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Trends in Pain Management without Opioids

By |2019-03-08T17:35:32-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles|

This Article was featured in www.TidewaterWomen.com on March 1, 2019. You don’t have to live with pain. Here’s expert guidance on how to live pain-free. Here’s the sad truth. Many of us have friends, family and neighbors who have been touched in some way by the opioid crisis. Just in the last few months, I know [...]

Lisa Barr, Physiatrist and Author, Opens New Practice

By |2019-02-14T15:00:48-04:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, News|

Featured in The Virginian Pilot newspaper “There’s not a pill for every ill.” That’s Lisa Barr’s maxim. Barr, a physiatrist, recently opened Barr Medical Center, located at 933 First Colonial Road, where she helps empower her patients to manage or alleviate pain. She uses a variety of techniques, including physical therapy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and [...]

What is neural therapy?

By |2019-03-08T17:34:17-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Regenerative Medicine|

Neural therapy is the treatment of pain and other illnesses by finding and treating disturbances in the body’s electrical system. These disturbances are called interference fields, which are a result of autonomic nervous system responses. Neural therapy involves the injection of a local anesthetic mixed with other ingredients into the interference fields. The theory behind neural [...]

What are Amniotic Stem Cells?

By |2018-12-29T11:44:31-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Regenerative Medicine|

“Researchers have discovered that the fresh amniotic fluid has an extremely high concentration of stem cells, even more than bone marrow in adults. When processed however at an FDA regulated lab, the biologic material ends up containing no live stem cells but the material does retain significant regenerative properties, such as growth factors, hyaluronic acid and [...]

What is Fat Grafting?

By |2018-12-29T11:44:40-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Regenerative Medicine|

Fat derived adult stem cells (ADSCS) are considered mesenchymal stem cells found in specific layers of fat called the stromal vascular fraction (SVF). These stem cells are similar in some ways to bone marrow derived stem cell, but are easier to extract, and are more abundant. What makes fat derived stem cells so interesting is that, [...]

What is bone marrow aspirate concentrate?

By |2018-12-29T11:45:07-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Regenerative Medicine|

Bone marrow aspirate concentrate is made from fluid taken from the bone marrow of the back of the bony pelvis. The bone marrow aspirate contains stem cells that can help the healing of some bone, joint and tendon conditions. What conditions will might be helped by stem cells? Stem cells can be used to help with [...]

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

By |2019-03-20T14:30:17-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Chronic Pain Management Articles, Regenerative Medicine|

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections were originally used by dentists in the 1990s to help with implant dentistry.  Later large animal veterinarians used PRP to keep performance horses perform better and stay healthy longer. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) uses naturally occurring growth factors and signaling proteins  in your own blood to promote healing. In this process we [...]

What is Prolotherapy?

By |2018-12-29T11:45:31-04:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Regenerative Medicine|

Prolotherapy is a modality we have used to treat ligament and joint laxity since 1992.  Dr. Barr has more experience performing prolotherapy than any physician in the eastern part of Virgina.  She had the great fortune of learning Prolotherapy from one of it’s originators Dr. Gustav Hemwall in the early 1990’s.  Dr. Hemwall was in his [...]

Barr Center Opens Practice

By |2018-12-21T22:35:53-04:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: News|

(Virginia Beach, Va.) – Hampton Roads residents can now seek non-opioid, nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of painful conditions, such as neck, shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, low back, hip, knee and ankle pain, at the Barr Center for Innovative Pain & Regenerative Therapies. Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Barr, the Barr Center is [...]

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

By |2018-12-29T09:55:56-04:00December 16th, 2018|Categories: Back Pain|

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an advanced treatment for hard-to-manage chronic pain. The procedure involves implanting small electrodes on a wire near the spinal cord. This provides low-level electrical impulses to interrupt transmission of pain at the level of the spinal cord before the impulses get to the brain. In successful procedures, painful sensations are replaced [...]