Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) Heals Your Sports Injuries

PRP man with gold dotsRESTORE YOUR MAXIMUM ABILITY FROM SPORTS INJURIES AND GET PAIN RELIEF

A Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) non-surgical treatment intensifies the concentration of platelets to speed up the body’s healing process. By treating the injured area with PRP, the condition may be reversed and the pain eliminated allowing you to return to normal activity and sports performance.

Our Board Certified Physicians take a precise medical approach to treat these areas of your body to achieve an accelerated state of healing.

                       PRP Success Stories at SJNMR

“Since injuring my hamstring while training for a marathon in 2008, I have had a constant burning deep in my hamstring. April of 2014 Dr. Le preformed PRP on my hamstring. After ten days, the pain was completely gone! I have been running and sprinting without pain!

Nicole F.
Brentwood, TN
Type of Treatment: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Treatment Area: Hip

“Your treatments have allowed me to participate in life again. Not only am I pain free, I can now walk, do light housekeeping and even travel, all without any suffering! I would absolutely recommend PRP treatment to anyone who suffers from chronic neck and back pain! “

Franklin, TN
Type of Treatment: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Treatment Area: Neck and Back

“My ruptured left Achilles tendon was an obstacle in my quality of life. However, after a series of PRP injections along with stretching exercises, it is now equal to if not better than my right. Thank you Dr. Le for this life altering procedure.”

Peter R.
Antioch, TN
Type of Treatment: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Treatment Area: Achilles Tendon

“I have been a patient of Dr. Le for almost 10 years. He has helped me so much with my neck pain with the PRP procedure. He is one of the most compassionate and smart physicians I have ever been to. I cannot thank him enough for how much he has helped me.”

Linda M.
Nashville, TN
Type of Treatment: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Treatment Area: Neck

Read more SJNMR Success Stories Here!

Conditions Treated

Neck & Spine

  • Ligament sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Sub-acute and chronic myofascial pain

Shoulder

  • Rotator cuff tendinosis/tears
  • Impingement
  • Bicipital tendinosis
  • Labrum tears
  • Arthritis

Elbow/Arm

  • Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Bicep Tendonosis
  • Muscle tears
  • Arthritis

Hip/Leg

  • Hamstring injuries
  • Hip muscle strains
  • lliotibial band tendinitis (ITB Syndrome)
  • Labrum tears
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Arthritis

Knee

  • Knee sprains and instability
  • Partially torn or strained ligaments of the knee (LCL/MCL)
  • Chrondromalacia
  • Pateliofemoral syndrome
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Arthritis
  • Hamstring and gastrocneuius tendon injuries

Ankle & Foot

  • Ankle sprains and instability
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Peroneal tendinosis
  • Arthritis
  • Other foot and ankle tendonosis
  • Plantar fasciitis

Osteoarthritis related to “wear and tear” of the knee, hip and other joints.

PRP is a high performance solution focused on you.

Call us for a Consultation: 615-515-9393

Learn more here!

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

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Great American Smokeout 2016

gas-17Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. On Thursday, November 17, make an effort to encourage someone you know to quit smoking that day or make a plan to quit. Quitting for just that one day alone is still a big step towards reducing the risk of cancer and living a healthier life. Tobacco use remains the single-largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US. Almost 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, which amounts to about 1 in every 5 adults.

Below are a few useful tips for quitting smoking offered by the American Cancer Society:

  • Consult with your doctor before you begin a plan for quitting smoking
  • Include friends and family in the quitting process, don’t keep it a secret.
  • Keep yourself busy, find hobbies to keep you preoccupied so you won’t be tempted to think about smoking
  • Drink lots of fluids, such as water, to help curb cravings. Avoid drinks that can trigger the desire to smoke.

Visit www.cancer.org/smokeout for more information about the Great American Smokeout and quitting.

If you are looking for more tips to help you or someone you know quit, check out our posts on Smoking Cessation and the Urge-Delay Skill.

At Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, we strive to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle for our patients. We offer one-on-one counseling and tools to help assist patients in the process of quitting.

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical pain management treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

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May 12-16 is Neuropathy Awareness Week

PrintNeuropathy Awareness Week is May 12-16. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by damage to the network of nerves that transmits information from your brain to spinal cord known as the central nervous system.  It often causes burning, weakness, numbness and a stabbing or shooting pain, usually located in your hands and feet, but it may also occur in other areas of your body. The causes of peripheral neuropathy can be things such as hormone imbalances, kidney conditions, shingles, vitamin deficiency or autoimmune diseases, but the number one cause of neuropathy is diabetes. According to The Neuropathy Association, there are now over 20 million Americans that suffer from all forms of peripheral neuropathy, that’s 1 out of every 15 people you know! Peripheral neuropathy symptoms can improve with time, especially if it is caused by a treatable condition.

Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Tingling/numbness sensation in toes or fingers
  • Weakness in the arms or legs
  • Sharp, stabbing pains
  • Lack of coordination
  • Digestion problems
  • Sleep disturbance

If you or someone you know notices any unusual weakness, tingling, burning or pain in the hands or feet, contact your health care provider immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment offers the best chance for controlling your symptoms and preventing further damage to your peripheral nerves.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

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May 6-12 is National Nurses Week

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May 6-12 is National Nurses Week. This week we recognize nurses for their commitment to delivering the highest level of quality care to patients. We truly value each and every one of our nurses here at SJNMR as well as nurses around the world.  Take a moment this week to thank them for the work they do for patients and families every day.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage –Murfreesboro – Nashville

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day 2016

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day is held every year on February 2nd to help bring awareness to the chronic illness. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the body.

According to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, this disease is commonly presumed to be a type of arthritis, therefore awareness is lacking, causing problems with disability accommodations, clinical care, healthcare reimbursement and research funding.

What can you do to help raise awareness?

  • Help spread awareness by sharing images on social media outlets
  • Wear the colors indigo and gold, the official Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness colors
  • Educate yourself on Rheumatoid Disease to better educate others about the issue

For information on this disease and how to support Rheumatoid Awareness Day, visit http://rheum4us.org/rheumatoid-arthritis-awareness-day/.

If you or someone you know suffers from arthritis , check out our post here to learn tips on how to relieve the pain.

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical pain management treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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Great American Smokeout 2015

acspc-046096Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers are encouraged to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. On Thursday, November 19, make an effort to encourage someone you know to quit smoking that day or make a plan to quit. Quitting for just that one day alone is still a big step towards reducing the risk of cancer and living a healthier life. Tobacco use remains the single-largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US. Almost 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, which amounts to about 1 in every 5 adults.

Below are a few useful tips for quitting smoking offered by the American Cancer Society:

  • Consult with your doctor before you begin a plan for quitting smoking
  • Include friends and family in the quitting process, don’t keep it a secret.
  • Keep yourself busy, find hobbies to keep you preoccupied so you won’t be tempted to think about smoking
  • Drink lots of fluids, such as water, to help curb cravings. Avoid drinks that can trigger the desire to smoke.

Visit www.cancer.org/smokeout or call 1-800-227-2345 for more information about the Great American Smokeout and quitting.

If you are looking for more tips to help you or someone you know quit, check out our posts on Smoking Cessation and the Urge-Delay Skill.

At Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, we strive to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle for our patients. We offer one-on-one counseling and tools to help assist patients in the process of quitting.

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical pain management treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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October 19-23 is Medical Assistant Recognition Week 2015

PrintCenter for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation celebrates Medical Assistant Recognition Week (MAR Week) during the week of October 19-23, 2015. Here at Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, we are thankful for all of our wonderful Medical Assistants who work hard to provide the very best care to all of our patients and play such a critical role. We are lucky to have each and every one of you on our team, and appreciate all of your hard work! Thank you!

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical pain management treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

NPTM2015LogoColorCenter for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (SJNMR) is celebrating National Physical Therapy month.  We are thankful for our physical therapy team at SJNMR! They are dedicated to each patient’s physical function.

Physical Therapy Month recognizes how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help change peoples lives by restoring and improving motion.

At Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, our physical therapists provide a “hands on” approach for the patient. The physical therapists work in collaboration with your medical provider to maximize your health and improve your physical function.

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation’s physical therapy department offers a pain management approach to treatment that is initially centered around relieving your pain.  As you progress, and start to feel better, exercise will be introduced to improve strength, range of motion and functional ability.

Pain relief approaches include:

  • Manual therapy including joint mobilization, myofascial release and trigger point therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Hot and Cold Therapies
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction
  • TENS Units & Bracing Modalities

Learn more about our physical therapy program here.

 

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical pain management treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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A Change of Pace

By Maggie Harris, LCSW

couple watching on the beach croppedMany losses and changes come about in the life of a person living with chronic pain.  Loss of employment can occur, as well as increased difficulty playing with children or doing other chores, hobbies, or activities.  These changes may occur slowly over time or in the blink of an eye when a life-changing event takes place, such as a motor vehicle accident.  This can be sad, frustrating or both all at once. The task, then, becomes to accept what you can and cannot do and to adjust your life accordingly.  It’s easy to say, but sometimes very difficult to do.

Sometimes people with pain slow things down a lot and try to do less and less to avoid creating more pain.  This makes sense but can backfire.  Lack of activity can lead to loss of strength and stamina, as well as lead to increased depression and pain.

Other times, we meet people who are determined to function in the ways they did in the past without adapting to the body’s new needs.  Determination is an admirable quality but when it is coupled with lack of acceptance of the reality of your health condition, it can lead to further injury, pain, and break-down.

Often when we ask patients what makes their pain worse, they answer, “standing too long, sitting too long, walking too far, and lying down too long.” I can’t count how many times I have typed up those words.  It has led me to think that a task for people with chronic pain is to learn to be fluid, to move as gracefully as possible from activity to rest, sometimes in short increments of time.  This may end up being the wisest course of action but does require acceptance of how things are in your life and body right now.

I think as humans we can be somewhat hard-headed about change.  So many of us tend to learn things the hard way and move into change kicking and screaming.  Unfortunately, when you have pain, there is risk of making things worse if you don’t learn to pace yourself.

So, just for today, take a few deep breaths and cultivate the willingness to accept the things you cannot change and muster the courage to change the things you can.  Pacing yourself, knowing when it is wise to push a little harder or wise to wait and rest, is important when you live with chronic pain.

Please let us know if we can support you in this.  As my bumper sticker says, “We’re all in this together.”

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical pain management treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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SJNMR Will Be Closed Monday, September 7th

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation will be closed on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.

We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 8th.

If you have any questions questions or concerns please contact your provider on the Patient Portal.

For medical emergencies, go to the nearest Emergency Department or Call 911, then notify your SJNMR medical provider.

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September is Pain Awareness Month

pain-awareness-month-2September is Pain Awareness Month. Understanding more about pain can lead to improved treatment as well as educating the community about the challenges that come for those with chronic pain.

Getting involved is the key to raising awareness about chronic pain and the options for education and treatment. There are several ways you can get involved to raise awareness in Nashville, TN this month.

To learn more about pain and Pain Awareness Month, visit the ACPA website here.

If you know someone that is suffering with chronic pain Nashville, TN, Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is here to help.  Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation offers a team approach to the treatment of chronic pain with locations in Brentwood, Hermitage, Nashville, and Murfreesboro.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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SJNMR Featured in Nashville Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers of Nashville

healthiestempCenter for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation was featured in Nashville Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers article. Subscribe to the Nashville Business Journal and view the article by clicking here.

About Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation:

Center for Spine, Joint and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to the treatment of pain.  We offer nonsurgical treatment for the neck, back, shoulders, hands, hips, knees, and feet by Board Certified anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine physicians. Services include evaluation and treatment of painful conditions including medical management, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, nerve conduction studies, diagnostic imaging, physical and behavioral therapy.

Phone:  (615) 872-9966     http://www.sjnmr.com     Fax:  (615) 872-9967

Brentwood – Hermitage – Murfreesboro – Nashville

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