Regenerative Therapies for Spine and Joint Pain

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Dr. Smitherman uses thorough physical examination, imaging interpretation, laboratory analysis, and years of experience to select and perform the most appropriate treatments for your condition. Combing Dr. Smitherman’s clinical skillset with the highest quality injectable solutions leads to the high rate of improvement experienced by Dr. Smitherman’s patients.

Dr. Smitherman performs injections under ultrasound guidance.

Please click HERE for regenerative injection pre and post care instructions

Cory Brown
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I have had right knee problems from the time I was 11 years old (I’m 27 now) from an injury i obtained that required a month in a full leg cast to prevent movement. Since that day I had limited movement, buckling and pretty consistent pain. I also played soccer for my entire childhood which left me other knee problems. I went to Justin for PRP regenerative injections in both knees and just a month and two injections later I feel like I have new knees. For the first time in 16 years I am able to bend my right knee all the way back with no pain/buckling, and i have no pain or aching in either knee. I also no longer feel fatigue and uncomfortableness from being on my feet all day for work. Justin is very professional and good at what he does, I look forward to seeing him regularly. He is a genuinely good person and great doctor.
Eric Keam
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Dr. Smitherman is very knowledgeable and passionate about his profession. Surprised at how detailed and caring he was for my well being. I've been dealing with chronic shoulder pain. I got an PRF injection and has helped me significantly. Highly recommend!
Halsy Carter
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Dr. Smitherman is awesome! I started seeing him because of some chronic back pain that I was dealing with. After talking it over we decided on prolo injections. I guess it isn’t common but my pain went away after about 2 weeks with only one session. Now we are working on some other issues that I have and he always has great options. If you are dealing with a chronic or traumatic pain issue, you owe it to yourself to see Dr. Smitherman, he is the best!
Judith Palmer
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Dr.Smitherman is the best. I had a torn rotator cuff. He did a PRP treatment and the pain has been gone for six months. He also treated my skin and it has improved. He is very knowledgeable and honest. I highly recommend him.
Kristy Arneson
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Dr. Smitherman helped me so much with my pain from a labral tear in my hip! He is willing to take the time it needs to figure out exactly what the pain generators are and how to best treat them. He makes sure to also take all the precautions needed to be sure that everything is sanitary. He also is willing to try new things if he learns of something that might help you more!
Ted Ifantis
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Dr Smitherman was incredible!! Highly knowledgeable and professional. Helped me with chronic back pain. I highly recommend him.
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Injection Therapies

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What is it?

Prolotherapy is an injection technique that is most commonly associated with dextrose injections. This therapy is designed to promote healing, and stability to joints.

Who would benefit?

People who have hypermobile connective tissue disorders such as EDS, joint instability, arthritis, pain pain, and spinal pain could benefit from prolotherapy.

How many treatments do you need?

Patients typical need between 2-6 treatments to get satisfactory pain relief for most conditions. Patients who have hypermobile connective tissue disorders will require ongoing prolotherapy as needed.

How much does it cost?

The best place to find pricing is on the price page found at the link HERE.

What is it?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an injection solution that is made from your own blood. This is how it is made:


  1. Collect 100mL – 200mL amount of your blood (about half of a normal blood donation)
  2. Process your blood in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets
  3. Then reinject the concentrated platelet liquid into your painful joints.


Dr. Smitherman creates high quality, and evidence based PRP with platelet concentrations that have been shown in the research to have beneficial effects on the pain and function of joints. Please be aware that not all clinics are creating this level of high quality PRP, and many clinics are creating, and injecting subpar concentrations of PRP. High quality results start with high quality PRP.

This therapy is stronger than prolotherapy, and has great success with many painful conditions. Patients like this therapy because it is all natural, and has powerful regenerative capabilities.

Who would benefit?

People who have joint pain, arthritis, tendinosis, tendonitis, ligament tears, tendon tears, neck pain, and low back pain could benefit from PRP injections.

How many treatments do you need?

Patients typical need between 2-6 treatments to get satisfactory pain relief. 

How much does it cost?

The best place to find pricing is on the price page found at the link HERE.

What is it?

Ozone gas is a molecule of 3 oxygen atoms, as opposed to the oxygen we are typically acquainted with breathing, which is a molecule of 2 oxygen atoms. Ozone gas injections have been shown to promote healing, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and increase function in ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints.

Who would benefit?

People who have joint pain, arthritis, ligament tears, tendon tears, neck pain, and low back pain could benefit from Ozone injections.

How many treatments do you need?

Patients typical need between 3-12 treatments to get satisfactory pain relief. 

How much does it cost?

The best place to find pricing is on the price page found at the link HERE.

What is it?

Trigger point injections are injections into tight, and painful muscles with a variety of different substances. These injections help to release knots in the muscle, which can quickly reduce pain and tension.

Who would benefit?

People who have pain from muscle tightness will often benefit from trigger point injections.

How many treatments do you need?

Patients typical need between 2-6 treatments to get satisfactory pain relief. Some people find that getting trigger point injections every 1-3 months keeps their pain reduced over the long haul.

How much does it cost?

The best place to find pricing is on the price page found at the link HERE. One benefit of trigger point injections is that they may be covered by your insurance. 

What is it?

Nerve block injections are targeted at soothing irritated nerves that may be the cause of your pain. Perineural therapy is an injection of 5% dextrose next to a nerve to calm and sooth the nerve.

Who would benefit?

Anyone who has pain in their muscle or joints may have some contribution from nerves.

How many treatments do you need?

Patients typical need between 1-2 treatments to get satisfactory pain relief. Some people find that getting nerve block injections every 1-3 months maintains their pain reduced .

How much does it cost?

The best place to find pricing is on the price page found at the link HERE. One benefit of nerve block injections is that they may be covered by your insurance. 

Ketorolac is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs). A ketorolac injection is like getting ibuprofen injected right into your joint where it hurts. This injection has been found to be similar to corticosteroid injections with less side effects. It is a great option for patients looking for quick pain relief, insurance coverage, or acute pain care.

Corticosteroid injections are the most well known joint injection substance. The benefit of corticosteroid injections are that they are extremely effective at reducing inflammation, and therefore pain. Steroids can be a a good option for patients who are looking for an injection covered by insurance, or looking for temporary pain relief (up to 6 months) for a condition. The downside to corticosteroid injections are that they tend to come with more side effects that other injection options.

Conditions

Knee Pain

Hip Pain

Ankle and Foot Pain

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Wrist and Hand Pain

Neck Pain

Low back pain