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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.

 

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

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

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)

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.

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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