Frequently Asked Questions
What are the contraindications for the Healthy Knee Care Protocol?
When looking into your options for relieving joint pain, you may want to know before your consultation if there are contraindications, or symptom/medical conditions that may be a reason for you to not receive a particular treatment or procedure …
For PRP treatments, contraindications include active blood CA, severe ligament avulsion, infection, temperature above 100.4, BP >160/100 mmHg, and/or pregnancy.
For HA treatments, contraindications include joint space that is not intact, prior knee replacement with hardware, active infection, or contrast allergy (rare adverse effect because the contrast is not injected into the vein).
Do you accept insurance?
We work with Medicaid and TRICARE programs, as well as several insurers, including Medicare. To get the most up-to-date insurance coverage information, please visit our Contact page and connect with the clinic location near you.
How long does a Diabetes & Metabolic Therapy appointment last?
Your initial consultation will take between 45-60 minutes. Once you begin the protocol, treatment times are custom according to your needs and can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Initially, appointments are longer, and as you start to see the results we begin to shorten the timeframe. Check out our Diabetes & Metabolic Therapy page to learn more.
Are your offices easy to get to? Where are you located?
We currently have four locations in Colorado: Golden, Aurora, Thornton, and Littleton. We continue to expand, so for the most current information on Spruce Health Group locations, please visit our Contact page.
Why is the right nutrition so important?
If you are a patient of our Healthy Knee Care Protocol due to pain and mobility challenges, a nutritional supplement for your joints is crucial for joint recovery. Once you begin the protocol of injections and PT your body will need the right ingredients to assist in healing. As you build new cells your body will look for the necessary ingredients to “make” the cells. Especially the cell walls. If you eat french fries and drink coke your body will attempt to make cell walls out of that, but it won’t make them very well. Without the key ingredients to make healthy new cells you will make weak cells that are easily torn.
Kind of like the nursery rhyme about the pig that made a house out of straw. It looked like a house, but it didn’t take much to blow it over. Cells made from poor nutrition will look like cell, but will rupture easily and you will impede your progress.
We also offer a variety of supplements for holistic health needs and our experienced providers customize recommendations for each patient.