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STEM CELL THERAPY FOR SHOULDERS

by Phillips Clinic on 06/22/19

Stem Cell Therapy and it’s companion Platelet Rich plasma (PRP) are much in the spotlight.

Information from research and application has proven that stem cell and PRP therapy can be beneficial for many patients with joint pain, ligament and tendon damage, and back injuries.

Stem cell therapy has been utilized for shoulder injuries and shoulder pain, and may in the future replace he need for invasive shoulder surgery.

The shoulder joint — one of the most powerful joints in the body —I used for a multiple of functions.

· Combing your hair

· Brushing your teeth

· Lifting a glass to your mouth to drink, or a fork to your mouth to eat

· Driving a car

· Moving your arms

· Playing nearly every sport, from football, to baseball to tennis

What conditions & injuries can be helped by stem cell therapy and/or PRP?

Rotator Cuff Tears

Many times, rotator cuff tears are the result of daily wear and teas. A tear can also happen during a fall or if   trying to lift something heavy.      Treatment currently can include   medication, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.

 Tendonitis

Shoulder tendonitis is common, and a      frequent cause of shoulder pain and stiffness. Tendonitis causes swelling and       inflammation of a tendon that attaches to the bone

Swelling and inflammation can be causes by repetitive use, overuse, overhead lifting, heavy lifting, a fall or direct injury to the shoulder.

Bursitis a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs — called bursa — that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your shoulder (and other joints).

inflamed. The most common causes of bursitis are repetitive motions or positions that put pressure on the bursa around a joint.

PRP and Stem Cell Therapy can offer an alternative to help repair shoulder conditions and in juries, to avoid the complications of many medications or surgery.

 

 

 

STEM CELL THERAPIES FOR KNEES

by Phillips Clinic on 04/28/19

JOINT PAIN
A high percentage of Americans suffer from chronic pain arising within their joints-- knees, hips, and shoulders and back. According to the Health Daily New, approximately 46 million US adults experience this kind of pain at any given point in their lives, and up to one-third of are limited in their daily activities as a result. Joint stress, strain and injuries increase with age.

What began decades ago as experimental treatments for  injured athletes, regenerative therapies such as PRP and Stem Cell, have proven to help to repair tissue/bone damage and relieve pain in many cases, without surgery.
KNEE CONDITIONS 
REGENERATIVE THERAPIES CAN HELP
Cartilage Tears
The meniscus is a very important “shock absorber” of the knee. It is wedge shaped and made up of fibrocartilage. 
Most of our body weight  is       distributed through the meniscus as we walk, run, and jump.
The meniscus protects the cartilage of the joint from wearing out 
The meniscus adds to the stability of the knee joint. 
The meniscus helps nourish the joint cartilage that covers the bones in the joint.

JOINT PAIN
A high percentage of Americans suffer from chronic pain arising within their joints-- knees, hips, and shoulders and back. According to the Health Daily New, approximately 46 million US adults experience this kind of pain at any given point in their lives, and up to one-third of are limited in their daily activities as a result. Joint stress, strain and injuries increase with age.

What began decades ago as experimental treatments for  injured athletes, regenerative therapies such as PRP and Stem Cell, have proven to help to repair tissue/bone damage and relieve pain in many cases, without surgery.
KNEE CONDITIONS 
REGENERATIVE THERAPIES CAN HELP
Cartilage Tears
The meniscus is a very important “shock absorber” of the knee. It is wedge shaped and made up of fibrocartilage. 
Most of our body weight  is       distributed through the meniscus as we walk, run, and jump.
The meniscus protects the cartilage of the joint from wearing out 
The meniscus adds to the stability of the knee joint. 
The meniscus helps nourish the joint cartilage that covers the bones in the joint.
JOINT PAIN
A high percentage of Americans suffer from chronic pain arising within their joints-- knees, hips, and shoulders and back. According to the Health Daily New, approximately 46 million US adults experience this kind of pain at any given point in their lives, and up to one-third of are limited in their daily activities as a result. Joint stress, strain and injuries increase with age.

What began decades ago as experimental treatments for  injured athletes, regenerative therapies such as PRP and Stem Cell, have proven to help to repair tissue/bone damage and relieve pain in many cases, without surgery.
KNEE CONDITIONS 
REGENERATIVE THERAPIES CAN HELP
Cartilage Tears
The meniscus is a very important “shock absorber” of the knee. It is wedge shaped and made up of fibrocartilage. 
Most of our body weight  is       distributed through the meniscus as we walk, run, and jump.
The meniscus protects the cartilage of the joint from wearing out 
The meniscus adds to the stability of the knee joint. 
The meniscus helps nourish the joint cartilage that covers the bones in the joint.

Ligament Injuries
A ligament injury to the knee causes damage to one of the major supporting ligaments. 
A minor injury can be simple stretching of the ligament resulting in slight inflammation.
A severe injury can be a rupture of the knee. 
The ligaments are essential to correct knee function. The ligaments stabilize the knee preventing abnormal and prevent abnormal movement.

Osteoarthritis
The bones of the knee joint like all other joints in the body are covered by hyaline cartilage. Hyaline Cartilage provides smooth surfaces, enabling tissues to move/slide easily over each other, allowing smooth movements

of the joints. It is also provides flexibility and support. 

When this cartilage gets damaged, by trauma, infection, or just long-term wear and tear, it results in osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is simply the result of the cartilage surface wearing out



REGENERATIVE MEDICINE: STEM CELL & PRP THERAPIES

by Phillips Clinic on 04/07/19

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Regenerative Medicine. which includes Stem Cell Therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy is “supercharged healing”. It’s harnessing and concentrating the body’s own naturally occurring components and unleashing them to repair, renew and  replace damaged or injured cells, organs, muscle, nerve and bone.

WHAT’S STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells can develop into cardiac muscle, as well as liver, brain, nerve, pancreas  arteries, kidneys, lungs, GI fat and skin tissue. Stem cells can help ameliorate autoimmune disease. Preventive use in younger patients, injections once or twice a year, can help maintain optimum quality of life as aging occurs. Our body’s stem cells have the   potential to heal damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone while decreasing downtime and avoiding painful rehab. Studies worldwide have shown encouraging results. Stem cells are being used to treat:
Heart Muscle Damage from Heart Attacks
Cerebral Palsy
Brain Hemorrhage and Stroke
Spinal Cord Injury
Autism
Parkinsons
Motor Disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Liver Diseases Huntington's Disease
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Multiple Sclerosis
Orthopedic Injuries
COPD
ED
Diabetes
Wound Healing
Anti-Aging
STEM CELL THERAPY At Phillips Clinic
Stem Cell Therapy at Philips Clinic can be delivered:
With an IV or intramuscular injection.
Injected into the localized area of damage or injury.
Implanted into the patient’s damaged or Injured muscle.
Inhaled for conditions such as COPD and Parkinsons.

Stem cell therapy is  a minimally invasive procedure. It’s same day, in-office with little down time or pain, compared with surgery.


PRP: PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors, anti-inflammatory and regenerating factors that play major roles in healing. Several clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP injections have improved function and decreased pain in various conditions, including - but not limited to -wrist,  elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle tendonitis. promising treatment for osteoarthritis. 

Resolve to Lose Weight!

by Phillips Clinic on 01/04/19

January;

The Beginning of  a New Year and the Time for Resolutions.

Weight Loss is one of the most common resolutions.

Shared Below are some

Weight Loss / Tips & Plans

From Shape Magazine

 

#1: Before you even begin to attack a weight-loss plan, it pays to remember this: You are not fat. You have fat. Losing weight isn't about blame or shame; it's simply another achievement to accomplish. 

#2: It's Not a Diet. It's a Lifestyle

Thinking of a diet as something you're on and suffering through only for the short term doesn't work. To shed weight and keep it off, you need to make permanent changes to the way you eat. It's OK to indulge occasionally, of course, but if you cut calories temporarily and then revert to your old way of eating, you'll gain back the weight quicker than you can say yo-yo.

#3: Use it to lose it. Research shows that one of the best predictors of long-term weight loss is how many pounds you drop in the first month. It makes sense: Immediate results are motivating. 

For that reason, nutritionists often suggest being stricter for the first two weeks of your new eating strategy to build momentum. Cut out added sugar and alcohol and avoid unrefined carbs.

 After that, ease small amounts of those foods back into your diet for a plan you can live with for the long term.

 #4: There's a Right Way to Exercise. Working out burns calories and fat and boosts your metabolism by building muscle. But those trying to lose weight are notorious for overestimating the number of calories they burn and underestimating the amount they take in. Unfortunately, your system is biologically programmed to hold on to extra pounds. That means when you start exercising, your body senses the deficit and ramps up its hunger signals, according to a review of weight-loss studies. If you're not diligent, you'll eat everything you burn and then some.     

Cardio gets all the exercise glory, but strength and interval training are the real heroes. They help you build lean muscle, which in turn increases your metabolism and calorie-burning ability. Current weight loss advice: Every week, strength-train two to three days. For the best results, also do three to five cardio sessions 

#5: Some people have a hard time losing weight because of hunger anxiety. To them, being hungry is bad—something to be avoided at all costs—so they carry snacks with them and eat when they don't need to.

Others eat because they're stressed out or bored. While you never want to get to the point of being ravenous (that's when bingeing is likely to happen), a hunger pang, a craving, or the fact that it's 3:00 p.m. should not send you racing for the vending machine or obsessing about the energy bar in your purse. Ideally, you should put off eating until your stomach is growling.

When you feel the urge to eat, ask yourself:   Am I angry or anxious, lonely or bored, or tired?

If you're still not certain, try the apple test. If you're truly hungry, an apple should seem delicious; if it doesn't, something else is going on," says Robin Frutchey, a behavioral therapist at Johns Hopkins University Weight Management Center. In that case, give yourself a pep talk instead of a snack. If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution.

 

Fuel Your Immune System With Food

by Phillips Clinic on 12/01/18

Fuel Your Immune System With Food
As we age, eating better is one way to help keep our immune systems going strong.
Healthy foods aren’t a cure-all. But they do provide a wide range of nutrients we need tohelp defend against infections and disease.

Eat for stronger immunity
It’s best to enjoy a wide variety of healthy foods — rather than focus on specific
nutrients. But some nutrients, in particular, may be good for your immune system.

Here are a few to include in your healthy eating plan:

Vitamin A. You may find it in many colorful veggies. Think carrots, kale, red bell peppers, spinach and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin C. You know citrus packs vitamin C. Other good options: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, red bell peppers and strawberries.

Probiotics. These “good bacteria” may be found in foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, miso and tempeh, as well as in fermented dairy foods, like low-fat or nonfat yogurt and aged cheeses.

Protein. Good sources include beans, eggs, lean meat, seafood, skinless poultry, tofu, and unsalted nuts and seeds. A bonus: Many of these foods also provide zinc. It may help the immune system too.

Think big picture
Healthy foods provide other nutrients — from folate to vitamin E — that may influence your immune response. That’s why a nutritious eating plan is a varied one.

Sources: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; National Institutes of Health; U.S. Department of Agriculture

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