Tips to Reduce Back Pain This Holiday Season

Reduce Back Pain This Holiday SeasonGift yourself with less neck and back pain this season.

The below tips are useful throughout the whole year!

The holidays can be a time of excitement among stress. For people with chronic back or neck pain, the struggles of accomplishing your to-do list can overshadow the pleasure of the season. This year, plan ahead so you can get your holiday chores and festivities done with minimum pain.

Another popular option would be to call RestoraLife for a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for Stem Cells, PRP and/or Therapeutic Laser Treatments. RestoraLife has helped thousands of people reduce pain and eliminate the root of the chronic problem. Got back pain, Osteoarthritis or Neuralgia? No problem!

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Here are 5 tips from RestoraLife to make this holiday season more enjoyable and comfortable.

Tip 1: Simplify Holiday Shopping

Back and leg pain, including sciatica, may make managing the mall difficult if not downright impossible during this busy shopping season. Why not pick up gift cards from your local drugstore or grocery store? You’ll be letting your family, and friends pick out items they truly want, while avoiding lifting and carry heavy shopping bags.
If you do want to buy personalized gifts, shop online. You can have the gifts shipped straight to your loved ones, and avoid long lines at the post office. Alternatively, have online purchases gift-wrapped and delivered to you, so you can hand them to friends and family in person.

Tip 2: Plan Ahead Before Cooking Meals

Having a big crowd over? Prepare as much as you can ahead of time. For instance, pies can be done the day before, and you can chop onions and celery for stuffing days in advance.
Before you start cooking, take a look at your kitchen. Is there a place you can sit while chopping? If not, why not use the living room for some tasks like snapping green beans? If you are using a high counter top, lean on it often for 10 to 15 seconds at a time to take some pressure off your back. Don’t get stuck in any one position for too long. If you forget, set your timer to remind you to sit down, rest, or stand up. At the meal itself, let your guests assist you with serving and clean up so don’t put too much stress on your body.

Tip 3: Make Decorating a Group Activity

Don’t try decorating by yourself. This is especially important when you’re moving heavy or cumbersome objects or putting up the Christmas tree. Get someone to help you, so one person can hand lights and ornaments to the other person to hang. This way, you’ll avoid repetitive reaching or twisting in a way that adds stress to your back.

Tip 4: Take Care of Yourself

The holidays can be so busy that you may be tempted to give up on your regular eating and exercise routine. Don’t do it—you need to strengthen and stretch your body with exercise no matter how hectic things get. Stretching can help you stay limber and reduce your risk of back or neck strain. If you don’t have time for your regular exercise routine, don’t give it up altogether. Try breaking exercise up into smaller chunks of time throughout the day.
Continue to eat regular, healthy meals. Gaining weight can make back pain worse. Keeping on track with healthy eating isn’t always easy during the holidays, so have some strategies in place before you start making the rounds at holiday parties.
For example:
•    On the day you’re going to a party, eat breakfast and have plenty of water to prevent overeating later in the day.
•    Once at the party, fill up your plate with low-calorie foods such as vegetables, leafy green salads and lean proteins. Drink more water.
•    Don’t stand within arm’s reach of munchies like chips or cookies.
•    If you want a high-calorie food, take only a little—enough to taste but not overdo it.
•    If you’re going to indulge yourself, choose something you don’t usually eat, like a piece of your aunt’s special pie that you only get to taste once a year.

Tip 5: Look Ahead

As you look ahead to the new year, consider simple ways to improve your back or neck pain. It can be as easy as setting a goal to add a 5- to 15-minute walking break to your day. You can sign up for that exercise class you’ve been thinking about. Alternatively, maybe this is the year to finally replace that old mattress.

Osteoarthritis (How to Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery)

Also known as Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis (OA) is an extremely common condition that involves the exposure and damage to bones in a joint as a result of cartilage loss.

Millions of people do not know exactly what it is, but continue to suffer silently in pain. OA is the most common form of arthritis, affecting approximately 31 million Americans. Initially it was viewed as a normal ‘wear and tear’ condition, but now it has become quite clear that it’s a disease that worsens over time. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and the neck. As OA progresses, bones may break down and develop growths called spurs. Bits of bone or cartilage may chip off and float around in the joint further exacerbating the issue. Aside from the intense pain, it also interferes with the day-to-day life and can lead to functional disabilities.

Osteoarthritis and SurgeryThe symptoms of this debilitating condition vary, depending on which joints are affected and how severely they are affected. However the most common symptoms are pain, stiffness and soreness after inactivity or overuse. Other symptoms included limited range of motion, clicking or cracking when a joint bends, mild swelling around a joint, or pain that is worse after activity or toward the end of the day.

Eventually, the pain is too much and something must be done. Those suffering from this disease may be disappointed to learn that they have few options for treating OA through traditional medicine. Traditional treatments attempt to prevent the condition from worsening. Exercise, weight control, non-drug pain relief techniques and medications are all an effort to manage the condition. Exercise and weight control can be an effective effort if the OA is in its early stages. If in the later stages of OA, this physically may not even be an option. Medications and non-drug pain relief techniques are merely an attempt to hide the pain, but do nothing for the condition itself.

As a result, joint replacement surgeries are being executed in staggering numbers. In fact, more than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed each year, and this number is expected to exceed 3 million by the year 2030.

However, growing populations of OA sufferers are learning that surgery is not the only option they have. Stem cells and regenerative treatments are becoming an increasingly popular option for OA sufferers. Not only do these treatments work to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with OA, but they also work to repair and regenerate the damaged tissue and bone at the cellular level. The reduction in pain and inflammation combined with the regenerative capabilities of cell-based treatments are successfully helping OA sufferers avoid surgery and regain normalcy of function and life. Furthermore, this is all done using minimally invasive techniques that involve little to no risk and downtime.

Patients receiving these treatments often report significant pain reduction within a few weeks. And due to the regenerative capabilities of these new treatment options, continued gains in pain relief and mobility are often experienced for months after receiving treatment. Most importantly, the pain relief from truly addressing the source of the pain and not just the symptoms is retained due to the regeneration and healing that has occurred.

If you are suffering from OA and are looking for alternatives to surgery and medications, search your area for a regenerative medicine clinic.

RestoraLife is one such clinic that has served the Brevard County communities since 2013. They pride themselves in staying at the forefront of the Regenerative field, offering combination treatments including stem cells, cell based therapies, laser treatments, platelet rich plasma and more. Restoralife offers free consultations and weekly Lunch & Learn Seminars to educate the public on the exciting new options for lasting pain relief using the latest and most advanced procedures.


REAL PATIENT EXPERIENCES

Harry M. – “I had pain in my ankle for 2 years and could not walk right. My only other option was an ankle fusion. Now I walk without pain!”
Condition Treated: Severe Degenerative Osteoarthritis – Ankle
Treatments Type: Combination (Stem cells / PRP / Laser Therapy)
Pain Relief Reported: 90%

Pete P.“I would recommend these treatments to anyone. I feel the best I’ve felt in 15 years!”
Condition Treated: Degenerative Osteoarthritis (Bone on Bone –Both Knees)
Treatments Type: Combination (Stem cells / Laser Therapy)
Pain Relief Reported: 95-100%

Deborah N.“Treatment was amazing! The staff was always concerned with my progress and pain level. The process was very professional and the outcomes exceeded my expectations!”
Condition Treated: Degenerative Disc Disease, Stenosis (Nerve pain down both legs), Degenerative Osteoarthritis (Bone on Bone – Both knees)
Treatments Type: Combination (Stem cells / PRP / Laser Therapy)
Pain Relief Reported: 95%

Don’t miss a PickleBall game due to pain or injury

What Is Pickleball?

PickleBall is a game resembling tennis, where players use paddles to hit a plastic balls over the net. The rules are simple and perfect for people of all ages and skill levels. The game can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for more experienced PickelBall players.

The History of PickleBall

PickleBall was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, neighboring Seattle, Washington. Three fathers named Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum, whose kids were bored with their summer activities — are credited for creating the game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Florida. The PickleBall game is growing internationally as well, with many inner cities such as Brevard County / Melbourne FL.

pickleball brevard melbourne flThe Name of the Game
What’s with the name “PickleBall”?

PickleBall has a very odd name, especially since no pickle is ever used during the game. Accounts of how the name originated differ.

1. According to Joel Pritchard’s wife (Joan), she started calling the game PickleBall because “the combination of different sports reminded me of the pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

2. According to Barney McCallum, the game was officially named after the Pritchards’ dog Pickles, who would chase the ball and run off with it. According to McCallum, “The Pritchards had a dog named Pickles, and you’re having fun at a party, right? So anyways, what the hell, let’s just call it PickleBall.”

Others claim both accounts may actually be true. In the early years, no official name was assigned to the game. However, a year or two after the game was invented, the Pritchards purchased a cocker spaniel and named it Pickles. As the game progressed, an official name was needed and “PickleBall” was it.

Don’t miss a PickleBall game this season due to pain or injury

RestoraLife has helped thousands of people get back to their daily activities and sports without medication or surgery. As our bodies age, we lose bone density and muscle mass, therefore we can injure our bodies more easily. Sometimes as a result of an injury, we live with chronic pain. Medications and surgery most often make the painful situation more excruciating. Surgery limits our mobility and meds just mask the pain and make us feel reliant on drugs to feel any better.

Regenerative Medicine is non-invasive and works quickly to eliminate pain and Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)

Regenerative Medicine is a new approach with a focus on providing lasting Pain Relief. Regenerative treatments offer patients the ability to experience actual pain relief through minimally invasive procedures with very little or no risk, no medications, and no recovery period.  Regenerative treatments focus on the root issue causing the pain and help the body to heal at the source of the pain. Regenerative medicine is about long term healing, not masking symptoms.

The goal of Regenerative Medicine is to stimulate healing at the cellular level. Cell-based treatments promote regeneration wherever damage and degeneration has occurred. Nerves, cartilage, bone, ligaments and more have all been successfully regenerated, restoring function and providing lasting pain relief.  Patients with conditions such as arthritis, back, neck, knee, shoulder or hip pain, nerve conditions and even extreme conditions like fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy have all found solutions through Regenerative Treatments.

The human body has always been capable of healing itself, unfortunately, as we age and injure or wind up with chronic disease conditions, those healing capabilities are diminished. This leaves the body in a state of disrepair.  Regenerative Medicine stimulates the naturally occurring healing processes of the body.  Cell-based treatments utilize substances that are naturally found in the body and when used in high concentrations drastically speed up the healing process. Products such as Stem Cell and Platelets are used to help the body regenerate as needed and resume healing and recovery.  These bio-materials can be delivered directly to a diseased or injured area providing a means to stimulate the repair process and replenish damaged or dying cells.  The healing triggered by these treatments  has helped many patients who were told surgery was their only option, not only avoid the surgery, but regain the full function and live with dramatically less pain and often they find themselves pain free.

Back Pain Center MelbournePlatelet Rich Plasma Therapy, called PRP, is an orthobiologic solution for treating a large variety chronic pain conditions

including ligament, tendon and joint injuries, arthritis and most other areas of chronic pain.  Platelets are partial cells that are found in blood that not only help stop bleeding, but also contain growth factors that the body uses to repair damaged tissues.  These growth factors play an important role in accelerating the healing of soft tissue injuries.  The goal of PRP therapy is to increase the rate of repair and regeneration of tissue by providing a highly concentrated volume of your own platelets that could never happen without the use of this advanced technique.

The area of Orthobiologics that is growing that fastest and showing the most promise is the use of stem cells and other similar cell-based treatments that work with stem cells.

Stem cells help to maintain the body’s continuous cycle of regeneration, repair and healing.  As the body ages, the concentration of stem cells found in the body diminishes.  As the stem cell concentration diminishes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to recover from injury.  Similar to the techniques used in PRP, Stem Cells and the other cell-based biomaterials can be extracted, concentrated and delivered by a clinician into areas of chronic pain that need help. These building blocks provided at higher concentrations that can occur naturally due to the aging process are capable of advanced reconstruction and revitalization.

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Where to play PickleBall in Brevard County

There are 14 venues in Brevard County where pickleball players can play their favorite sport. Besides the 2 Viera locations, other places to play include the South Beach Community Center in Melbourne Beach, the West Melbourne Veterans Memorial Complex, the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach, Sandrift Community Center on Singleton Avenue in Titusville, the Nancy Hanson Recreation Center in Cape Canaveral, the Flutie Sports Complex in Melbourne Beach, the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, the Grant Street Community Center in Melbourne, the Walter Butler Community Center in Sharpes, the St. Teresa Catholic School Gym in Titusville and the Wickham Park Community Center in Melbourne.

Help Ease Fibromyalgia Naturally

RestoraLife’s Guide to help you ease pain associated with Fibromyalgia

According to a 2017 study, up to 70% of fibromyalgia patients report an increase pf painful symptoms during summer or winter. Changes in barometric pressure have also been reported to trigger fibro flare-ups. So, what can you do to battle the fibro flare-ups and symptoms that summer may bring?

RestoraLife™ provides six natural effective strategies for relieving your pain symptoms and minimizing summer’s impact on your fibromyalgia:

foods that make fibromyalgia worseStay hydrated — not with soda!

Ice-cold fountain sodas sound refreshing in the summer. For one, soda does not hydrate the body. In fact, they dehydrate your body even more! You don’t need me to tell you that soda doesn’t bode well for fibromyalgia sufferers (or anyone, for that matter). In addition, many sodas contain caffeine, which in the long term hurts you more than it helps you. So in place of soda, drink plenty of water or other liquids that will hydrate your body. Doing so will boost your body’s ability to regulate body temperate and perform other vital functions.

Not a big fan of drinking water to stay hydrated? Don’t worry – there are other ways to stay hydrated as well, including eating! That’s right – try eating some of these water-rich foods to stay hydrated this summer — Spinach, cabbage and celery (among others) are great choices for staying hydrated and cool.

Eat Right

Believe it or not – eating right can help keep you cool and fortify your body with the required vitamins and nutrients to help it better manage a flare-up of symptoms. Eat plenty of leafy greens as well as magnesium-rich foods like quinoa.
Besides eating foods to stay cool and hydrated – look for foods that are rich in the vitamins or nutrients your body needs to stay energized, relieve pain, promote healing and more. For anyone suffering from chronic pain, a few important vitamins and nutrients are magnesium, vitamin B12, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and iron.

 

Learn more about Nutrients That Can Help Ease Your Fibromyalgia Pain

In addition to eating right – avoid foods and ingredients that can aggravate your symptoms. Common culprits include artificial sweeteners, caffeine, simple carbs (sugars), dairy products and nightshade vegetables (i.e. potatoes, eggplants, etc.)

Did you know — humans are the only species that drinks milk after infancy?! Our bodies do not need it.

Stick to a sleeping (or at least resting) schedule

Sounds simple enough, right? Unfortunately, summer often throws a curve ball at our sleep schedules. It doesn’t get dark until later, meaning our body doesn’t begin naturally producing melatonin (hormone that regulates sleep cycles) until later in the evening. Our nights can become filled with more late night activities as friends & family take advantage of the warm summer evenings. Plan ahead now and be aware of your sleep needs so that you don’t inadvertently deprive your body of the rest it needs. Don’t put yourself out.

Incorporate low impact exercises (if you can)

If ever there were a secret drug to help combat a wide array of bodily ills, exercise is it. Perhaps not so secret anymore, exercise is of vital importance to a healthy body and mind. It is proven to improve mood, boost energy and promote better sleep.
Of course, exercise is a bit of a catch-22 if you have fibromyalgia. On the one hand – it has been proven to help improve symptoms long-term. However, for many with fibromyalgia, the widespread pain severely inhibits their ability to exercise. Just getting out of bed and taking a shower is enough to wipe you out some days – so the idea of exercising may seem a bit far-fetched.
If you find yourself in this boat – start out small and slow. Set a goal to do 5-10 minutes of low impact exercises each day. Low impact exercises like yoga, stretching or walking tend to be more gentle on the body but also promote healing. As you become more comfortable with your daily routine, gradually increase the amount of time you spend exercising each day. Finding a friend or family member to exercise with, makes it much easier. You’d be surprised how easy it is to come up with excuses not to exercise each day – having an exercise partner helps keep you motivated and you are more likely to stick to your goals.

Regulate body temperature

Your body may have a harder time regulating body temperature and adjusting to exposure to extreme temperatures if you have fibromyalgia. For many – perspiration problems like the lack of sweating sometimes associated with fibromyalgia handicap the body’s ability to regulate itself. These hiccups in temperature regulation can lead to symptoms like muscle pain, fever, lightheadedness, skin irritations and more. Help keep your body cool by wearing light, breathable clothing when possible. When planning your day or week, avoid planning activities that require you to be outside during the hottest times of the day – usually between 3 – 6 p.m.
As the temperatures rise and summer gets into full swing, take whatever precautions you can to help minimize your fibromyalgia flare-ups. Of course – you can still get out and enjoy it – just pay close attention to your body and know your limits. Your body will tell you when it’s time to slow down – but it’s important that you to listen to it. By eating healthy, staying hydrated, dressing cool, sticking to a sleep schedule, staying in shape and planning ahead – you can minimize the fibro flare ups and get the most out of your summer!

Pain Management vs Pain Relief

Helping Seniors of Brevard — Interview with Nicole Hadjadj, CEO of RestoraLife Regenerative Care

The difference between pain management and pain relief …

For those who are battling chronic pain, it has often seemed like there was no hope. The conventional medical path for treating chronic pain has left many sufferers feeling trapped, as those traditional techniques often are just not enough to relieve those who are suffering. Medications primarily mask symptoms; steroidal injections offer temporary relief at best, and surgery comes with no guarantees except a lengthy recovery period. These efforts fall under the category of Pain Management in which the name says it all. The techniques and are an effort in distracting the body from the root issue and helping the patient manage their pain. These techniques are rarely successful in actually stopping the pain. They are often described as a band-aid to the real problem.

Regenerative Medicine is a new approach with a focus on providing lasting Pain Relief. Regenerative treatments offer patients the ability to experience actual pain relief through minimally invasive procedures with very little or no risk, no medications, and no recovery period. Regenerative treatments focus on the root issue causing the pain and help the body to heal at the source of the pain. Regenerative medicine is about long term healing, not masking symptoms.

The goal of Regenerative Medicine is to stimulate healing at the cellular level. Cell-based treatments promote regeneration wherever damage and degeneration has occurred. Nerves, cartilage, bone, ligaments and more have all been successfully regenerated, restoring function and providing lasting pain relief. Patients with conditions such as arthritis, back, neck, knee, shoulder or hip pain, nerve conditions and even extreme conditions like fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy have all found solutions through Regenerative Treatments.

The human body has always been capable of healing itself, unfortunately, as we age and injure or wind up with chronic disease conditions, those healing capabilities are diminished. This leaves the body in a state of disrepair. Regenerative Medicine stimulates the naturally occurring healing processes of the body. Cell-based treatments utilize substances that are naturally found in the body and when used in high concentrations drastically speed up the healing process. Products such as Stem Cell and Platelets are used to help the body regenerate as needed and resume healing and recovery. These biomaterials can be delivered directly to a diseased or injured area providing a means to stimulate the repair process and replenish damaged or dying cells. The healing triggered by these treatments has helped many patients who were told surgery was their only option, not only avoid the surgery, but regain the full function and live with dramatically less pain and often they find themselves pain free.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, called PRP, is an orthobiologic solution for treating a large variety chronic pain conditions including ligament, tendon and joint injuries, arthritis and most other areas of chronic pain. Platelets are partial cells that are found in blood that not only help stop bleeding, but also contain growth factors that the body uses to repair damaged tissues. These growth factors play an important role in accelerating the healing of soft tissue injuries. The goal of PRP therapy is to increase the rate of repair and regeneration of tissue by providing a highly concentrated volume of your own platelets that could never happen without the use of this advanced technique.

The area of orthobiologics that is growing that fastest and showing the most promise is the use of stem cells and other similar cell-based treatments that work with stem cells. Stem cells help to maintain the body’s continuous cycle of regeneration, repair and healing. As the body ages, the concentration of stem cells found in the body diminishes. As the stem cell concentration diminishes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to recover from injury. Similar to the techniques used in PRP, stem cells and the other cell-based biomaterials can be extracted, concentrated and delivered by a clinician into areas of chronic pain that need help. These building blocks provided at higher concentrations that can occur naturally due to the aging process are capable of advanced reconstruction and revitalization.

The popularity of these treatments is growing quickly as patients now have a minimally invasive option to address the source of the pain, not just manage the symptoms. If you are suffering from chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to pain management efforts, research in your area for a regenerative medicine clinic that offers the ability to treat the source of your pain and overcome your healing obstacles.

Restoralife Regenerative Care is one such clinic serving the Brevard County communities since 2013. They pride themselves at staying at the forefront of the Regenerative Medicine Field and offer weekly Lunch & Learn Seminars to educate people with pain and/or injuries on the exciting new options for lasting pain relief using the latest and most advanced, science-based treatment options.

RSVP to Join an upcoming Seminar: (321) 610-1848

June 7th – Carrabba’s (Suntree) @ 10 am
June 14th – Ole’ Fire Grill (Downtown Melbourne) @ 11 am

Don’t live with pain. New Options. New Hope.

You don’t have to live with pain. Regenerative Medicine = New Options. New Hope.

Traditional treatments, surgeries and medications are no longer the only option for patients suffering from acute injuries or chronic pain conditions. Many are finding solutions through the field of Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative medicine changes the way the health and medical communities look at treating chronic pain conditions. The core focus is based around the concept that the human body is capable of healing itself if an environment of healing can be created and the body’s own healing powers can be harnessed and super-charged.

Regenerative treatments boost your body’s natural ability to heal, replace damaged cells with healthy cells, and regenerates tissue. This ‘boost’ can occur regardless of the age or condition of the patient. This process allows your body to resume healing where it has stopped short of recovery and repair. This is accomplished by stimulating regeneration in damaged tissue that the body could not regrow or repair by itself.

regenerative pain treatments

Stem Cell Treatments use healthy stem cells to assist in the healing and regeneration of damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used in conjunction with Laser Therapy for treating arthritis pain as well as ligament, tendon and joint injuries. Laser Therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. A2M successfully decreases pain and controls cartilage degeneration, caused by Osteoarthritis.

Regenerative treatments have shown a great deal of success in helping to heal bone, damaged nerves, worn joints and soft tissue damage. Patients are finding pain relief from arthritis, back, neck, knee, shoulder and hip pain, nerve conditions and even extreme conditions like fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. As such, everyone from injured athletes to chronic pain sufferers are seeking this option to decrease pain levels and to restore function and mobility.

regenerative-medicineThis is great news for those suffering with painful conditions that traditional treatments haven’t helped. Using the latest medically advanced technologies in Orthobiologics, patients are experiencing relief that they never thought was possible while avoiding the risks and complications associated with surgery and medications.

RestoraLife Regenerative Care has successfully treated thousands of patients using these Regenerative treatments. A comprehensive and targeted approach is taken for each patient to defeat the pain at its source. Every day RestoraLife helps chronic pain sufferers find relief.

If you are suffering from chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to prescription medications and surgeries, consider calling RestoraLife today. Restoralife takes pride in staying at the forefront of the Regenerative medicine Field and offers weekly Lunch & Learn Seminars to educate people with pain and/or injuries on the exciting new options available for regeneration and lasting pain relief.

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What Are Stem Cells | What is Stem Cell Therapy?

what is stem cellWhat Are Stem Cells and What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Ok … there is a lot of buzz about Stem Cells, Adult Stem Cells and what Stem Cell Therapy can do for pain, your body and health. Stem Cell Therapy is widely accepted as safe and effective by the medical community.

A mesenchymal stem cell is a primitive cell with the ability to self replicate, reduce inflammation, fight apoptosis, differentiate into multiple tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle and fat.

How Can I Benefit from Stem Cell Treatments for Pain

Stem Cell Injections provide healing, repair and regeneration of injured or damaged tissue. Stem Cells can regenerate tissues that are injured in neck and back spine injuries, meniscal tears, ligament tears, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow and in degenerative diseases like arthritis and osteoarthritis. It decreases pain at the level of the injury; improving performance. The procedure is administered in our office, under local anesthesia; eliminating the risks associated with surgery or general anesthesia.

Stem Cell TREATMENTS —

Stem Cell Treatments use healthy stem cells to repair damaged or diseased tissue so your body can heal itself.
Tell us a little bit about your pain and see if you are a candidate for this amazing, cutting-edge pain relief technology. Contact Us.

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LASTING PAIN RELIEF

STEM CELL, LASER and PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Real Testimonials (See Below). Real Patients. Real Success!

Regenerative Medicine empowers the body to repair and regenerate itself whether the patient is suffering from arthritis, back, neck, knee, shoulder or hip pain, nerve conditions and even extreme conditions like fibromyalgia and peripheral neuropathy. Regardless of what chronic pain condition a patient may be suffering from, these new cell-based treatments relieve pain and accelerate natural healing processes already occurring in the body.

Regenerative Medicine’s rapidly advancing field is called Orthobiologics which is simply the use of the body’s naturally occurring, healing mechanisms which are biomaterials and include your platelets and stem cells to help injuries and disease conditions heal quickly.

By extracting and concentrating these biomaterials, a clinician can then deliver these healing materials directly to diseased or injured areas thereby providing a means to stimulate the body’s repair process. The healing triggered by this process can often prevent or delay the need for surgery.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, called PRP, is an orthobiologic solution for treating a large variety chronic pain conditions including ligament, tendon and joint injuries, arthritis and most other areas of chronic pain. Platelets are partial cells that are found in blood stream that not only help stop bleeding, but also contain growth factors that the body uses to repair damaged tissues. These growth
factors play an important role in accelerating the healing of soft tissue injuries. The goal of PRP therapy is to increase the rate of repair and regeneration of tissue by providing a highly concentrated volume of your own platelets that could never happen without the use of this advanced technique.

The area of orthobiologics that is growing that fastest and showing the most promise is the use of stem cells and other similar cell-based treatments. Stem cells help to maintain the body’s continuous cycle of regeneration, repair and healing. As the body ages, the concentration of stem cells found in the body diminishes. As the stem cell concentration diminishes, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to recover from injury. Similar to the techniques used in PRP, stem cells and the other cell-based biomaterials can by extracted, concentrated and delivered by a clinician into areas of chronic pain that need help. These building blocks provided at higher concentrations that can occur naturally due to the aging process are capable of advanced reconstruction, restoration and revitalization.

The popularity of these advanced regenerative treatments is growing quickly as patients now have alternative approaches to try that are minimally invasive, require no down time like a surgery and also do not include the risks associated with surgeries.


Barbara T. – “All the Therapists were excellent. I am so much better!”

Age: RestoraLife Reviews81
Treatments Received: Stem Cell / PRP / Laser
Treatments For: Right Shoulder / Left Hip / Cervical
Pain Relief: 90%
Clinical Summary: Patient has a 30+ year history of shoulder problems. Because of previous surgeries and damage, this patient was afraid to have shoulder replacement surgery. After being successfully treated for Sciatica, the patient decided to attempt treatment on her shoulder. We used a combination of cell-based therapy, PRP and a round of therapeutic laser treatments. After treatments the patient had decreased pain and significantly increased range of motion.

Paul B. – “I’m back on my bike after only a few weeks and it feels great. I’m very pleased  with the results.”

RestoraLife ReviewsAge: 42
Treatments Received: PRP / Laser
Treatments For: Right Knee
Pain Relief: 95%
Clinical Summary: Paul had a torn medial meniscus and was very close to scheduling surgery as his activity had been greatly affected. Because of the downtime, he chose to try Regenerative treatment before having an arthroscopic repair. Paul’s treatment consisted of a Platelet Rich Plasma injection followed by a therapeutic laser regimen. Within a few weeks Paul reported that he was back in the gym working out and riding his bike with no pain.

 

Jane K. – “I’m so glad I found RestoraLife.”

RestoraLife ReviewsAge: 79
Treatments Received: Stem Cell / PRP / Laser
Treatments For: Lumbar / Hip
Pain Relief: 80%
Clinical Summary: Jane is a 79-year-old active female in good health that had been battling low back and hip pain for several years. She came to us after multiple treatment modalities had failed. After agreeing to and receiving our combination therapy, Jane was able to get back in the gym and continue to maintain her healthy lifestyle.

 

Carter S. – “My mobility is back and I’m pain free in all my athletic activities.”

RestoraLife ReviewsAge: 16
Treatments Received: Laser Therapy
Treatments For: Back Pain
Pain Relief: 100%
Clinical Summary: Carter is a teenager that is very active in high school baseball. Over a year ago he began having low back pain that progressively worsened. Carter’s father took him to multiple doctors, pain management clinics and orthopedic centers; none could come up with an explanation for the pain that had sidelined him from all athletic activities. The determination from RestoraLife was that the problem was neuromuscular. The approach to treat Carter consisted of trigger point injections followed by therapeutic laser and myofascial release. After 6 weeks, he was able to return to athletics with no pain or restriction in mobility.

 

Barbara N. – “RestoraLife is the only way to go! Love the staff!”

RestoraLife ReviewsAge: 70
Treatments Received: Stem Cell / PRP / Laser
Treatments For: Lumbar / Bilateral Knees
Pain Relief: 100%
Clinical Summary: Barbara is a lifelong body builder and as such, her knees were in pretty bad shape. She came to RestoraLife after already having knee surgery, but was still experiencing severe pain from degenerative osteoarthritis. Many doctors describe this condition as “bone on bone”. With another surgery being her only other option, she agreed to try a combination of cell-based, PRP and laser treatments. Her progress was outstanding and reported at the end of her treatments that she’s going back to the gym and feels 20 years younger.

 

Brad B. – “My Orthopedist recommended total knee replacement. I decided to use  RestoraLife instead.

RestoraLife ReviewsAge: 62
Treatments Received: Stem Cell / PRP / Laser
Treatments For: Left Knee
Pain Relief: 85%
Clinical Summary: As an avid traveler, Brad had to address his knee pain. The pain had already caused him to cancel an annual trip; a trip that he had participated in for 45 years. With one surgery already on his left knee to repair a meniscus, he was facing total knee replacement due to osteoarthritis. Brad chose to try RestoraLife instead. After a few months of treatment, he was well enough to travel again. Knee replacement surgery was avoided. He recently spent 3 weeks traveling in India and a week hiking the Himalayas and reports that his knee feels great and he’s looking forward to his month-long trip to Europe this fall.

Exercise Better Than Rest for Sciatica Pain

Back Pain and Sciatica

causes-sciaticaSciatica is the term used to define the pain in the lower extremity, resulting from the irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve extends from the lower back or lumbar area down the back of the legs, so the pain is typically felt in the low back region, as well as behind the thighs and right below the knee.

Because the sciatic nerve sends endings to the lower limbs, when it becomes irritated, the pain is accompanied by a burning and tingling sensation down the legs, weakness and difficulty moving your foot or leg, and constant pain in the lower body, on the side of the affected nerve. The pain usually gets worse when sitting, but standing up can also be a problem due to the shooting pain which occurs when there is pressure on the legs.

People with lumbar spinal stenosis, those with spondylolisthesis or degenerative disc disease are more likely to suffer from sciatica, but the condition is likely to occur in pregnant women as well, due to the increasing load and pressure exerted by the growing belly. Overweight (20 pounds over recommended weight) people and those with weak muscles in the back and legs are also more prone to this condition than those with a normal BMI range / weight, and who regularly practice physical activity.

Although in most cases sciatica pain goes away after bed rest and stretching exercises, 10% to 15% of people dealing with this condition will be told they require surgery for easing the pain. Avoid Surgery with Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cells, PRP, Laser Therapy)

Sciatica pain occurs more often in people with degenerative arthritis of the lumbar spine, in those with lumbar disc disease and injuries in the lower back area, the most common cause of this health problem being the herniation of lumbar discs that press directly on the sciatic nerve. The constant pressure and the friction cause irritation to the sciatic nerve, triggering the previously mentioned symptoms.

Still, the cause of inflammation in the low back area can reproduce the signs of sciatica, so for example if one has an abnormal inter-vertebral disc, which compresses the nerve, this can also generate sciatica. Irritation of the muscles in the lower back, injuries or infections of the bones and muscles in that region can trigger sciatica and worsen the already present pain.

Without any doubt a disturbing condition, sciatica can be more than an irritating problem that prevents one from performing certain movements. This pain can become very intense and debilitating, interfering with one’s ability to sit down or stand for longer periods of time. Moving from one point to another can also become difficult when the pain is intense, as sciatica causes lower extremity weakness and numbness in the legs as well. Stem Cells regenerate healthy cells able to heal the inflamed areas.

back pain exercisesThree different approaches can be implemented when it comes to treating sciatica pain: rest, exercises and regenerative medicine.

Although somehow counter-intuitive, exercises actually help more with relieving the pain than bed rest, as they address the potential underlying causes of pain. Inactivity on the other hand can make the muscles even stiffer and worsen the pain, especially if the patient has to spend prolonged periods of time in a position that causes pressure on the nerve.
What type of exercises are the best for coping with sciatica? Mainly those targeting the back muscles, as these help in restoring the spinal structure, and conditioning the core muscles in order to offer proper support for the spine. Besides conditioning the muscles, exercises also improve the blood flow and the delivery of nutrients to the spinal discs, so they can help in preventing the pressure exerted on the nerve by damage discs.

Typically, a self-recovery program for sciatica should include exercises that target the abdomen and back muscles, such as light strength and stretching exercises, meant to relax and to make the tight and inflexible muscles more elastic. As studies have shown, core stability exercises are more effective in decreasing the pain and improving the physical function in patients with chronic low back pain, so these might also be efficient in sciatica.

Hamstring stretching exercises can also help, as overly tight hams can put more pressure on the sciatic nerve, making the symptoms worse.

Light aerobic exercises can be beneficial in relieving the pain and walking is a good option. It’s recommended for patients with sciatica to avoid intense workouts and cardio training sessions that involve exercises of high impact, such as jumping.

Still, keep in mind that before engaging in a recovery program, you should get properly diagnosed, as the type of exercises you can perform depends on the trigger of your symptoms. Also, it’s very important to do the exercises under supervision, at least until you learn how to perform them correctly, as neglecting form can worsen this condition and make the exercises ineffective.

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Miracle Molecule A2M Stops Osteoarthritis

stages-osteoarthritis-kneeA2M protein successfully decreases pain and controls cartilage degeneration, caused by
Osteoarthritis.

A2M has emerged as a 5-star treatment of cartilage-based pathology and inflammatory arthritis because of its ability to bait and trap inflammatory mediators. In other words, A2M can stop the ongoing inflammation that causes arthritis. A2M (Alpha-2-Macroglobulin) is a newly discovered compound that acts as a powerful inhibitor of cartilage breakdown.  A2M is a master enzyme inhibitor that exists in your blood.  It attaches to and removes the destructive proteins in the joint. It is concentrated from plasma using a unique filtration process. New formulations of A2M can even more precisely target molecular pathways of disk disease. Musculoskeletal conditions causing pain are found very common, making up a large percentage of physician visits each year.

Musculoskeletal pathology, however, can be generally divided into the following categories:

1. Intra-articular joint pain
•• Intra-articular joint pain is most commonly attributed to idiopathic osteoarthritis
2. Extra-articular pain
3. Spinal intervertebral (discogenic) pain

The application of A2M is distinct from other autologous treatments, because its development is firmly grounded in a proposed mechanism of action based on understanding of cartilage pathology and inflammatory pain.

osteoarthritis-kneeA2M Molecule

If you or a loved one suffers from debilitating joint pain, you may suspect osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is a type of joint disease that results in the breakdown and destruction of cartilage. Cartilage is the connective tissue located between the bones and joints that helps maintain smooth and painless movement.

Damage to cartilage happens mechanically through physical damage, as well as biochemically. There are enzymes (commonly proteins) in your body that accelerate the breakdown of your cartilage. They are called proteases. These enzymes are difficult to remove from your joints. In addition, this type of damage is very challenging for your body to repair or restore naturally because cartilage is “avascular” – meaning it doesn’t have a blood supply to provide vital proteins, growth factors and cells for tissue regeneration.

Activating the Body’s Healing Power with a Miracle Molecule

A2M (Alpha-2-Macroglobulin) is a newly discovered compound that acts as a powerful inhibitor of cartilage breakdown.  A2M is a master protease inhibitor that exists in your blood.  It attaches to and removes the destructive proteins in the joint.
This special molecule works by binding the chemicals (proteases) that degrade the cartilage cells and tissue.
A patented and proprietary filtration process has been developed that can concentrate the naturally occurring A2M molecule in your blood up to 6X. This process allows therapeutic injections in concentrated dosages that:
•    Boost natural healing by reducing the additional deterioration of cartilage
•    Support tissue growth with naturally occurring compounds from your own blood

Early Treatment = Better Recoverya2m-osteoarthritis

A2M is a very exciting advancement in orthopedic science resulting from years of osteoarthritis research. The earlier identifying signals of joint destruction are discovered, the less invasive treatments will be. Early treatments can postpone the need the need for more aggressive and costly joint reconstruction or replacement surgery. So take control of your heath and contact us to see whether this breakthrough in orthopedic medicine, A2M, is right for your condition.

 

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