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PRP vs Stem Cell: Which is the best pain solution for you?

By |2022-07-19T15:14:18-04:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Articles|

Our patients sometimes ask: PRP vs Stem Cells,  which is the best solution for my pain situation.  Stem cells and platelets work together in your body, complementing one another as they heal injuries and diseases. At the Barr Center, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Barr, we have the option of treating you with several types [...]

Oxalate Crystals and Pain

By |2022-08-05T12:43:08-04:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|

Oxalate Crystals: An Often-Overlooked Pain and Detox Mystery Like many people during the first year of Covid, my diet and activity level changed dramatically. Considerable Covid stress plus the uncertainties of opening a new medical practice during those crazy times threw my regular routine into a tailspin. I feel compelled to share my personal story about [...]

What is the Best Treatment for Arthritis in Lower Back?

By |2022-07-18T14:19:42-04:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Back Pain, Functional Medicine, Neck Pain, Regenerative Medicine|

Many of our patients ask, "What is the Best Treatment for Arthritis in Lower Back?"  Pain, stiffness, and soft tissue tightness are common symptoms of arthritis of the spine. Some people even feel painful soft tissue nodules over their inflamed joints. Arthritis of the neck and back impacts people’s quality of life affecting 85% of people [...]

Covid Long Haul Treatment: How Are you Handling Recovery?

By |2022-05-27T14:58:03-04:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

Nutritional support and Healthy Lifestyle choices can aid your recovery    With more than 65 million reported cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. alone (and rising), many people are experiencing symptoms for weeks and even months after the infection has cleared. Recovering from COVID does not guarantee that everyone will return to their usual state of health. [...]

IV Therapy: What’s the Real Deal?

By |2022-05-27T14:36:21-04:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: IV Therapy, News|Tags: |

Surprising Benefits for Health & Wellness! If you wake up one morning after partying too hard the night before, wishing you hadn't. Or if you have a terrible migraine that simply won’t go away, you might be thinking about 10 different ways to cure a headache and a hangover. One sure cure is getting a 45-minute [...]

Laser Therapy for Pain: Cold Laser Therapy

By |2022-03-07T12:14:59-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|Tags: , |

Laser Therapy for Pain: The Most Versatile Healthcare Tool of the 21st Century The goal of Laser Therapy for pain is to photo-bio stimulate chemically damaged cells via specific wavelengths of light. Laser energy applied through the skin excites kinetic energy within cells by transmitting healing stimuli known as photons or light beams. The skin absorbs [...]

How Low Dose Naltrexone Helps Treat Autoimmunity

By |2022-05-27T12:28:09-04:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|Tags: |

Low Dose Naltrexone was originally approved in the 1980s at a dose of 50mg to help opiate and heroin addicts. Naltrexone works by blocking the reception of opioid hormones making it easier for drug-dependent adults to stop using.  Around the mid-’80s, a doctor in New York named Dr. Bihari was treating cancer and AIDS patients and [...]

Genetic Testing: Biohacking Your Health

By |2021-08-27T11:01:07-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles, Functional Medicine|Tags: , |

Our unique genetic makeup is an important element to understanding our health challenges and disease risk. Genetic Testing can Reveal Predisposition to Health Conditions. While our genes themselves don’t make us sick, they can predispose us to health challenges by affecting enzymes that control cellular functions. This is especially true if your life is out of [...]

Functional Medicine: “You Are What You Eat”

By |2022-04-05T15:51:52-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Functional Medicine, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: , , |

Have you ever heard of someone feeling better after modifying their diet? I have. There are, in fact, several mechanisms of action to explain this claim, which I cover in my book, Outsmart Your Pain! The Essential Guide to Overcoming Pain & Transforming Your Life. “You are what you eat” is Surprisingly True. You might be surprised [...]

What The Heck Is CBD Oil and Why Are We Just Hearing About It?

By |2021-06-17T09:05:48-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Skeptics who assume CBD Oil is just 21st-century snake oil may be surprised to learn that this substance is being studied as a potential treatment for a litany of maladies as diverse as chronic pain, bowel disease, auto-immunity, anxiety, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, insomnia and cancer to name a few. One of the reasons CED is so [...]

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