Osteoarthritis and Degeneration
Regenerative Medicine is a promising approach to treat cartilage lesions and clinical benefits have been reported in a number of studies. Regenerative Medicine is performed using injectable vehicles including hyaluronic acid (HA), and birth tissue containing mesenchymal s (MSC) and many other regenerative cellular components. No adverse events and promising clinical outcomes are constantly reported, demonstrating the extraordinary benefits of using these injectable systems for the treatment of cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis.
When detected early, scoliosis can be managed and treated to prevent the problem from getting worse. With scoliosis, the spine has abnormal curvatures to the side or even twists. Most cases of scoliosis appear for unknown reasons as scoliosis tends to develop before puberty in adolescence, in children who previously had no spine issues.
Many cases of scoliosis do not require surgery or extensive treatment, but if the curvature becomes more severe, medical intervention may be needed. Scoliosis appears equally in boys and girls, but typically girls are more likely to develop significant curvature that warrants treatment.
Common signs of scoliosis include:
- A spine that curves too much to the left or right
- One shoulder that appears lower than the other
- Having a rounded shoulder
- Having an uneven or sunken chest shape
- One leg appears shorter than the other
Most people with scoliosis are unaware that they have it as it is not severe or painful enough to affect their daily lives. For more extreme cases of scoliosis, there are a few treatment options that our chiropractor may suggest such as wearing a back brace, improved posture exercises, and physical therapy and stretching to help align the spine.
There is no cure for scoliosis, but if left untreated, scoliosis can cause additional issues into adulthood such as back pain, numbness or tingling in your legs, fatigue, and breathing problems. Luckily, braces and back strengthening exercises typically ease any discomfort the patient may be experiencing and strengthen the back muscles to alleviate pain and support healthier spin alignment.
A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, is one of the most common conditions to affect the spine. While it can occur anywhere along your spine, it most frequently occurs in the neck or lower back. Discs are essentially small cushions that sit between each of the vertebrae in your spine. When a disc herniates or slips, the disc ruptures, allowing the nerve center to move and become pinched between the vertebrae.
Before our providers can prescribe the best treatment, additional medical tests may be necessary to better diagnose the severity of your slipped disc. These tests can include x-rays, MRIs or cat scans, and are all non-invasive but will help our chiropractor to correctly identify and treat your disc herniation.
The majority of disc herniations do not require surgery, but our chiropractor may prescribe nonsurgical treatments such as bed rest, physical therapy, and even anti-inflammatory medications to help alleviate your pain. If you do require surgery, our chiropractor will discuss the different types of surgical options available to you and answer any questions you may have.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or think you may have a herniated disc, call us today at (803) 788-2167 to request your appointment at Advanced Healthcare Solutions with our medical team.
Pain relief is one of the top reasons that people seek medical attention. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks and though conventional treatment options such as medication and surgery can treat pain, they may come with unwanted side effects and lengthy recovery periods. Fortunately, both chronic and acute pain can be effectively treated with naturopathic medicine.
At Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we believe in treating pain by identifying and effectively treating your underlying condition, not simply suppressing the symptoms. Our treatment focuses not only on addressing your physical pain, but your total health including your physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing.
We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that takes into account your individual needs. Our care is comprehensive and patient-centered. We are always happy to work alongside your other healthcare team professionals to ensure you are receiving the best treatment possible.