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What is Discogenic Back Pain?

Back pain caused by damage to the discs in your spine is commonly referred to as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). The name of this condition is misleading. First, DDD isn’t really a disease; it’s an expedient term for pain and mobility symptoms that we have

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Winter Months

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as seasonal depression, are mood changes that coincide with seasonal changes. It most often afflicts people during the winter. The symptoms will show up at about the same time every year; they begin in the fall and abate in early

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What is Tissue Engineering?

Tissue engineering is exactly what it sounds like; doctors create tissues in the lab to aid the body in healing damaged areas. Tissue engineering can aid injection therapies like stem cell treatments and platelet-rich-plasma treatment. Injection treatments simply inject cells into the damaged tissue to

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Medical Marijuana and the Lasting Effects of Trauma

When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), often, veterans reliving the horrors of war are the first thing to come to mind. And veterans are an extremely important demographic that needs comprehensive wellness treatment for reducing the symptoms of PTSD. However, veterans aren’t the

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Vitamin C has a Wide Array of Health Benefits

As far as necessary vitamins go, vitamin C (also called ascorbic acid) is involved in dozens of bodily systems and functions. It’s a lot. Vitamin C: is an antioxidant that prevents damage from toxic chemicals and free radicals. helps the body grow, repair and maintain

Why Treat a Headache with Chemicals when you can do it Naturally?

Headaches are a really common phenomenon. They can be anywhere from mild to super painful, but they differ considerably from migraines. Typically, headache treatment and migraine treatment include anti-inflammatory and pain-killing medications. But the thing about headaches is, over 90% of the time they’re secondary.

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PRP Therapy for Patients with Hair Loss is Promising

Platelet-rich-plasma treatments are a relatively new development in medicine. PRP therapy has so far been used for tissue regeneration in ailments like torn tendons or chronic inflammation. In the last two years or so, medical researchers have begun clinical trials on the use of PRP

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What is MS?

Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease. It happens when the body’s immune system begins to attack the central nervous system via the myelin around the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Much like buried electrical lines, your body’s nerves are sheathed by a material

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Urinary Stress Incontinence: Causes and Symptoms

Urinary incontinence as broadly defined as “the unintentional loss of urine.” And while this could be because of overactive bladder or an urgency dysfunction, people… well, women… women usually suffer from urinary stressincontinence. This is where basic movements that put even a little strain on

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Let’s Get a Little More Specific About Chronic Pain

Most of us know the two main types of pain: acute and chronic. Acute pain is short-term (and often more intense) pain usually resulting from an injury or illness. Chronic pain is either long-term or long-term episodic, and can be caused by a number of

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What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a type of regenerative medicine used as treatments for torn tendons, joint disease and sports injuries. It’s also used as a therapy for back and knee pain. All prolotherapy involves is injecting an inactive, natural irritant – most commonly saline (salt solution) or

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pretty common condition caused by repetitive movements that aggravate the main nerve that runs through your wrist – the median nerve. The anatomy of this condition is closely related to several other conditions that affect the soft tissue in and

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