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Recent News On Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Recent News On Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Scientists reverse brain damage on a toddler – is what the headlines reads on a news video on Good Morning America, USA Today, ABC News and other media.

It is described as a medical breakthrough, as doctors use oxygen therapy to partially reverse brain damage that incurred after a two-year old child had fallen into a family pool, in Arkansas. The child was unable to talk or walk after the damage. The family turned to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, which was applied to the child for 55 days and the results were astounding. She is now able to be alert, eat, speak and has only mild residual injury remaining.

Not A New Treatment

Although, this is not a new treatment, there hasn’t been a lot of random clinical controlled trials around the treatment. Having said that it, is a low-risk procedure which has shown positive results and many benefits.

Doctors around the country, that know and use this technique have long known about the benefits and its success capabilities.

New Life Medical Group Breakthroughs

At New Life Medical Group, we have seen our own breakthroughs and regularly receive calls from parents treating children for incidents as this, as well as adults as well.

One such story is that of a child who began HBOT, and after 40 sessions had regained the ability to speak and eat and walk. She was accepted into therapy at the Shepard Center in Atlanta for the physical therapy that helped her continue her recovery. She will go back to high school in a few weeks.

Such success stories solidify why we do what we do.

In our experience, we have learned that the sooner that treatment is applied after an injury, the better the results.

To learn more about HBOT and what conditions it may be beneficial go to:  http://newlifemedicalgroup.com/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/

Do you Suffer from one of these Symptoms? It Could Be Diabetes

Do you Suffer from one of these Symptoms? It Could Be Diabetes

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas makes insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should, which causes sugars to build up in the blood. This results in an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in your blood and urine.

Types

There are two main types of diabetes.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The body does not produce ANY insulin.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The body does not produce ENOUGH insulin for proper function.

Approximately 90% of patients with diabetes suffer from type 2 diabetes making it much more common than type 1.

Causes

Causes of type 1 diabetes include autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors such as a virus. Causes of type II diabetes include older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, prior history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity.

Symptoms

Some people, especially those with prediabetes, may not experience symptoms initially. In type 1 diabetes, symptoms tend to come on quickly and be more severe. Symptoms for type 1 or type 2 diabetes could include:

  • Increased thirst and extreme hunger
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing sores
  • Frequent infections, such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections
  • Male sexual dysfunction
  • Weight gain or unusual weight loss
  • Numbness and tingling in hands and feet

How Can New Life Medical Group Help You?

Diabetes care is complex and requires that many issues, beyond glycemic control, be addressed. Treatment could include diet control, exercise, home blood glucose testing, and in some cases, oral medication and/or insulin. Approximately 40 percent of people with type 2 diabetes require insulin injections.

Contact us today to see how we can help you manage your health and decrease risk and/or symptoms. http://newlifemedicalgroup.com/autoimmune-conditions/type-1-diabetes/

5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

5 Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to help repair damaged tissues and repair injuries. This therapy is a part of the regenerative medicine field that is rapidly growing.  A few of the many things stem cell therapy is used for include reducing joint pain, increasing motion and flexibility, and treating tendon and ligament tears.

What is a stem cell?

Before we explain some of the benefits of this therapy, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about stem cells in general.

According to the National Institute of Health,

“Stem cells are important for living organisms for many reasons. In the 3- to 5-day-old embryo, called a blastocyst, the inner cells give rise to the entire body of the organism, including all of the many specialized cell types and organs such as the heart, lungs, skin, sperm, eggs and other tissues. In some adult tissues, such as bone marrow, muscle, and brain, discrete populations of adult stem cells generate replacements for other cells that are lost through normal wear and tear, injury, or disease.”

Benefits

With so many treatment options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing stem cell therapy provides.  Overall, because stem cell therapy utilizes biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body, the general benefits include minimal risk, minimal recovery time and minimal worry.  Here are 5 more specific benefits to be aware of.

Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure. The stem cells are harvested from the patient’s bone marrow from the iliac crest (pelvis).

Minimal post-procedural recovery time

One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With stem cell therapy, recovery time is minimal.

No use of general anesthesia

Do you not like the way general anesthesia makes your feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Stem cell therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anesthesia.

No risk of rejection

Due to using biologics extracted from the patient, there is no risk of rejection.

No communicable disease transmission

As the cells originate within your own body, there is no risk of spreading disease from or to another person.

 

If you feel you could benefit from stem cell therapy, you can find help at our office. Call 1-866-892-6262  or email us at info@newlifemedgroup.com  to book a consultation.

Tips to Avoid Neck Pain from Sleeping

Tips to Avoid Neck Pain from Sleeping

Your neck may be small, but it’s a crucial component of a healthy body and overall wellness. Symptoms of neck pain can include numbness, stabbing or shooting pain, inability to turn one’s head regularly, and migraines or headaches.  Neck pain is a result of cervical spine pressure or tension, nerve irritation or inflammation. Take note of what limitations you have with your neck pain and/or where the pain is centralized. The neck is an integral part in supporting and mobilizing the head, so it’s important that it is attended to before the condition worsens.

Most neck pain conditions heal within a few days or weeks, but sometimes the damage may need more than just a bit of rest and an ice-pack. This is most likely dependent on the cause of neck pain. One of the causes of neck pain is sleeping in an unusual position. Check out the below tips to avoid neck pain from sleeping.

Find the best pillow height.

It is important to find a pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck when you lie down to sleep. If your pillow is too low, you risk straining your neck. If your pillow is too high, you are also at risk of straining your neck and obstructing your breathing.

If you are a back sleeper, a thin pillow is your best option. Side sleepers need a thicker pillow to ensure that their head is in the middle of their shoulders. The height and width of your shoulder will determine the exact thickness. Sleeping on your stomach is the most detrimental position for your neck. If you must sleep on your stomach, you will need a very thin pillow or perhaps no pillow at all.

Put your phone away.

Checking your phone at night, even if just for a few minutes, can cause neck pain. When you look at your phone in bed, you may tilt your head up to 60 degrees. This angle strains your neck muscles, tendons and ligaments. Another negative about looking at your phone in bed is that the light your phone emits can actually block your body’s release of melatonin. This makes it harder to fall asleep.

Stretch your neck.

If you work at a desk all day, the strain from slouching or poor posture can cause neck pain. This pain can persist throughout your sleep. Stretching your neck before going to sleep can help loosen tight muscles from a stressful day

Are you suffering from neck pain? We can help.  Call New Life Medical Group today to schedule an appointment. 866-892-6262

Noteworthy Treatments for Addiction

Noteworthy Treatments for Addiction

When someone can’t control the urge to take drugs, even when they know how bad it is for them, this is called an addiction. Often, as a person starts or tries a new drug, they don’t plan to get addicted. People commonly believe they will be able control how often they take them. However, drugs change the brain and can quickly take over someone’s life.

Addiction is a chronic recurring illness that can cause damage to the organs, and in particular, the brain. Addiction involves the mesolimbic dopamine system which includes the surveillance-oriented brainstem, the emotional limbic system, and the frontal cerebral cortex.

Treatment Options

At New Life Medical Group, the treatment protocol for addiction is a combination of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), IV therapy, supplements and if needed, cell therapy.

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used for many different types of brain damage, including but not limited to concussions, PTSD, and strokes.  It is also used as an adjuvant therapy for addiction.
  • IV Therapy: IV Therapy can deliver fluids and liquid vitamins and medications directly into a vein. This delivers them quickly throughout the body.
  • Supplements
  • Stem Cell Therapy: Stem Cell Therapy is a regenerative medicine that uses some of your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. In combination with traditional procedures and treatments, regenerative medicine has had an astonishing success rate in healing bone, joint, soft tissue, and muscle and nerve injuries.

Benefits of NLMG Treatment

NLMG treatment protocol is meant to help patients quickly overcome the withdrawal symptoms and start the healing process. It is not a substitute for group or individual therapy and lifestyle changes. With that said, some noteworthy benefits of NLMG treatment include:

  • In narcotic addiction and dependency, patients are able to come off their drugs in days to a week with minimal withdrawals and preservation of organs (Epifanova NM Anesteziol Reanimatol 1995, May-Jun(3):34-9S).
  • Some of the organ damage to the liver and brain, caused by alcohol, can be reversed with treatment options offered at NLMG.
  • Patients with a nicotine addiction may also benefit from these treatments. The effects of carbon monoxide associated with smoking can make it more difficult to quit a nicotine addiction. After a person quits smoking, it takes 3-4 days for the carbon monoxide level to decrease to normal levels. HBOT can eliminate the carbon monoxide in hours and help bypass the difficult 3-4 days after quitting smoking. In addition, HBOT can be used to reverse some of the effects of chronic carbon monoxide poisoning that result in changes in the circulatory system.

New Life Medical Group in Jackson, TN, serving Nashville, TN, provides help to those who have become addicted or dependent on narcotics, alcohol and even smoking either by choices made by them or others. Let us help you start a journey towards a new, healthy life. 866-892-6262

Tips to Staying Active with Multiple Sclerosis

Tips to Staying Active with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS, is an autoimmune disorder that affects the nervous system. MS is a result of the body’s natural immune system attacking its own nerves by destroying the myelin sheath, which is a protective substance that layers the outside of nerves in the central nervous system. This disrupts the ability of the nerves to properly transmit signals throughout the body. Those diagnosed with MS suffer from numbness in the limbs, physical weakness and fatigue, dizziness, double vision, lack of coordination, loss of bladder control, and even partial or complete loss of vision. Due to these conditions, it can be hard to stay motivated to exercise or to stay active. However, physical activity and movement is important when trying to control your MS. Finding that motivation is crucial. If you or someone you know is affected by MS, we encourage you to try the following tips for staying active.

Avoid Heat

Heat has been known to bother people with MS. It is worthwhile to make the extra effort to stay cool to avoid this irritant. Try exercising in the morning when it is cooler. If it’s summertime, try exercising indoors where it is air-conditioned. If you become overheated, there are several cooling vests or packs that can help you deal with the heat. Also, always remember to drink plenty of cold water when exercising.

Get in the Water

Speaking of staying cool, aquatic exercise can be a great option for someone with MS. Try giving water aerobics or swimming laps a chance. This will allow you to get some great exercise, increase your endurance and enjoy the benefits of being in the cool water.

Get Some Sleep

Fatigue is commonly considered one of the most interfering symptoms of MS, limiting daily activities. To try and combat this, make a sleeping schedule and really stick to it. Your body will get used to the routine. Also, remember to drink a lot of water during the day. The less dehydrated you feel, the more energy you will have.

Find an Exercise Friend

Having someone to exercise with not only helps make you accountable but also provides a social element that can be great therapy for your state of mind. Consider joining an exercise studio that specializes in group classes. Yoga, Pilates or spinning are great for groups. Instructors at these studios are very motivating. They also often have class “challenges,” such as attending a certain number of classes a month, which can help with motivation. If you can learn to have fun exercising, you will want to go back for more.

If you are suffering from multiple sclerosis, we may be able to help. Call New Life Medical Group at 866-892-6262 to book your consultation today!