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Cancer Pain Management

Cancer Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
Getting a cancer diagnosis is a shock, to say the least. The C-word is a word no one wants or expects to hear, but it is an unfortunate reality to far too many people. Cancer can also be a genetic disease, meaning some are born genetically predisposed to developing certain types of cancer. People with hereditary mutations have a higher risk of developing the disease more than the average person. Early diagnosis and an increasing amount of treatment options give people more hope for battling cancer, but there can still be a great deal of pain that needs to be managed along the way.

What Are Adult Stem Cells and Why Are They a Medical Game Changer?

What Are Adult Stem Cells and Why Are They a Medical Game Changer?

by Shearly (SU)
Adult stem cells are called undifferentiated cells, meaning that they can change to create other kinds of specialized cells. There are many different types of these stem cells within your body. Each kind of tissue in your body has a specific set of stem cells. This means that they can be taken from your own body from blood, bone marrow, skin, bone, skeletal muscle, teeth and other organs.

What are Facet Blocks?

What are Facet Blocks?

by Shearly (SU)
Facet blocking is a treatment created to provide targeted relief for those suffering from debilitating back pain. Spinal facet joints are the small spaces located between the vertebrae of your spine. These articular processes act as stabilizing joints, allowing you to rotate, bend and move. In short, spinal facet joints provide your spine the strength and stability you need to function on a daily basis.

Healing at the Speed of YOU: The FASTRAC Program

Healing at the Speed of YOU: The FASTRAC Program

by Shearly (SU)
You are at work, and it seems like any normal day. And then it happens. You bent down to pick up a box and your sciatica acted up, rendering you almost completely immobilized and in pain. What do you do? You need urgent relief, but it can take days to get in to see your doctor, and possibly weeks until you can see a pain specialist.

DRG Therapy: The Future of Orthopedics

DRG Therapy: The Future of Orthopedics

by Shearly (SU)
Sufferers of chronic pain, rejoice! New techniques like DRG therapy are helping those who live with chronic pain find relief. DRG, or Dorsal Root Ganglion therapy, is a procedure whereby stimulation can be applied to a specific area of the body. In other words, the Doral Root Ganglion is a cluster of nerve cells in the spinal cord. By stimulating the Dorsal Root Ganglion, doctors can now treat chronic pain in the extremities efficiently and accurately!