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06/30/20

Mind

Ketamine and Mental Health Part III

~This blog series is about my approach to mental health and the integration of ketamine therapy with a psychodynamic and affective neuroscientific lens~ This post is written by Caleb Greer, FNP-C How Does Ketamine Work...

06/22/20

Mind

Ketamine and Mental Health: Part II

~This blog series is about my approach to mental health and the integration of ketamine therapy with a psychodynamic and affective neuroscientific lens~ Psychotherapy The reconstruction of old narratives is a common goal...

06/22/20

Mind

Ketamine and Mental Health: Part I

~This blog series is about my approach to mental health and the integration of ketamine therapy with a psychodynamic and affective neuroscientific lens~ Introduction Any approach to mental health should start with an un...

06/08/20

Functional

Advanced Glycation End Products

This blog is by Kathleen Biederman, AGNP-C at Precision. Working with patients here at PRFM we discuss diet a lot during our Functional Medicine visits. After all, the nutrient quality of foods you eat every day plays a ...

05/27/20

Mind

Is Your Sleep as Good as It Can Be?

Sleep is restorative. Cellular repair, cleansing processes, wound healing, fighting off bacterial and viral infections, consolidation of memories, problem solving, emotional processing, are just some of the processes th...

05/13/20

Mind

Demystifying Migraines

Migraine headaches are among the most common and debilitating conditions in today’s world, claiming the number 3 and 6 spots, respectively, globally [1]. The current treatments have various degrees of efficacy with many ...

05/11/20

Nutrition

Oxalates and Pain

This blog is by Kathleen Biederman, AGNP-C at Precision. Joint pain and regeneration is our primary focus at PRFM. While spine and joint problems can be evaluated and diagnosed with a good examination and MRI scan, soft ...

05/04/20

Health

One Perspective on Weight loss

The deposition and storage of fat tissue is a normal metabolic process that is adaptive for an individual's lifestyle. However, given the current environment, with calorically dense, readily available food and a concomi...

04/19/20

Education

PrP: Everything You Need to Know about Platelet-Rich Plasma

It was almost 4 pm at the end of a beautiful day on the slopes in Park City. My ski instructor, an older Slovenian guy, shows me the way down: a double black diamond, narrow, icy corridor with moguls and dense trees. Ne...

04/13/20

Lifestyle

Telemedicine at Precision

In our current environment, it is more important than ever to understand the impact that technology has on healthcare. Not only has it transformed the ways that things are tracked, monitored, and regulated, it is complet...

04/07/20

Lifestyle

Exercise for Spine and Joint Pain During Social Isolation

We understand that a major problem with staying at home is getting proper instructions on how to exercise when having spine and joint pain. During all the telemedicine visits we have recently had, we have been asked seve...

03/13/20

Health

Our Take on COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2)

Having received emails from banks, government institutions, other medical practices, supplement companies, and bloggers, we thought it may be prudent to avoid excess commentary that would further dilute the massive quant...

03/11/20

Pain

New Office Announcement

The countdown has begun for our big move into our new office! This gives us a chance to reminisce and be thankful for our current office location, which has allowed us to grow and thrive against all odds. At a time tha...

03/02/20

Education

Prebiotics and Probiotics

A prebiotic is a soluble starch or fiber (oats, Metamucil/psyllium fiber, Miralax/propylene glycol). It is digested by our intestinal microbes and transformed into short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). SFCAs (butyric acid, ...

02/11/20

Lifestyle

Basics of Blue Light

Circadian rhythms run our physiology, from the central role of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in arousal and sleep cycles to the more obscure peripheral oscillators that depend on coherent synchronization with the mas...

02/11/20

Mind

Stress and Pain

It may come as a surprise to you that stress and pain are actually linked in substantial ways. Both relate closely to loss of homeostasis: both stress and pain require adaptive behaviors or forces to regain stability. If...

02/06/20

Sports

NeuFit

How active should you be? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every week. How is our method of rehabilitation and performa...

01/30/20

Regenerative

Peptides for Regeneration

This week, we would like to continue our peptide theme. Those of you who have read through one of our customized Regenerative Treatment Plans undoubtedly noticed we use at least a couple of peptides as supplements to inc...

01/23/20

Mind

Discerning Motivation and Values

The purpose of this short blog is to discuss the issue of compliance as it relates to understanding what motivates an individual and how values precede action. Health care is a tricky business because it depends heavily...

01/20/20

Pain

Peptides for Pain

These days, everybody looks for alternatives to opioids in the treatment of pain.  Sadly, there just aren’t that many treatments that are both affordable and available to replace opioids for chronic pain therapy. Readers...

12/21/19

Regenerative

The ABC's of Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine is “N=1 Medicine,” which means you will be treated based on your individual circumstances, not those of the population at large. We do this by using our ABCs of Precision Medicine: A – Anthropometr...

12/19/19

Lifestyle

Sleep - What's the Big Deal?

Many people know about sleep and its different cycles, but not many know what defines each in terms of the areas involved and the chemicals that mediate each. This review will mainly cover these structures, their basic p...

12/19/19

Functional

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine has become quite a catch phrase in recent years, as has tagging the word functional in front of any conventional service. Accordingly, it becomes more and more important to articulate and define its m...

12/19/19

Regenerative

Exosomes

Can you benefit from regenerative injections if you are in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond? This question has vexed me. it seems like a cruel twist of fate: patients who need regenerative treatments the most have the leas...

12/19/19

Nutrition

What is Gluten and Why Should I Care?

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone (including myself at one point) say that the whole gluten thing has no veracity then I would have many a dollar. In all seriousness though, the anti-gluten movement has...

12/19/19

Nutrition

Nutrition and Regenerative Medicine

This week, it is important we give you some information on the role that nutrition plays in Regenerative Medicine. There is so much information out there on this subject that it becomes complicated to write about it with...

12/19/19

Education

The Importance of Precise Diagnostic Care

Watch our latest video on The Importance of Precise Diagnostic Care ...

12/19/19

Education

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Precision, we practice Regenerative Medicine. This means enabling and catalyzing the body’s ability to heal itself. The ways in which we do this are the future of medicine, and happen on core two levels: 1. Anatomic Lev...

12/19/19

Lifestyle

Does more choice create better treatments?

I listened this morning to a wonderful TED talk by a Swarthmore College professor, Barry Schwartz, about freedom of choice. The central idea of this talk, as well as of his 2004 book The Paradox of Choice, is that more c...

12/19/19

Health

Male Hormone Replacement Therapy

Low-T…is it really that simple? Testosterone is not the only hormone men need…it is complicated let us help you learn more. At the weekly FM meeting the PRFM team explored the symptoms associated with male hormone d...

12/19/19

Health

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD

Intestinal Permeability-leaky gut Dysbiosis-imbalance of bacterial colonies in the GI tract Why do many chronic pain patients suffer with these conditions? What is the relationship between these common gastrointestina...

12/19/19

Regenerative

5 commonly claimed myths about regenerative treatments

I wanted to spend a little bit of time talking to you about regenerative treatments. The field of regenerative medicine has seen unprecedented growth, and I am sure all of you have read or seen some ad or have heard of s...

12/19/19

Pain

Alpha-2-macroglobulin and a possible alternative to medications or surgery in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Wouldn’t it be miraculous if within your own blood stream you were carrying around a biologic treatment for your arthritic knee? Well, it’s true! Your body creates a very large protein in your liver which is carried via ...

12/19/19

Mind

Headache and migraine treatments

Right at the outset, we should be honest: what we don’t know about chronic headaches far exceeds what we do know. Classifications of headaches come and go, but one thing remains: nearly one in four households in the Unit...

12/19/19

Pain

Why neck and shoulder girdle pain can come from the cervical facet joints and what we can do about it.

The cervical facet joints are moving parts situated in the back of the cervical spine. Together with the cervical discs, the facet joints help us support and move our spine, and protect the cervical nerve roots and spina...

12/19/19

Pain

Where does back, pelvis and leg pain come from?

The lumbar spine is a complex system that serves three functions: 1. Supports the body 2. Allows for movement 3. Protects the lumbar and sacral nerves There are 4 anatomical structures in the lumbar spine that are most i...

12/19/19

Sports

Tommy John surgery for baseball elbow injuries – is it always necessary?

For all the baseball fans, or players, out there, I hope everybody enjoyed the World Series. Today, I would like to talk about one of the most common baseball injuries. This is an elbow injury, called ulnar collateral li...

12/19/19

Health

Treatment for back pain and leg pain

Back pain is one of the most common symptoms seen in our Austin Westlake Clinic. It happens to many people, and in most cases, the low back pain symptoms are similar for eveybody. They could be ongoing, worsening pain do...

12/19/19

Lifestyle

The best core strengthening exercises

Many of you ask me frequently what the best core strengthening exercises are, especially when you already have a fair amount of back pain. I recently came across this blog and I am happy to share it with all of you. I be...

12/19/19

Pain

What is pain management anyway?

Let’s assume, for the sake of this presentation, that you are one of the millions of Americans who had a first episode of low back pain this year. At first, your back locks up, you are completely incapacitated, you can’t...

12/19/19

Pain

Back pain and lumbar disc degeneration or injury

The center of the disc, the nucleus, is filled with a jelly-like substance that has very high acidity. The acid in the nucleus is separated from the lumbar nerves by a ring, or anulus, of very strong collagen fibers. The...

12/19/19

Pain

Back pain and lumbar facet joint arthritis

The lumbar facet joints are moving parts situated in the back of the lumbar spine. Together with the lumbar discs, the facet joints help us support and move our spine, and protect the lumbar nerve roots. Just like any ot...

12/19/19

Lifestyle

An important primer on the use of pain medication

You can’t have a conversation about pain management without discussing pain medication. In a perfect world, interventions such as corticosteroid injections and regenerative medicine would manage (if not fully resolve) al...

12/19/19

Health

Supplementation for Regenerative Treatments

In response to numerous questions from many of our stem cell/platelet rich plasma patients, we have compiled a list of the most common supplements that may be beneficial to the regenerative process. We also discuss brief...

12/19/19

Lifestyle

Platelet-rich plasma and knee injury from skiing

Most of you coming to our clinic the past 2 months have probably seen me hobbling around with a brace on my left knee. Well, that was the result of some heavy skiing at the end of February, which, unfortunately, did not ...

12/19/19

Regenerative

Stem cell therapy – buyer beware!

I want follow-up on our ongoing conversation regarding regenerative medicine. As I said before, sooner or later all of you will see, read, or hear some sort of advertising proclaiming the benefits of stem cells. Here are...

12/19/19

Regenerative

Stem cell therapy for chronic back pain

Stem Cell Therapy is considered “the new frontier” in pain management and is at the pinnacle of regenerative medicine. The most common condition we treat with stem cell therapy is low back pain from degenerative disc dis...

12/19/19

Functional

Endoscopic spinal interventions and the exciting new technology of spine endoscopy

Herniated lumbar discs are the most common cause of lower back and leg pain, but many hesitate to have an intervention because traditional back surgery is sometimes associated with a difficult recovery and serious side e...

12/19/19

Regenerative

Alpha-2-macroglobulin and a possible alternative to medications or surgery in the treatment of osteoarthritis

Benefits for Arthritis and Back Pain. We get lots of questions about A2M or Alpha-2-Macroglobulin, and what you should if you use this solution in place of steroids or other injections. Read all of our “Frequently Asked ...

12/19/19

Fitness

The right way to bend at the hips could lower back pain

America is known for having chronic lower back pain. And some researchers and doctors who help with back pain think that it might be caused by the way we bend over, a problem other cultures don’t have. Nearly every Ameri...

12/19/19

Nutrition

Why Take Supplements? 8 Healthy Reasons Why It’s Necessary

There are so many different dietary ideas floating around the world. With the internet being so robust and ever-growing, it’s hard to know who is telling the truth about what we should be doing (or not doing). A lot of t...

12/19/19

Health

Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

Stem Cell Therapy is considered “the new frontier” in pain management and is at the pinnacle of regenerative medicine. The most common condition we treat with stem cell therapy is low back pain from degenerative disc dis...