Pain Management

Vallee Health Services

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are used to treat extremely painful and tender areas of muscles. Normal muscle contracts and relaxes when it is active. A trigger point is a knot or tight band in the muscle that forms when the muscle fails to relax. The knot can often be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched. The trigger point can trap or irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain – pain felt in another part of the body. Scar tissue and loss of range of motion and weakness may form over time with prolonged active trigger points. A trigger point injection is a solution containing a local anesthetic, normal saline and/or an anti-inflammatory that is injected with a small needle into the trigger point. Trigger point injections have been found to be very effective in relieving pain and may be used in combination with home exercise, heat, cold, and individualized medication program Call our office in Quincy, IL today!

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses a patient’s own blood components to stimulate the healing response in damaged tissues. In response to an injury or tissue damage, your body naturally recruits platelets and white blood cells from the blood to initiate a healing response. Under normal conditions, platelets store numerous growth factors which are released in response to signals put out by the injured tissue.
In this treatment, blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a special processing unit, which separates platelets, white blood cells and serum from red blood cells. Those cells are then injected into the joint or tissue under a sterile procedure, stimulating a healing response in a more powerful way. By enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity, the treatment may lead to a more rapid, more efficient, and more thorough restoration of the tissue to a healthy state.

Joint Injections

While we do not accept insurance, our prices are fair and competitive.

Opioid Notice

We do not prescribe medications for pain management such as narcotics, opioids, muscle relaxers, anti inflammatories. We do not keep in the office any opioids or narcotics. Please refer to your specialist or primary care provider if you are in need of these medications. For emergencies, call 911 or nearest emergency room.