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Dr. Haber specializes in innovative pain management approaches that are based on his extensive clinical training and experience that have enabled him to deploy an interdisciplinary team approach to overcome rehabilitation roadblocks. Working together, community physicians, specialists, and therapists collaborate to benefit the patient’s health. Dr. Haber enjoys coordinating this interdisciplinary clinical team approach for chronic pain patients.

Opioid Clinical Approaches

Central to the clinic is the goal of optimizing patients’ quality of life with improved activity tolerance and reduced overreliance on high-risk opioid and anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications. Benefits of improved chronic pain management include a reduction in the number of emergency room visits, a decrease in alcohol and tobacco dependency, and decrease in the challenges associated with long-term pain medication use.

The clinical management of chronic pain is particularly challenging because too often patients suffer from recurrent pain exacerbations that progressively reduce activity tolerance with a cascading cycle of physical deconditioning, increased pain, social isolation, and emotional challenges. An increased vulnerability can develop as a result of a patient’s amplified perceived need for step-wise increases in pain medications (NSAIDs and/or opioids), with their inherent associated risks of kidney failure, stomach ulcers, opioid dependence and
addiction.

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Sports Medicine

The fields of Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine provide complementary approaches to many chronic pain conditions of the spine and extremities. Sports Medicine emphasizes treatments and biomechanical rehabilitation techniques to treat regional mechanical dysfunction manifested by poor movement patterns and posture. Left unchecked, abnormal body mechanics often induce an amplified state of pain. Interventional pain medicine uses targeted injections to provide important complementary options to identify and treat pain generators, and to facilitate the rehabilitation process.

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is a recognized regenerative, non-surgical procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue. Often when ligaments or tendons are torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and becomes weak and painful. Prolotherapy has a unique ability to address the cause and not just the symptom by regenerating collagen tissue and stabilizing the issue, allowing pain to resolve. Traditional approaches with surgery have more risk, and pain relievers or anti-inflammatories only delivery temporary relief—so Prolotherapy can be a great solution for many people. The process is simple using a very directed injection to stimulate the body’s own ability to regrow tendon fibers and tissue needed to stabilize and strengthen the area.

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

PRP is a relatively new method of treatment for several orthopedic conditions such as muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries; arthritis; and fractures. PRP injections can help alleviate painful symptoms, promote healing and delay joint replacement surgeries.

Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It consists of three main components: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Platelets contain a special protein known as growth factors, which help our body’s healing process. First we draw some of your own blood, then it is spun in a centrifuge machine to separate out platelets. The platelet-rich portion of your blood is then injected into the area of damage and it begins to stimulate the regrowth of cells, tissue and fibers to restore the area to health.