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What is Stem Cell? 

A Stem Cell is an unspecialized cell that can renew itself. It is a cell waiting to become something. A Stem Cell can be changed into a variety of different types of cells. This serves as an internal repair system. However, as we age so do our stem cells. The consequence is a decreased ability to do the repair that we demand. Therefore, the cartilage in our joints lose their compressive resistance and start to fissure and fail. The exciting news is that we can now add stem cells back into the system which will stimulate the new growth.

How will Stem Cell Therapy help me?

What exactly makes stem cells so beneficial and what gives Stem Cell injections the power to heal? 

 

Because Stem Cells are “unspecialized,” meaning stem cells can be removed from one part of the body and replaced into another part that is damaged, they have the ability to transform into the exact type of cell needed in order to help carry out repair work. Think of Stem Cells as the "Super-Heroes" of the body, having metamorphic abilities!

Unlike other cells, stem cells divide and can become another type of cell with a specialized function (muscle cell, a red blood cell, heart cell, brain cell, etc.)

Because they contain natural growth factors, stem cells accelerate the body’s natural healing response and lower pain without the need for pain-killing medications.

They reproduce quickly and can continue dividing in areas even after long periods of inactivity. As a result, benefits are experienced within a short period of time.

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What is Decompression or Spinal Decompression therapy and what does it do? 

Also known as Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy, it is a non-surgical therapy proven to successfully treat back pain and sciatica caused by bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs.

Most of our patients at Total Health Clinic find Decompression very relaxing and some even fall asleep.

Will a Chiropractic adjustment hurt and is it "cracking" my bones?

Chiropractic adjustments usually do not hurt. Adjustments to certain joints in the spine or extremities may feel slightly uncomfortable or pressure, but once the adjustment is performed you should not feel pain. In general, patients enjoy being adjusted and like the way that the adjustment feels.

During a back adjustment, your back undergoes quick, gentle stretching of the spinal facet joint, so you may hear a cracking or popping noise. This is caused by small pockets of air or bubbles, which are in the fluid that surrounds your joints. When joint tissues are stretched during a chiropractic adjustment, the pockets of air "pop," which creates that cracking sound you hear. After this treatment, you may feel more movement in your back. However, the muscles may still be sore and tight.

Your chiropractor may also incorporate other chiropractic care treatments, such as muscle therapy. You should notice more back pain relief with each session.

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