Your joints are made of a complex arrangement of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fascia, vessels and bony structures. Problems with any component can give rise to pain. Dr. Stephen Matta, DO in Philadelphia specializes in regenerative orthopedic procedures for both acute and chronic pain.
COMMON JOINT PAIN CONDITIONS
Some common joints and conditions that we see and treat are:
COMMON CAUSES OF JOINT PAIN
OSTEOARTHRITIS. Over time, wear and tear can lead to a break of the cartilage which leads to pain in the joints including your knees, hips, and spine
MECHANICAL DISRUPTIONS. Poor alignment from posture and restrictions results in movement that is “off-track.” This leads to friction at the joint surface, which results in inflammation, swelling, and pain
DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE. This is a result of breakdown of the joints of the spine, especially the joints of the neck, known as the cervical spine, and the low back, known as the lumbar spine. This breakdown can cause narrowing of the space from which the spinal nerves exit. Pain can radiate along the path of the spinal nerve leading to a sensation of pain “shooting” down the extremities
INFLAMMATION. Inflammation at the joint can result of mechanical stressors due to poor alignment, osteoarthritis from wear and tear or time, as well as some systemic issues including Lyme Disease, Gout, and, Autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Psoriatic Arthritis
TREATMENTS WE OFFER FOR JOINT PAIN
At Meeting Point, we use the power of integrative and regenerative medicine to treat your back pain.
MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE. Acupuncture uses needles to stimulate nerve activity, initiate muscle firing and induce the release of chemical substances such as neurotransmitters, endorphins, and hormones. This helps to reduce pain and boost your body’s natural healing ability.
PROLOTHERAPY. Prolotherapy is an injectable therapy, that uses proliferative agents, such as dextrose, saline, and vitamins to stimulate your body’s self-healing mechanisms.
PROLOZONE. A treatment in which high levels of oxygen are injected to stimulate the natural healing cascades of the body.
PRP. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP); platelets harvested from your blood are injected at the site of the injury. Platelets contain growth factors that augment the natural healing ability of your body.
NERVE HYDRODISSECTION. Involves the use of ultrasound-guided injections of an aqueous regenerative solution such as D5W to flush space around an entrapped nerve.
IV THERAPY. Certain IV treatments can help regenerate nerve tissue and treat chronic infection such as ozone and phosphatidylcholine.
OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATION. A one hour hands-on therapeutic adjustment of structural issues; especially helpful when there is hypersensitivity and a non-needle approach is more beneficial.
If you have chronic or acute pain, and conventional therapies have failed, please call our offices. Dr. Matta uses expert diagnostics in osteopathic palpation, ultrasound imaging, and comprehensive functional movement testing to ensure the treatment is effective and efficient.
Typically once per week
All of our orthopedic treatments usually require no downtime. We recommend no NSAIDS, ice, or heavy lifting before and after treatment to encourage recovery.
Our Orthopedic Services
Common Conditions We Treat
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Meeting Point Health would like to accompany you in your health journey to start unearthing the root causes of your pain and discomfort. No case is too challenging for us. Contact Meeting Point today to schedule an appointment and get started on the road to great health and good living!