When it comes to medication mgt, do you provide medication management?
Dr. Graf uses many medications for pain. Many of these medications are habit forming and require careful monitoring . When appropriate patients will receive opioid medications under Dr. Graf’s supervision. Dr. Graf is recognized for his expertise as an addiction management physician in assisting patients in withdrawing from habit forming medications."
What do you inject?
There are different medications/compounds that may be offered. The goal is to reduce or eliminate pain and improve function. The medication and compounds may include steroids, platelet rich plasma(PRP), A2M(alpha 2 macro globulin ), Stem cells.
If I need an injection, is it dangerous?
There are risks of inserting a needle into the body. These include bleeding, infection and lack of benefit. These risks are minimal and the vast majority of patients see enormous benefits because we select the treatment modality carefully. The benefits of performing pain intervention are carefully calculated and discussed against risks before we proceed with any treatment
Can my pain be controlled without injections or pain medicine?
Yes, there are many options depending on if it’s musculoskeletal or nerve pain.
Where do Stem Cells come from?
Stem cells can be harvested from your own body or you can elect to use donated cells. When referring to the procedure where stem cells are harvested from your own bone marrow we call that Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cell Injection Therapy. On the other hand, if we are discussing using donated product it’s Umbilical Cord Tissue Cell Therapy.