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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.

 

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!

 

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Find Joint Pain Relief With Regenerative Medicine

Find Joint Pain Relief With Regenerative Medicine

Living with joint pain can put a damper on so many everyday activities. Simply walking up the stairs or enjoying a friend’s wedding band can seem impossible. If you haven’t found medical help, it may be time to consider regenerative medicine as your form of joint pain treatment. You may be wondering what exactly regenerative medicine means. It simply means that we use some of your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. Here at New Life Medical Group, we use primarily 3 main regenerative therapies. Check out the below information about how each of these therapies can help you.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy focuses on delivering stem cells to parts of the body that are in need. Adipose tissue (fat cells) or stem cells taken from bone marrow are removed from the patient’s own body. The tissue is made into a stem cell concentrate and injected at the focal point of treatment in the patient’s body. Once the stem cell concentrate has entered the treatment site, they begin the regeneration process. These cells have been found to have immunomodulatory characteristics. They reduce inflammation by inhibiting T-cell activity and the chemical signals that arrive on the scene of an injury or disease process.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP), or platelet concentrates have been studied extensively since the 1990s. While similar products previously used in medicine (fibrin glue) were very expensive, PRP provided a cost effective alternative. Plasma concentrates are a way to help the body finish the healing process and strengthen the weakened tissue. It is used for tendinopathies (tendon problems), in addition to problems with ligaments, muscles, meniscus, cartilage, bone, wound and intervertebral discs.

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy (short for proliferative therapy) is one way to restart the healing process. Prolotherapy and the above mentioned PRP are both nonsurgical reconstructions to heal joint pain and joint instability. It begins a chain reaction of events that signal the body to focus on the area again. Prolotherapy is most efficacious with a torn ligament (tendonosis). Accidents, sports injuries or just plain wear and tear can cause pain from unstable/worn ligaments and tendons. Prolotherapy will not work on complete tears but in individuals with partial tears or unstable ligaments, it can help them avoid surgery. Prolotherapy can be augmented with PRP (platelet rich plasma) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Prolotherapy can be augmented with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therpay.

We specialize in regenerative medicine that has proven to be beneficial to patients both young and old. Contact us today to set up an appointment. 1-888-885-HEAL/4325 (toll-free)

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