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What is Regenerative Medicine?: The New and Exciting Field

Regenerative Medicine sounds futuristic, as if it has been pulled out of a science fiction novel.  The fact of the matter is, the future of medicine has arrived.  Just to the west of us at Wake Forest, you will find them growing new kidneys, stomachs, and bladders by cultivating stem cells.

Every one of us has stem cells in our own bodies, constantly helping to repair, rebuild, and heal.  As we age, we have fewer and fewer of our own stem cells to take care of our bodies and heal them appropriately.  This is why it takes longer for our bodies to recover from injuries and we can often be left with dysfunction and/or scar tissue.

Regenerative medicine procedures performed in our office include platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies.  PRP is generated from the patient’s own body and injected back into their area of concern.  This can be used to treat conditions such as damaged joints, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, peripheral neuropathy, vaginal or penile dysfunction, and can even be used to restore youthful appearance with a vampire facelift.

By using stem cell therapies, the healing process can be supercharged.  With a joint injection, cartilage can be built up much faster than it is broken down, saving people from joint replacements.  With stem cell infusions, entire organ systems can be treated, including the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and pancreas to name a few.  After the injection or infusion, stem cells replicate in the body, becoming more stem cells as well as replacing and repairing damaged tissues. The healing process continues on for months, well after you are starting to feel better.

Call us today to find out if you or a loved one has a condition that can be helped with regenerative medicine.

How to treat ADHD with Bio-Feedback

More and more parents are becoming reluctant to put their children on the brain altering stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin for Attention Deficit Syndrome ADD.

 A common approach they are turning to is bio-feedback.  

In order to understand how bio-feedback works, we have to understand how the brain works. The brain is hard wired with 4 distinctly different brain waves, each having a different function. Here is the list: 

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Four Ways Nerves Can Get Injured

Peripheral Neuropathy is one of the most common chronic conditions in America.

It currently effects 8% of the 55 and over population. Most of the people are over 50 but I’ve seen quite a few in their 30’s and 40’s as well. About 30% of the cases are attributed to diabetes which means 70% come from some other source.

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5 Things I Look For During My Exam For Peripheral Neuropathy

I see a lot of patients in my office with leg and foot pains, numbness, or cramping commonly referred to as peripheral neuropathy.

Most of these patients are already on the peripheral neuropathy cocktail of drugs that just cover up the symptoms while the under lying issues continue to drive the patient closer to the wheelchair. My job is to find out what is driving these conditions to not only keep patients from the wheel chair but put joy and vitality back into their lives. Here is a sample list of what I look for and what I do to address it…

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