/ Dec 9, 2021

Natural Remedies for Sciatica

2021-12-14T03:42:15+00:00December 9th, 2021|Back Pain, sciatica|

Sciatica is a term often used to describe pain that radiates from the back, buttock and down the leg. It can disturb daily activities, quality of life, and cause pain, discomfort, and limit function.  Pain radiating down the legs can be caused when the nerves get pinched, and a painful signal can […]

/ Dec 2, 2021

Herniated vs. Bulging Disc: What’s the Difference?

2021-12-14T03:10:42+00:00December 2nd, 2021|Back Pain, Spine Health|

Spinal discs act as the cushioning between the individual vertebrae in the spine. They consist of cartilage – soft on the inside with an outer layer of tough cartilage. There are 23 vertebral discs in the back that have three prominent roles: act as a shock absorber, allow spinal mobility, and hold the […]

/ Nov 26, 2021

Dr. Downing Interview with Peter MacArthur

2022-01-06T15:42:53+00:00November 26th, 2021|Cell-based therapy, Regenerative Medicine|

Listen to the whole interview here, or read the transcript below:

 

Peter MacArthur: It’s 9:10pm now here on Del-Aware on WDEL, on Tuesday, November 9th, and I’m Peter MacArthur. Maybe in your case, it started as a slip or a trip or a fall, maybe you used to dismiss it as “I slept […]

/ Nov 25, 2021

Platelet-Rich Plasma: How it Works

2021-11-30T14:43:24+00:00November 25th, 2021|Cell-based therapy, Regenerative Medicine|

You may have heard of platelet-rich plasma before, but what is it, and how does it help reduce pain from arthritis? These injections, which are composed of your own blood, are being increasingly used to heal joint injuries, tendons, ligaments, and wounds. 

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

The liquid part of blood […]

/ Nov 11, 2021

How Does Spinal Cord Stimulation Treat Chronic Pain?

2021-11-30T14:26:57+00:00November 11th, 2021|Back Pain, Non-Surgical Procedures, Spine Health|

Chronic pain impacts every part of your life and medications are often not the answer. Recent advancement in the technology of spinal cord stimulators is now helping many patients alleviate chronic back and leg pain.

What is Spinal Cord Stimulation?

Spinal cord stimulation involves implanting a small device close to […]

/ Sep 29, 2021

Current Development of Cell-Based Therapies in the United States

2021-10-05T14:56:58+00:00September 29th, 2021|Cell-based therapy, Regenerative Medicine|

Advances in medical research are enabling physicians to find new and innovative ways to use the body’s own systems to fight disease and injury.

This is commonly referred to as cell-based therapy. In the treatment of cancer, immunotherapy involves modifying a patient’s own cells (or cells from a donor) to fight the […]

/ Sep 17, 2021

Epidural Steroid Injections: How they Help

2021-10-07T14:14:44+00:00September 17th, 2021|Back Pain, Non-Surgical Procedures, Spine Health|

Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a typical therapeutic choice for a variety of lower back and leg pain conditions. The injections have been utilized for many years and are regarded as an essential component for nonsurgical management of sciatica and lower back pain.

The procedure is known as an “epidural steroid injection” […]

/ Aug 20, 2021

Daily Activities that Trigger Lower Back Pain

2021-08-30T12:09:09+00:00August 20th, 2021|Back Pain, Spine Health, Tips & Tricks|

According to American Therapy Association research, about 85% of American Citizens experience back pain and related issues at some point in their lives. Most of us believe that lifting heavy objects or injuries is the direct cause of lower back pain problems, however, we tend to forget that lower back issues can develop […]

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