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Genicular Nerve Block for Chronic Knee Pain

By |2020-10-14T16:20:12-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Knee Joint Pain|Tags: , |

The knee is the largest weight-bearing joint of the body. As a result, it is exposed to a lot of wear and tear throughout our lives. Normal wear and tear associated with aging as well as the effects of injuries and failed surgeries can eventually cause significant chronic knee pain. Anyone with chronic knee pain knows [...]

Physical Therapy Services Update

By |2020-09-21T14:49:15-04:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

We have all experienced a very challenging year thus far. In 2020, many of us have seen aspects of our lives and businesses disrupted, uprooted and turned around. At the Barr Center for Innovative Pain & Regenerative Therapies, we have navigated these difficult challenges safely and efficiently, remaining open to provide key services through the initial [...]

Epidural Steroid Injections and Selective Nerve Root Blocks

By |2020-10-19T12:32:59-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Back Pain, Uncategorized|

What are epidural steroid injections? Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are therapeutic spinal injection procedures that are part of the first or second line treatment for herniated discs, sciatica and spinal stenosis. When oral steroids, rest and physical therapy are not effective in relieving pain due to these conditions then ESIs are the next best step. Sometimes, [...]

PRFM for Pain Management and Chronic Pain

By |2020-09-12T12:03:17-04:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Regenerative Medicine|Tags: |

Advanced PRFM for Pain Management The platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) method is a unique process of extracting platelets from a patient's own blood to relieve pain and inflammation, combat scarring, and aid in tissue regeneration. Similar to PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), PRFM is a controlled process that removes almost all contaminants within the blood to create a [...]

Facet Joint Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation

By |2020-08-28T16:15:49-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Back Pain, Neck Pain|

Arthritis of the neck and lower back is quite common affecting 85% of people over the age of 60. While this wear and tear takes its toll as we age, even young people experience pain from arthritis in these areas. Typically, in younger people, we see this arising due to trauma or overuse. When inflammation occurs [...]

Pain Explained in 5 Minutes

By |2020-07-28T20:52:26-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

5 Minute Plan explanation: This Youtube video is a good overview of how our bodies process pain. Having a better understanding of pain can help you get better. Please take time to watch the video and write down any questions you have for your next therapy visit. The Barr Center Staff (757) 578-2260

Posture Hacks

By |2020-09-30T14:30:33-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

Below is a diagram depicting the most common postures. Remember that posture is a habit. Poor postures are depicted on the left and in the middle. Optimal ones are displayed on the right. Posture Hacks Change your routine. Avoid doing the same activities or exercises every day. Change your shoes often and wear different heel types. [...]

Low dose Naltrexone (LDN) for chronic pain and autoimmunity

By |2020-08-21T10:00:13-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

LDN is currently being studied in patients with various types of chronic pain including migraines, fibromyalgia, neuropathy as well as many other chronic pain states, various types of cancers, and autoimmune related disorders. While these studies are underway, LDN is being used widely in the U.S. for a variety of pain related disorders and autoimmune conditions. [...]

Contrast Bath

By |2020-07-28T20:39:37-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

WHAT IS A CONTRAST BATH? Contrast baths are a form of hydrotherapy. It is also called hot/cold immersion therapy. It is the use of hot and cold water to help decrease pain and increase circulation around an injured area where there may be restricted blood flow. The goals for using contrast baths include: Decreasing pain Decreasing [...]

Physical Therapy Update During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By |2020-04-27T21:33:07-04:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Your Barr Center Physical Therapist, Janet Hare is here for you! However, during these uncertain times, we want you to be safe and we are doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We are available to advise you regarding the best treatment options for you to consider on your path to healing your [...]