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How to Kick the Pain Habit with Dr. Lisa Barr


Throughout her 40-year medical career, Dr. Lisa Barr, a pain management doctor and author, has helped countless patients overcome debilitating physical pain. As the founder and medical director of the Barr Center for Innovative Pain and Regenerative Therapies in Virginia Beach, she ...

How to Kick the Pain Habit with Dr. Lisa Barr2023-03-14T15:01:40-04:00

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine


Devoting time to care for yourself each day can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care steps – such as taking a moment to de-stress, moving and exercising more, preparing healthier meals and not cheating on ...

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine2023-02-21T10:19:00-05:00

Reduce Stress for a Healthier Heart


Whether it’s from everyday deadlines, financial struggles or health concerns, stress shows up often in life. And your body reacts to it: your heart rate increases, your blood vessels narrow—and over time, these little blows can add up and do damage to ...

Reduce Stress for a Healthier Heart2023-02-17T13:38:19-05:00

Celebrating the Benefits of CBD


January is National CBD Month, a recognition worth honoring every day for this wellness breakthrough that has helped countless people live healthier lives. Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a beneficial compound found in marijuana. This substance is being studied as a potential ...

Celebrating the Benefits of CBD2023-02-02T15:57:01-05:00

What Happens When Whiplash Occurs


Each year, more than two million Americans experience whiplash. Also called a neck strain or sprain, it occurs when the head suddenly snaps forward, then backward in a whip-like motion that over-stretches the joints, muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper ...

What Happens When Whiplash Occurs2023-01-17T14:51:06-05:00

Get your New Year off to a Healthy Start


Reflecting on the year that just ended is a healthy exercise, as we transition from what may have been a superlative year for some or a disappointing journey for others. Thinking about the highs and lows helps us decide how to make ...

Get your New Year off to a Healthy Start2023-01-17T14:51:45-05:00

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


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, ...

PRP vs Stem Cell: Which is the best pain solution for you?2022-07-19T15:14:18-04:00

Oxalate Crystals and Pain


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 ...

Oxalate Crystals and Pain2023-05-30T19:55:47-04:00

What is the Best Treatment for Arthritis in Lower Back?


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 ...

What is the Best Treatment for Arthritis in Lower Back?2022-12-01T17:06:24-05:00
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