Blog Archive

Guided Ultrasound – Precision Matters Feb 25th, 2021

Ultrasound is a tool that can be used for diagnostic purposes as well as treatment. By using high frequency sound waves, an ultrasound machine creates images onto a screen showing contours of the internal body structures. This is helpful for finding/studying masses (tumors/lumps) in the body and is also used...

Protect Your Spine With a Back Brace Feb 18th, 2021

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 pinched nerves that cause imbalance in...

Plantar Fasciitis Feb 12th, 2021

It’s hard to start your day off positively when your first steps cause intense stabbing pain in both your feet. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that’s responsible for many people starting their days off on the ‘wrong foot’. It’s one of the most common causes of heel pain and...

Myths of Rehab Feb 5th, 2021

     When patients miss/do not follow through with prescribed rehab, they're making a big mistake. The purpose of rehab is to address weaknesses and imbalances in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) that move your body and hold your joints together. Scar tissue from injuries and deterioration from...

Holistic Approach = Better Healthcare Jan 29th, 2021

     It’s terribly frustrating when you have a medical procedure that either didn’t work or only helped temporarily. Unfortunately, this is a common problem with traditional medicine. One of the reasons for this is because traditional medicine tends to segment the body into parts; once a diagnosis is determined,...

Foot Pain & Regenerative Medicine Jan 22nd, 2021

     The constant dull ache of chronic foot pain makes the whole body feel fatigued. Whether it’s the chronic ache from arthritis, slow burn of plantar fasciitis or sharp, stabbing heel spur, the days seem much longer when you’re dying to get off your feet. For many, the pain begins...

Bone Spurs Jan 15th, 2021

    Bone spurs (also called osteophytes) are small bony growths on the edges of your bones usually around joints. They take years to develop so rarely are they found in young people. Most bone spurs are not directly harmful, however the few that are may require surgery. In the...

Get Regenerative medicine NOW! Jan 8th, 2021

     An unfortunate truth is it seems most all humans live their last 10+ years with some amount of joint pain if not crippled with it; arthritis is another, very real pandemic. Besides all the pain and trouble getting around it causes, degenerative joints also greatly contribute to an overall...

Regenerative Medicine PLUS Dec 31st, 2020

     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. The chiropractic is used to correct pinched nerves and structural problems, while regenerative medicine helps the body repair damaged tissue; when used...

Best Supplements for Regenerative Medicine Dec 20th, 2020

     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. Regenerative medicine treatments aim to help the body repair damaged tissue, so it...

Rotator Cuff Tears Dec 19th, 2020

     One of the most common causes of debilitating shoulder pain is a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is made of six different muscles around your shoulder that help move the arm in all directions. A rotator cuff tear is when one of these muscles tear from either an...

Hip Bursitis Dec 12th, 2020

     Bursitis is an extremely common diagnosis for patients who have hip pain. The bursa is a fluid filled sac that protects the hip joint; there are two in the hip that can become irritated and inflamed. This often happens with injuries or overuse of the joint but can also...

What a Pain in the Neck! Dec 10th, 2020

     The most common cause of neck pain is musculoskeletal, relating to the alignment of the bones in the cervical spine. When the bones misalign, it often causes the disc to bulge into a nerve root resulting in neck pain or radiating pain into the shoulder, arm or hand. Pinched...

Pain Behind the Knee Dec 2nd, 2020

     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 in back of the knee. A Baker’s Cyst is a fluid filled sac that develops behind...

Stomach Sleeping Nov 28th, 2020

     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. Sleeping on your stomach forces...

Knee Pain & Regenerative Medicine Nov 24th, 2020

Traditional medical treatments for knee pain including anti-inflammatory meds, steroids and surgery often do well for providing temporary relief. Despite these treatments, scar tissue is left behind that often leaves the joint in a weakened state for the future. Scar tissue is less functional than normal tissue and is commonly...

Shoulder Pain Nov 13th, 2020

Traditional medical treatment of shoulder problems usually consist of anti-inflammatories, steroids and physical therapy. If these measures fail, surgery is often the next step. Unfortunately, none of these measures help the body heal or regenerate and often lead to scar tissue, further surgery and ultimately a less functional joint. At...

Amniotic Fluid injections for back/neck pain Nov 10th, 2020

     At Solutions, the primary way we treat neck and back pain is with a very effective method of chiropractic called Gonstead. For acute back or neck pain, herniated disc conditions, Gonstead chiropractic is the gold standard. It works excellent for relief from pinched nerves and correcting structural problems in...

Regenerative Medicine also good for acute injuries Oct 30th, 2020

     Many people are becoming more and more aware of the near miraculous effects of regenerative medicine on degenerative joints and chronic conditions. With recent coverage by major medical health insurance, the popularity of this application is on the verge of exploding (for qualified patients, Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy® is...

Chiropractic Care can help you Breathe Better Oct 23rd, 2020

     Your organs and every other part of your body can only function normally as long as there is proper communication from the nervous system. Messages from your brain control all the rest of the body. If the messages are interrupted, slowed or blocked because of a kink in...

It’s called Regenerative Medicine; what medicines are used? Oct 16th, 2020

     Regenerative medicine products and therapies are based around applying stem cells to injured or damaged areas of the body. Stem cells are not medicines and are not produced by pharmaceutical companies. They are cells taken from another human’s body. This is actually called an allograft, it’s a type of...

Different Types of Regenerative Medicine Products Oct 9th, 2020

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 than others. Here are the types of products we use for regenerative medicine treatments...

The Nerv-o-scope Oct 2nd, 2020

     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 help determine this. The nerv-o-scope is a...

The Gonstead Method Sep 25th, 2020

     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. While there are many styles of chiropractic, the Gonstead Method is one of the most precise. It’s...

Regenerative Medicine Maintenance Care Sep 18th, 2020

     After a course of treatment, most of our patients are feeling better and enjoying activities again without pain. The next trick is to stay that way! Once you have achieved better alignment and function in your joints and spine, you can make this last longer by continuing into the...

Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy Sep 14th, 2020

     Many of our patients have found great results with only one regenerative medicine allograft injection. However we find patients with severe degeneration in their joints respond better to regenerative medicine when used as more of a therapy rather than a one-time treatment. Patients who have end-stage osteoarthritis, joints that...

Amnio Technology Sep 4th, 2020

     As regenerative medicine becomes more and more popular, research and development of new products also accelerates. 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. These products do not actually contain any...

Chiropractic Care + Regenerative Medicine Aug 28th, 2020

     Many of the treatments we offer at Solutions are synergistic with each other. This means when used together, they are much more powerful than when used alone. Allograft injections for damaged joints provide regenerative tissue cells in an effort to stimulate repair and change long term degenerative damage....

Stem Cell Therapy - Layers of Healing Aug 20th, 2020

     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; the thinner the joint space, the less there is to work...

Solutions Synergism of Care Aug 14th, 2020

At Solutions Integrated Medicine, 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. This gives us many options for treatment of not just difficult cases but also a wide variety...

Sitting is BAD for You Aug 7th, 2020

     Thanks to rapid technological advancements (cars, computers, TVs, etc), we’re now sitting more than ever… and losing our health because of it! Over 25% of Americans sit for more than 8 hours every day. A 2011 study found that people who sit the most have a greater risk...

Ice or Heat - Which Is Better? Aug 2nd, 2020

     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. Medical physicians used to recommend patients put heat on their back/neck...

Joint Space – The Life of the Party Jul 25th, 2020

     The spaces in your joints act like cushions for your bones and also allow normal motion. 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...

Tips to staying healthy during a pandemic Jul 17th, 2020

     Authorities are warning about another Covid19 outbreak in the fall. 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 have the least chances...

Orthotic Shoe Inserts Jul 12th, 2020

     The arches in your feet are extremely important because they reduce the impact on the rest of the body (that occurs from walking). The foot’s arch acts as a shock absorber; it protects all the joints above it from receiving the full impact of each step you take. If...

Posture & Shoulder Pain Jul 3rd, 2020

     Shoulder pain can be a debilitating and aggravating problem; pain and weakness with certain movements of your arm and deficits in range of motion can be very limiting to work and daily activities. Many patients have interruption of sleep because of shoulder pain making life a constant battle. While...

Nutrition for the Strongest Immune System Possible Jun 27th, 2020

     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. Unbalanced food laden with preservatives & fats...

90 Day Extreme Makeover Joint Rejuvenation Program Jun 21st, 2020

     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. Not only do we offer cutting edge regenerative medicine treatments and therapy, we have...

Hang In There! Jun 5th, 2020

Most of our patients who receive human tissue cellular allograft treatments see positive results in both joint space and symptom relief within 90 days. However there is a small percentage whose joint space hardly improves or makes no visible changes (on x-ray) in this time frame. If this has happens...

Don't Wait Till You're Bone-on-Bone! May 29th, 2020

     Surgeons are often championed when they tell their patients to wait as long as possible before having joint replacement surgery. This is good advice. Joint replacement surgeries are major operations that have dangerous complications; they should be a last resort. Prosthetic joints also only have a life of ~10-12...

Live the life you’ve always wanted…. May 22nd, 2020

     The American dream seemed so simple – after schooling, get a job, save your money, retire and enjoy your Golden Years relaxing and traveling. But by the time you finally make it to your ‘Golden Years’, you’re in so much pain, much of your retirement years are spent in...

Trigger Point Injections May 15th, 2020

     A trigger point is defined as a hyperirritable spot within the musculature, usually found in the back muscles. They are a palpable nodule in the taut bands of the skeletal muscles' fascia. When pressed, the nodules are often tender and can also cause referred pain (pain in a different...

Regenerative Medicine Recovery Time May 8th, 2020

     The decision to undergo joint replacement surgery is a big one. One must take into account the possibility of serious, potentially life-threatening complications that commonly occur. Besides the danger, there is also a significant amount of down time, particularly with weight bearing joints (like the knee or hip), and...

Side Effects From Joint Allograft Treatments Apr 28th, 2020

     Most patients with joint pain have already been through the typical treatment cycle before trying regenerative medicine. Many are facing joint replacement surgery but waiting as long as possible before they just can’t stand the pain any longer; meanwhile the OTC meds, NSAIDs, pain pills and steroids continue to...

When will I start feeling better after an allograft joint injection? Apr 21st, 2020

     By the time most patients are ready for human tissue cellular allografts, they have had joint pain for quite some time. In most cases, it takes years for degenerative damage to develop in a joint. Considering this, it would be reasonable to expect it to take some time before...

How Long Does a Joint Allograft Procedure Take? Apr 13th, 2020

     Human tissue cellular allografts are now offering a real option for patients with deteriorating joints or facing replacement surgery. Taken from placental and umbilical tissue, allografts are a type of cell transplant into a damaged joint. It’s sounds complicated but it’s really not. When used for tx of joint...

Allograft Treatment for Joint Pain & Damage – Does It Work? Apr 7th, 2020

     While it’s always smart to do your own research before any type of medical procedure, beware of some of the information that comes up when you look up ‘stem cell therapy’ on the internet. Even though most of the anecdotal/patient accounts of Human Tissue Cellular Allografts are positive in...

Allograft Sources Mar 31st, 2020

      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. The cells used in these treatments come from tissues associated with the birth process: the placenta and umbilical cord. These...

Allograft Adjuncts Mar 23rd, 2020

     In many cases, a Human Tissue Cellular Allograft is just one shot when used for the treatment of damaged or degenerative joints. In severe cases, sometimes it can take more therapy, however in the majority of cases we see at Solutions Integrated Medicine, it’s just one shot. However in...

Allograft Rejection? Mar 18th, 2020

     Much like an organ transplant, Human Tissue Cellular Allografts are a type of transplant, however there is no chance of rejection. This has to do with the source of where the cells/organ comes from. Organ transplants are donated from another human, so it has immune cells attached to it...

Will My Insurance Cover Regenerative Medicine? Mar 13th, 2020

     For many patients, regenerative medicine has saved them from having expensive (and dangerous) joint replacement surgery. Despite this, human tissue cellular allografts are generally not covered by health insurance. With the popularity of this treatment (particularly for joint therapy) on the rise, we suspect it won’t be long before...

How Long Will The Results From Regenerative Medicine Last? Mar 5th, 2020

    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. One factor is how hard you are on the joint after the procedure. Certain activities (like heavy weight lifting for...

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Feb 23rd, 2020

When you get a misalignment in one of your joints, one of the body’s first responses is inflammation. The initial inflammation following injury is good – the swelling reduces range of motion so you don’t continue to injure and it also activates the immune system for healing to begin. Whether...

Joint Rehabilitation Feb 16th, 2020

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. The rehab we offer at Solutions Integrated Medicine is quite different from physical therapy. Most physical therapy is focused on only the...

Stem Cell Rejection? Feb 9th, 2020

When we use amniotic tissue allografts for treatment of joint pain, degenerative joints or other conditions, we are essentially performing a type of live cell transplant. This is similar to organ transplants and/or blood transfusions in the way that they are live cells being transplanted. However unlike organ and blood...

Back Pain Feb 7th, 2020

Most back pain comes from pinched nerves in the spine. Pinched nerves are the result of misalignments of the spinal bones that occur from physical injuries, repetitive motions or compromising positions. Events such as falls, car accidents or sports injuries are just a few examples of how spinal misalignments/pinched nerves...

The Cause of Joint Degeneration Jan 28th, 2020

     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. While regenerative medicine now offers another (less...

Adipose Tissue Stem Cells Jan 26th, 2020

There are several internal sources of stem cells. ‘Internal’ stem cells are ones that you produce in your own body. These can be harvested and used for healing and treatment of numerous conditions. One place stem cells can be found is in adipose tissue; this is your body fat. Harvesting...

Your Own Body's Regenerative Medicine Jan 16th, 2020

Stem cells are the core unit of regenerative medicine. There are several sources of stem cells that can be used for treatment of the body. Internal stem cells come from inside your own body, while external sources come from outside the body. There are three sources of internal stem cells, however all are...