Since back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, it is vital to know how to prevent the cause of back pain. By maintaining a healthy diet and weight, remaining active and avoiding prolonged inactivity or bed rest are all important ways to avoid back pain. Before doing exercises or any physical activity, it is recommended to warm up and/or stretch.
Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Nine out of ten Americans say that they suffer from headaches. Some of these people experience headaches frequently. Some experience constant headaches that are very painful. These can even make a person nauseous. Ninety-five percent of headaches are tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused from a disease, but from something in your body that is not sitting correctly.
Sports can be very taxing on your body, no matter what you play. Our trusted staff will work with you to get to the root of your problem and help you feel better again. We help treat and also prevent injuries in the neck, back, shoulders, knees, and ankles. We are able to manually adjust your spine, relieving any pain that you are feeling. This will allow your body to function much better after the injury.
Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Medical chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery.
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to medical chiropractic care.
Sciatica is characterized by pain in the lower back that radiates down one or both legs. The pain is described as dull, achy, sharp, like “pins and needles” or similar to electric shocks. Other symptoms associated with sciatica include burning, numbness and tingling sensations. Sciatic nerve pain varies in intensity from mild to severe, and frequency may range from occasional to constant. The onset is generally gradual and not necessarily associated with a previous event. Sciatica is also known as radiating or referred pain, neuropathy, or neuralgia.
Regenerative medicine refers to the process of regenerating human cells and tissues in order to restore functionality. This field of medicine is specifically helpful for those patients with chronic pain associated with damaged tissues and organs, as the process works to replace those damaged cells and tissues with healthy ones, stimulating your body’s natural healing process and providing you relief.
Many of us suffer from some form of pain and discomfort and though medication can help alleviate the symptoms, sometimes that isn’t enough. This is especially true for patients who struggle with chronic pain. While prescription medicine, surgeries, or other forms of medical treatment can help, it can be overwhelming to find a treatment that is best suited for your specific symptoms and goals. Regenerative medicine provides an alternative option that is both safe and effective in treating chronic pain.
What conditions can be treated with regenerative medicine?
While there are many conditions that can be treated with regenerative medicine, we specialize in that which aids in the alleviation and prevention of chronic pain. Conditions such as arthritis, neuropathy, joint disorders, nerve compression, and degenerative disc disease are all conditions with which regenerative medicine can help. During your consultation, we will discuss whether regenerative medicine is the right avenue of treatment for your specific condition and needs.
What should I expect during treatment?
During regenerative therapy, we will take a sample of your bone marrow and inject it into the damaged or injured area. Bone marrow has a high concentration of stem cells that have the ability to stimulate the growth of new bone, cartilage, nerve, and soft tissue cells to help restore your body to normal functionality and comfort. While it may take some time for your body to develop the new, healthy cells, many patients begin seeing improvement in mobility and comfort 4-6 weeks after treatment. These results will continue to improve over time, and are long-lasting.
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Here at Full Motion Integrated Medicine, we specialize in assisting our patients through physical therapy.
Physical therapy rehabilitation uses mechanical force and movement to improve mobility, function, and even quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention.
Our physical therapists are trained and licensed to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and treat impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in patients.
Our entire staff is dedicated to helping you feel better. Our compassionate and educated medical chiropractors will work with you every step of the way. Results of an injury can vary from person to person, so it is important to speak with our wonderful staff to see how we can help you. Our number one goal is to help you feel better.