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Knee Replacement Surgery – Do You Know Every Option?

Knee Replacement Surgery – Do You Know Every Option?

You’ve been suffering from osteoarthritis or some other type of debilitating pain in your knee for far too long… and you know it is time to do something about it. The doctor has recommended knee replacement surgery. Precisely what you dreaded. You start asking friends, family, coworkers, and even google searches…. you’ve discovered all the things you feared, but what if you had a non-invasive alternative to surgery?
 

Typical Method: Surgery

Surgery of any kind, is never a sure thing, as we all know. Anesthesia complications and infections after surgery are common enough for patients to be very cautious before they sign up for their own trip to the O.R. (operation room). Then there is the dreaded recovery time. It’s 6 weeks on average before resuming daily activities; 3 to 4 months, at minimum, before full recovery – sometimes up to a year! The inconveniences of being immobilized as well as needing to take time off work for an extended period can prove detrimental to our lives and livelihood.
 
Cost factors are another conversation. The average cost of a total knee replacement surgery is roughly $50,000! Add on another 12 weeks of physical therapy, and you are staring at a hefty number of expenses. Even with amazing insurance covering 90% of the costs of surgery, anesthesia, the hospital stay, physical therapy, and prescriptions – your out of pocket pay can still easily be well over $10,000! Unfortunately, one more tidbit of negative news we have yet to mention: The average ‘lifespan’ of a knee replacement is 20 years. If you are a middle-aged knee replacement patient, you may have to experience this pain and suffering twice in your life.
 

What Other Options Are There?

Regenerative Medicine
 
New Life Medical Group is the foremost provider of treatments classified as regenerative medicine, using treatments such as stem cell therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to repair damaged joints. In short, we use your own body’s cells to help you heal! It has been proven that stem cell therapy has the ability to reduce or eliminate the need for surgery.
 
The Process
 
Derived from your bone marrow or adipose tissue, your stem cells will be injected directly into the joint. The entire process is less than an hour with the most common complaint being discomfort at the injection site. The best part? No downtime. Your answer to non-invasive pain relief is just a phone call away!
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?.

 

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/

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

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Lyme Disease

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through an infected tick and is most often caused by the bacterium, borrelia burgdorfern (Bb spirochete). In the United States, the black-legged tick (Ixodes Scapularis) and the western black-legged tick (Ixodes pacificans) are the most common ticks to infect humans. Other ticks that have been found to be infected with the Bb spirochete bacteria are the wood rat tick (Ixodes neotomae) and the rabbit tick (Haemaphysolis porispalastris).

Symptoms of Lyme Disease

The first symptom of Lyme disease is a local rash (erythema migrans), but it is not always present and it can be overlooked. In the EARLY PHASE (inflammatory phase,) flu-like symptoms, headaches, stiff neck, mild fever, chills, muscles aches and fatigue are seen. These symptoms are very non-specific and mimic other diseases. Lyme disease needs to be considered as a possibility if the flu-like symptoms persist over weeks. The LATE PHASE (intracellular phase) of Lyme disease occurs when the bacterium is in the organ (skin, muscles, eyes, heart, brain, etc.). Symptoms in this phase might include neurological dysfunction, cognitive disorders, sleep abnormalities, muscles aches, cardiac problems, etc. These late symptoms also imitate other illness such as fibromyalgia. These characteristics of Lyme disease have given rise to the term “great imitator” to describe this disease process.

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has the extraordinary ability to improve your quality of life when standard medicine is simply not working or as a supplement to traditional medicine. Simple, effective and lifesaving, HBOT can be your answer to recovery. New Life Medical Group is one of the only freestanding facilities that has the matchless ability to provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy in conjunction with other treatments for a more cohesive, effective and long-term result. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the only non-hormonal treatment approved by the FDA for biologically repairing and regenerating human tissue.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Lyme Disease

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy works by driving oxygen into infected cells, thereby creating a rich environment of oxygen that is not suitable to the Bb spirochete. While at the Texas A&M University, William Fife, Ph.D., treated Lyme disease with HBOT at 2.36ATA (atmospheres absolute). Of 91 patients with Lyme disease, 85% of those treated showed significant improvement. A Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction during hyperbaric oxygen therapy and/or while on antibiotics is a sign that the Bb spirochete is being killed. As with all patients facing a serious illness, Lyme disease patients have learned that they need to be informed about treatment options. Especially if standard antibiotic treatment has not helped sufficiently, patients should explore alternative options.

Do you feel you can benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy? Call New Life Medical Group today to schedule an appointment. 866-892-6262