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Our team has decades of experience treating joint pain and helping our patients get out of pain and back to living life!
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The Total Spine Difference: 
Joint Pain

We utilize the latest and most advanced minimally invasive treatment options including in the shoulders and knees!

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Joint Pain: 
How Is It Treated?

Chronic joint pain is a prevalent condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, significantly impacting their quality of life by limiting mobility and causing ongoing discomfort. This type of pain can stem from a variety of causes, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis, and tendinitis, among others. It often manifests in key areas such as the knees, shoulders, hips, and spine, leading to a persistent ache or a throbbing sensation that may worsen with movement or during certain times of the day.

Treatment for chronic joint pain has evolved significantly over the years, with a growing emphasis on minimally invasive treatments designed to reduce pain, restore function, and improve overall well-being without the need for extensive surgery. These treatments include but are not limited to, corticosteroid injections, which can reduce inflammation and pain; hyaluronic acid injections, which lubricate the joints to improve movement; and physical therapy, which strengthens the muscles around the joints to provide better support and flexibility. Additionally, radiofrequency ablation is a cutting-edge technique that uses heat to reduce nerve pain, and arthroscopy allows for repairing joint damage through small incisions, reducing recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.

Lifestyle modifications and self-care measures are also crucial components of managing chronic joint pain effectively. Regular exercise, weight management, and the use of heat/cold therapy can significantly alleviate symptoms. Moreover, adopting an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce joint inflammation and pain. It's important for individuals suffering from chronic joint pain to consult with licensed physicians such as our board-certified doctors who specialize in pain management and orthopedic conditions to develop a comprehensive, customized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.

Joint Pain affects millions of people each year. Thankfully, minimally invasive treatment options are out there including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Arthroscopy
  • Medications (OTC pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Activity modification
  • Assistive devices
Industry Leading Experts

Meet the Team

We've brought together an all-star team of physicians, surgeons, and staff to ensure that you receive the best care and treatments available.

Dr. Gerald Molloy

Board-Certified Neuro-Spine Surgeon
Dr. Molloy has decades of experience operating on the spine for conditions such as herniated discs, sciatica, nerve impingement and more.
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Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Douglas Slaughter is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who specializes in treating spinal deformities, stenosis, and much more.
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Dr. Donald Vliegenthart

Non-Surgical Orthopedic Specialist
Dr. Vliegenthart is a non-surgical orthopedic specialist with extensive experience in treating patients who suffer from neck, back, and joint problems.
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Joseph Perry, PA-C

Board Certified Physician's Assistant
Joseph (Joe) Perry is a board- certified Physician's Assistant with over 25 years of experience in clinical diagnoses and treatment orthopedic conditions.
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Eliminating Pain

What Sets Us Apart

If you have joint pain, our team won't rest until your pain and any other symptoms are eliminated.
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Minimally Invasive

Many of our procedures are minimally invasive, resulting in faster recovery and little to no hospital stays.

Patient-Centered Care

We develop customized treatment plans for each individual patient to ensure that you are getting the best possible care.

Board-Certified Doctors

Our team of spine and orthopedic surgeons features board-certified doctors who are industry leaders in their fields.

Fast Appointments

Our patient-first approach allows us to get patients in office and speaking with a doctor very quickly, often the same week.
Help for Joint Pain is Out There

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Here are a handful of interviews with patients who have had pain or similar issues treated here at Total Spine.
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