Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) may be the solution you’ve been looking for to rid yourself of chronic pain without getting surgery. If you’ve been suffering from acute or chronic joint, tendon, or soft tissue injuries, consider this option that gives your body the essentials it needs to begin healing itself. PRP injections are comprised of plasma, platelets, growth factors, and cytokines that help accelerate healing wherever it’s injected. This therapy centrifuges plasma from your blood to isolate the platelet-rich portions of that plasma. If you’re looking for pain relief, this non-surgical option may be the alternative you’ve been looking for. Here is how the procedure plays out: [Read more…]
Chronic knee, back or joint pain can be debilitating. Not only does it make everyday activities significantly more difficult, but the treatments to manage the pain can be fraught with side effects that further diminish the quality of life for chronic pain sufferers. In addition to the potential for nasty side effects, pain sufferers who must rely on opioids also face the risk of addiction to the substance. Cutting-edge technology in the form of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies is helping chronic pain sufferers reduce their reliance on pain medications while avoiding the dangers and recovery time associated with surgery. [Read more…]
If you’re among the millions of Americans suffering with it, you’ve probably seen the term “pain management” in your research of the condition. But what does pain management do for back pain? [Read more…]
Managing OsteoArthritis pain can be challenging. And many factors contribute to successful treatment. Unfortunately, there is no specific OsteoArthritis diet plan. As a basic rule of thumb, you will want to stick to foods that relieve inflammation and avoid inflammatory ones. The following lists can give you some ideas for which foods to eat more of and which to avoid to manage your OA pain. [Read more…]
Scottsdale Chiropractor Dr. Charles Clark tells all about the reasons for, benefits of, as well as the best do’s and don’ts for stretching.
Arrowhead Health Centers’ Medical Director Dr. Janice Johnston has a passion for the blues. So much so that she serves on the board of the Blues Foundation, a Memphis based organization whose mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. This avid love for music has also found its way into her medical career, combining both passions into a program called: Let the Music Heal You, which combines the health benefits of music with entertainment for those Arrowhead Health Centers’ patients waiting in the lobby before their appointments. [Read more…]
With as many as 4 out of 10 people experiencing sciatic nerve pain sometime in their lifetime, sciatica is a big deal. This pain can be disabling, exhausting, and aggravating. Quite simply, sciatica is the irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve, and the spinal nerve roots that feed into it. The sciatic nerve runs down the spine and branches into the legs. Sciatic nerve pain is a broad category, and there are a vast number of causes ranging from bulging discs, to osteoarthritis. Fortunately, just as there are many things that can contribute to this condition, there are also many things that can work with your pain management program. We’ve compiled a list of what you can start doing to treat your pain. [Read more…]
Arrowhead Health Centers at the Forefront of Pain Management with Use of Regenerative Cell-based Therapies to Treat Chronic Pain
NFL Hall of Famer, Eric Dickerson, one of the first to find back pain relief through Arrowhead Health Centers’ Total Joint Rejuvenation Program
GLENDALE & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 30, 2016) – Arrowhead Health Centers, a multidisciplinary medical practice, has introduced a new way to treat a variety of ailments, from a weekend warrior’s torn rotator cuff, to a former athlete’s lower back pain, or an active adult’s long-standing knee pain. With the launch of its Total Joint Rejuvenation Program, Arrowhead Health Centers is now offering a proprietary regenerative cell therapy for the treatment of large joint osteoarthritis (shoulder, knee, hip, ankle) as well as degenerative spinal conditions.