Chronic Pain, Arthritis, & Injury
Chronic pain is the number one reason people visit their doctor and nearly 9 out of 10 people will experience at least one episode of chronic pain in their lives. It can be debilitating in some cases, causing the sufferer to make a number of unwanted changes in lifestyle including giving up activities they normally enjoy. Chronic Pain can also interfere with ones ability to work and put food on the table.
Our approach is different, it goes against mainstream thinking. Call it “outside-the-box” thinking. Rather than medicating and using catabolic steroids to mask the pain. We choose to help regenerate the tissue.
Studies have shown regenerative medicine to be very effective at relieving pain, while MRI images have confirmed successful tissue repair following the procedure. The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.
Our goal of care will be help you avoid surgery if possible, tremendously decrease or completely eliminate pain and improve stability and motion. If for any reason we believe that your problem is too serious for our program to correct, we will tell you that.
Chronic knee pain is long-term pain, swelling, or sensitivity in one or both knees. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of degeneration of the knee. It is a degenerative,”wear-and-tear” type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older but can occur in younger people as well.
If you have encountered an injury to the knee meniscus, cartilage, ACL or MCL ligaments, or have chronic knee pain due to a past injury or arthritis, you may be a good candidate for our regenerative therapies.
Invasive knee surgery for ligament tears, meniscus injuries, or osteoarthritis can accelerate degeneration and often have no benefit. Find out if you are a candidate for our out-patient minimally invasive regenerative procedures.
Hip pain can be very difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis and traditionally requires long-term pain management if the problem is not corrected. Hip surgery, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing are often the only medical options presented to a patient to deal with their debilitating pain.
Hip surgeries are typically very traumatic and are often followed by months of pain and discomfort while attempting to redevelop strength and mobility. Our patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day, and most experience little to no down time from the procedure.
The use of regenerative medicine and cell therapies are a breakthrough, non-surgical treatment for people suffering from hip pain due to common injuries, including hip arthritis, avascular necrosis, osteonecrosis, hip bursitis and other degenerative disease of the hip.
Our cell therapies are from healthy umbilical cords and offer an effective, non-surgical care option for many patients who are considering elective surgeries to resolve their hip pain. We help to heal and alleviate hip problems by augmenting the concentration of a patient’s stem cells in the injured area, which induces the body’s own ability to heal itself naturally.
Back pain is the most common cause of disability in the world with a quarter of cases being caused by degenerative spinal disc disease.
Fusion surgery is a highly invasive procedure and is more likely to cause complications (complications occur in 36% of fusion patients). 76% still required narcotics for pain and missed 3 times as much work as those who didn’t have surgery. A steroid epidural is an injection that places steroid medication around irritated or inflamed nerves in the spine. While they do help patients avoid surgery, epidurals use very high dose steroids that can cause severe side effects and actually reduce the body’s ability to heal. We offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures that deliver ultra-precise injections where needed utilizing advanced imaging guidance.
Mesenchymal stem cells are an innovative form of care for crippling back pain as they enable the human body to regenerate and repair muscle, cartilage, tendons and bone without the need for epidural steroids, back surgery or other mainstream treatments available today. The regenerative effectiveness of innovative stem cell therapy is enabling patients to gain relief and mobility quickly with little to no down time.
Stem cells reawaken the natural growth factors in the damaged area’s cells, so they can begin to aid in the repair or regrowth of bulging or herniated discs, degenerative conditions in the spine, and relieve other painful back conditions.
Regenerative medicine and cell therapy is a revolutionary form of alternative care for people suffering from shoulder pain due to arthritis, rotator cuff and shoulder tears, overuse injuries, and other degenerative disorders.
Shoulder surgery is often a risky procedure due to the complexity of the joint. Post surgical recovery can be painful and rather lengthy rehabilitation period is usually needed. As an alternative to shoulder surgery, regenerative medicine using stem cells may help reduce or eliminate shoulder pain and restore joint damage with a non-invasive injection procedure. Patients typically experience little or no down time from the procedure.
Before considering shoulder replacement surgery, come in for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for our stem cell therapy using human umbilical cord tissue. By stimulating your body’s own natural healing abilities, stem cells have produced lasting results in the care of shoulder pain and injury.
Foot and Ankle
Osteoarthritis of the ankle usually occurs in ankles that have experienced trauma, infection, or injury. A smooth, slippery, fibrous connective tissue, called articular cartilage, acts as a protective cushion between bones. Arthritis develops as the cartilage begins to deteriorate or is lost. As the articular cartilage is lost, the joint space between the bones narrows. This is an early symptom of osteoarthritis of the ankle and is easily seen on X-rays.
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition where tissue running across the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed, usually from repeated trauma from overuse or injury. It is so common that there are more than 3 million new cases in the US each year. Symptoms include stabbing pain in the heel and pain is often worse in the morning. The condition is especially common among athletes and people who stand on their feet all day.
Before the advent of regenerative medicine and stem cells, traditional treatment included physical therapy, including stretching and ice treatments, shoe inserts, steroid injections and surgery – often with poor results.
Mesenchymal stem cells are fast becoming an innovative form of care for crippling foot pain as they enable the human body to help regenerate and repair tissue damage quickly without the need for steroids, surgery or other mainstream treatments. Stem cells are enabling patients to relieve their foot pain and get back on their feet quickly.
If traditional treatment is not working for you, come in for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for our regenerative medicine and stem cell procedures.
Hand and Wrist
We live in a place where we are placing more stress on our hands and wrists from a society filled with keyboards and hand-held devices. We provide minimally invasive healing procedures to help you regenerate rather than operate.
Arthritis of the hand or thumb joints can affect people of all ages. The constant pivoting motion of the basal joint, located at the base of the thumb, tends to wear it out easily. While total joint reconstruction surgery may improve the condition for some, the invasive procedure is painful and risky and new problems in the thumb joint can develop over time, causing numbness, pain and reduced range of motion.
Regenerative medicine and cell therapies, on the other hand, stimulates your own body’s natural ability to heal itself. Stem cells can be directed to the specific site of injury or degeneration where they reinvigorate the healing capabilities of the area’s existing stem cells that have gone dormant so they can potentially repair and regrow the damaged joints that are causing pain.
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Thyroid, Auto-Immune, & Metabolic Dysfunction
Improve Your Thyroid Problems Naturally
According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid disorder during their lifetime. Unfortunately, most doctors are only familiar with some thyroid disorders. As a result most thyroid problems are often misdiagnosed and improperly treated. Women are often affected the most.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland, which produces hormones that influence nearly all of your body’s metabolic processes. This small gland functions in a unique way and affects every tissue in the body. The thyroid is the only known endocrine gland to have such a “global” effect on human tissue and physiology. The product of the thyroid gland is thyroid hormone (specifically T3 and T4) which are secreted into the blood stream to regulate the body’s metabolism.
When the thyroid gland is functioning properly, the metabolic rate is maintained at a consistent level – not too fast and not too slow. When the thyroid gland does not produce enough of the thyroid hormones, it is called hypothyroid and the metabolic rate is generally slowed down. When the thyroid gland produces too many hormones, this is called hyperthyroid and the metabolic rate is generally too active.
What Causes Thyroid Dysfunction?
Research estimates that up to 90% of all thyroid cases are autoimmune in nature, Hashimoto’s disease being the most common. Medical treatment for Hashimoto’s (if it’s even acknowledged) is simply to ignore the underlying immune problem, put you on thyroid hormone, and try to manage your TSH level.
When a low functioning thyroid is suspected, doctors will typically run a TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone) blood test. This is generally the only test doctors rely on, however, too many people continue to have ongoing symptoms in spite of normal TSH levels. If you are still having low thyroid symptoms, despite normal lab results, something is not being addressed. Through comprehensive testing, nutraceuticals and diet and lifestyle modifications, we will address the underlying immune or inflammatory condition that is causing your particular thyroid condition.
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Common Dysfunctional Nerve Symptoms
Sharp electrical pain
Loss of balance
Symptoms traveling up the legs over time
Pain that is worse at night
Neuropathy only gets worse over time. Diabetes is the number one cause of neuropathy, but is not the only cause. A lot of things can damage a nerve and can cause neuropathy damage. You can be a pre-diabetic and still develop neuropathy. Number two on the list is poor circulation. If you are not getting proper blood flow to your peripheral nerves, neuropathy can develop. Number three is chemotherapy drugs.
Neuropathy Is A Progressive Disease
About 40% to 50% of all chemo patients end up with neuropathy because the medication has damaged their nerves. Neck and back problems like spinal stenosis, disc problems, surgeries, hip and knee replacements often lead to neuropathy.
Auto immune diseases like lupus, infections like staph infections, alcohol and cigarette smoking can all damage nerves.
One of the newest issues is that many medications on the market can cause damage to the nerves! Doctors are giving patients medications to help one problem, and at the same time, causing the patient to incur a whole new problem.
If you’re ready to experience long lasting relief from your neuropathy, without the use of dangerous drugs or surgeries, call us at 540-678-1212 or fill out an appointment request by clicking this link now!
Patient Success Stories
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