general medicine services Columbia, SC
Here at Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we are proud to offer a full spectrum of services to our patients to treat a variety of conditions. Our highly trained professionals have years of experience in diagnosing and treating these conditions, and we are happy to help find a solution to best suit your individual needs.

We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:

Innovative Medicine

Innovative Medicine is a promising approach to treat cartilage lesions and clinical benefits have been reported in a number of studies. Innovative Medicine is performed using injectable vehicles including hyaluronic acid (HA), and birth tissue containing mesenchymal (MSC) and many other innovative 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.

*International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018, 19, 3322.

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy is a widely used treatment used to help reduce muscle pain and increase range of motion. By using sound waves, we are able to stimulate deep inside the tissue. This minimizes stiffness, swelling, and pain while also promoting circulation, and pain-free movement.

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Trigger Point Injections

Here at Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we are proud to offer trigger point injections for patients struggling with fibromyalgia, tension headaches, myofascial pain, and muscle pain in the arms, legs, lower back and neck.

During your appointment, we will locate the area where you are experiencing pain and help alleviate your symptoms.

This procedure is safe and the risk of possible complications is very low. You may experience soreness or numbness at the injection site for a temporary period of time. While you should avoid strenuous activity for a few days, you should be able to actively use your muscles immediately following treatment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (803) 788-2167.

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hormone therapy Columbia, SC

Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy is used to treat both men and women experiencing imbalances or drops in their naturally-occurring hormones. Hormones are responsible for most of your essential bodily functions, so when they are disrupted in any way, cascade effects across all your systems can ensue.

Hormones are a vital part of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. No one needs to suffer the symptoms of hormone imbalance, and at Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we are confident we can find the right solution for your unique needs.

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Spinal Manipulation and Adjustment

Spinal manipulation, also known as a chiropractic adjustment, is considered a safe and effective treatment for back pain. With today’s growing emphasis on quality care, clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness, spinal manipulation is receiving increased attention.

Spinal manipulation reduces pain (decreasing the need for medication in some cases), rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment. It is recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. Spinal manipulation has been known to be the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults. Research has shown that there is strong evidence that spinal manipulation for back pain is just as effective as a combination of medical care and exercise. In some cases, it has been noted that spinal manipulation is just as effective as prescription NSAIDS combined with exercise. An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 suggested chiropractic care as an option for people suffering from low back pain. It was noted that surgery is usually not needed and should only be tried if other therapies fail.

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a non-invasive mechanical procedure performed within our office to help alleviate back pain. It involves gently stretching the spine to take pressure off the spinal discs (the cushions that separate the vertebrae in the spine). By relieving this pressure, bulging discs can retract back into place which takes pressure off the nerves in the spine. By decompressing the spine, it permits water, oxygen and other fluids to work their way back into the discs allowing them to heal naturally. Spinal decompression is an excellent option for anyone with chronic back pain who wants to get back to living a pain-free life as quickly as possible.

Spinal decompression is safe for most patients. It is a great alternative for drugs and surgery. During your consultation, we will do a complete examination to rule out any conditions that might cause a problem. Some contraindications are patients with advanced osteoporosis, pregnancy, obesity and extensive nerve damage. This will be discussed in further detail during your first visit.

If you have been plagued with chronic back or neck pain, you know how disrupting it can be to your everyday life. Standing up straight for long periods can hurt, getting comfortable at night can take forever, and simple things like unloading groceries can become extremely painful. Millions of Americans live with chronic back pain. If you have searched for any method to relieve your back pain, it is time to consider trying Spinal Decompression. You don’t have to live this way. Please call our office today (803) 788-2167.

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Cold Laser Therapy Columbia, SC

Cold Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and help accelerate your healing process. Laser treatment can be used on people suffering from acute and chronic conditions in order to eliminate pain and swelling, increase functionality, and reduce spasms.

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Electrical Stimulation Columbia, SC

Electrical Stimulation

Electrotherapy is an alternative pain management treatment option that involves the use of mild electromagnetic pulses to provide relief for the patient. This treatment option can dull pain, repair tissue, strengthen muscles, and even improve your blood circulation.

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial release is an intervention administered to various patients to alleviate pain or restrictive tissue problems. The release treatment usually involves the application of gentle or moderate pressure on the connective tissues and leads to relaxation and eventual elongation of the fascia therein. These restrictions are often caused by traumatic accidents or inflammations of the soft tissue. Some patients get them as an after-effect of surgery. They always result in muscular tension and spasm of sharp pain. They cannot be detected through standard diagnosis tests like the x-ray scan. It is essential for a patient to visit a doctor or physiotherapy expert once they notice restriction of movement in the hip area or shoulder. Painful backs can also be a sign of the restriction and can only be treated through the Myofascial Release procedures.

What to expect during therapy
If you have never undergone a Myofascial Release procedure before, you might wonder what will be done. There is no need to panic any way, since it is a minor therapy intervention meant to alleviate any pain that could be as a result of fascia muscle pain and restriction. Here is what you can expect if you visit a standard therapist for your myofascial pain treatment.

  • The therapist might have to interview you about what you think the cause of the pain could be. They may also palpitate the affected area to identify the particular fascia that needs to be massaged and given due attention during the procedure.
  • A standard treatment should last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, but should not last longer than that as that may lead to soreness and fatigue.
  • You may experience considerable relief, but if the case is severe, you may need to go for another session or two in the subsequent days.
  • The treatment does not require the use of any equipment and creams or gels. The therapist will only need their hands to manipulate and apply slight pressure to the trigger points and affected muscles.
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Massage Therapy Columbia, SC

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are many types of massage therapy methods (also called modalities). People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons; for example, to reduce stress and anxiety, to relax muscles, to rehabilitate injuries, to reduce pain and to promote overall health and wellness.

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Lifestyle and Nutritional Advice

Lifestyle
Our team here at Advanced Healthcare Solutions is dedicated to helping you achieve your long-term health and wellness goals by offering you reliable lifestyle advice. If you are not sure if the lifestyle choices you are making are worsening or improving your condition, we are here to help. We address the typical health issues as well as coach our patients to live a healthier life by looking at the individual as a whole mentally, physically and emotionally.

Treatment is only the beginning to living a healthier, pain-free life. There are many other factors that contribute to how complete your recovery will be. For example, proper nutrition and exercise help promote the body’s natural healing process and is an essential component to your chiropractic care. Living each day with a healthier perspective is easier than you think. We are here coaching and cheering you on the whole way!

Our goal here at Advanced Healthcare Solutions is to help improve your total health and wellness by including lifestyle advice with your personalized care plan.

Nutritional Advice
Here at Advanced Healthcare Solutions we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.

Our team will provide you with a structured nutritional program based on your specific individual needs. Our staff can assist you on your weight-loss journey and help you regain optimal health and wellness.

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Vitamin Injections

Many people suffer from B12 vitamin deficiency, especially with the growing popularity of veganism, vegetarianism, and other specialty diets and lifestyles. Others who may be more susceptible to vitamin B12 deficiency are patients diagnosed with Crohn’s disease or celiac disease, and those who have undergone intestinal procedures such as weight loss surgery.

Even though vitamin deficiency can go undetected, there are adverse effects if your body is not getting enough of the nutrition it needs to function at its best. In some cases, untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to behavioral and health issues such as decreased brain function, depression, osteoporosis, and macular degeneration. One way to help combat the development of those conditions and fulfill your dietary needs is by supplementation.

While many who are deficient opt for oral, over-the-counter supplements, we recommend approaching the deficiency head-on with B12 injections. This form of supplementation is beneficial and safe and can help treat a variety of symptoms while preventing damage to the body from the deficiency. In fact, some who aren’t deficient in vitamin B12 choose to take advantage of this supplementation as it offers a variety of health and behavioral benefits such as increased energy, improvements in mood, and weight loss.

At Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we understand that not everyone can meet their daily nutritional needs through food alone. Whether you are on a special diet or have poor absorption of nutrients, we are here to help. For more information about B12 injections or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (803) 788-2167.

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