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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

10 Conditions That Can Be Treated with Regenerative Medicine

10 Conditions That Can Be Treated with Regenerative Medicine

New Life Medical Group is the foremost provider of treatments classified under regenerative medicine using therapies with stem cells and platelet-rich plasma, to name a few. Regenerative medicine simply means that we use some of your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. Before we list some conditions that can be treated by regenerative medicine, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about each treatment.

What Is 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.

What Is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy (short for proliferative therapy) is one way to restart the healing process. 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.

What Is 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.

10 conditions that can be treated with regenerative medicine.

  1. COPD
  2. Diabetes
  3. Erectile Dysfunction
  4. Multiple Sclerosis
  5. Osteoarthritis
  6. Parkinson’s Disease
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  8. Spinal Cord Injuries
  9. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  10. Disk Disease

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Are Stem Cell Treatments FDA Approved?

Are Stem Cell Treatments FDA Approved?

Regenerative medicine and stem cell treatments may be fairly well-known amongst the general public, but how much do you know about the regulations of stem cell treatments? Well, for starters, let us quickly clear the air and say that stem cell treatments are legal. But there are other nuanced questions and misunderstandings within this topic. We’re here to break it down for you.

The FDA Only Approves/Denies the use of Drugs and Medical Devices 

One of the first questions many people ask is: are stem cell treatments “FDA-approved”? First, we want to clarify that the FDA only approves and denies the use of drugs and medical devices. Autologous stem cells – which are done in same-day procedures – do not fall in either of the “drug” or “medical device” categories. This is why we cannot say that stem cell treatments are FDA-approved. The FDA can only approve of “stem cell-based products.”

There is a Difference Between Autologous Stem Cells and “Stem Cell-Based Products”

As we mentioned, the FDA cannot approve of autologous stem cells used in same-day procedures. This is because these stem cells undergo minimal manipulation and delivered back to the patient within hours. However, the FDA does regulate “stem cell-based products.” What does this mean? These cells are also not autologous, meaning that they may come from a variety of different donated sources. They may also be cultured or processed by a lab for commercial use before distribution.

The FDA Does Not Regulate the Practice of Medicine

The practice of medicine refers to a physician’s and patient’s ability to freely to consider their chosen course of treatment. All of our procedures regarding regenerative medicine follow the guidelines for cellular therapy published by the FDA. Our choice of treatments, whether it include the use of stem cells or otherwise, are dependent on individual patient’s needs.

There is Overwhelming Support to Keep the FDA Out of Autologous Stem Cell Treatments

Those who are aware of the issues surrounding stem cell procedures have voiced concern about what it might mean to regulate autologous stem cells. While everyone recognizes that there is a need to ensure proper safety and handling of biologics, there is also a strong belief that there is no role for more aggressive government regulation when it comes to what patients are permitted to do with their own body. Many people just find it hard to accept that tissue from their own body needs to be treated as if it were a drug. And there are long-term precedents to support this point of view. For example, skin grafting in burn victims and egg harvesting in fertility clinics have been using autologous biologics for years.

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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.

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Stem Cell Therapy: Sorting Out Fact from Fiction

Stem Cell Therapy: Sorting Out Fact from Fiction

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine that helps relieve pain and aids the body in healing itself. It’s not widely recognized, as many are people still learning how the whole process works, and what makes it so efficient.

As with many new breakthrough sciences, there are a lot of misconceptions about stem cell therapy that need to be cleared up. Patients and critics alike need to be educated about regenerative medicine so that more advances can be made in this arena. Let’s take a look and sort the facts from the myths.

Myth: Stem cell therapy doesn’t help to relieve pain.

Fact: Not only does stem cell therapy work to relieve pain, but it also promotes natural healing from within. Stem cells aid in the regeneration and repair of damaged tissue. Many patients report a substantial level of relief after the therapy.

Myth: Surgery is a more useful, reliable source of pain treatment than stem cell therapy.

Fact: This couldn’t be further from the truth. Surgery is invasive and risky for the patient. Recovery time after surgery is lengthy, not to mention the pain and soreness that patients experience. Stem cell therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure and downtime is minimal. There’s no risk of developing blood clots or infection as opposed to surgery, and most patients find that they are good candidates for this treatment.

Myth: All stem cells come from embryos.

Fact: Stem cells can derive from embryos, but in the vast majority of treatments, specifically for pain, the stem cells are harvested right from the patient’s body. These cells live within our body, so there’s no need to use biological material from outside sources.

Myth: Stem cells are painfully extracted from bone marrow.

Fact: Yes, it’s true that some stem cells originate from bone marrow, however, this procedure is not painful. Patients are given a numbing medication that makes the process very easy to endure. Also, stem cells are taken from fat tissue, not just bone marrow. In fact, most treatments use cells extracted from adipose fat tissue.

Myth: Real doctors don’t support stem cell therapy.

Fact: Stem cell therapy has gained traction among the medical community as a whole, thanks to the support of “real doctors” who perform the procedure, and documents the case studies. The physicians who endorse this therapy are board certified professionals who realize the importance of utilizing treatments that support the body’s natural ability to repair itself.

These are just five of many myths associated with stem cell therapy. The truth is that there will always be some fiction surrounding this topic, but with proper education, people can become aware of the benefits of stem cell therapy and begin to see this as a viable solution to pain issues.

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