Solutions Integrated Medicine Blog

Latest updates and info about regenerative medicine plus tips on how to become healthier and have less joint and back pain

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Solutions Welcomes Dr. Rowell, MD

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     We’re excited to announce we have a new medical director at Solutions! Dr. Michael Rowell, MD is joining us this September and everyone is looking forward to his expertise and involvement. Dr. Rowell has been a top rated surgeon in the Tri Cities for the last 30 years and will be overseeing all the procedures performed at Solutions. This includes musculoskeletal treatments, regenerative aesthetics and wound care. Here’s what Dr. Rowell brings t

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Fatigued? Start Here

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     Many adults complain no matter how they eat or how much sleep they get, they still feel drained and fatigued during the day. Fatigue affects both the body and mind and contributes to depression. Medically, it’s a difficult problem to diagnose and treat because there are so many causes, many of which can be cured with some simple advice from your provider. However there are many more cases that’s tried all the advice and everything under the sun, and yet still suffer with constant fatigue. If you’re relying on too much caffeine during the day and nothing you’ve tried so far has changed your energy levels, a great place to start is a simple blood test. There are numerous clues blood work can give your doctors so they can easily help you make a difference in this problem. 

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The Cruel Aging Process

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

      As we age, our body slowly deteriorates in certain places that make the process more miserable than most would like. Collagen helps give support for the top layer of the skin; it’s the mattress of your skin. Collagen deteriorates with age and this is why we get wrinkles and our skin sags. Hormones also change/decline as we get older, causing all sorts of discomfort including sleeping problems, decreased libido, energy levels, moodiness and joint pain. The sensitivity in our nerves also decline with aging. This causes decreased sexual performance/enjoyment and dysfunction syndromes (incontinence, ED, etc.) and pain. At this point, science has not figured out how to stop this process. However, thanks to regenerative medicine, we can slow it down! Keep reading to learn how this new branch of medical science is helping people in the Tri Cities turn back the clock, feeling and looking younger....

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Fallen Arch Epidemic

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     At Solutions, we treat many patients with severe osteoarthritis of the knees. This is degenerative damage that accumulates in certain parts of the knee joint, eventually causing it to fail. While deterioration can occur in any part of the knee, the most common presentation is degeneration in the medial side of the joint. Damage here contributes to a knock-knee or bow-legged appearance, depending on which other ligaments that have also become damaged.

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Turning Back The Clock

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     As we get older, the body deteriorates and it becomes harder and harder to hide. The aging process shows in our appearance and mental and physical fortitude. Almost from the beginning of time, man has searched for that magic elixir fountain of youth. Anything that will slow the hands of time to combat the aging process is generally welcome but unfortunately there are scarcely few methods, treatments or modalities that actually accomplish this. At Solutions, we practice several! Keep reading to learn more here….

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It's All So Much Better!

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     “I’m Dr. Levesque, one of the doctors at Solutions but also a patient. I’ve had much success with several of the treatments I’ve had at Solutions including saving my knees from surgery. But recently I’ve had another incredible experience with one of the new treatments we’re offering called Biote®. It’s a type of hormone replacement therapy that’s not only natural, but also supposed to balance your hormones, so I was intrigued.

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Prolong the Life of Your Knees

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     Gravity plus past injuries and add 20+ years to the mix and you have a good reason why most adults suffer with advancing knee pain from degenerative osteoarthritis. This condition is one of the most common reasons for knee pain. It’s also progressive and the main reason why so many people end up with total knee replacements. So it makes much sense to try and extend the life of your joints whenever possible, but unfortunately, there are very few things that will help you do that. (One of them is stem cell therapy.)

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Carpal Tunnel Vision

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     If you suffer with pain, numbness and/or weakness in the hands and wrists, you may be diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Severity predicts the misery level, from annoying to completely disabling and requiring surgery. This condition occurs when pressure is put on the nerves in the wrist as they pass thru a ‘tunnel’ created by the ligaments. The pinched nerve causes severe pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and can even become damaged chronically leading to disability. There are numerous causes of this condition and fortunately many/most will respond with conservative treatment, yet carpal tunnel surgery is still far too common. Keep reading this post to learn how most CTS sufferers can avoid surgery using natural, non-surgical methods that are safer and just as effective here…

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Male incontinence helped with P-shot®

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     Now men are having such better lives because of what the P-shot® can offer them. The P-shot® is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction and priapism that’s natural and requires no surgery. But now there may even be hope for men who suffer with incontinence issues as well. The same procedure has also been producing reports of improvement with leakage and urgency problems as well. So far, the mechanism of how and why this would occur is unknown, and the reports are anecdotal (there are not peer reviewed studies on this subject yet), however causing a buzz of excitement among men who suffer with these issues. Read what Dr. Charles Runels, MD, the founder of the P-Shot has to say about help with male incontinence here….

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An Answer to Incontinence Surgery

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Dr. Dan Levesque, DC

     Ladies considering surgery for incontinence or over-active bladder may want to think twice after reading this. The Bladder Sling is the most common surgery. Results of incontinence surgery is about 50% experience significant improvement. Complications are rare however the most common being urinary retention - causing the patient to need a catheter. Sometimes one surgery leads to another; post-surgical obstructions can develop or the sling has to be removed, requiring a second surgery. Depending on the type of sling, some have a mesh that can lead to irritation causing chronic pain or slide around and become exposed in the urethra, vagina or bladder. Finally, there’s the general risks everyone faces with a surgery…. Infection and anesthesia concerns. Fortunately, there is a natural answer to this problem that doesn’t require surgery and is even more effective…

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