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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Unique Advantages of Osteopathic Manipulation

March 15, 2022

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doctor applying osteopathic manipulation to shoulder

If you’re in pain, now is the best time to be alive in human history. That might sound like an odd statement, but there are more options than ever when it comes to getting lasting relief. Beyond things like medication and surgery, there are a collection of non-invasive, hands-on treatments that patients can turn to, including massage, chiropractic care, and osteopathic manipulation. To a casual observer, these might seem very similar, but osteopathic manipulation actually offers several unique advantages compared to the others, leading to faster healing, more recovery, and overall better outcomes. What are they? You’ll find just a few highlighted below.


What is the Difference Between PRP & Amniotic Growth Factors?

February 16, 2022

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older man shrugging looking confused

On the ever-growing list of regenerative medicine treatments, there are two all-stars being used by doctors all over the world every single day—PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and amniotic growth factors. They can both be used to speed up healing from musculoskeletal injuries and have been shown to reduce pain and inflammation to the point that many patients are able to avoid “necessary” surgery. If you’re experiencing discomfort every day because of a joint or muscle problem, then both may offer exactly what you need to get your health on the right track. But, which one should you choose? Understanding a little more about these treatments can make the decision a little easier.


Could Interventional Spinal Injections Help Your Back Pain?

January 12, 2022

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doctor injection a woman’s spine in Fort Lauderdale

If you’re one of the millions of Americans currently dealing with back pain right now, then it’s likely that you have searched online for what you can do about it. In the realm of treatment, there is no shortage of solutions, but one that isn’t brought up very often is interventional spinal injections. What are they? How do they work? Could they be the key to the long-term relief you want? To find out more about this cutting-edge treatment, keep reading.


What Do You Know About Osteopathic Manipulation?

December 21, 2021

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doctor performing osteopathic manipulation on patient

If you experience chronic pain, whether it’s in your back or somewhere else on your body, you have a few options for dealing with it. You can take medication, go see a general practice physician for treatment, and some even turn to massage for persistent muscle issues. You might not have considered osteopathic manipulation in the past, mostly because you’ve never heard of it! This technique allows patients to achieve the relief they need in an effective, gentle, and holistic way, and to learn a little more about how it works, keep reading!

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