Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy has helped us treat countless patients with musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. It is a therapy that we are passionate about and reflects the underlying philosophy of Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness of boosting health and addressing the causes of pain. PRP is a regenerative medicine technique that uses the…

Read More

Steroid injections, such as epidural injections in the back and neck or joint injections, are performed primarily to decrease inflammation. When inflammation is decreased, the expectation is that pain is also reduced. These procedures are usually more effective than taking pills because the medication is deposited directly at the problem area and can be provided…

Read More
Stellate Ganglion Injection

If we suspect that your hand pain is related to a nerve-related injury or a condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), we can perform a safe injection called the Stellate Ganglion Block. The stellate ganglion is a collection of nerves that lies in front of the cervical vertebra. These nerves function to affect blood…

Read More
COVID-19 changes

Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness is now offering site of care COVID-19 testing. Our clinically validated test uses a finger stick to measure antibody levels in the blood that reflect active coronavirus infection. It also tests for antibodies that reflect if you previously were infected and have developed long-standing immunity. The blood test takes 10…

Read More

Philly Smart Pain now offers ketamine infusion therapy to address the most challenging pain conditions. This treatment option fits into our efforts to personalize care and find the right treatment options for each of our patients. Ketamine is a safe, FDA approved anesthetic medication. It was synthesized in 1962 and found to have the potential…

Read More
Secrets of Suffering

Philadelphia Smart Pain & Wellness is committed to solving the toughest challenges in chronic pain in a multidisciplinary setting by combining multiple therapies to help our patients. It is with this spirit, that we are happy to collaborate closely with the globally respected Dr. Robert Echenberg, MD. Dr. Echenberg is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist.…

Read More
COVID-19 changes

Coronavirus has changed our lives in dramatic ways. It is now scary to go outside, see friends and family, hug, shake hands, or do anything that makes us social. This virus has disrupted the fundamental strength of being human- communicating and forming strong connections. The infectious disease experts have recommended several strategies to reduce infection…

Read More

Chronic pain is one of the most challenging conditions to treat in medicine. First, it is invisible. There is no easy to recognize abnormality that can simply be fixed through a simple procedure or medication. It is an experience that the doctor cannot measure and requires empathy to appreciate the true scope of the problem.…

Read More

A spinal cord stimulator harnesses the properties of electricity to treat pain. It is the most rapidly improving therapy in all of pain management. This is an option when other therapies have been tried such as the use of chemistry (medications, steroids), strength and conditioning the body (physical therapy, chiropractic care, exercise), mechanical intervention (surgery) or…

Read More

(TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin.

Read More