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What Can You do for Chronic Pain?

What Can You do for Chronic Pain?

There is a lot that providers do to help ameliorate chronic pain, but in the provider/patient relationship, there is much that a patient can and must do in order to achieve their pain relief and wellness goals. First and foremost, we all need 8-9 hours of restorative...

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What are Stem Cells and Are They Necessary to Heal?

What are Stem Cells and Are They Necessary to Heal?

What is a stem cell? The truest simplest definition is the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with special functions are generated. A stem cell can take two paths: either renew itself or become a specialized cell like blood, brain, heart, bone. There is no other cell in the body that has the natural ability to generate new cell types.

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Leading Causes for Increased Chronic Pain and Inflammation

Leading Causes for Increased Chronic Pain and Inflammation

A leading contributor to chronic pain and inflammation is the food we eat. When symptoms and conditions fail to respond to standard medical therapy, an individual may incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet such as the Institute for Functional Medicine Elimination Diet....

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What are Bioactive Peptides?

What are Bioactive Peptides?

In the last 10 years or so there has been a lot of attention toward peptides and their use in various desired anti-aging and nerve recovery purposes. Examples of naturally occurring peptides that you may have heard of are oxytocin, glutathione, insulin, glucagon, and...

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What is Jumpers Knee and How Can it be Successfully Treated?

What is Jumpers Knee and How Can it be Successfully Treated?

Patellar tendonitis, also commonly referred to as jumper’s knee is a condition that can cause severe knee pain. Jumper’s knee can cause high levels of pain with specific movements and can make it difficult to participate in the activities you love. However, there are...

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IO Core Bone Marrow Injections Changing Medicine

IO Core Bone Marrow Injections Changing Medicine

The IO-Core Bone Marrow Injections provides an alternative to these invasive surgical procedures, and they can significantly improve joint health and functionality leaving you to live your life free of the joint pain caused by Osteoarthritis.

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Using Regenerative Medicine In Combination With Other Treatments

Using Regenerative Medicine In Combination With Other Treatments

Here at Active Life Physical Medicine & Pain Center we know that regenerative medicine treatments are growing in popularity due to their ability to regenerate damaged tissues, helping to maintain original function and prevent the growth of scar tissue. One of the biggest benefits of these therapies is that they are able to provide these benefits while being only minimally or even noninvasive.

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How does Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) aid in injury recovery?

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) aid in injury recovery?

Here at Active Life Physical Medicine & Pain Center we agree that regenerative medicine therapies are one of the biggest topics in the medical world, and platelet-rich plasma is near the forefront. Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is generated from a person’s own…

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What is the history of Platelet-Rich Plasma?

What is the history of Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, contains a high concentration of growth factors and platelets. PRP that is used in regenerative medicine is autologous, meaning that it is generated from a person’s own body.

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Regenerative Medicine Treatments for Tennis/Golf Elbow

Regenerative Medicine Treatments for Tennis/Golf Elbow

Dr. Wendi Lundquist says “The elbow is only designed to hinge in one direction, but it still takes quite a bit of abuse and absorbs force with lots of movements. It is also a common area of injury because most all of the forearm muscles and some of the upper arm muscles connect there”. Two of the most common injuries that occur to the elbow are…

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