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New England Stem Cell Institute Blog

Can Prolotherapy Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

October 10, 2022

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Doctor injecting patient’s foot, using prolotherapy to treat plantar fasciitis

Do you often experience a sharp, stabbing sensation in your heel? It is possible that you have plantar fasciitis, a painful condition that occurs when the main ligament in the foot suffers from overuse and micro-tears. Conventional treatments for this problem include things like pain medications, stretching, and rest. For many people, such methods can provide a degree of relief. But what if your pain is persistent? Prolotherapy might be able to help you heal. This blog post discusses what prolotherapy is and how it can encourage your body to bounce back from plantar fasciitis.


Can Stem Cell Therapy Help with Spondylitis?

September 10, 2022

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“Stem cell therapy” written on electronic tablet, surrounded by medical objects

“Spondylitis” is an umbrella term that covers a number of different conditions, all of which adversely affect the spine and pelvis. These problems can cause stiffness, pain, loss of mobility, and other symptoms that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. There are a number of conventional treatments that are commonly used to manage spondylitis. However, many patients inadvertently overlook stem cell therapy as a possible way to find relief. This blog post talks more about how stem cells can help people who suffer from spondylitis.


Prolotherapy: A Long-Term Solution for Neck and Back Pain

August 8, 2022

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Man with neck pain, may benefit from prolotherapy in Glastonbury

Countless millions of people suffer from neck and/or back pain. For some individuals, these issues are an occasional annoyance. For others, ongoing pain can limit their ability to enjoy life to the full. If you are in the latter category, you might use medications and other techniques to manage your pain. But did you know that prolotherapy in Glastonbury might be able to do more than that? This regenerative medicine technique might be able to encourage your body to heal itself and provide you with long-lasting relief from neck and back aches. The blog post discusses what prolotherapy is and how it works to provide pain relief.


Fact or Fiction: Only Pro Athletes Should Get Stem Cell Therapy

July 12, 2022

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smiling construction worker

What do Tiger Woods, Stephen Curry, Peyton Manning, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Rafael Nadal all have in common? In addition to being regular faces on ESPN and various highlight reels, they have also undergone stem cell therapy to deal with sports-related injuries. Does this mean that this kind of regenerative treatment is only appropriate for top-level athletes? While this might have been true in the past, this type of care is now widely available and can help absolutely anyone dealing with musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain.


How Prolotherapy Can Help with Ligament Injuries

June 15, 2022

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graphic of a knee ligament injury

The human body is incredibly complex, and while this enables people to do some truly amazing things, it also means a lot can go wrong. When someone injures a joint, the pain, stiffness, and loss of flexibility can stem from several root causes, with one of the most common being a ligament issue. Medication can mask a ligament injury without actually helping it heal, and surgical repair for a chronic problem can be extremely expensive. Thankfully, prolotherapy offers a quick, effective, and non-invasive option that can provide relief and speed up someone’s recovery at the same time.


4 Proven Back Pain Treatments You Haven’t Tried Yet

April 20, 2022

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stem cell graphic

Back pain—millions of Americans of all ages experience it every day, and you’re likely feeling it as you read this. You’ve tried stretching, exercise, rest, and medication, but it keeps coming back or getting worse. The only option left is surgery, right? Fortunately, that’s not the case thanks to regenerative medicine. Before you decide to go under the knife, be sure to talk to a doctor about how these four lesser-known treatments might be able to provide the lasting relief you’ve been looking for.


How Regenerative Medicine ACTUALLY Helps with Osteoarthritis

March 8, 2022

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doctor injecting a patient’s knee

For people dealing with osteoarthritis, regenerative medicine is extremely promising. It’s not a stop-gap solution like medication that simply reduces symptoms while leaving the underlying problem alone, and it isn’t as extreme as joint replacement surgery. For millions of patients around the world, it has been the key to reduced pain, increased strength, better range of motion, and an overall improved quality of life. But, the way it works is a bit different than what most people think. What does regenerative medicine actually do for those with OA? Keep reading to find out.


What is PRP Typically Used For?

February 24, 2022

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doctor pulling out two vials of PRP

On paper, PRP sounds like a medical miracle. “You mean you can use a small sample of my own blood to create this extremely effective healing substance?” Yes, that’s pretty much how it works! But what exactly is PRP used for, and what conditions is it commonly recommended to treat? Can your problem and pain be fixed with the help of PRP?


PRP & Stem Cells—What’s the Difference?

February 17, 2022

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older man shrugging

Two of the most popular treatments in regenerative medicine are PRP and stem cell therapy. So, as you can imagine, patients often end up asking, “What’s the difference?” Why should someone choose one or the other if they essentially do the same thing (which is accelerate the healing process)? There are quite a few differences between them, but today, we’re going to touch on the two that tend to matter most to people.


Can Nutritional Supplements Help Support Your Immune System?

February 3, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — newengland @ 2:50 pm
wooden spoon holding supplement pills

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of people to reexamine their daily habits and evaluate how they influence their health, causing many to take a close look at their diet. Proper nutrition is essential for a healthy body and ensuring it’s ready to fight off any infections, and for those who can’t get everything they need through their diet, nutritional supplements can provide a convenient and effective helping hand. The following supplements may be able to help fill gaps in your diet so your body is getting all the nutrients it needs to stay in tip-top shape.

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