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Stem Cell PRP Therapy at Relievus

What is Stem Cell PRP Therapy?

Relievus helps take the confusion out of pain treatment and management. We provide stem cell injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Stem cell and PRP treatment allows for regenerative healing and pain relief through injections of plasma and adult stem cells. Stop suffering from pain, we can help you relieve it using advanced treatments. We have locations across New Jersey and Pennsylvania: including offices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Philadelphia, PA.

Injection Treatment

Using the body’s own elements of natural regeneration certainly has an advantage in healing an injury, which is exactly the mechanism used when performing platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. The natural response of the body to an injury is to incite an inflammatory response to attract certain healing elements to the site of injury through the blood vessel system. The platelets in our blood are one of the integral elements used in this healing process.
The blood has been broken down into its three main components: platelet poor plasma (PPP), platelet rich plasma, and red blood cells. It is the platelet rich plasma that is the basis of all PRP therapies. The centrifugation separates the platelets from the other blood cells and increases their concentration. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood that was drawn.

Why PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy may be used to manage numerous injuries including muscle injuries (hamstring sprains, biceps and triceps injuries, calf and quadriceps injuries), ligament injuries (ACL, MCL, LCL sprains and tears of the knees), tendon injuries (Achilles tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), patellar and quadriceps tendonitis), degenerative conditions such as arthritis (osteoarthritis), joint pain, degenerative disc disease, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, neck and back pain, nerve injury, plastic surgery, burns, split-thickness skin graft donor sites, and stress fractures. It may also be used after surgical procedures to assist in the healing process in areas of poor blood supply.

Benefits of PRP

One of the main benefits of PRP is that the patient’s own blood is used, making this procedure safe, cost effective, and without side effects. The natural healing process may take 3-6 weeks after the injection and the procedure may need to be repeated 1-2 more times in a 6-month period to encourage full healing and regeneration.

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: News||Comments Off

Donations to Haiti

Our very own Dr. Young Lee, his daughter, Hannah, and Taylor doing amazing work in Haiti. We donated 10% of all our CBD sales to the Love and Hope Mission Center.

 

 

 

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: News||0 Comments

Regenerative Medicine is the Pain Management Alternative You’ve Been Looking For

Injuries happen to almost everyone, but for some they can be far worse. For those with chronic pain, arthritis and a host of other ailments, it can mean a lifetime of discomfort. While many of those symptoms can be treated, it’s often with invasive surgery or only partially effective treatments like cortisone shots. Regenerative medicine offers an alternative to going under the knife, while achieving lasting results. Relievus, a pain management and neurology specialist practice, offers these treatments at both its Havertown and Philadelphia locations. Here, clinician Dr. Uplekh Purewal offers insight.

Q: What is regenerative medicine?

A: It’s a form of medicine that involves using the regenerative properties of the human body to help repair injuries or chronic, pathological conditions like arthritis over a period of time. We’re harvesting the body’s own abilities to heal itself.

Q: What conditions can it treat?

A: Meniscal injuries, partial tear of a tendon, arthritic conditions, low back pain. We’ve seen promising results with respect to low back injuries, disc tears, small disc bulges, small disc herniations. The arthritic conditions are really the ones that if patients aren’t at the end stage of the arthritic condition, will frequently see benefits.

Q: Who is the ideal candidate?

A: The ideal candidate is the most youthful and healthy patient, but if you’re someone who’s in their 40s, 50s or 60s and your still taking care of yourself—you’re not smoking, not drinking heavily, you’re exercising—you’re the ideal candidate.

Q: What’s the difference between PRP and stem cell treatment?

A: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is [achieved by] concentrating the blood down to the factors which will signal to help with the regenerative processes. Stem cells are cells that are resting around adipose tissue and are concentrated in bone marrow. There are different types of stem cells that can, with signals, help aid the healing process. When we take the bone marrow, concentrate it, and re-inject it into sites of injury, the stem cell can effect change.

Q: What takes place leading up to a procedure?

A: Patients would have a consult with a physician in our practice and we would go over their entire medical history, their social history, their general overall health. We would ask them about what conditions have been effecting them and we would review appropriate diagnostics and we would look to see what the condition is and why the person has the condition [to make sure] it looks like its something that can be met or improved with PRP and/or stem cells.

Q: What’s the process for treatment?

A: If it’s a PRP procedure, we would draw their blood, concentrate it, and then we would re-inject it to the area of injury. If it’s a stem cell procedure, stem cells are taken directly from bone marrow. We numb the area with local anesthetic before we do the procedure. Bone marrow is concentrated and then it’s placed back into the area of injury.

Q: How soon do patients see results?

A: In the vast majority of patients, you’ll see no immediate response. I do see some people who have significant results over a couple of weeks. The average person would expect to see results about three to six months after the procedure. It may be up to a year.

Q: What’s the benefit over surgery?

A: The major difference is that once something is cut open, it’s cut open. You’re not going back from that, whether it’s a minor surgical procedure or major. Regenerative medicine is an alternative to that. When you’re getting a surgical procedure, you’re relying on that surgeon, the surgical technique, the tools they’re using. The difference is we’re not cutting you open; we’re doing procedures that are advanced but they’re minimally invasive and we’re using the body to heal itself.

Q: What about cortisone injections?

A: The big difference between regenerative medicine and some of the other therapies out there with regards to cortisone injections is that over a period of time, cortisone injections have a number of side effects and we have to limit the number of injections—as helpful as they can be, they can also be harmful. If someone’s getting a lot of steroid injections into their knees or into their back they may actually be accelerating the degenerative process. Regenerative medicine injections, on the otherhand can help slow down this process and speed up healing.

Source: http://www.mainlinetoday.com/Sponsored-Content/Regenerative-Medicine-is-the-Pain-Management-Alternative-Youve-Been-Looking-For/

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: News||Comments Off

Mission Statement 2018

Relievus Mission Statement 2018

At Relievus, we are a team of doctors and professionals devoted to the art of pain management: diagnosing, managing, and treating chronic pain conditions and neurological disorders. We also aim to go beyond treatment of pain, to improve your quality of life and productivity.

Every year, over millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain ranges from back pain, neck pain, headaches, and all the way up to the nerve damage and neurological disorders. While some pain can be alleviated with exercises, other forms of pain may be severe enough to require special treatments.

Pain has many causes. And just as many treatment options. For patients, simply getting the correct diagnosis and choosing the best treatment can be a long and frustrating process. Especially when they have to do it on their own. Relievus has a better idea. Here, your care is in the hands of not just a single specialist, but an entire multi-disciplinary team, with today’s most advanced technology at their fingertips. At Relievus, all our combined skills and experience are focused on assuring the most accurate diagnosis, most effective treatment, and most positive outcome for each patient.

We pride in our integrity to provide the best treatment possible for our patients. Our receptionists and nurse practitioners are expected to welcome the patients with positive attitudes. Our doctors and specialists, on the other hand, will treat the patients so that they could leave with a positive experience. Additionally, Relievus intends to expand the range of treatment option through various methods such as Ketamine infusion, Medical Marijuana, Stem Cell treatment, and Electro Nerve Therapy.

Relievus values and strives to make our patients’ experience more comfortable. With this idea on our minds, we intend to make 2018 a year to do better and more pain-free.

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: News||Comments Off

Medical Marijuana Program in PA

Relievus Medical Marijuana Program PA

Signed in law by Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) has become effective on April 17, 2016. This program is intended to safely deliver the medical marijuana to the patients with serious symptoms.
We are happy to announce that Relievus doctors are certified to participate in PA MMP. Below are some information and guide regarding the PA Medical Marijuana Program.

Who are eligible for Medical Marijuana?

A person must be diagnosed with a serious condition to be considered eligible. Some of the following are considered serious conditions under the Pennsylvania Act:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuropathies
-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
Additionally, MMP patients are eligible for caregiver, who are designated by the patients to help them. Patients who are under 18 are required to have a legal guardian as the caregiver.

Caregivers

A caregiver is the person who assists the patients through the MMP. Caregivers generally assist the patients through the MMP process, which includes obtaining and distributing the medical marijuana to the designated patient. Person who is eligible for caregiver must register in the Patient and Caregiver registry and is limited to maximum of 5 patients.

Registration Procedures for MMP

Patients need to first register from Patients and Caregiver Registry in addition to get a physician’s approval that he is suffering from the serious conditions. After the registration and payment, medical marijuana ID is issued, which can be used to obtain medical marijuana from the approved dispensaries in PA locations. To become a caregiver, he must also register from the registry and go through the background check. After this person pays for the ID, he is eligible to act as the caregiver for a designated patient.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program site or Relievus Medical Marijuana Program.

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off

Back Pain and Neck Pain

Back pain and neck pain

 

Back Pain

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, about 80% of the Americans suffer from the back pain. Although it varies, back pain may indicate a significant injury for everyday activities.

Mainly, back pain is associated with the back structure, including ligaments, muscles, nerves, and vertebrae, which are various bone structures that make up spine. Straining muscles and ligaments is one of the cause of back pain, which occurs due to lifting heavy objects or having a poor posture. Spinal injury is another cause of pain, which occurs when the disc, a cushion between vertebrae, is damaged, causing a herniated disc. Damaging discs could potentially compress nerves, resulting in sharp pain and irritation. Other causes of back pain include any abnormal spinal structure, scoliosis, osteoporosis, fractures, infection, and nerve damage.

Back pain can be characterized by aching sensation in the back, shark pain down the leg, constant pain standing up, and the loss of flexible back. Additionally, back pain may indicate more serious problems such as bowel or bladder control, numbness, intensifying pain, abdomen pain, fever, and other unusual pain.

Listed below are some of the injuries associated with back pain:

 

Neck Pain

Neck pain is associated with the cervical spine—network of bones, nerves, joints, and muscles directed by brain and the spinal cord. There are many causes for neck pain, including strains and sprains. Strain occurs when muscle or tendons are irritated by overextension. Sprain, on the other hand, occurs when the overextension causes a ligament irritation. Additionally, it can also be caused by sport injury, poor posture, redundant motions, and whiplash.

Symptoms that indicate neck pain includes stiffness, sharp pain, soreness, spreading pain, numbness, and headaches. Similar to back pain, neck pain may indicate other serious problems including leg pain and numbness, coordination, bowel or bladder problem, fever, etc.

Below are some of the injuries associated with neck pain:

 

To find out more about back pain, neck pain, and treatment options, visit our conditions and symptoms page.

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off

CBD Products from Relievus

Relievus CBD Oil Sale

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD in short, is one of the compounds found in cannabinoids. It has medical benefits, as cited by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology in 2013. Some of these benefits include anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, making it potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia. Additionally, CBD has very little effect on CB1 (brain movement) and CB2 (immune system) receptors, which explains no mind-altering effect. CBD, therefore, is different from the THC found in most recreational marijuana.

Why CBD?

CBD and THC both have medical properties that are beneficial in well-being. However, medical marijuana has psychoactive properties, which discourages clinical use of it. On the other hand, CBD has properties that counter the negative effect of THC, such as the reduction of paranoia, memory impairment, sleeping inducing effects, and more. In conclusion, CBD has effect that promotes wakefulness, making it an ideal clinical use compared to THC.

Symptoms that can be treated with CBD Oil

- Treats some sleep disorders such as insomnia
- Anti-inflammatory property, treating chronic inflammation
- CBD Oil prevents spread of the cancer cells
- Depression
- Chronic pain

To learn more about CBD Oil, check our site on CBD Oil.

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off

Stem cell

Relievus now offers stem cell treatment!

What is stem cell treatment?

Stem cell treatment is a natural procedure to regenerate our body from pain. Stem cells are first extracted from the bone marrows, which are primarily located in iliac crest (hip) and proximal tibia (knee). Then, stem cells are concentrated to bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) which can be injected to the desired area as an alternative to treat various diseases and disorders.

Stem cell treats pain

Stem cells have muscle regenerative properties. Stem cells can differentiate into multiple tissues, prevent inflammation, fight apoptosis, etc. Therefore, BMC can be injected to prevent pain, such as neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, herniated disc, fractures, and many more. Stem cell treatment is a good alternative for a pain treatment.

Good candidates for stem cell treatment

  • Patient that wants to avoid complicated surgical procedures
  • Person who wants to benefit from natural regeneration
  • Person eligible for treatment from BMC injections

To learn more about this treatment option, check our informative site on stem cell treatment.

By |October 9th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off

Ketamine Infusion Therapy at Relievus

Ketamine Infusion Therapy in NJ and PA

Relievus Chronic Pain and Depression Treatment

Many who suffer from chronic pain or depression have tried endless treatments options with no result. Ketamine Infusion is an alternative treatment for many types of ailments. If you’ve never heard of Ketamine Infusion, you may not know how it works. Patients are set up for an infusion session that lasts around 50 minutes and the ketamine is slowly at a sub-anesthetic dose. Ketamine works by blocking the NMDA receptor, decreasing pain in the patient. The process can be described as a “reboot” of central pain centers, giving the patient a fresh start. Patients may need multiple infusions to see results, normally a day or two after treatment will they feel a change. Ketamine infusions can help many conditions including: anxiety, chronic pain syndrome, CRPS, depression, migraines, PTSD, fibromyalgia and much much more. If you’d like to learn more about Ketamine Infusion Therapy, visit our informational site: Click here for detail information.

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off

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