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Testimonials

Karen M

He is a great doctor and a wonderful man. He truly cares. I saw Dr. Horches for 10 years before I needed my knee replaced. He was so gentile with the shots I received in my knee and they worked.

Donna S

What an awesome doctor. I was a patient for a couple years and just recently moved to NC. I had severe migraines which were debilitating. After seeing Dr. Horchos they reduced to once a month from 25 a month. Praying I find another doctor that compares!

Local Physician

I want to thank you guys for all your help with my patients. Everyone who comes back raves about Dr. Connor. They really all do love him

Dorinda P

Dr. Ferker has been a blessing in my life. For over 30 years, I have been dealing w chronic pain & have been under the care of many Pain Mgmt physicians from across the country. I can confidently say Dr. Ferker is the most competent, compassionate & understanding physician I have EVER had. The office staff is pretty awesome too!

Wendy G

Dr Horchos is AMAZING!! Our son had his 3rd concussion from football ( second in less than a year). I’ve never seen a doctor spend so much time with their patient. We had to have been with him nearly an hour asking questions about his symptoms. Therapy was an immense success.

Orthobiologics In Musculoskeletal Medicine

Cellular Therapy & Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Orthobiologics  refers to the use of native and bioengineered cells, assistive devices, and engineering platforms to develop new treatments with the potential to fully heal the underlying causes of diseases, rather than only manage disease symptoms. In some forms such as organ and bone marrow transplant, regenerative medicine has been available for quite some time.

However, more recently, other forms of orthobiologic treatments including  platelet-rich plasma (PRP)  and cellular (bone marrow aspirate) therapy have become more readily available for the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions. Medical research has demonstrated benefits from these therapies in treating osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, ligament injuries and disc pain. The tissues used are your own (autologous) and therefore the risks of infection or adverse reactions are minimized.

As a result, the treatment paradigm has changed. For instance, instead of repeated corticosteroid (steroid) injections which may provide quick pain relief, these orthobiologic therapies may slow or reverse the degenerative process causing the pain. However, the pain relief may be delayed for several months. Also, athletes are using these treatments to hasten their recovery from acute injuries, and in an attempt to avoid surgery.