Pain Therapy

Pain Therapy

Pain Consultation & Solutions

For over 30 years, Dr. Firmin has dedicated her career to helping patients with pain. Dr. Firmin is always looking for innovative treatment options and new technology, while perfecting existing proven techniques. From Coolief Radio-frequency treatments to Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures, each patient is treated as a unique pain case and evaluated extensively before a treatment regimen is implemented. 

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Pain Therapy Options

PRP Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient’s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

PRP injections are prepared by taking anywhere from one to a few tubes of your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

Ultrasound imaging is sometimes used to guide the injection.

Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly enhance the healing process, and using a PRP injection for shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures and for other soft-tissue injuries is becoming more common.

PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.
Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them.
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Coolief Radio-frequency Therapy

You may not be ready for surgery yet, and opioids have side effects that you might not want. That’s why COOLIEF* can bring non-surgical relief to those suffering from chronic pain, without the use of opioids.
COOLIEF* is a minimally invasive treatment option targeting nerves that transmit pain signals and the first and only radiofrequency treatment FDA-cleared for the relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Radiofrequency ablation deactivates the nerves responsible for sending pain signals to the brain. COOLIEF* is the only currently known radiofrequency pain management system using water-cooled technology to safely deactivate pain-transmitting sensory nerves, allowing a larger treatment area and greater chance at targeting pain-causing nerves. It is clinically proven to provide long-term pain relief, improve physical functionality, and reduce drug utilization.
Because the procedure is minimally invasive, most patients can expect to feel pain relief within 1-2 weeks, returning to an enhanced quality of life much sooner than with surgery. Since this outpatient treatment requires no general anesthesia, you can return home shortly after treatment.
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" I came in for a torn Achilles tendon. I just wasn't getting better. I came in for a consultation, and we proceeded with PRP procedure. As unbelievable as it is, after two weeks I wasn't having the issues I was having before."


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