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TPI + Regen Med = Big Time Results!

Trigger Point Injections (TPI) provide a synergistic effect when used with chiropractic, easing the musculature so the alignments can be made easier. The same is true when combining TPI with regenerative medicine....

Apr 16th, 2021
Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma is a procedure that’s now being used by many athletes and top orthopedic clinics as a natural option to try before invasive surgeries for injured and damaged joints. The therapy consists of injections using a concentration of...

Apr 11th, 2021
Why We Take X-rays

While MRI’s are great for looking at details within the soft tissues and inside the joint, x-rays are more cost effective, easier to perform and give the best information about joint space in weight bearing positions....

Apr 4th, 2021
Changing Patterns of Movement Thru Rehab

When a joint starts to wear down, it effects the whole body. A deteriorating knee causes the hip to drop, giving the spine an unlevel base. This is why the right rehab is so important when trying to recover from an injured or damaged joint....

Mar 26th, 2021
Get Your Tires Aligned!

The insides of your joints have a certain mechanical balance, like the tires on your car – alignment is extremely important. When your car is out of alignment, if you don’t get it realigned soon, tire treads will wear down from the uneven wear and tear.

Mar 19th, 2021
The Over-Pronated Foot

When looking in the mirror, if one of your shoulders is lower/higher than the other, sometimes this postural disturbance can be traced all the way down to an imbalance in the arches of the feet....

Mar 14th, 2021
Cortisone Concerns

If you complain of joint pain enough times to your medical doctor, cortisone is commonly recommended, however should be highly avoided. Cortisone promises temporary relief, but the results are inconsistent for many; some patients report no pain relief....

Mar 5th, 2021
Guided Ultrasound – Precision Matters

Ultrasound is a tool that can be used for diagnostic purposes as well as treatment. At Solutions, we use ultrasound to help diagnose ligament tears in the knee as well as labrum and rotator cuff tears in the shoulder. We also use ultrasound as guide.....

Feb 25th, 2021
Protect Your Spine With a Back Brace

If you don’t have one of our back braces, you may be missing an important part of your care! We recommend back braces to patients whose spines are unstable. When the spine is unstable, it is more prone to injury. Instability can occur from....

Feb 18th, 2021
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that’s responsible for many people starting their days off on the ‘wrong foot’. At Solutions, we have an excellent track record for treating plantar fasciitis. We use the latest in regenerative medicine treatments...

Feb 12th, 2021
Myths of Rehab

Many patients think rehab is not as important as the other treatments they’re getting and tend to slack off on this area first. This is a big mistake; stopping therapy or early (or dismissing it altogether) can leave joints trying to heal prone to....

Feb 5th, 2021
Holistic Approach = Better Healthcare

One of the reasons we have such a high success rate at Solutions is because we take a ‘holistic approach’. This means when we evaluate a patient for a degenerative knee joint, we also study all the other joints so we have the best chance at addressing....

Jan 29th, 2021
Foot Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Many foot pain patients are excited to finally find the answers they’ve been looking for in regenerative medicine. Besides no adverse effects or dangers of surgery, regenerative medicine actually helps the body repair damaged tissue.

Jan 22nd, 2021
Bone Spurs

If you have bone spurs on any of your x-rays or are facing surgery for a bone spur removal, you now have an option that’s a non-drug, non-surgical approach. Regenerative medicine is showing great promise for help with bone spurs...

Jan 15th, 2021
Get Regenerative medicine NOW!

At Solutions Integrated Medicine, we urge our patients to deal with their joint problems as soon as possible – do not wait until your joints are bone on bone and facing joint replacement surgery. Here's why....

Jan 8th, 2021
Regenerative Medicine PLUS

At Solutions, we are offering our patients a new therapy that’s getting amazing results! It involves combining two very effective forms of treatment, Regenerative Medicine PLUS chiropractic. when used together, this terrific synergy is helping patients...

Dec 31st, 2020
Best Supplements for Regenerative Medicine

It just makes sense to want to get the absolute most from your regenerative medicine treatments. A big part of this has to do with what nutrients you’re putting in your body while you’re undergoing treatment. The question is which nutritional supplements..

Dec 20th, 2020
Rotator Cuff Tears

Traditional treatment of anti-inflammatories, steroids and surgery help some, but the patient is left with scar tissue, subluxations and imbalances, all contributing to deterioration of the joint/degenerative arthritis. Now, there's a healthier alternative

Dec 19th, 2020
Hip Bursitis

Symptoms of bursitis include hip joint pain and tenderness when walking, sitting or laying. While most hip bursitis is injury related, it is a temporary condition; beware of the hip bursitis that doesn’t respond to treatment! This may suggest an underlying

Dec 12th, 2020
What a Pain in the Neck!

When neck pain is from a pinched nerve in the spine, the most effective treatment is found in chiropractic. This improves both the alignment of the spine and also corrects the nerve irritation causing the pain....

Dec 10th, 2020
Pain Behind the Knee

Many patients suffer with pain behind the knee, however may get suckered into an unnecessary surgery if they’re not careful. In many cases benign, asymptomatic Baker’s Cysts are incorrectly blamed for pain behind the knee....

Dec 2nd, 2020
Stomach Sleeping

If you wonder why your back keeps going out or your headaches won’t go away, take a look at your sleeping position! If you can help it, don’t sleep on your stomach; it’s bad for your back and even worse for your neck.

Nov 28th, 2020
Knee Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Traditional medical treatments of steroid injections and surgery leave behind scar tissue that leaves the joint in a weakened state for the future, often leading to osteoarthritis and degeneration of the joint. Now knee pain sufferers have more options...

Nov 24th, 2020
Shoulder Pain

Traditional medical treatment of shoulder problems usually consist of anti-inflammatories, steroids, physical therapy and surgery. Unfortunately, none of these measures help the body heal or regenerate and often lead to further problems....

Nov 13th, 2020
Amniotic Fluid injections for back/neck pain

At Solutions, we are finding even better results for our chiropractic patients by combining their adjustment schedule with regenerative medicine tissue allografts. This treatment is allowing many of our patients new flexibility and less pain in their....

Nov 10th, 2020
Regenerative Medicine also good for acute injuries

Traditionally, anti-inflammatories/NSAIDs and steroids are primarily recommended in acute injuries for pain relief and reduction of swelling. Unlike these medications, regenerative medicine actually stimulates the body to heal. For conditions that...

Oct 30th, 2020
Chiropractic Care can help you Breathe Better

Pinched nerves in the mid-back can cause pain in the lungs, shortness of breath and asthma. Patients who have chronic lung conditions like emphysema and bronchitis should absolutely include chiropractic care to help manage their conditions....

Oct 23rd, 2020
It’s called Regenerative Medicine; what medicines are used?

Despite having the term ‘medicine’ in its name, regenerative medicine does not use any actual medicine. Regenerative medicine products and therapies are based around applying stem cells to injured or damaged areas of the body. Stem cells are not medicine

Oct 16th, 2020
Different Types of Regenerative Medicine Products

At Solutions, we offer our patients a number of regenerative medicine products. This gives us plenty of options for helping people with different conditions and different stages of degeneration. Some conditions respond better to certain products...

Oct 9th, 2020
The Nerv-o-scope

Most patients will agree - the chiropractic we offer at Solutions is extremely effective. One of the reasons for this is because we are very selective about where and when we adjust the spine. The Nerv-o-scope is an instrument we use to determine this....

Oct 2nd, 2020
The Gonstead Method

One of the reasons we have such a high success rate with back pain, neck pain and bulged/herniated disc problems is because our doctors practice a specific method of chiropractic called Gonstead. It’s one of the few techniques that has a protocol and....

Sep 25th, 2020
Regenerative Medicine Maintenance Care

Many of our chiropractic patients choose ongoing, periodic spinal adjustments to keep the correction they worked so hard for and stay out of pain, naturally. Regenerative medicine patients should also consider a type of maintenance care. We recommend.....

Sep 18th, 2020
Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy

Patients who have end-stage osteoarthritis, joints that are very thin or bone-on-bone can take up to a year or longer to change this process and regain function again. Using multiple regenerative medicine injections over a period of time provides boosts...

Sep 14th, 2020
Amnio Technology

While stem cells continue to be the backbone of regenerative medicine, much research has shown great promise in products made from components of the amniotic fluid. They are called ‘stem cell recruitment products’ and we have seen excellent results for...

Sep 4th, 2020
Chiropractic Care + Regenerative Medicine

Chiropractic is a way to detect and remove any pinched nerves that could disrupt the healing process. In many cases, joints undergoing regenerative medicine treatment may need to be realigned to provide the most even joint space and.....

Aug 28th, 2020
Stem Cell Therapy - Layers of Healing

In regenerative medicine, stem cells (or stem cell recruitment products) are injected into a degenerative joint to replace damaged tissue and stimulate healing. This process takes time, more so depending on how much damage is in the joint....

Aug 20th, 2020
Solutions Synergism of Care

At Solutions, everything we do is designed to help the patient heal as completely and quickly as possible. We offer a wide range different types of regenerative medicine products and therapies, however work best when used in a synergistic fashion....

Aug 14th, 2020
Sitting is BAD for You

When you sit too long, the hamstrings and hip flexor muscles shorten. This causes a change in the angle of the pelvis, putting more stress on the lumbar discs, making them more prone to injury and contributing to poor posture.

Aug 7th, 2020
Ice or Heat - Which Is Better?

The age old question rages on… which is better for your back, ice or heat? Please let this post set the record straight. When it comes to any type of back/neck pain – ALWAYS use ice, NEVER heat. Keep reading to learn why....

Aug 2nd, 2020
Joint Space – The Life of the Party

When your joint space becomes thinner, you start having pain and are more prone to injury. When you have no more joint space (bone on bone), you have constant pain, weakness and are facing joint replacement surgery. The thicker your joint spaces are, ....

Jul 25th, 2020
Tips to staying healthy during a pandemic

Everyone has to do their part in the pandemic. Besides the mass efforts necessary to participate in (masks, social distancing, etc), there are numerous things you can do as an individual that will make sure your body is functioning at its optimum so you...

Jul 17th, 2020
Posture & Shoulder Pain

If you’re having shoulder pain, consider regenerative medicine as an option before having surgery. At Solutions, we have great results with shoulder pain by combining the right regenerative medicine protocol with rehabilitation exercises and....

Jul 3rd, 2020
Nutrition for the Strongest Immune System Possible

With Covid19 still lurking around the corners, it’s important to keep your immune system as strong as possible. This starts with the quality of fuel you put into your machine; if your nutrition is poor, your system will be weak and lacking....

Jun 27th, 2020
90 Day Extreme Makeover Joint Rejuvenation Program

Besides being one of the few integrated, regenerative medicine clinics in the Tri-Cities, one of the main things that sets Solutions Integrated Medicine apart from other joint pain clinics is a unique program we offer.....

Jun 20th, 2020
Hang In There!

In our clinic, we see the most changes in patient’s joint conditions within the first 90 days after an allograft. However stem cell recruitment products often continue activating tissue and improving joint space for the next six months to a year....

Jun 5th, 2020
Don't Wait Till You're Bone-on-Bone!

...the most dramatic results are seen in patients who have joint pain or thinning of the joint space, but are not bone-on-bone yet. The more joint space you have going into a regenerative medicine procedure, the more you’re going to end up with.

May 29th, 2020
Live the life you’ve always wanted….

By the time you finally make it to your ‘Golden Years’, you’re in so much pain, much of your retirement is spent in doctor’s offices rather than sandy beaches and family events. The good news is you can still live the active life you’ve always wanted....

May 22nd, 2020
Trigger Point Injections

Trigger points occur because of imbalances in the body’s structure or muscular system that occur from either pinched nerves in the spine and/or repetitive motions. Trigger points that become chronic develop adhesions and scar tissue that can compound..

May 15th, 2020
Regenerative Medicine Recovery Time

One of the best things about regenerative medicine is the procedure is not only minimally invasive (and therefore much safer), but there is literally no down time. Even with multiple injections in the same day, most patients are able to drive home.

May 8th, 2020
How Long Does a Joint Allograft Procedure Take?

While in most cases, it takes years for a joint to deteriorate to the point it needs replacing. Despite this, a human tissue cellular allograft treatment for a damaged joint only takes about an hour. Compared to surgery, it's a very easy process....

Apr 13th, 2020
Allograft Sources

Human Tissue Cellular Allografts are one of the best treatments you can get for painful, degenerative joints because of their ability to reduce pain, inflammation and improve joint space. Many patients want to know - where do the allograft cells come from?

Mar 31st, 2020
Allograft Adjuncts

When allograft cellular tissue is injected into degenerative knees, often bracing is required for a time-being. This is necessary to help keep the damaged joint space open so the allograft cells have more room to work when in their most active phase....

Mar 23rd, 2020
Allograft Rejection?

The human tissue cellular allografts we use at Solutions Integrated Medicine come from the amniotic layer of a human placenta and the outer layer of the umbilical cord. The cells extracted from these tissues are immune neutral; they have no immune cells.

Mar 18th, 2020
Will My Insurance Cover Regenerative Medicine?

There is often some amount of insurance coverage for certain adjuncts necessary for a human tissue cellular allograft, like braces/supports, rehab, exams, etc., however in general, most insurance companies do not cover the actual procedure....

Mar 13th, 2020
How Long Will The Results From Regenerative Medicine Last?

Once you get more joint space and regenerative changes in your joint from a human tissue cellular allograft, how long the results last depend on a number of factors. Certain activities (like heavy weight lifting for example) will be harder on the joints...

Mar 5th, 2020
Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

When you get a misalignment in one of your joints, one of the body’s first responses is inflammation, so NSAIDs are one of the most common treatments. While these drugs are effective and extremely easy to get, they take a toll on the body....

Feb 23rd, 2020
Joint Rehabilitation

When a patient gets a human cellular tissue allograft injection into one of their joints or utilized chiropractic care, rehab is a very important adjunct to their care. This is what it does and why it's so important....

Feb 16th, 2020
Stem Cell Rejection?

When we use amniotic tissue allografts for treatment of joint pain or other conditions, we are essentially performing a type of live tissue cell transplant. However unlike organ and blood donation, there is no chance of rejection with these types of cells.

Feb 9th, 2020
Back Pain

Whether it happens suddenly or over a length of time, spinal misalignments cause the disc to change its shape, bulging the material into sensitive nerve tissue causing back or neck pain, numbness, weakness and/or malfunction in other parts of the body.

Feb 6th, 2020
The Cause of Joint Degeneration

It’s a sad day when you hear the somber words from your doctor that your knee joints are ‘bone on bone’ and you need a total replacement. Whether it’s your hips, knees or shoulder joints, replacement surgery should not be taken lightly.....

Jan 28th, 2020
Your Own Body's Regenerative Medicine

The best internal source of human cellular tissue useful for allografts is called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). These are harvested by simply withdrawing a blood sample and separating the blood cells from the plasma.

Jan 16th, 2020
Orthotic Shoe Inserts

In regenerative medicine, restoring a patient’s arches can be an important factor in the success of a case, particularly degenerative knees and hips. At Solutions, we recommend orthotics to help establish a level foundation as joint space improves.....

Jul 12th, 2020
Side Effects From Joint Allograft Treatments

Allograft injections are a type of cell transplant that come from placenta and/or umbilical cord tissue that have been donated from mothers who have live, healthy births. these ingredients are natural and produce NO side effects....

Apr 28th, 2020
Adipose Tissue Stem Cells

Beware of the online advertisements for adipose tissue stem cell oral supplements claiming to relieve aches and pains or help heal the body, these products are completely bogus. For joint pain and end stage, bone-on-bone osteoarthritis, we recommend PRP...

Jan 25th, 2020