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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

Stem cells

Can Stem Cells Repair Damage to Your Joint Cartilage?

If you have cartilage decay, whether due to age, injury, or disease, then you might be wondering whether or not stem cells might be helpful. And the answer to that question is… Yes! Studies have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) can transform themselves into

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Why Pain Shouldn’t Be Ignored

If you’re reading this then you’ve likely suffered from joint, back, or bodily pain at some point in your life. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one in every four Americans have suffered from some form of pain that persists for more than

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PRP or Stem Cells: Which Is Better?

When it comes to regenerative medicine, patients suffering from pain or a joint-related injury usually wonder if it’s best to have PRP therapy or stem cell treatment. In many cases, both of these treatments are lumped together and described in a similar way. And while

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Chronic Pain Alleviated with Medical Cannabis

A new study by researchers in Minnesota showed that medical marijuana offered a significant improvement in patients suffering from chronic pain. To complete the study, Minnesota state officials donated $51,000 to research a total number of 2,245 patients who were currently enrolled in the medical

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Spirulina May Help Lower Inflammation and Reverse Pain

Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, is often used as a nutritional supplement and traditionally as a source of food. It’s rich in various micronutrients and potentially beneficial antioxidant compounds like c-phycocyanin. In one study, c-phycocyanin was found to significantly reduce inflammation in rats. Inflammation

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Is Cannabis the Answer to the Nation’s Opioid Epidemic?

In one of many studies, researchers found that patients with opioid prescriptions preferred using cannabis for pain instead. And in another study, hospitalizations and treatment for opioid abuse dropped by 23% in states that legalized medical marijuana. According to the Department of Health & Human

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Stem Cell Injections for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chinese researchers found that stem cell injections were able to reduce inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that involves the body attacking its own joints and tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that affects around 2 million Americans. If left untreated,

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Stem Cell Therapy for Pain and Degenerative Disease

According to WebMD, more than 100,000 Americans are suffering from chronic pain – and this number is only growing. Chronic pain is classified as a type of pain that lasts for a long period of time, with researchers believing that up to 55% of people

How Counselors Can Help Patients Manage Chronic Pain

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Blatman Health and Wellness. I have been fortunate to walk alongside many individuals over the last 13 years who have suffered with Chronic Pain. My individual and professional experience has taught me that chronic pain is a multi-faceted

herbs and supplements

Foods to Avoid if You Have Fibromyalgia 

Can simply changing your diet be the key to effectively managing fibromyalgia? Researchers seem to think so. Numerous studies point to the possibility that diet could influence fibromyalgia symptoms.    Typically, one of the first things a fibromyalgia doctor will address is your current eating habits. Diets high in inflammatory omega six,

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Food Sensitivities & Fibromyalgia: What’s the Connection?  

Did you know that about 33 million Americans suffer from food allergies? That figure doesn’t even take into account the number of people affected by food sensitivity. Unlike allergies, food sensitivity isn’t deadly, but it’s more challenging to identify, and it may fuel fibromyalgia and other

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