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.