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Are You Still Suffering From Pain?

Your current treatment may only be controlling your joint or back pain symptoms - not stopping or preventing them. Alpha2Active™ therapy is an exciting advancement in orthopedic science resulting from years of research. Early treatments with this Miracle Molecule™ may delay the need for more aggressive and costly procedures, including surgery.

Alpha2Active™

The Alpha2Active™ from Axiom Regenerative Therapies is a form of Regenerative Medicine, now being offered at Pinnacle Pain & Spine. The new Alpha2Active™ is a perfect solution for those experiencing ailments like back pain and joint pain.

Alpha2Active™ makes use of a naturally occurring and abundant molecule found in our blood, known as Alpha-2-Macroglobulin, or A2M. By inhibiting the actions of proteins that are known to cause damage to joints and cartilage, A2M can significantly benefit those with pain symptoms in these areas. By injecting the area affected by inflammation or cartilage degradation, A2M can significantly slow down the adverse effects caused by these ailments, providing therapeutic relief.

Targeted Areas for Alpha2Active™

Being a form of Regenerative Medicine, A2M aims to target areas of damaged or injured tissue, and inflammatory and degenerative disease. The benefits this form of treatment offers is significant and can be used to target the following areas and conditions:

KNEE

  • Ligament Sprains and Tears (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Patellar Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis

FOOT & ANKLE

  • Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • Achilles Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis

CERVICAL REGION (NECK & UPPER BACK)

  • Facet Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Radicular Pain
  • Inflamed Ligaments, Tendinosis, and Tendinopathies

LUMBAR REGION (LOWER BACK)

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Radicular Pain

SHOULDER

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies
  • Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Osteoarthritis

ELBOW, HAND & WRIST

  • Epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
  • Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Osteoarthritis

HIP

  • Ligament Sprains and Tears
  • Patellar Tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Labral Tears
  • Osteoarthritis
 

Regenerative Medicine (RM) methodologies have been in clinical use since the 1980s and have demonstrated their efficacy. Recent innovations have brought the benefits of RM to more patients than ever. Now, they are revolutionizing and personalizing care plans for many painful conditions. A consultation with your doctor will determine the optimum treatment plan for you.

Know for a F.A.C.T.

A simple test can be performed to help determine if you are a good candidate for Alpha2Active™ therapy. This test looks for a unique biomarker in your joint or disc space that indicates the presence of destructive enzymes.

Research has identified that the “pain protein” Fibronectin-Aggrecan Complex (FAC) is associated with painful inflammation. The Fibronectin-Aggrecan Complex Test (FACT) can check for a high presence of this pain protein and determine if you are an appropriate candidate for Alpha2Active™.

What to Expect with Alpha2Active™

A simple test can be performed to help determine if you are a good candidate for Alpha2Active™ therapy. This test looks for a unique biomarker in your joint or disc space that indicates the presence of destructive enzymes.

Research has identified that the “pain protein” Fibronectin-Aggrecan Complex (FAC) is associated with painful inflammation. The Fibronectin-Aggrecan Complex Test (FACT) can check for a high presence of this pain protein and determine if you are an appropriate candidate for Alpha2Active™.

Is the Injection Safe?

Since the A2M comes from your blood, it is an autologous procedure, meaning there is no risk of your body rejecting it. The injection is generally no more painful than a normal injection at your doctor’s office.

About the Treatment

The Alpha2Active™ injection can be completed in one appointment and is performed on an outpatient basis. Ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance is frequently used to ensure precise delivery of the A2M to the affected areas.

After Treatment Care

Some localized soreness, redness, and discomfort at the site of injection may be felt for a few days. Follow your physician’s instructions about returning to normal activities and if any follow up injections may be needed.

Does my Insurance Cover this Therapy?

Newer and innovative treatments such as Alpha2Active™ may not be covered by insurance companies. Your physician will discuss the costs and payment options associated with your therapy.

 

Clinical Rehab Massage

Pinnacle Pain and Spine offers Sports massage, Trigger Point, Deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching, injury massage, GRASTON Technique and Cupping.

Heather Day, our LMT, has advanced training in instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization and is a Graston Technique Specialist (GTS). She has completed an extensive training program in Orthopedic Massage through the Academy of Clinical Massage as well as advanced training in Sports Massage through the American Massage Therapy Association. Heather has also completed continuing education in a wide variety of techniques including Cupping, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy and the use of percussion devices. She is currently studying to take the NCBTMB Board Certification in Massage Therapy.

In addition to massage therapy, Heather is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has specializations in Corrective Exercise (CES) and Performance Enhancement (PES). She also holds a Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) through the Gray Institute.

Graston Technique® (GT) Therapy

The primary benefit you will experience with Graston Technique® (GT) is relief from your soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries have a way of creating a hindrance on your everyday lives. Through GT, you will be able to enjoy your life again while experiencing little to no downtime.

GT will allow you to recover faster, spend less time in treatment, and most importantly, allow you to live pain free. Throughout your accelerated rehab period, you will still be able to continue working, running, lifting, swimming, and general training.

How does it work?

Through unique instruments and tailored techniques, our clinicians will be able to get as deep into the tissue as necessary in order to remedy your injuries. We get deep enough to make the change, but we can be sensitive enough as to avoid any pain for the patient.

Specially designed, stainless steel instruments are used in order to identify and then treat the affected soft tissue areas. As we move the instruments over the injured tissue, it will come into contact with the adhesions, breaking up the scar tissue in the process. This works to reduce or completely eliminate adhered fibers while restoring motion and eliminating pain. Eventually, the process will rebuild your soft tissue from injured to healthy, functioning tissue.

Side effects

During treatment, while not the intent, patients may experience some mild soreness. However, our clinicians are all trained to recognize these symptoms and work to avoid or minimize accordingly. The fact is, GT treatment does not need to be “painful” to be effective. The technique was made with patient sensitivity in mind. If you do experience any pain or discomfort during treatment, simply inform your clinician.

What does recovery from treatment look like?

Patients will typically receive two treatments per week during a four-to-five week period. By the third week of treatment, patients will start to see the positive response from the procedures. Many patients have actually reported an increased range of motion and reduced pain after the first treatment, however.

After treatment patients may experience mild soreness or small bruises over the treated area. If you do experience any of this soreness, icing the area for 15 to 20 minutes will help to ease any discomfort. It’s also recommended that you exercise, stretch, and practice strength training in combination with treatment to help the injured tissues to heal faster.

Graston Technique® is used by industry leaders

Graston Technique® is used by a number of leading organizations including colleges and universities, health providers, entertainment, as well as professional and amatuer sports teams.

Here are just a few examples of each that are utilizing GT today:

College and Universities

Health Providers

Industry and Entertainment

Professional and Amateur Sports Teams

 

Graston Technique® can effectively treat the following injuries:

  • Achilles Tendinosis/itis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Sprain/Strain (Neck Pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lateral Epicondylosis/itis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Lumbar Sprain/Strain (Back Pain)
  • Medial Epicondylosis/itis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (Knee Pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/itis (Shoulder Pain)
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Women’s Health (Post-Mastectomy and Caesarean Scarring)

Contact Us to See if this Treatment is Right For You

 

IV Vitamin Infusion Therapies

IV Vitamin Infusion Therapy is both a painless and effective way of improving your health and energy levels. By replenishing your system with the nutrients it needs to keep going after the fatigue sets in, IV therapy can help keep you strong while achieving the highest level of health and wellness.

How does IV Therapy Work?

By helping your body absorb vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into your bloodstream, IV therapy works to nourish your body at a cellular level. Administering the nutrients directly into the bloodstream, IV therapy bypasses the digestive system and helps to maximize cell absorption.

What Types of IV Therapy does PPS Offer?

At Pinnacle Pain & Spine, we offer various forms of IV therapy to help keep you at your peak wellness. Here are some options that we can provide our patients:

Performance Hydration IV (Athletes)
This option is perfect for anyone looking to train hard and bounce back quickly. Great before and after intense physical activity, Performance Hydration IV will replenish essential nutrients, Vitamin C, and amino acids. It’s great for increasing your stamina, boosting your metabolism, and also helping with muscle recovery. The replenishment of amino acids serves not only to help muscles after working out, but also digestive muscles including your heart, lungs, etc.

Liquilift and Natural Defense IV Therapy
Liquilift and Natural Defense IV Therapy offers patients high doses of amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help to promote your immune system. This is especially effective during peak flu season.

 

Ozone Therapy
Ozone Therapy uses medical grade ozone (a highly reactive form of pure oxygen) to create a curative response in the body. This option is great for post op procedures/surgery to promote the body’s healing process. As a bonus, we can Ozonate PRP to maximize the benefits.

Prolozone
This therapy technique combines the principles of neural therapy, Prolotherapy, and Ozone therapy. Combining procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferates, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints and other areas of pain helps to regenerate damaged tissues. This option can remarkably help otherwise untreatable pain, permanently curing the condition.

 
 

Major Autohemotherapy (MAH)
MAH is similar to an IV drip. The difference however, is that your blood is first withdrawn from your vein and into an IV bag. After this, medical ozone is infused into the bag and mixed together with your own blood. The mixture is then dripped back into your vein. As a result, no Ozone will actually enter your bloodstream. It’s a safe option with virtually no negative side effects.

 
 

What can IV Therapy treat?

IV Therapy is known for replenishing your body’s nutrients and getting you back to peak performance. There are a variety of conditions that this therapy can treat, including:

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic ailments
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Dehydration
  • Migraines
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Inflammation

FAQs

How long will the effects of IV Therapy last?

After the initial IV infusion, the effects will last, and your system will maintain levels for around 2-3 weeks.

How often should I receive IV Therapy?

This is determined on a patient to patient basis. Upon consultation, PPS can determine the right treatment plan for you. Contact our team here to discuss options for IV therapy.

Are there any side effects of IV Therapy?

Some minor side effects will sometimes occur with IV therapy that include bruising, swelling, or pain at the site of the IV insertion. This can be minimized by following post care instructions. In rare cases, side effects can include vein inflammation and damage to the site of insertion. Blood clots occur in extremely rare cases.

How much will IV Therapy cost?

At PPS we offer the following pricing options for our IV Therapy care:

Prolozone Injections:

  • 1 joint: $250
  • 2 joints: $350
  • 3 joints: $500
  • Non-join injections: $150

Major Autohemotherapy (MAH):

  • $250

The Liquilift:

  • $250

Performance Hydration:

  • $200

Natural Defense:

  • $175
 

Hemp Med - CBD

Pinnacle Pain and Spine is an advanced pain management, minimally invasive spine and sports medicine practice, established with the philosophy of putting patient care above all else, and bringing the most effective, forward-thinking, and evidence-based treatments to patients.”

– Matthew Crooks, MD

 

Pinnacle Hemp Oil

Pinnacle Hemp Oil is a great option for those interested in trying hemp oil for their specific conditions. All products offered at Pinnacle Pain and Spine are non-GMO hemp. We take pride in the science behind this product and how it brings out the natural benefits of hemp oil to patients.

The Whitepaper On the Critical Role of Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids 

 

Pinnacle 1.3OZ CBD SALVE
(50MG CBD)

The CBD Salve is great for those who are suffering from tired muscles and joints, as well as those experiencing issues with dry skin, wrinkles, and age spots. Coming in a 1.3OZ jar, containing 50 mg of CBD, this product is blended with essential oils that are great for revitalizing your skin, replenishing those resources lost throughout the day, as well as relaxing your worn muscles and joints.

Pinnacle CBD CAPSULES
(25MG CBD) 30 COUNT

Choosing the CBD Capsules allows you to get all the benefits of CBD oil in convenient capsules. Daily intake of these 25 mg CBD capsules (1-2 times per day) is a great option for those looking for natural nutritional and dietary supplements. Each capsule is packed with 200 mg of calcium and 200 mg of powdered turmeric root and white willow bark.These vegan capsules are unfiltered and are not decarboxylated, assuring you that the most natural form of the plant is maintained.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you sure CBD is Legal?

When derived from hemp, rather than marijuana, CBD oil products are legal at the federal level and available to buy and use without a doctor’s recommendation in all 50 states. The legality of hemp and hemp derived products like CBD oil in the U.S. were clarified last December with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Is this CBD Product Safe?

Not all CBD products are created equal, and it’s now more important than ever that consumers are educated on how to identify safe and high quality hemp products. HempMeds’ award-winning CBD oil brands like Real Scientific Hemp Oil™/Pinnacle contain hemp oil sourced from non-GMO grown by families of farmers without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. The CBD oil is extracted using a clean CO2 process, rather than damaging solvents used by some manufacturers.

Lastly, all of our CBD products are subject to our Triple Lab Testing® process, which involves examining the safety and quality of the products three separate times. These stringent manufacturing and testing processes ensure a safe CBD oil product, every time.

Is this CBD Product Psychoactive?

Will using CBD oil cause euphoric or intoxicating effects? The straight answer is no — CBD oil derived from hemp does not cause euphoric effects and will not cause any type of intoxication or impairing effects.

CBD oil from hemp contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, far too little to cause intoxicated feelings, even with frequent use. Pinnacle CBD is less than .009 percent THC.

How will using CBD make me feel?

As far as the feelings using CBD oil may elicit, not everyone responds the same. Some have reported experiencing a heightened sense of relaxation after using CBD, while others say they notice slight awakening effects. Some consumers may not notice any type of sensation after using CBD oil, but instead note that they simply feel better during the day and sleep more soundly at night with regular use.

Which CBD Product should I try?

Pinnacle CBD! Capsules or Salve

How does this CBD brand compare to others?

HempMeds’ line of CBD oil brands stands out from others on the market. We were the first company to introduce hemp CBD oil products to market in 2012. HempMeds also leads the hemp CBD industry in our production and product testing guidelines. We were the first CBD company to implement a rigorous Triple Lab Testing® process to verify the safety and quality of our products and have had many of our products certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority. We are also the first company to have CBD products listed in the Prescriber’s Desk Reference (PDR), a resource for medical professionals that gives support on prescribing decisions.

Our CBD product lines have also been chosen as the first legally available products by major foreign markets like Brazil and Mexico.

How much of this CBD product should I take?

Those who are new to CBD often looking for guidance on a typical serving of CBD oil.
There is no “one size fits all” serving size when it comes to CBD oil. Customers will find differences in their personally optimal CBD serving size.

HempMeds’/Pinnacle CBD products do provide suggested serving sizes, available on each individual product label. These are meant to serve as a starting point as patients dial in on the right serving for their personal wellness needs and situation.

Do you know if this CBD company tests their products?

There are currently no testing standards in the hemp oil industry, so CBD consumers are right to ask about a CBD company’s testing procedures.

HempMeds®’/Pinnacle CBD oil products are put through rigorous safety measures, including our Triple Lab Testing® process, to ensure their safety and quality. This process examines our CBD oil and its resulting products three times through our manufacturing process using licensed third party labs.

Our strict testing standards have led to our products earning a certification by the U.S. Hemp Authority.

 Can I take this CBD product and still pass a drug test?

First responders, members of the U.S. Military, competitive athletes, teachers, and others may be concerned about the possibility of a positive drug test result from using hemp CBD oil products.

Different drug tests screen for different substances, and most workplace drug screens designed to detect cannabis use look specifically for THC or its main metabolite, THC-COOH. Because there are only trace amounts of THC in hemp CBD oil, in most cases it will not cause a positive drug test.

With that said, some studies have shown that hemp products, in rare cases, can show up on urine or blood drug tests. Therefore, we recommend you suggest to any customer that is concerned about having a positive drug test to avoid consuming CBD oil.

What is in Pinnacle CBD?

Pinnacle CBD Capsules (25mg CBD) 30 Count
Allows you to get all the benefits of CBD oil in convenient capsules. Daily intake of these 25 mg CBD capsules (1-2 times per day) is a great option for those looking for natural nutritional and dietary supplements. Each capsule is packed with 200 mg of calcium and 200 mg of powdered turmeric root and white willow bark. These vegan capsules are unfiltered and are not decarboxylated, assuring you that the most natural form of the plant is maintained.

Pinnacle 1.3oz CBD Salve (50mg CBD)
The CBD Salve is great for those suffering from tired muscles and Joints, as well as those experiencing issues with dry skin, wrinkles and age spots. Coming in a 1.3oz jar, containing 50 mg of CBD, this product is blended with essentials oils that are great for revitalizing your skin, replenishing those resources lost throughout the day, as well as relaxing your worn muscles and joints.

What does it treat?

CBD oil is used to treat a variety of ailments for patients. This includes anxiety, inflammation, pain, and skin conditions, among other things. They can also be used as dietary and nutritional supplements.

 

Fluid Flow Regenerative Medicine Therapy

Pinnacle Pain and Spine is an advanced pain management, minimally invasive spine and sports medicine practice, established with the philosophy of putting patient care above all else, and bringing the most effective, forward-thinking, and evidence-based treatments to patients.”

– Matthew Crooks, MD

Regenerative Medicine Therapy for Pain

Stem cell therapy is a treatment method for pain management that does not involve invasive surgical procedures. It’s a more comforting alternative for patients and allows them to enjoy a more productive lifestyle during treatment, without the long-term recovery process. Proven to be successful in treating pain management, this form of regenerative therapy is a great option for patients looking for solutions to their pain symptoms.

What is Fluid Flow?

BioLab Sciences has developed Fluid Flow technology and Fluid Flow products to help patients undergo the treatment they need, all while allowing them to maintain a comfortable and productive lifestyle.

Fluid Flow is an amniotic allograft that takes the amniotic liquid within the placenta and promotes the process of tissue repair, replacement, and reconstruction. This amniotic fluid consists of substances like cytokines that are important factors within tissue healing. It has also been shown to help with pain management for patients.

What does it treat?

BioLab’s Fluid Flow can treat a number of different problems in patients. Used by health care practitioners for decades, amniotic allografts have been utilized in treating conditions like chronic pain, sexual dysfunction, hair loss, as well as orthopedic conditions.

By promoting the body’s own healing responses, Fluid Flow can effectively activate the factors responsible for the repair, replacement, and reconstruction of tissue for patients. In terms of orthopedic treatment, some injuries that would benefit from Fluid Flow are:

  • Sports injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Fasciitis
  • Muscle tears

How is it administered?

Fluid Flow is typically administered through an injection into the patient’s body to the targeted pain generator. However, it is also possible to use Fluid Flow through a nebulizer. This allows the patient to breath in the Fluid Flow, which then uses the same process of releasing cytokines into the body to promote healing and pain management.

Is it safe?

Fluid Flow liquid allograft is processed strictly using FDA approved requirements. Donors contributing to Fluid Flow technology are all thoroughly screened and assessed for any high risk behavior or diseases beforehand. Also, all donated tissue has been approved for transplant following the industry standards, as well as tested for any infectious disease.

How does it work?

Fluid Flow technology is a form of regenerative medicine therapy helps to activate the body’s healing responses. After it is injected, Fluid Flow releases cytokines into the patient’s body which are shown to promote healing and pain management.

The process works in lieu of inflammatory tendencies, instead utilizing repair processes consistent in regenerative medicine. This regenerative therapy will start the healing process while at the same time allowing the patient to have the quality of life necessary for a productive lifestyle.

 

What are the benefits of using Fluid Flow?

Using Fluid Flow allows the patient’s body to naturally heal and regenerate tissue as needed. The amniotic fluid activates the body’s healing response while limiting any inflammatory responses. Also, the regenerative process replaces the buildup of scar tissue in patients. For this reason, Fluid Flow has been an effective application for patients with orthopedic conditions.

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