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Low dose Naltrexone (LDN) for chronic pain and autoimmunity

2021-01-13T15:52:47-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is currently being studied in patients with various types of chronic pain including migraines, fibromyalgia, neuropathy as well as many other chronic pain states, various types of cancers, and autoimmune related disorders. While these studies are underway, LDN is being used widely in the U.S. for a variety of pain related disorders [...]

Contrast Bath

2021-01-07T19:13:44-05:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Outsmart Your Pain|Tags: |

WHAT IS A CONTRAST BATH? Contrast baths are a form of hydrotherapy. It is also called hot/cold immersion therapy. It is the use of hot and cold water to help decrease pain and increase circulation around an injured area where there may be restricted blood flow. The goals for using contrast baths include: Decreasing pain Decreasing [...]

Physical Therapy Update During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-04-27T21:33:07-04:00March 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

Your Barr Center Physical Therapist, Janet Hare is here for you! However, during these uncertain times, we want you to be safe and we are doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We are available to advise you regarding the best treatment options for you to consider on your path to healing your [...]

Update on Corornavirus (Covid-19)

2021-01-13T13:15:18-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) impacts more people, the staff of the Barr Center is working diligently to keep our practice open Monday - Thursday and safe for all. We want to remain connected to our patients in this time of great need. A staff member will be answering and triaging patients appropriately. You can call us [...]

Weakness in the Knee: Causes and Remedies

2020-04-27T21:45:26-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Pain Management Articles, Knee Joint Pain|

This article was featured in Costco Connections, June 2019. Knee pain keeps many people from doing the activities they enjoy. But what causes knee pain? More important, how do you make the aches and pains go away? The knee, the body’s largest joint, is a hinge joint where three bones meet: the thighbone, or femur; the [...]

Trends in Pain Management without Opioids

2020-04-27T21:46:33-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Chronic Pain Management Articles|

This Article was featured in 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

2021-01-13T09:20:00-05:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: 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?

2020-04-27T22:05:53-04:00December 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?

2020-04-27T22:07:30-04:00December 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?

2018-12-29T11:44:40-05:00December 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, [...]

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