Blog Archive

3 Types of Nerve Damage Nov 17th, 2021

If you find that your hands and/or feet are feeling prickly or numb, or you get unexplained stabs of pain in your toes or other parts of your body, you could be experiencing side effects of neuropathy, or nerve damage. This is common in people with spinal injuries or diabetes,...

Which Type of Arthritis Do You Have? Oct 11th, 2021

Doctors have identified more than 100 different types of arthritis. Knowing which type you have could be the key to obtaining symptom relief. A doctor who can correctly diagnose your arthritis type and properly target your symptoms with a customized treatment plan is what you need.   The Cell Bionics Institute...

How PRP Therapy Works Sep 8th, 2021

Our bodies are capable of remarkable things, but some injuries are difficult to heal. Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a form of regenerative medicine, meaning it stimulates your body’s natural healing process. If you’re struggling with arthritis, back pain, or degenerative disc disease, PRP therapy can help you manage your...

Effective Treatments for a Herniated Disc Aug 12th, 2021

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability, and herniated discs are a common complaint. While many cases heal on their own, this takes time, and some cases require medical intervention. If you’re struggling with persistent pain, repeated incidents of “tweaking” your back, and limited mobility, it’s time...

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work? Jul 20th, 2021

It’s normal for our bodies to deteriorate over time, and general wear-and-tear can lead to many health issues, including degenerative disc disease. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, stiffness, and fatigue, it might be time to look into regenerative medicine.  At Cell Bionics Institute, with locations in Sterling, Virginia, and Utica,...

5 Signs of Degenerative Disc Disease Jun 21st, 2021

After age 40, most people have some degree of spinal disc degeneration, but not all of these cases lead to back pain. However, when you do have chronic back pain, it’s important to consult with a doctor and build a treatment plan. This might include pain management, lifestyle changes, and...

Can Arthritis Cause Chronic Neck Pain? May 25th, 2021

Half the people who struggle with neck pain at any point in their lives will go on to experience recurring neck pain, making this condition the fourth-leading cause of disability. When people think of arthritis, they often think of aching hands or knee joints, but both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis...

Treatment for Your Sciatica Apr 21st, 2021

Sciatica isn’t an uncommon issue. 40% of people will experience this problem at some point during their lives, and your likelihood of suffering from sciatica only increases as you age. Sciatica can come and go or cause chronic pain for years at a time. If you struggle with sciatica, seeking...

How the Biodisc® Procedure Can Benefit Your Spine Mar 17th, 2021

Our spine supports our entire body as we go about basic tasks like walking, standing, and bending over. However, getting older can lead to changes in the spine, including herniated discs and degenerative disc disease. If you or a loved one is struggling with spinal problems and back pain, the...

Understanding the Difference Between PRP and PRF Feb 7th, 2021

As platelet-rich plasma treatment becomes more mainstream, people are starting to recognize the term “PRP” in reference to aesthetic or medical procedures. Less familiar is platelet-rich fibrin, or “PRF.” What’s the difference between the two, and when are they used for different types of procedures? The CellBionics Institute has two...

Why Am I Experiencing Symptoms of Neuropathy? Jan 18th, 2021

Neuropathy is more common than you think. More than 30 million people in America suffer from peripheral neuropathy, and this number is estimated to be much higher. Many people don’t report their symptoms, which leads to their condition going undiagnosed. Symptoms of neuropathy shouldn’t be ignored, especially if they begin...

Bad Habits that Are Making Your Back Pain Worse Dec 14th, 2020

Back pain that interferes with daily activities affects 60-80% of adults at one point or another during their lives. While some pain is acute and can be attributed to an accident or injury, such as whiplash from a car accident, other back pain may become chronic and be more difficult...

Why Is Your Arthritis Worse in the Winter? Nov 13th, 2020

54 million people in the US have an arthritis diagnosis, and it’s one of the most widespread causes of chronic pain. If you have arthritis, you may understand the jokes about knowing when a storm is coming “because your knees tell you.” Pain for arthritis sufferers can be constant, but...

When Is Your Back Pain Cause for Concern? Oct 14th, 2020

Approximately 80% of adults can expect to experience some level of back pain in their lives. Back pain is so common that many patients ignore it for days or weeks before seeking help. However, there are serious conditions that can cause back pain, and knowing when to have your back...

Drop the Drugs. Try Our Pain Management Methods Instead Sep 16th, 2020

The CDC estimates that more than 20% of American adults suffer from chronic pain, and 8% have high-impact chronic pain that prevents them from leading normal lives. Chronic pain can originate in your spine, your joints, or even your extremities.  Sometimes pain is mechanical, taking you by surprise when you...

Myths and Facts about Arthritis Aug 20th, 2020

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain. It affects nearly 25% of the adult population, with over 54 million people suffering from diagnosed cases. There’s a ton of old wives’ tales, myths, and misconceptions about arthritis, from how to treat it to how to prevent it....

Are You a Candidate for the Biodisc® Procedure? Jul 28th, 2020

Back pain can be crippling, keeping you from living your best life and introducing new limitations to your range of movement and enjoyment of even the simplest activities. Fortunately, the latest in regenerative medicine can allow you to regain your freedom of movement and enjoy life without constant pain. Dr....

5 Exercises to Relieve Lower Back Pain at Home Jun 22nd, 2020

Lower back pain can be caused by a number of factors, and may be temporary or chronic. If you've ever experienced back pain, you know that it can affect nearly every part of your daily schedule. Learning how to exercise safely and effectively can help you manage your pain. Dr....

The Dangers of Tech Neck May 28th, 2020

According to a report from Harvard Medical School, about 10% of the population at any given time suffers from “tech neck”, also known as “text neck.” A whopping 70% of people will have pain from tech neck at some point in their lives, and 50%-85% will have tech neck more...

5 Factors that May Be Contributing to Your Sciatica Apr 17th, 2020

Around two out of five people will get sciatica at some point in their lives. If you’re between the ages of 30 and 50, you’re more likely to be at risk. However, if you understand what causes sciatica to occur and to worsen, you can make lifestyle changes that will...

Will I Need Surgery to Repair a Herniated Disc? Mar 1st, 2020

Around five to 20 adults out of a thousand will be diagnosed with a herniated disc every year. If you’re one of the unlucky ones, you already know how much pain a herniated disc can cause. Will you have to have surgery? At Cell Bionics Institute, with locations in Utica,...

What You Should Know about Managing Arthritis Pain Feb 1st, 2020

Has arthritis pain started to make it impossible to do what you love, get around the house, or even perform daily tasks like dressing and cooking meals? Pain and swelling can make it increasingly difficult to stay independent, but there's hope. You can regain your mobility and manage your pain...

3 Amazing Benefits of Regenerative Medicine Jan 2nd, 2020

Age, injury, and overuse can lead to degenerative conditions such as back pain and neck pain. Traditional approaches to pain relief, such as painkillers and invasive surgeries, are not always effective and can sometimes have unwanted side-effects. Regenerative medicine takes a more innovative approach than traditional therapies for pain relief....