Frequently Asked Questions
- Botox For Migraines
- Platelet-Rich-Plasma Injections
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Trigger-Point Injections
- Visco-Supplemental Therapy
- Postoperative pain
- Chronic pain
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Menstrual cramps
- Lower-back pain
- Myofascial pain (caused by muscle spasms)
- Neck pain
- Dental pain
Although rare, risks and possible complications of acupuncture include the following:
- Organ injury (especially if needles are pushed in too deeply)
- Mild discomfort
- Bruising at the needle sites
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more headache days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older.
It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective to prevent headaches in patients with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days each month (episodic migraine).
Botox injections are widely used for the relief of chronic migraine headaches. Unlike acute treatments, which are taken to treat a headache or migraine once it’s already begun, BOTOX® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.
The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in our office.
Topical solutions are a beneficial option for those patients unable to tolerate oral medications and can also be used in conjunction with all other therapies. We are able to compound topical solutions in our office to treat:
- Musucloskeletal Pain
- Joint and Inflammation Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
In as few as 3 weekly 5 to 10 minute sessions in your doctor’s office, you’ll be able to return to your favorite sport or activity. And there’s no downtime.
- Foot and heel pain
- Achilles pain
- Tendon and/or tendon insertion pain
- Trigger points
Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report to be pain free and/or have significant pain reduction.
- DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
- Performed in your physician’s office/clinic
- Does not require anesthesia
- Requires a minimal amount of time
- Bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately
- Return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours
- Resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks
We will draw a sample of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of red blood cells from your plasma and platelets. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected to an injured area of bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament. Ultrasound guidance is used to assist in the precise placement of PRP.
Dr. Snowball has opted to use the EmCyte™ PRP system which has become a leader in autologous cellular biologics providing patients with the best opportunity for cell regeneration and healing. The EmCyte™ system produces a platelet plasma concentration of 6x to greater than 10x baseline.
Dr. Snowball will feel and stretch the muscle to find the exact trigger point. Once it is found, the skin is cleaned and then injected. You will feel a tiny pinch from the needle. The injection contains a local anesthetic, which numbs the area.
In people who have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, the cushioning tissue, or cartilage, in the knee joint slowly wears away and the thick fluid that helps lubricate the knee joint, called synovial fluid, becomes thinner and doesn’t work as well to protect the joint. As the breakdown of cartilage gets worse over time, knee pain and stiffness may become worse and more frequent. When cartilage loss is severe, the bones of your knee may grind together, leading to friction that causes the bone to wear down and potentially cause more knee pain and stiffness.
For the first 48 hours after an injection, it’s recommended that you avoid any strenuous or high-impact activities. The most commonly reported adverse events are joint pain, back pain and headache, as well as temporary pain at the injection site.