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Musculoskeletal Diagnostics: Sonography vs. MRI

December 11, 2023

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Doctor using musculoskeletal ultrasound on patient’s knee

If you are dealing with a musculoskeletal condition, such as an injury, your medical team may need to use imaging technology in order to learn more about the problem. From there, they will be able to make a recommendation about how you can find pain relief and start to heal. Many practices rely on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for musculoskeletal diagnostics. However, they often overlook another very important tool: sonography (also called ultrasound). In fact, sonography offers some remarkable advantages over MRI. What are those advantages? This blog post explains.

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Is Prolozone Therapy Permanent?

October 19, 2023

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Smiling senior couple jogging outdoors

Have you heard of Prolozone therapy? This form of regenerative medicine can boost your body’s natural healing processes and help you to enjoy an active, pain-free life. But you might wonder how Prolozone works. Are the results permanent, or will you have to keep coming back for repeated treatments? What can you expect from the Prolozone process? This blog post explains some important information.

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What Is Prolozone Therapy Good For?

August 9, 2023

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Doctor using ultrasound guidance to administer injection

Discomfort from sports injuries and other aches and pains can put a damper on your overall quality of life. You can take medication to ease your symptoms, but wouldn’t it be better if you could find a treatment that would actually improve the root cause of your suffering? Prolozone therapy might be able to help. What exactly is Prolozone, and what is it good for? This blog post explains.

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When Will You Notice Results from Amniotic Growth Factor Injections?

June 19, 2023

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Doctor holding syringe, preparing to administer injection

Are you struggling with pain from an old injury or other bodily aches? You might be thinking about visiting a doctor to ask about amniotic growth factor injections. This natural treatment can power up your body’s healing process and move you closer to a pain-free life. But what exactly are amniotic growth factor injections? How long do they take to work? Read on below to learn the answers.

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Change Your Diet to Boost Your PRP Results!

April 11, 2023

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Variety of leafy green vegetables that support healthy blood

Have you heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy? This treatment uses the platelet-rich part of your blood to promote healing at the site of damaged tissues. It has been shown to speed up recovery and reduce pain. How can you boost your PRP results? One thing you can do is make some minor changes to your diet following your PRP appointment. This blog post touches on some foods you should eat, as well as some that you should steer clear of.

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How Successful Is Prolotherapy?

February 21, 2023

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Woman exercising outside after successful prolotherapy treatment

Have you heard of prolotherapy? This remarkable form of regenerative medicine has already helped countless patients to find freedom from pain. Could it help you as well? Just how successful is prolotherapy? Is it just a form of alternative treatment that occasionally helps patients, or does it consistently produce results? Continue reading to learn valuable information about it.

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Ultrasound is About More Than Babies

August 16, 2022

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doctor using ultrasound to scan knee

When you hear the word “ultrasound,” what comes to mind? Probably an expecting mother hoping to get a peak at their child, right? While this is certainly the most well-known use of the technology, it is actually a mainstay in non-surgical orthopedics as well. With ultrasound, a doctor can diagnose certain injuries more accurately compared to an X-ray and then also use it to deliver treatment with extreme precision.

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Can Prolotherapy Help with Sciatica & Back Pain?

July 13, 2022

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man experiencing sciatica while standing up

According to a literal mountain of data and anecdotal evidence, you and pretty much everyone you know will experience some level of back pain at one point or another. Hopefully it’s short-lived, but in many cases, it can manifest as sciatica, which can lead to soreness, tingling, and numbness that runs down the hamstring and into the calf. Sciatica is notoriously difficult to treat directly, but can prolotherapy help? As it turns out, yes, but only in specific circumstances.

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3 Facts About Amniotic Growth Factors That Everyone Should Know

May 16, 2022

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doctor holding vial with amniotic growth factors

You are probably familiar with the words amniotic, growth, and factors, but what exactly are “amniotic growth factors”? It is actually the name of one of the most popular forms of regenerative medicine being used today. Despite this, the general population tends to know very little about it, and this includes people who could benefit from it! If you’re dealing with any kind of chronic pain, it might be an option worth exploring, and here are three of the most important facts.

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The Step-by-Step Process of Osteopathic Manipulation

April 12, 2022

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doctor providing OMT to female patient

More and more people dealing with all sorts of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain are turning to osteopathic manipulation to find relief, but many patients who could benefit from it have little to no idea about how it actually works. Thankfully, the experience is somewhat similar to getting a massage or chiropractic adjustment, but the differences between OM and these methods matter. If you’re ready to put your pain behind you and want to know more about what it’s like to get osteopathic manipulation, keep reading to be walked through the 3 basic steps.

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