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PICL Procedure

CCI stands for cranial cervical instability which means that the ligaments that hold the head on are too loose. To help that problem, we developed a new procedure called PICL which stands for Percutaneous Implantation of the CCJ Ligaments.Read more about PICL Procedure

PLIF Surgery

PLIF is a specific type of lumbar fusion surgery. It is an acronym that stands for the Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (1). Posterior refers to the approach used by the surgeon. Posterior refers to the backside of the body vs anterior which refers to the front. Lumbar is the section of the spine involved.Read more about PLIF Surgery

Prolotherapy Injections

It has been successful in the treatment of many disorders including neck, shoulder, knee, and ankle pain. Dr. Centeno recently published an article in The Journal of Prolotherapy in which he discusses the use of x-ray guidance with prolotherapy. This ensures that the injection is in the correct place to maximize clinical results. Dr.Read more about Prolotherapy Injections

Prolotherapy: Cervical Spine

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, we are musculoskeletal specialists who are highly trained to evaluate and treat simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Many of the tools we use to treat these conditions are known as orthobiologics, which are basically things that come from your own body that assist in your healing mechanisms.Read more about Prolotherapy: Cervical Spine

PRP for ACL Tears & Sprains

The ACL is one of the main ligaments of the knee. Its most important role is to prevent your tibia (shin bone) from moving forward on your femur (thigh bone). ACL injuries commonly occur when you twist or rotate while running, planting, and stopping suddenly or landing hard on your leg after a jump.Read more about PRP for ACL Tears & Sprains

PRP for Baker’s Cyst

PRP therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for baker’s cysts and many of the underlying issues that cause them. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It is a procedure that involves drawing a patient’s blood from their arm, spinning it in a centrifuge thereby isolating and concentrating the platelets.Read more about PRP for Baker’s Cyst