Category: Treatments

Regenerative Medicine

Complimentary or regenerative medicine is an exciting and rapidly evolving branch in the field of interventional pain management. Regenerative medicine is a non-surgical treatment option for chronic pain patients that merges state of the art medical technology with the body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)

Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy or PRP, is an advanced treatment option that uses the patient’s own blood components to stimulate the body’s healing process in the damaged or injured area causing pain. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and spun in a specially designed centrifuge to isolate and increase the concentration of platelets. The concentrated platelets are then injected into the affected or injured area, stimulating the body’s natural response to heal itself.

How does the PRP process work?
  • Your health care provider will collect a small amount of blood. This sample then goes through a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the platelets and other beneficial growth factors from the blood. The entire PRP production process is usually done in less than 30 minutes.
Am I a candidate for treatment?
  • Speak with your physician and ask if this treatment is right for you. Your provider will perform an examination to decide if this therapy will benefit you. If you are taking anti-inflammatory medications or blood thinners, your physician may temporarily discontinue the use of these medications until your treatment has taken place.
What are the risks associated with this treatment?
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy utilizes your body’s own natural properties to treat your injury. Side effects from platelet rich plasma treatment are very uncommon.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Dr. Kolinski
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
After Dr. Kolinski meets the patient and listens to their pain problems, he will do a physical examination and assessment of the  patient’s posture, spinal motion and balance. He will then move on to palpate the bones, muscles and joints of the back and extremities of the body. Dr. Kolinski will check major joints for restriction and/or dysfunction during motion.

Pain is often caused by these restrictions. After the assessment, Dr. Kolinski will determine what OMT techniques might treat and correct structural abnormalities that he has diagnosed. The goal of OMT is to normalize and optimize musculoskeletal function which allows the proper functioning of the nervous system and reduces pain.

OMT can be used to treat a multitude of illness and ailments, such as; headaches, neck pain, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other types of injuries. Used alone or in combination with traditional pain management services, the patient may feel relief from chronic pain for longer periods.

Chronic Pain Conditions

Southern Michigan Pain Consultants treats a variety of different painful conditions. The list below contains descriptions of many of the conditions that we treat. Get more details about some conditions by viewing the Patient Education Video.

If you don’t see the condition you are looking for please call us at (877) 377-6227, we may still be able to help.

Physical Therapy

A Physical Therapist is educated to understand the interaction of all the body parts. With this knowledge, they begin with a thorough examination to diagnose the problem and begin treatment. A Physical Therapist teaches you how to improve your body awareness. Manual therapy combined with therapeutic exercises helps you to relax better, and move more freely for longer periods. SMPC’s Physical Therapist Laythen Young advises on proper posture & body movement at home and in the work place, treating injuries, consulting on fitness, strength and endurance training. Ask your Pain Specialist if your pain management program should include PT.

The following list contains a few of the most common ailments PT can treat:

  • Neuromusculoskeltal pain and dysfunction
  • Neck & Back pain and dysfunction
  • Pelvic pain and dysfunction
  • Upper extremity pain and dysfunction
  • Lower extremity pain and dysfunction
  • Jaw pain and headache

Goals of Physical Therapy:

  • Relieve pain and discomfort
  • Decrease Impairment and dysfunction
  • Improve or maintain function
  • Prevent or minimize disability
  • Educate the patient to be effective in self management