Frequently Asked Questions
Injection therapy is an injection treatment designed to stimulate healing of chronic ligament and tendon weakness. The painful weakened areas are injected with a proliferant, which is a solution that directly stimulates the growth of healthy, strong tissues. The healing process can be expected to take about 4 to 12 weeks after the initial treatment. As the tendons and ligaments grow stronger and more capable of doing their tasks, the pain is alleviated.
What is injection therapy?
Injection therapy is done effectively to thousands of patients to help chronic pain. George S. Hackett, M.D. developed the technique in its current form in 1939, but treatments to promote normal healing of injuries and wounds date back to the days of Hippocrates.
Is injection therapy a new procedure?
Injection therapy is an extremely safe procedure. The risks are far less than taking aspirin or Motrin for a lifetime to temporarily alleviate chronic pain. There is, of course, at least a slight risk involved in any medical/surgical procedure. In injection therapy, the risks and side effects will vary depending on the area being treated and the doctor will discuss these possibilities fully with the patient during pre-treatment consultation.
Is injection therapy safe?
Weakness or injury to the tendons and ligaments that support the spine and pelvis can be effectively treated by injection therapy. The radiating or "referred" pain from these support structures can also improve.
Will this treatment work for neck, shoulder, back, and pelvic pain?
Headaches caused by tendon or ligament weakness from injuries to the neck can be effectively treated with injection therapy. Chronic or recurrent tendonitis can be effectively treated with injection therapy to strengthen the weld of the tendon attachments to bone.
What about headaches and chronic tendonitis?
Where can I learn more?
At our clinic we accept cash, credit card, check and money order.
What form of payment do you accept?
We do not partner with any insurance company. Although we will provide you with a receipt that you can submit directly to your insurance provider.
Do you take insurance?
For your first appointment you need to fill out our New Patient Form. If you would like to fill the form out prior to your appointment click here, otherwise plan on arriving 15 minutes before your appointment and we will have a printed copy for you to fill out.
What forms do I need for my first appointment?
Usually a first appointment takes an only about an hour.
How long does my first appointment take?
During the first appointment the Doctor will perform an exam, review the New Patient form with the patient, and then discuss with the patient the recommended line of treatment.
What should I expect during my first appointment?
What is the average treatment time?
The treatment time varies by case. During your first visit the doctor will discuss with the patient his recommendations as to how long the treatment should last.
We strongly recommend that the patient DO NOT take any anti inflammatories after treatment.
After the treatment we recommend that the patient doesn't do anything strenuous, get good sleep and stay hydrated. If you have any further questions after the treatment do not hesitate to contact us at our office.
We definitely do, but it depends on the case. Schedule an appointment for an examination with the Doctor to determine the treatment is recommended.
Yes, except that there is no elevators in the building. We are located in the second floor of the building. For ease access we recommend parking in the back of the building where you will enter the building directly on the second floor.
Is your office handicap accessible?
What should I do at home after treatments?
What should I NOT do at home after treatments?
Do you treat kids?