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Is Opioid-Free Pain Management Possible?

Is Opioid-Free Pain Management Possible?


The opioid epidemic in America is at an all-time high. Overdoses in this country are not only attributed to recreational use. Patients prescribed these drugs after surgery are at high risk of addiction to opioids. Alas, joint pain, chronic back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, and operations are inevitable for many of us. The body isn’t perfect.

Who Are We?
The medical team here at New Life Medical Group would love to share some ways you can treat your pain without the use of opioids. We are an innovative pain management facility right here in Middle Tennessee offering advanced therapies for many different ailments.

My Own Body Can Help Me Recover?
The process of regenerative medicine may sound a bit complicated; but no science degree is necessary. We’ll do all the hard stuff! Through the use of therapies such as stem cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), we help regenerate your own body’s tissue to help heal injury and disease. Stem cells are the cells from which all other cells in your body derive. This gives them the potential to grow into many different cells in the body. Our treatments are specific to the area which needs help in re-growing new tissue.

Stem Cell Therapy comes in an injection form to help heal ligaments, tissue, tendons, cartilage, and bones. These treatments are long-lasting pain relievers. This helps decrease downtime, and helps to avoid painful rehab periods post-surgery!

We perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy in the same manner. It uses plasma which is rich in growth and healing factors. In short: Plasma is very good for you!

HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) It may sound sci-fi, but this procedure has been used worldwide for almost 100 years! You lie in a chamber, increasing your blood oxygen levels. This boost promotes healing, fights off infection, and reduces swelling. Sessions usually last 1.5-2 hours.

So, I Can Live a Pain-Free Life Without Opioid Worries?
Yes! New Life Medical Group would love to help you get your life back in the safest, most natural way.

 

What you Need to Know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT

What you Need to Know about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy – HBOT


It’s no secret that oxygen is essential for human life, but far fewer people are aware that this element can support enhanced healing. Oxygen treatments are utilized by medical professionals for the treatment of a wide array of health conditions. Could you benefit from hyperbaric chamber treatment?

Our Brentwood Location’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

 

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
When people step out for a breath of fresh air, just 21 percent of what they breathe in is actually oxygen. Once inhaled, that oxygen is carried throughout the body by red blood cells. With hyperbaric oxygen therapy, patients are placed in a chamber where the atmospheric pressure is increased and provided with 100 percent oxygen. As a result, oxygen infiltrates your body, skin, tissues, and fluids! This allows it to saturate tissues and better support the body’s natural healing processes.

 

How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Help With Healing?
The additional oxygen delivered via hyerbaric chamber treatment can significantly enhance

the healing process. Access to extra oxygen speeds the healing of damaged tissues, reduces inflammation, aids white blood cells’ efforts to kill bacteria, counteracts hypoxia in tissues by promoting oxygenation, decreases lactic acid levels, fosters the growth of new blood vessels and capillaries, increases the number of stem cells circulating (everyone has stem cells!), supports nerve growth in the brain, and slows the growth of cancer cells.

 

What Conditions Can Benefit From Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
This powerful treatment can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Cancers
  • Diabetic and other slow-healing wounds
  • Radiation tissue injuries
  • Soft tissue infections
  • Anemia
  • Strokes
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Crush injuries and other traumatic ischemias
  • Decompression sickness
  • Carbon monoxide poisonings
  • Sports injuries
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Surgical recoveries
  • Thermal burns
New Life Medical Group Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber Jackson

Our Jackson, TN clinic’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber

What Is a Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment Like?
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a prescription medical treatment, so when you undergo it, you will be carefully monitored by a medical professional throughout the session. For safety reasons, only cotton clothing may be worn in the chamber, and items like cosmetics, perfumes, deodorants and jewelry are not allowed. After you enter the chamber, the atmospheric pressure will be slowly raised to the prescribed level. You may feel increased pressure in your ears. If necessary, the chamber operator will offer guidance on relieving it. Once the correct atmospheric pressure is reached, you are free to relax and simply breathe in the additional oxygen. As the session comes to a close, the chamber operator will gradually reduce the pressure inside the chamber. The length and frequency of treatments will vary depending on your health and the nature of the condition being treated.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber Interior

Large Interior allows family, friends, caregivers, and our staff to support patients comfortably

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is considered to be an extremely safe treatment with the potential to aid patients facing an impressive assortment of health challenges. If you believe that you might benefit from oxygen treatment… the first step is starting that conversation with the New Life Medical Group team, your doctor, and even yourself. How important is your health?.

 

Thank You for the Feedback!

Thank You for the Feedback!

We love hearing from our patients, staying involved in their health & wellness, and knowing treatments come to fruition. Thank You for giving us the opportunity to educate and provide treatment with Regenerative Medicine, and thank you for the feedback. We are always glad to hear back from our patients and community.

 

Dr. Schmidt,

This is a very over-due (but no less heartfelt) thank you for all you did to help our daughter Mary. The pain she dealt with during her sophomore year of college was almost unbearable at times. The prescription meds she was given by her traditional physicians provided very little relief from her pain, and threw her into a pit of depression. She decided on her own to stop the meds. When she came home for Spring Break, we actually questioned whether she would be able to return to school. Her pain seemed to be stealing her lifelong hopes and dreams.

We had never even heard of PRP, but after your explanation, we knew we had to give it a try. It was a lot for our then 19-yr-old to handle, but shortly after the treatment we began to see results! Mary was soon back to her “old self” and able to resume her busy college schedule. (We encouraged her to come speak to you, but she is so timid at times!) As Parents, we saw the change in her as the miracle it truly was! Thank you, Dr. Schmidt, for giving our daughter her life back! We are forever grateful!

Trey & Buffy Wayne

P.S. – In 2017 Mary Graduated from college with honors and is now in PT school at UTHSC, Memphis!

 

Testimonial about New Life Medical Group treatment