I Have Muscle Pain! Help!
Have you been injured playing a sport? Injuries can happen to anyone, from dedicated athletes to someone shooting hoops on the weekend. Whenever they happen, they can take you out of the game for weeks at a time, lowering your fitness and leaving you less competitive.
If you’ve been injured and you want to get back in the game, we can help – click here to contact Southwest Spine & Sports or call us today at (480) 860-8998!
There are a number of interesting facts related to sports injuries:
- Per hour of training, male and female athletes have the same injury rates
- A common misconception about running related injuries is that they’re correlated with speed. In fact, the risk of running increases with distance, especially distances more than 40 miles.
- Studies show the best predictor of an injury is the amount of training you did last month—fatigued muscles are more likely to experience an injury.
- Other factors that increase your risk of injury include muscle weakness, muscle imbalance, and muscle stiffness
Muscle Pain Treatment Options
Muscle injuries reduce the amount of time you spend playing sports, lowering your fitness and impacting competitive performance. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options available to help you minimize or eliminate your pain and help you get back in the game quickly and healthily.
At Southwest Spine & Sports, our team of specialists is highly trained in the field of regenerative medicine, specifically PRP and stem cell therapy.
PRP for Muscle Pain
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe, effective and all natural way to heal muscle strains, pulls, tears, and more. PRP consists of a small sample of your own blood, spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and then injected into the injured area. Medical research and intensive studies are leading the way to the tremendous benefits offered by PRP for patients suffering from low back pain, with the goal of enhancing the body’s ability to naturally heal itself.
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Stem Cell Therapy for Muscle Pain
Stem cell therapy is another nonsurgical alternative to pain management that has been practiced since the early 1990s and uses the body’s own stem cells to treat all manner of degenerative conditions, including muscle pain. Adult stem cells, collected from reservoirs in bone marrow and adipose tissue, can be transferred directly into the site of the muscle injury safely and effectively in an outpatient facility, without resorting to surgery. Stem cell therapy has been proving to be extremely effective and is quickly increasing in popularity among patients of all ages.
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Our Pain Treatment Options
A physician from Southwest Spine and Sports will be able to tell you definitively if regenerative medicine is right for you. If it’s determined that you would benefit more from a different type of treatment, we also offer:
- Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks
- Facet Joint Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment
About Southwest Spine and Sports
Southwest Spine and Sports has been helping people throughout the state of Arizona manage and eliminate their pain since 1999. Always striving to serve our patients better, we are at the forefront of regenerative medicine and are continually working to advance our knowledge of the practice.
Recognized as Top Doctors in the valley, the physicians at Southwest Spine & Sports bring not only their unparalleled medical knowledge and skills but also genuine care and concern for each and every patient we see from all ages and walks of life. From seasoned athletes to “Weekend Warriors”, there’s no limit to who can receive regenerative medicine therapy to treat their pain.
With two convenient locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ, we are one of the area’s largest pain management and regenerative medicine practices. All of our pain physicians have devoted their lives to compassionate patient care and providing safe alternatives to back, neck or laser spine surgeries.