Friday, December 16, 2016

Knee and Joint Pain

Reducing Knee and Joint Pain with Stem Cell Therapy

Most of us will experience joint pain at some point in our lives. Knee pain is the most common complaint, particularly amongst those who have been involved in athletics. In some cases, pain may be mild and short-term, though it can still impact negatively on your quality of life. In more severe instances, it can be debilitating.

Pain and swelling in the joints can be caused by a number of conditions, including arthritis and osteoarthritis, bursitis, and sprains, or it may result from a sports injury. Wear and tear is also a contributing factor, especially as you grow older. The aging process alters both your vulnerability to injury and your body’s ability to heal itself, making pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints more likely.

Stem Cell Therapy: Helping Your Body Repair Naturally

Prolonged pain can drastically interfere with every aspect of your life, reducing mobility and causing discomfort even during periods of restfulness. If you experience knee or joint pain, stem cell therapy is an effective alternative to surgery. The procedure is minimally invasive, and many patients experience noticeable results after just one treatment.

How does it work? During a short session at our office, we extract stem cells from your fat tissue or bone marrow in a safe and comfortable procedure performed under local anesthetic. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are able to develop into specialized cells such as muscle or tendon. When injected into the site of injury, they assist in renewing the damaged tissues, while also sending signals that encourage other cells to join the healing process. The result is a gradual decrease in pain and improvement of movement at the joint.

Stem cell therapy enhances your body’s ability to repair and recover naturally—helping you get back to enjoying life. To maximize results, consider IV Vitamin Therapy to detox the body before your treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about how stem cell therapy can alleviate your knee or joint pain, please click here or call (201) 288-7246.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Reducing Neck/Back Pain

Healthy Habits to Reduce Neck and Back Pain

Around half of all working Americans report back pain symptoms each year. In fact, back and neck pain are some of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor’s office.
For those suffering chronic pain, making a few simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce discomfort and promote spinal health.

Practice Good Posture

Some of the best advice we’re given as children (advice we often ignore) is to sit up straight, and don’t slouch! As adults, many of us spend great deals of time sedentary at desks, hunching over computers, and sitting in vehicles on our commute. This is often unavoidable, but there are ways to minimize discomfort. Firstly, remember to sit with your upper back and neck comfortably straight, and your shoulders relaxed. If your chair doesn’t support the curve in your lower back, consider placing a small pillow or even a rolled up towel behind you. Avoid sitting for long periods—every twenty minutes, try to get up and stretch or move around. 
Finally, ensure your shoes are comfortable and provide the proper support to keep your body in alignment when standing and walking. Your spine will thank you!

Eat Well

One of the many benefits of a healthy diet is strengthening the muscles that support the spine. Eat plenty of lean proteins, fruit and vegetables, and healthy fats, and don’t forget to stay hydrated.

Quit Smoking

Cigarettes are surprisingly bad for your spine. Smoking decreases blood flow and prevents essential nutrients from reaching tissues, slowing healing. Avoid at all costs.

Sleep Tight

A bad night’s sleep can leave you feeling worse than when you went to bed. Ensure your mattress and pillow support your spine, and avoid sleeping on your stomach. Insufficient sleep can also exacerbate pain, so aim for a solid six to eight hours each night.
While following these tips can help reduce back and neck pain, persistent pain can negatively impact your quality of life. Stem cell therapy is an effective treatment option to relieve discomfort and regenerate damaged tissue. The treatment is minimally invasive, and helps your body to repair itself naturally.

If you’d like to learn more about how to improve your back or neck pain with stem cell therapy, please click here or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, November 21, 2016

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Treat Hip Joint Pain

Hip and groin pain can be triggered by a variety of issues, and can often be misleading. For example, you may experience discomfort in your hip, but the real issue may be weak connective tissue around the joint. To determine the underlying cause and treat it effectively, you want to identify the exact location of your discomfort.

Pain on the interior hip area indicates a problem with the hip joint itself, which is located on the inside of your thigh—where the pelvis meets the femur. Discomfort in the upper thigh, outer buttock, or side of your hip may signify damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding your hip joint.

When your doctor pinpoints the source of your pain, he or she can directly treat it—minimizing discomfort, increasing mobility, and restoring function.

Stem Cell Therapy: A Long-Term Solution

Whether you experience hip and groin pain as a result of a traumatic injury or degenerative condition, stem cell therapy supports natural healing. As your body regenerates damaged tissue, your pain will begin to fade and you’ll notice an increase in mobility—in as little as six to eight weeks.

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive treatment, often performed as an alternative to hip surgery. The treatment is extremely effective for sports injuries and chronic conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Want to know how it works? In a session of about 15 minutes, we use stem cells from your blood, bone marrow, or fat tissue to encourage natural healing. The treatment is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to return to your day immediately after the session.

If you’d like to learn more about how to improve your hip joint and groin pain with stem cell therapy, please click here or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, October 17, 2016

How Stem Cell Disc Therapy Can Reduce Your Back Pain

As one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor, back pain affects nearly 80% of Americans at some point in life. Discomfort can vary in severity—sometimes fading in and out, other times lingering for months or even years. For back pain caused by a traumatic injury or a chronic condition, you want to make sure it is properly treated to avoid long-term discomfort.

There are a variety of causes that trigger back pain, including improper exercise techniques, poor posture, and car accidents—but there are also a variety of treatment solutions that can address your pain.

If your condition is severe enough, you may consider surgery to repair your spinal and joint tissue. However, sometimes invasive surgical procedures aren’t enough to restore your body to its optimal condition.

Stem Cell Disc Therapy: A More Efficient Approach

If you experience back pain—regardless of the cause—stem cell therapy can help your body naturally heal itself. Within weeks, your discomfort will fade or completely disappear, as your body regenerates damaged tissue.

As an alternative to surgery, this minimally invasive treatment is extremely effective for herniated discs, sciatica, and chronic lower back pain and inflammation. After treatment, you may experience slight soreness, but recovery time is normally between six and eight weeks—when you’ll notice a decrease in pain and an increase in mobility.

Wondering how it works? In a session of about 15 minutes, we use stem cells from your blood, bone marrow, or fat tissue to encourage natural healing. The treatment is an outpatient procedure, so you’ll be able to return to your day immediately after the session.

If you’d like to learn more about how to improve your back pain with stem cell disc therapy, please click here or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, September 26, 2016

4 Tips for Dealing with Joint Pain in Autumn

With summer coming to an end, temperatures are dropping and leaves are falling. It’s the perfect weather to spend some time outside – take the dog for a hike, have a football catch with your kids or grandkids, or rake some leaves just to stay active. Even with joint pain and arthritis, there are ways to enjoy the autumn weather while reducing your discomfort.

1. Ease into exercise.

Activities as simple as raking can put strain on various parts of your body. It’s important to warm up with a brief walk and gentle stretching – to avoid pulling muscles in your arms, legs, shoulders, and back.

2. For yard work, use proper tools and technique. 

To limit the strain on your lower back, be sure to involve your entire body when raking leaves and performing other strenuous activities. Make it a full-body workout, bending your knees and using your arms to rake, while keeping your back straight instead of hunched over. Also, be sure to switch sides to distribute the workout and prevent lingering muscle and joint pain.

3. Go at your own pace. 

You know your limits. Don’t push yourself too hard, and make sure you take breaks every so often to rest and rejuvenate. It’s always a good idea to perform more gentle stretching exercises during breaks and after you’re done with an activity to keep your muscles loose.

4. Stay active year-round. 

When you exercise throughout the year, you are less likely to experience joint pain while doing yard work and outdoor chores. With your muscles used to physical activity, your body is easily able to handle light exercise such as hiking, raking, and throwing around the football.

If you experience persistent joint pain, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.

To learn more please contact us or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

How Reducing Stress Can Help Minimize Joint Pain

Everybody deals with stress. Sometimes, it is manageable—but when combined with arthritis and joint pain, anxiety can become overwhelming. In fact, if you suffer from joint pain or degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, stress can amplify your discomfort by causing flare-ups and inflammation.

Follow these tips to reduce your overall stress, and in turn, minimize the effects of joint pain and arthritis.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle
To combat stress and anxiety, follow a sleep schedule that gets you the rest you need. Avoid excessive drinking and smoking, as well as unhealthy eating habits. A balanced diet helps you maintain a healthy weight and the right vitamins can even lessen your risk for flare-ups.

Keep your mind at ease
Try not to take work home with you. Focus on doing things you enjoy. In your spare time, meditation and yoga can help boost your mood—reducing stress, dulling pain, and keeping your mind and body flexible.

Exercise regularly
A proven stress-reducer, exercise helps mobilize your joints to limit pain and stress. Aerobic workouts, such as walking and swimming, keep your cardiovascular system healthy and your muscles active and strong.

Stay sharp
It’s important to exercise physically and mentally. Practice a healthy balance of relaxing activities, such as yoga and meditation, with creative hobbies, such as writing, painting, and photography.

Treat yourself
Draw yourself a relaxing bath and enjoy a glass of your favorite wine. Schedule an appointment with a massage therapist or acupuncturist to address your problem areas. These activities can benefit your joint pain and overall stress levels simultaneously.

If you experience persistent joint pain, worsened by stress and anxiety, stem celltherapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints, helping you to live a happy, healthy, pain-free life.

To learn more please contact us or call us at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, August 22, 2016

How Swimming Helps Joint Pain

4 Ways Swimming Helps Your Joint Pain

If you suffer from joint pain, it’s important to stay active. After periods of inactivity, your joints can get even more stiff—increasing discomfort. To keep your body in motion without putting too much stress on your knees and other joints, try some water exercises this summer. You’ll be amazed with the effect they have on your body.

Here are some of the various benefits swimming and other water exercises have on joint pain and arthritis:

Swimming is low-impact.

High-impact exercises like jogging put a lot of pressure on your joints—especially your knees. The natural buoyancy of water reduces this impact, making every step less stressful on your joints. Swimming and water walking are two great examples of low-impact water exercises.

Water provides 12-times the resistance of air.

With this increased resistance, water exercises help build strength in your muscles. The stronger the muscles around your joints, the less pressure you put on your joints themselves. Exercises such as water walking also help you burn more calories than walking on land.

Warm water helps relieve pain.

If you exercise in a heated pool, the warmer temperatures can help soothe your joint pain. This relaxation amplifies the effectiveness of water exercises—giving you a comprehensive workout while minimizing the stress on your joints.

Water exercises can improve your overall fitness.

When you perform water exercises such as swimming and water walking, you increase your cardiovascular fitness. You may not be sweating, but these movements can give you quite the workout. They also help your balance and range of motion, contributing to your overall health and wellness.

If you experience persistent joint pain in and out of the pool, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.

Please comment below or call us at (201) 288-7246 to learn more.