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4 Back Pain Treatments You Haven’t Tried Yet

March 10, 2022

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A quick search online is all you need to do to see that there is no shortage of advice for people experiencing back pain. From conservative methods like rest and heat to medication to more extreme measures like surgery, people have plenty of choices. But, among the most recommended solutions, 4 regenerative medicine treatments often get overlooked. Rather than reduce symptoms, they are designed to help the body heal itself and deal with the root cause of the pain, leading to lasting relief. What are they? How do they work? Keep reading to find out.

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Does Regenerative Medicine Really Work?

February 10, 2022

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doctor holding syringe with PRP

One of the fastest-growing areas in medical science is the study and application of regenerative medicine, in which cells, biomaterials, and molecules are used to help repair structures in the body that are affected by injury or disease. Even though the science is promising, there are not many clinics that offer advanced regenerative medicine in the US, and most treatments aren’t covered by insurance. So this begs the question—does regenerative medicine actually work? If you’re injured and don’t like the results you’re getting with conventional methods, should it be considered a viable option? Read on to get the answers to these questions and more.

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Can Stem Cells Fix Your Arthritis?

January 5, 2022

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Over the past two decades, great leaps and bounds have been made in the realm of stem cell research, mostly revolving around their application in medicine. Specifically, they are being used more and more when treating common musculoskeletal problems, like muscle tears, sprains, and strains. But what about osteoarthritis? Could stem cell therapy provide a solution for it or even reverse the degenerative process? To learn a little more about stem cell therapy, arthritis, and how they interact, keep reading.

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Lower Back Pain from Working at Home? Prolotherapy Can Help

December 3, 2021

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A large percentage of Americans are now working primarily from home, and while this offers many perks, it also has certain disadvantages. For many, the switch to a home office brought on or made preexisting lower back pain much worse. If you haven’t gotten the relief you need using NSAIDs or a heating pad, then prolotherapy can offer a stronger, non-invasive solution that has already helped countless people in your situation. Could it be exactly what you’re looking for? You can learn more about this option in today’s blog.

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4 Stretches to Keep Your Entire Back Loose

September 21, 2021

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woman stretching by brining knees to chest

Back pain was already one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting Americans, but due to the pandemic causing people to stay at home and be more sedentary, it has become even more prominent over the last 18 months. Thankfully, you can be proactive when it comes to both relieving and avoiding back pain by incorporating a few daily stretches into your routine. Here are 4 that will help you keep your entire back loose.

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The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Neck/Upper Back Hurts

August 3, 2021

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woman experiencing neck pain while working

Lower back pain gets a lot of attention both online and in the mainstream media, and for good reason—millions of Americans, both young and old, experience it every day. But, neck and upper back pain can be just as unpleasant and debilitating, and it is often looked over. If you regularly experience tension and soreness in these areas, they are likely due to one of the 3 main causes listed below. By being aware of them, you can help stop the pain at its source.

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4 Low-Impact Sports for People with Bad Joints

July 12, 2021

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man swimming in Olympic pool

Staying active is one of the most important pillars of mental and physical health, but for many people, this is easier said than done due to their bad joints. Whether you experience knee pain, shoulder pain, or any other type of persistent joint issue, it’s essential that you keep moving, but of course, you don’t want to accidentally injure yourself in the process. That’s why it’s recommended that you choose one of the following 4 low-impact sports, which will certainly push your fitness, but they won’t leave you hurting afterward.

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4 Tips for Sleeping with Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

June 4, 2021

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man waking up feeling great

Sleep is a fundamental pillar of health for everyone, but it is especially important for someone recovering from an injury, like Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow. Of course, getting enough rest is easier said than done when you’re in physical pain! Thankfully, there are a few things you can do to mitigate these conditions so you’re able to rest peacefully and recover as quickly as possible.

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What Causes My Arthritis to Flare Up?

March 20, 2021

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older couple stretching outdoors

If you’re living with arthritis, then you’re likely very aware that the condition has both its good and bad days. Sometimes, your joints feel fine, but occasionally, symptoms flare, and accomplishing even the simplest task is difficult and painful. What causes these sudden spikes to occur, and better yet, what can you do to avoid them? To discover what might be causing your flare-ups and learn what you can do to prevent them, read on below.

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3 Foods to Avoid if You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

February 16, 2021

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a crossed out potato chip

If you’re currently suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, there is almost a limitless amount of ways you can help your body overcome the condition, from bracing to activity modification to regenerative medicine and more. However, an often-overlooked strategy is slightly changing the diet. Several foods can actually aggravate the condition and interfere with healing, so avoiding them can speed up the recovery process. Who are the key offenders? Read on to learn about 3 of the foods you should beware if you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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