BioFunctionalMed eBook: Weight and Obesity Research Compilation

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We are pleased to offer our readers a compilation of the best available research on weight management and obesity. The compilation is written in an easy to understand and digest fashion. The compilation demonstrates research on many great topics: Can cinnamon help me lose weight?   Does sleep effect insulin sensitivity?  How does the timing of eating effect weight?     BioFunctionalMed eBook_Compilation Weight and Obesity

Top 20 Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy

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The Top 20 Health Benefits of Testosterone Therapy for Men and Women 1. The cardiovascular benefits of testosterone therapy are numerous. These study authors showed that restoration of natural steroid hormones like testosterone provided a favorable benefit on cholesterol profiles. Cardiologists should consider hormone replacement to provide additional cardiovascular benefits [1] [2]. [1] Dzugan SA, Smith RA. Hypercholesterolemia treatment: a new hypothesis or just an accident? Med Hypothesis. 2002 Dec;59(6):751-6. [2] Dzugan SA, Smith RA. Broad spectrum restoration in natural … Read More

What is Kyphoplasty for vertebral body compression fractures?

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Kyphoplasty Procedure   A kyphoplasty procedure is a type of vertebral augmentation procedure for compression fractures that occur in osteoporotic vertebral bodies. Compression fractures can be extremely painful conditions and fracture stabilization can greatly improve the patient’s mobility and respiratory ability. During a kyphoplasty procedure, a narrow spinal needle is directed through the pedicle using fluoroscopy into the optimal position inside the affected vertebral body.  The doctor will insert a special balloon through the needle and into the vertebral body. … Read More

What are Epidural Steroid Injections?

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Epidural Steroid Injections: Rocky Mount, Wilson, Raleigh An epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. Your healthcare provider and spine specialist can determine from MRI or CT imaging which type of ESI would be most beneficial in your unique case.  The professionals at Carolina Sports and Spine have completed over 10,000 injections with no complications. ESI may be performed to relieve pain caused … Read More

Medial Branch Blocks: Effective Spine Arthritis Pain Treatment

Arthritis Pain Relief of the Spine: Medial Branch Blocks Rocky Mount, Wilson and Raleigh Medial branch nerves are small nerves that feed out from the facet joints in the spine and carry pain signals from the facet joints to the brain. A medial branch nerve block is a procedure in which an anesthetic is injected near small medial nerves connected to a specific facet joint.  The illustration below shows the facet joints with medial branch nerves innervating the joints at … Read More

LipoB12 Shots

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Lipotropic B12 injections, which are sometimes referred as LipoB12 shots, contain high doses of fat blasting compounds Methionine, Inositol, Choline (MIC) and a potent dose of B12. B12 provides high energy and increases metabolism. The results are often fast acting with individuals reporting 1-2 lbs the first day and up to 4-5 lbs in a week after starting B12-Lipo shots (results vary). Jump Start your weight loss today with a weekly program of LipoB12 Shots. The benefits are numerous: 1. … Read More

What is a facet joint cyst?

What is a facet joint cyst? A facet joint cyst is a fluid-filled sac that is an out-pouching of the capsule that surrounds the facet joints.  Facet joint cysts are typically found in the lumbar spine and are most often related to degeneration.  The facet joint cysts can be present in the neuroforaminal space or in the extra-foraminal area.  When the cyst in located in the neuroforaminal space, patients may experience radicular legs symptoms and discomfort.    When the cyst … Read More

Melatonin

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Want a naturally occurring supplement that can help with jet lag, poor sleep and make you look and feel younger and healthier? Look no further than Melatonin.  Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone in the human body, but it declines in production as we age.  Researchers have known since the 1950s of the remarkable power of Melatonin to help prevent age-related illnesses and help promote sleep.  Recently, researchers have noted that Melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant, cancer inhibitor, immune … Read More

Tennis Elbow: New Biological Breakthrough Treatments

Do you love tennis but your elbow pain is too much to bear? Do you love fishing but can’t stand the elbow pain? You may have a condition known as Tennis Elbow. If the elbow pain has been present for longer than 6 months, then you may have chronic lateral epicondylitis. Well, New Breakthrough treatments at Carolina Sports and Spine for lateral epicondylitis are proving beneficial to end the suffering of thousands of patients. What is Lateral Epicondylitis or tennis … Read More

Alzheimer’s Prevention

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Reducing our Alzheimer’s risk must start early in life in order to make meaningful changes.  Changing our eating habits to fight Alzheimer’s Dementia is the most effective way to limit our risk.  One of the cornerstones of Alzheimer’s Prevention (AP) is reducing inflammation in the body.  Reducing Alzheimer’s risk and lowering inflammation can be achieved by a variety of means. Losing weight, limiting calories, consuming a more ketogenic diet, evening fasting, consuming more high quality proteins, hormone balancing, consuming anti-inflammatory … Read More

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