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What is a Whiplash Injury?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on What is a Whiplash Injury?

Any motor vehicle accident can cause a whiplash injury, but they are most common in rear-end accidents. About 10-20 percent of the occupants of a vehicle in a rear-end car collision suffer from whiplash injury. This injury is defined as a non-contact acceleration-deceleration injury to the head-neck system. There is no direct impact on the neck with a whiplash injury as it results from sudden extension and flexion of the neck. In other words, a force snaps the head forward and backward. It can injure intervertebral joints, disks, ligaments,...

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How to Relieve Scoliosis Pain

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Relieve Scoliosis Pain

Non-surgical pain relief for scoliosis is readily available for patients in the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson areas. Proliferative injection, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), therapeutic exercise and medication are just a few of the treatments that we offer. Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone. While the spine has normal curves when looking at it from the side or profile view, it should appear straight when looking from the front or back. With scoliosis, the bones of the spine twist horizontally from side to side. In...

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Debunking 10 Common Myths About Back Pain

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Debunking 10 Common Myths About Back Pain

It is not uncommon to go to the doctor with a backache only to leave with a diagnosis of lower or upper back pain. We are frequently told it is likely due to strain, sprain or arthritis. The diagnosis may be based upon a physical exam or an x-ray, and it’ll most likely get our minds racing about all sorts of remedies and beliefs about back pain. But before you dive headfirst into any sort of treatment – and especially without research – we’ll get you started by debunking 10 common myths about back...

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When is it More Than a Pain in the Neck?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on When is it More Than a Pain in the Neck?

Neck pain is a common and widespread problem – each year, patients in the Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson areas suffer from episodes of acute or persistent neck and shoulder pain as a result of injury, strain, overuse or aging. Neck pain usually mends itself over a short period of time, but if it persists for more than a couple of days it should not be ignored (as you risk doing possible permanent damage to your neck). Two Types of Neck Pain There are two distinct types of cervical neck pain. The first type often involves a dull, achy...

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Stem Cell Research Throughout the Years

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Stem Cell Research Throughout the Years

Although we love educating our patients on the latest stem cell news, sometimes it’s interesting to look back at the history of science to see where it all stemmed from! Have you ever been curious about stem cell research and how it has developed over the years? If so, keep reading on… Scientists from all over the world have been fascinated by the idea of stem cells ever since the 19th century. No rock was left unturned as they sought to study plants, animals, and people to have a better understanding of biological life. In the late 1800s,...

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How to Choose the Right Stem Cell Clinic

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Stem Cell Clinic

In the U.S., there are a handful of clinics, medical centers and physical rehabilitation facilities that offer stem cell treatments and services. Our goal is to provide relief whenever we can without over-treating. Since we offer a variety of regenerative medicine treatments, we are able to pick the one that makes the most sense for each individual situation. Some of us have extensive knowledge, education and experience on the topic, but there are others who aren’t as qualified to perform the task, whom have only one option for care, or have...

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How Diet and Exercise Affect Your Stem Cells

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on How Diet and Exercise Affect Your Stem Cells

A little while ago, we discussed how altering your diet and taking supplements for the better can increase the effectiveness of regenerative medicine treatments (including stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal pain). Proper diet, nutrition and exercise have demonstrated to be key components in healthy living, and they give you optimal support in receiving treatments. But a healthy lifestyle is also beneficial for your stem cells even prior to harvesting and repurposing. What we’re saying is that, the common phrase, “you are what you eat,”...

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