We are the only facility in St. Augustine exclusively dedicated to the treatment of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and spine conditions and sports injuries by non-operative minimally invasive means. We perform the full gamut of interventional procedures, including epidural injections, facet blocks, sacro-iliac injections, hip, knees and other joints injections etc., always using the latest techniques and the most modern equipment available. We always use disposable equipment when possible, to avoid dangerous cross-contamination and to minimize the risk of infection. Additionally, all of our procedures are done using precision guidance by either utilizing fluoroscopy or ultrasound to ascertain correct and precise placement of the needle. This allows us to use the minimum doses of medication, avoiding unpleasant side effects and dangerous complications.
Interventional Orthobiologic procedures
We are proud that we were the first facility in St. Augustine, Florida to use autologusorthobiologic products minimally manipulated and with nothing added for individualized treatment in some of our treatments and we are definitely the most experienced. We do the entire procedure in one seating. At our facility we have held several demonstrations of the procedures on life subjects with both local and regional doctors attending to learn the procedures.
Additionally we are one of the two only facilities in Northeast Florida and one of eight facilities in the entire state of Florida offering Prolotherapy. Go to www.getproplo.com and check it out. Prolotherapy is a technique consisting of injecting tissue-irritating substances, such as hypertonic dextrose (sugar water), among others, into the tissues. These tissue-irritating substances called proliferants are intended to stimulate healing, and repair when injected into precise points called the Enthesis. Basically the enthesis is the point where tendons and ligaments attach to the bone. The proliferant when injected into these very precise points stimulate tissues to proliferate (therefore the name Prolotherapy) and heal.
When injuries occur, the area may not heal completely due to lack of proper treatmentor poor blood supply. For these two reasons, ligaments, joints and tendons may heal very slowly and poorly. If left untreated or not treated correctly at some point, damaged ligaments become loose, allowing bones in the joint to shift with excessive movements, causing pain, muscle spasms, and eventually arthritis.
Aging can have the same effect. Arthritic degeneration occurs in the joints and spine as a result of instability in the structures supporting them. Prolotherapy can intervene by stabilizing the structures and decreasing the progression of pain and degeneration. If you are interested in Prolotherapy please call our office and we can send you an informational packet on the subject. We also encourage you to do your own research about Prolotherapy on the internet and talk to other patients that have been treated with Prolotherapy.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing methods around. Whe can accomplished significant relief when combining Western Medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Dieguez trained in acupuncture at the Department of Complementary Medicine of the University of Miami Florida.
When you come to our office .
Attention to the patient's comfort and well-being is assured during every step of the visit. A visit to Dr. Dieguez's office begins with a comfortable waiting room. Putting it simply, "preceding, during and following treatment" of your chronic musculoskeletal, arthritic orthopedic condition and spine conditions, or sports injury, my staff and I will make every effort to see that you receive the best and most sensitive care available.”
When you come for a consultation, the doctor will spend sufficient time with you so that you don't feel rushed. By providing us with your primary care physician's name, will assure that we keep him or her informed of your progress.