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Frequently Asked Questions


Joint pain and arthritis can lead to immobility and the inability to enjoy your life to the fullest. Fortunately, there are treatment options like platelet rich plasma injections and stem cell therapy that often can help to heal damaged tissue and bone to reduce pain and increase motion.

Stem cell therapy uses unprogrammed cells to regenerate, repair and heal the body. Amniotic stem cells are taken from healthy amniotic fluids extracted from the placenta of a healthy C-section birth and injected into target areas to promote regenerative healing.

Yes, the staff at MedWell understands that when you are in pain you need relief as soon as possible. Although no treatment program can guarantee success, our integrated one-on-one multidisciplinary approach provides remarkable pain relief for many patients without the use of drugs or surgery. Call now to book your same day consultation and get started with your same day diagnosis.

Yes, although no single treatment regimen is the perfect solution for every "body" on the planet. However, if your pain medications (over-the-counter or prescription), corticosteroid injections, or orthopedic surgical procedures fail to provide pain relief, our regenerative approach, which seeks to heal your body and restore balance rather than treat symptoms, is a safe and reliable alternative for pain relief.

Multidisciplinary care is a modern-day, integrated team approach to providing innovative healthcare. The assessment process and evaluation of treatment options as well as treatment planning are collaborative phases that involve medical and allied healthcare professionals working directly with the patient or patient's family. This approach seeks to treat the person rather than the person's conditions.

No. Results may vary. There is no promise for cure or feeling better. In fact, your condition may worsen following treatments, especially early on. But, you do have our promise that we'll do everything we can to help you find affordable solutions for the long-lasting pain relief you seek.

Anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired is an excellent candidate for functional medicine. In recent years, hundreds of autoimmune diseases, disorders, conditions and syndromes have been linked to a faulty response from the body's own immune system (autoimmunity). If you are always fatigued, or troubled by pain and other annoying symptoms, our functional medicine doctor or nurse practitioner can conduct a thorough examination to diagnose and treat your conditions following our multidisciplinary approach to pain relief.

Yes, treating and managing chronic pain is important and your treatment plan should be specific to your needs. At MedWell, our strategies focus on increasing function while providing as much pain relief as possible. We use a multidisciplinary approach of complementary treatments designed to make you feel better.

The term "functional medicine" may seem rather ambiguous but this is one of the fastest growing fields in most medical communities. Patients and providers form a therapeutic partnership to better address the person's healthcare needs. Functional medicine treats the person and not the person's symptoms.

Technically, they are two different health issues that often occur together. Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the thyroid. Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is not releasing enough T3 and T4 thyroid hormone. Although Hashimoto's disease can cause hypothyroidism, so can other health conditions.

Patients who had already tried chiropractic care, physical therapy, steroid injections, and other interventions but are still in pain are excellent candidates for stem cell pain-relief therapy.

Shock wave therapy is a non-surgical procedure for treating medical conditions like scar tissue build up that was not helped by anti-inflammatory drugs or immobilization. The treatment process involves the use of low-dose sound waves applied directly to the target area to stimulate new growth and reduce pain.

Some people put off seeking the help they need because they mistakenly think pain is part of natural aging. This is not true. Worrying about pain is a sign that it is time to see the doctor. Staying active and taking part in physical and social activities is crucial to living a healthy life.

Regenerative medicine is a new interdisciplinary field that provides safe and reliable ways to repair, restore, or replace damaged tissues or organs. Humans regenerate skin, muscle and blood. The two main strategies include stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma injections.

In most cases, our doctors and staff can consult with you, make a diagnosis, and get your treatments started the same day. Our goal is two-fold. We do not want you to have to come back for unnecessary visits and we want to get you started on a safe, gentle therapy to begins the healing process right away.

MedWell accepts most insurance carrier's plans, which includes direct billing of charges to Medicare. If you have questions, please call us regarding your specific coverage or to discuss your options for payment of services rendered.

Yes, it can. One of the newest non-surgical orthopedic treatments, platelet rich plasma injections are now being used to treat injuries ranging from knee sprain to post-surgical back fusion. The PRP shot contains a concentration of growth factors (proteins) that potentially speed the healing process.

Although it is true that the anabolic steroids that have been used by bodybuilders and other athletes can contain testosterone or testosterone-like chemicals, the difference is that testosterone replacement therapy only seeks to restore a person's natural level of the sex hormone.

Everyone reacts differently to pain. Indeed some people feel they should be brave and not complain when something hurts. Conversely, others are quick to seek help when anything bothers them. If you have a new pain, or have been managing a chronic pain, it is important to see a doctor that specializes in pain relief strategies. At the MedWell Pain Relief Center, we focus on healing your body for pain-free daily living.

Your body normally burns the glucose you consume from the carbohydrates you eat for much needed fuel. To stimulate fat burning, you can force your body into ketosis, which is a metabolic state where glucose deficiency causes the body to burn stored fat using ketones produced by the liver. Medically supervised weight loss programs like the hCG Diet utilize medical interventions to shed pounds faster.

If you smoke, consume too much alcohol, or drink too much caffeine, these can get in the way of effectively managing pain throughout one's day. Getting enough sleep, staying physically active, sharing your life with others, and maintaining a healthy weight are lifestyle issues that support any pain management strategy.

Non-surgical orthopedic medicine includes any non-operative musculoskeletal therapy used to provide relief from pain, discomfort or dysfunction. The goal is to use a combination of conservative and innovative treatment options for managing an injury or musculoskeletal problem. Treatment regimen may include functional, therapeutic and regenerative procedures.

It is not uncommon for pain sufferers to have pain problems in more than one area of the spine. Trauma, disease and natural aging can take its toll on your spinal column from the base of skull to the tip of your tailbone. Nerve roots that allow the brain and body to communicate extend through the vertebral openings but can be damaged or pinched. Whenever muscles tighten, or spasm in mid-back, it can have a domino effect in reducing vertebral space elsewhere.

Everything from "where does it hurt" to "what does it feel like" needs to be discussed during your free pain relief consultation. Our doctor or staff may ask you rate your pain on a scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (worse pain). Other symptoms and even the time of the day that you hurt are important variables when diagnosing and treating chronic pain.

The MedWell Center for Pain Relief is centrally located to serve patients in the immediate area as well as easily accessible from several major airports for out-state patients. Our team has provided orthopedic evaluations and treatments to many communities in North Jersey, including: Towaco, Rutherford, Alpine, Nutley, Leonia, Sparkill, Carlstadt, Caldwell, Verona, East Rutherford, Butler, Piermont, Englewood Cliffs, Palisades Park, Montville, Bloomfield, Montclair, Nyack, Ridgefield, Glen Ridge, Yonkers, Fort Lee, New City, Pine Brook, West Milford, Essex, Fells, Pomona, Belleville, Bronx, Ardsley-on- Hudson, Lyndhurst, New York, Valley Cottage, Hastings-on- Hudson, Fairview, Dobbs Ferry, North Arlington, Cliffside Park, Roseland, Secaucus, Lake Hiawatha, Edgewater, Irvington, Boonton, West Orange, North Bergen, Kearny, East Orange, Newark, West New York, Hewitt, Orange, Parsippany, Southfields, Union City, Kearny, East Hanover, Weehawken, Newfoundland, Mountain Lakes, Harrison, Livingston, Jersey City, South Orange, Hoboken, Rockaway, Whippany, Maplewood, Mount Tabor, Denville, Millburn, Oak Ridge, Hibernia, Bergen County, Passaic County, Rockland County, and Morris County. Although orthopedic care does not necessarily require orthopedic surgery or an orthopedic surgeon, our individualized and customized assessment is geared towards non- surgical treatments for all patients regardless of where they reside.

Platelets are a component of your blood that is best known for clotting the blood. Nonetheless, these platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors. Growth factors are very important to the natural healing of injuries. By drawing your blood and agitating it in a centrifuge, it becomes concentrated. Once injected, it is able to stimulate the healing of damaged tissues like ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Sometimes prescription pain medications like opioids are used to control pain. These are generally safe when taken for a short time as prescribed; however, they can quickly become addictive and increase an older adult's risk for falls, dizziness and confusion. Since becoming addicted can happen at any age, our pain specialists look for non-surgical and non-pain medication alternatives for pain relief.

The P-Shot (platelet rich plasma injection) is injected directly into the penis to rejuvenate damaged tissue, treat erectile dysfunction, increase sensation, boost sex drive and increase the girth and length. It uses no drugs or chemicals and is a non-surgical procedure.

Food sensitivities have been linked to numerous chronic conditions, such as migraines, obesity, digestive problems like IBS, chronic fatigue, thyroid problems, achy joints and muscles, skin problems and even behavioral issues like ADHD. We test your reaction for up to 95 different foods, which takes less than 5 minutes, to get rid of any foods that are causing inflammation due to food sensitivity (not food allergy).

Spinal fusion is the most common surgery for nonspecific back pain with degenerative changes from spinal wear and tear. The surgeon fuses two or more vertebrae together to limit the motion between them. Unfortunately, the results vary greatly.

Research suggests that up to 40% of the population maybe gluten intolerant. Since inflammation is a major cause of pain-related chronic diseases, our team doesn't guess at the cause of your chronic inflammation and pain; we find out exactly how your body's immune system is reacting to the foods you eat. There is no benefit from eliminating gluten when no food sensitivity or allergy is present.

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, approximately 50 million Americans (roughly 20%) suffer from an autoimmune related disease and up to 30 million are women. Unfortunately, even with these statistics, autoimmunity is rarely discussed. Functional medicine provides an alternative approach that focuses on the root cause of your pain and discomfort to manage the interaction between your gut, your endocrine system and your autoimmunity to develop personalized treatments.

If you are chronically sick, always feeling tired, tired of taking pain medications, overweight and miserable, need to lose 30 pounds, or have been chasing symptoms without success, there is a good chance that MedWell can help. Our state-of-art approach to regenerative and functional medicine offers many pain sufferers a totally new option for restoring their health and leading a healthy, productive life. All you have to lose is the pain and discomfort of living in misery.

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