem cells, platelet rich plasma, whole blood, or saline. Many areas of the body respond to these injections, including peripheral joints (shoulder, hip, knee, etc.), tendons, cartilage, and even the spine. Since the patient’s own blood is used, it is very safe, with no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. Regenerative Medicine has been shown to be a treatment option for arthritis, tendinitis, and other degenerative or repetitive motion conditions.
We employ a number of non-surgical options for the treatment of orthopedic conditions. These options include injections, physical therapy, bracing, exercise, and medications. Most orthopedic conditions can be treated without surgery, and a serious course of non-surgical treatment should be tried prior to surgery. Also, non-surgical treatment is indicated when the patient is not a candidate for surgery, the patient does not want surgery, the outcomes from the surgery would be the same as for non-surgical treatment, or the patient has already had surgery.
Managing the non-surgical orthopedic treatment of personal injury patients is a specialty of ours. This includes treatment, filling out paperwork, coordination with all stakeholders (client, attorney, other providers), disability ratings, and depositions. Our caring and compassionate staff understands the personal injury patient, which fosters communication and improves compliance. Whether it is seeing the patient and prescribing medications, trigger point injections, on up to spine injections and platelet-rich plasma injections, we are able to provide these services on lien, if necessary.
likely he/she will not return to work. We realize these challenges and present a number of solutions to return the injured worker to work. If the injured worker is not able to return to work, we also offer long term treatment options. We offer the full range of non-surgical orthopedic and rehabilitative care to the injured worker.
Dr. Cooper performs the full range of interventional spine techniques in the lumbar and cervical spine. These procedures include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, radio-frequency ablations, stem cell and platelet-rich plasma intra-discal injections, and spinal cord stimulators. These techniques are designed to treat the many causes of neck and back pain, and return the patient to his/her highest level of functioning.
A person with an active lifestyle will encounter musculoskeletal injuries while engaging in sporting activities. Whether it is knee pain, tennis elbow, golfing injuries, or repetitive motion injuries related to running, most of these injuries can be treated non-surgically. Regenerative medicine techniques are now at the forefront of the non-surgical treatment options for the injured sportsperson. Platelet-rich plasma and stem cell injections are at the forefront of non-surgical treatment for sports injuries. These techniques, along with physical therapy and bracing, can get the injured sportsperson back to the game as soon as possible!