With the medical division of our clinic, we want to provide patients with the fantastic results traditional medical treatments provide, but also greatly minimize the side effects. And when possible, use more natural substances that are used in many European countries and elsewhere around the world. We ultimately want to address the root cause of the issue, and not just cover up symptoms. Below are some of the therapies and treatments we provide.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger points are knots of muscle that are created when muscles cannot relax. It is possible to feel these knots under the skin. Trigger Points usually irritate the nerves around them and cause a pain that is felt in another part of the body, known as a referred pain. Trigger point injections are used to help relieve pain associated with neck pain, back pain, low back pain, sciatica and headaches to name a few. Most trigger point injections performed in clinics utilize corticosteroids to reduce pain. The corticosteroids reduce the inflammation in the effected tissues, which reduces the pain. However, corticosteroids also have a side effect of causing scar tissue and adhesions in the injected soft tissue. Scar tissue and adhesions can ultimate alter the function of the tissues and create additional problems long term. SARAPIN® is a plant derived natural substance that we utilize when doing trigger point injections. It gives pain relief, but does not create scar tissue and adhesions in the tissues. SARAPIN® has been used safely and effectively for pain management by physicians for over 70 years, is harmless, and has had no adverse events associated with it in it’s 70 year history. You can learn more about SARAPIN® at: www.sarapin.com
Natural Joint Injections
In our practice, we understand that Americans no longer want to take harsh medications that have side effects for arthritic joint pain. That’s why we focus on substances called SUPARTZ FX™ for arthritic knees, and SARAPIN® for other arthritic and painful joints. Both have amazing results, with little or no side effects. SUPARTZ FX™ works on the knee joint by injecting a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is what produces the synovial fluid, or lubrication, in your knee. By injecting SUPARTZ FX™, you establish the normal lubrication of your knee prior to having arthritis. The patient is therefore provided pain relief by bringing down the inflammation in the knee. You can learn more about SUPARTZ FX™ at the website www.supartzfx.com SARAPIN® is a substance we utilize for pain in other joints of the body. SARAPIN® is a plant derived natural substance that we utilize when doing joint injections into the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, ankles, and feet. It gives pain relief, but does not create scar tissue and adhesions in the soft tissues of these joints. SARAPIN® has been used safely and effectively for pain management by physicians for over 70 years, is harmless, and has had no adverse events associated with it in it’s 70 year history. You can learn more about SARAPIN® at: www.sarapin.com
Functional Medicine is a personalized, system-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just the isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In the way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual. You can learn more about Functional Medicine by going to: www.functionalmedicine.org
Blood & Urine Analysis
At Lone Star Progressive Medicine standard blood test are offered such as CBC, chemical panels, liver panels, lipid panels, thyroid test, etc. We also offer standard urine analysis. We also offer unique tests that many offices do not perform. Most tests performed at a doctor’s office aims to assess pathology and sickness. They are excellent tools for figuring out if any bodily systems are diseased. With the advent of functional and nutritional medicine, tests have been developed to identify imbalances and interactions of physiological and metabolic systems. Rather than wait for a disease to present symptoms, integrated providers can identify and treat a functional imbalance before it becomes a symptomatic disease. For chronic conditions, functional laboratory tests and urinalysis can help identify the underlying cause of dysfunction.
Simply put: this test determines whether the medications you take are compatible with your body, based on your genetics. A must for everyone who are taking medications!
We provide the latest in genetic testing so we can make functional changes in your health, and quality of life. Whether it be the genetic testing we utilize in our weight loss program, or the genetic testing we utilize for cancer screenings, we want to know what are the best choices you should be making to maintain and optimize your health.
We have an onsite X-Ray machine to utilize for diagnostic purposes. It is a high frequency, low dosage, digital x-ray machine. This provides the most minimal amount of radiation to the patients. We primarily utilize the x-ray in our clinic to assess for structural abnormalities, and altered biomechanics of the spine and other joints.