Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.

What Happens if Bursitis Isn’t Treated?

Bursitis is a common condition affecting the small protective sacs around a joint. Read on to learn more about bursitis and why prompt treatment is essential to treat its often painful symptoms.  What is Bursitis? Bursitis is a condition involving inflammation of the bursae. Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs located around a joint. They absorb [Read More]

Common Sports-Related Injuries

Playing sports is a fantastic way to stay physically active, improve coordination, and make social connections with teammates. Despite these benefits, it can also lead to injuries. The most prevalent sports-related injuries among athletes today include: Sprains and Strains A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament, while a strain is a stretched or torn [Read More]

Common Elbow Injuries

Joint injuries usually occur in the main weight-bearing joints, like the knees, hips, and ankles. But, the elbow is a hinged joint that’s also susceptible to injury. Some of the most common elbow injuries include: Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that affects the elbow. It earned its [Read More]

PRP to Treat Hand Arthritis

From cooking and cleaning to typing on a keyboard, hands are central to many people’s routines. So, when the pain, stiffness, and swelling of hand arthritis appear, it can be difficult to get through the day. Now, patients have the option of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy to treat hand arthritis with a few simple injections. [Read More]

5 Exercises to Help With Back Pain

Back pain is one of today’s most prevalent health problems, affecting an estimated 619 million people around the globe. Whether due to a back injury, chronic condition, or even a sedentary lifestyle, back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life.  Thankfully, several at-home remedies can help alleviate back pain without the need for pain [Read More]

What’s the Most Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis develops when the cartilage that protects the joints gradually breaks down, causing pain, stiffness, and inflammation. As the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects more than 32.5 million adults in the United States.  Thankfully, patients have many effective osteoarthritis treatments to choose from, including innovative regenerative therapies. Read on to learn more! Conservative [Read More]

Early Signs of Arthritis

Joint pain is a common complaint, particularly if you just went on a run or had an intense workout at the gym. But, when joint pain lingers for several weeks, regardless of your activity level, it’s time to pay attention. Arthritis is an umbrella term for conditions that cause joint swelling, pain, and tenderness. If [Read More]

Types of Regenerative Therapy Treatments

Regenerative therapy is a rapidly advancing field of medicine that aims to heal tissues from the inside out. Unlike prescription medications and surgical techniques, regenerative therapies support the body’s ability to regenerate damaged tissue, leading to lasting relief. There are a few different types of regenerative therapy treatments, including: Stem Cell Therapy Stem cell therapy [Read More]

Everyday Activities That Can Cause Back Pain

Most of us have experienced some degree of back pain in our lives. Back pain is one of the most prevalent health concerns among today’s population, impacting patients of all ages, weights, and genders.  It’s common knowledge that lifting heavy weights can lead to back pain. However, chronic back pain can also be the result [Read More]

Can Stem Cell Therapy Work For a Herniated Disc?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that has revolutionized how injuries are treated by physicians today. It’s a minimally-invasive way to heal degenerated or injured tissues throughout the body. This article will discuss how stem cell therapy can help with one of today’s most common spinal injuries: herniated discs. Stem Cell Therapy: [Read More]

The Healing Power of PRP Injections

Regenerative therapy is a branch of medicine that focuses on repairing diseased tissues in the body. Compared to surgery, regenerative therapy is non-invasive and utilizes the patient’s own cells to heal and treat disease.  Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine with several notable benefits. The process is simple, starting with drawing a [Read More]

What Issues Are Treated With Stem Cells?

Stem cells are specialized cells that can develop into different types of cells in the body. They’re undeveloped cells that go through a process called “differentiation”. Medical experts have harnessed the power of stem cells to regenerate and repair the body.  With stem cell therapy, our bodies can recover from several different diseases and injuries. [Read More]

Causes of Achilles Heel Pain

Have you ever suffered from pain at the back of your heel? Known as Achilles heel pain, this results from inflammation in the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is a band of fibrous tissue that supports the ankle and calf during movement. It also attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone behind the ankle.  [Read More]

How Exercise Can Help With Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common condition that can be experienced as early as your twenties and as late as your 90s. It often results from arthritis, a disease involving inflammation of your joints. As a result of joint pain, people tend to limit their activity to prevent pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, cutting down on exercise [Read More]

How Long Do Stem Cell Injections Last?

Stem cell injections are gaining momentum as regenerative treatment for common orthopedic, autoimmune, and inflammatory conditions. Unlike surgery, stem cell injections promote the body’s own healing process, omitting the need for incisions and lengthy recovery times.  But, how long do stem cell injections last? Will you have to return for additional treatments? This article will [Read More]

How Flat Feet Impact Overall Health

An estimated 26% of people have flat feet, making it a common disorder. With flat feet, as the name suggests, the feet have virtually no arch. This typically occurs when the arches don’t develop in early childhood, but arches can also collapse later in life, leading to flat feet.  Unfortunately, flat feet can impact your [Read More]

Why Do My Joints Hurt When I Move?

Living with joint pain can be debilitating. Many people experience joint pain and stiffness either throughout their day, early in the morning, or as the day comes to a finish. The timing and onset of your joint pain play a significant role in your pain diagnosis, as well as the best treatment method.  The cause [Read More]

How Stem Cell Therapy Helps with Knee Pain

Stem cell therapy has become popular for its ability to regenerate damaged tissues in the body. Utilizing this FDA-approved technique, experts have been successful in treating various conditions, providing pain relief, and restoring function for their patients.  Stem cells are unique from other cells in the body in that they can divide to form any [Read More]

Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Keeping your joints healthy can help you ward off pain, now and in your later years. But, how exactly can you maintain healthy joints while living a busy, fulfilling life? Here are our top tips.  Stay Active.  Regular exercise is essential to the health of your joints. It keeps the muscles that support your joints [Read More]

How Exercise Helps with Joint Pain

We all know that exercise is one of the components of a healthy lifestyle. But, did you know that it can also help with joint pain? Exercise is essential for people suffering from joint pain, including arthritis pain. Here’s why: Improved Muscle Strength Your body’s joints rely on the surrounding muscles for support and protection. [Read More]

Types of Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Without feet and ankles, we wouldn’t be able to walk, run, jump, balance, and perform all sorts of other basic activities. Unfortunately, the joints in the feet and ankles must bear significant impact with all of these activities, making them susceptible to wear and tear.  Arthritis is a group of conditions characterized by joint pain [Read More]

Does Botox Help Treat Chronic Migraines?

We all know Botox as a popular solution for wrinkles. But, over the years, medical professionals have found that Botox offers benefits that go beyond cosmetics. For one, Botox offers numerous benefits as a potential migraine treatment. What Are Migraines? Migraines are a type of recurring headache that causes moderate to severe pain with pulsing [Read More]

What Is a Sinus Lift and Why Would I Need One?

Dental implants are a popular treatment method for people with missing teeth. With dental implants, patients have a titanium stud implanted into their mouth, which is later restored with a dental crown.  There are many benefits of dental implants over other replacement options, like dentures or bridges. Primarily, dental implants are fixed in the mouth [Read More]

How Can PRP Help With Hair Regrowth?

More than 50% of men will experience male-pattern hair loss over the age of 50 in their lifetime. In the modern era, regenerative medicine has been successful in regrowing hair after experiencing hair loss.  Whether you’re a man or a woman, experiencing hair loss is frustrating and can hurt your confidence. This article will discuss [Read More]

5 Risk Factors That Can Lead to a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can cause excruciating pain and discomfort. The spinal bones are cushioned by round, cushion-like discs, and herniation occurs if the disc bulges into the spinal canal. Given the fact that numerous nerves run through the spine, herniated discs can trigger lasting pain and impact spinal mobility.  Back and nerve pain that radiates [Read More]

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Orthopedic Conditions

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the body’s own cells to regenerate diseased tissues. This therapy has the potential to cure several orthopedic conditions that are difficult to treat with conventional medicine.  How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work? With the ability to differentiate into regenerative cells, stem cells are considered [Read More]

Top Health Benefits of Exercise

It’s no secret that exercise is essential for good overall health. Experts suggest that healthy adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, 4-5 times per week, to stay in good shape. Moderate-intensity exercise is at a brisk pace, which makes it slightly difficult to have a conversation while working out. You should also [Read More]

Six Reasons Why Your Shoulder Hurts

Shoulder pain is a common issue, especially among athletes and older individuals. Oftentimes, shoulder pain occurs after a sudden injury. However, it can also develop without an obvious cause.  There are several possible reasons for shoulder pain without an injury. Six of the most common include: Bone Spurs Bone spurs are bony over growths that [Read More]

How PRP Can Help With Treating Chronic Pain

A little over 20% of Americans deal with chronic pain according to research published in 2021. Most chronic pain is caused by musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, or bursitis. Several treatments are available to manage chronic pain with varying levels of success. One of the most innovative and effective treatments is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) [Read More]

Top Health Benefits of Exercise

It’s no secret that exercise is essential for good overall health. Experts suggest that healthy adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, 4-5 times per week to stay in good shape. Moderate-intensity exercise is at a brisk pace which makes it slightly difficult to have a conversation while working out. You should also [Read More]

Why Sleep is the Secret to Unlocking Your Health

Sleep might just be the most important thing you do all day. Experts agree that not getting adequate sleep can be devastating to your health, and there’s even been a link discovered between too little sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease! Sleep is essential for peak physical and mental performance. In this post, we’ll discuss why sleep [Read More]

High Cortisol and the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Did you know there’s been a link discovered between the hormone cortisol and dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease? In this post, we’ll review cortisol, discuss the link found, and discuss ways to reduce your risk. What is Cortisol? Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is a small guy with a big job. Cortisol plays a [Read More]

What are the Outcomes of Chronic High Cortisol?

What is Cortisol? Cortisol is a glucocorticoid steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoids in general transport messages to the cells via the bloodstream to regulate inflammatory responses, metabolism, and the sleep-wake cycle. Cortisol is specifically responsible for helping regulate the body: Stress response Metabolism Inflammatory response Blood pressure Blood sugar Sleep-wake cycle What [Read More]

Tips to Help Boost Brain Activity

Life expectancy in the U.S. in 2022 has shot up to just over 79 years, up quite a bit from the 1950 level of just over 68 years. That’s a lot of time and strain on our organs, especially our brains. Because Americans are projected to continue this upwards trend in life expectancy, more and [Read More]

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine has become a disruptor in the healthcare industry for dismissing the traditional medical treatment model of just treating and improving symptoms and instead focusing on repairing and replacing the cells, tissues, and even molecules that are causing the symptoms in the first place.  What Conditions Can Regenerative Medicine Help? This revolutionary approach to [Read More]

Common Foods that Lead to Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become weak, brittle, and susceptible to fracture. Osteoporosis is thought to be caused, in part, by poor calcium intake and/or absorption throughout life. Some of the risk factors for being diagnosed with osteoporosis are genetic and therefore unchangeable, while other risk factors are lifestyle-based and therefore within the [Read More]

Understanding the Different Types of Headaches

To find the best treatment for your headaches and related symptoms, it’s important to first understand exactly what type of headache you are experiencing. There are several different types of headaches that all have various causes, symptoms, and preferred treatments. In this post, we’ll cover three of the most common types of headaches and explain [Read More]

Injuries Brought On By Ignoring Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle happens when the ankle joint moves unnaturally, causing traumatic stretching and tearing of the ligaments that stabilize the joint. Ankle sprains can be extremely debilitating depending on their severity. Common symptoms of ankle sprains include pain, swelling, bruising, impaired range of motion, and an inability to bear weight on the affected ankle. [Read More]

Helping Fractures Heal With Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is breaking down obstacles and pioneering new frontiers in medicine on almost a daily basis. It’s no wonder that every major medical university in the country dedicates tons of funding and resources to stem cell research! One of the most exciting areas where stem cell therapy shows huge promise is orthopedics. Bone [Read More]

Stem Cell Therapy for Neuropathic Pain Management

Neuropathic pain is defined as physical pain experienced as a result of an improperly functioning nervous system. Neuropathic pain presents differently depending on the cause, and the severity, location, and sensation varies from patient to patient.  About 30% of neuropathic pain is caused by diabetes. The remaining 60% can be caused by anything from alcoholism [Read More]

Foods That May Contribute to Osteoporosis

If you’re at risk or have already been diagnosed, with osteoporosis, you probably want to do everything you can to strengthen your bones and prevent a fracture. You may be surprised to know that simple diet changes can greatly benefit your bones! In this post, we briefly discuss the foods that you should avoid if [Read More]

The Incredible Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

You’ve probably heard a lot about stem cell therapy over the past decade. As an emerging regenerative medicine treatment, it has received plenty of praise, but also a lot of criticism. However, after years of clinical and anecdotal evidence to its credit, and now even academic research backing it up, it’s time to recognize stem [Read More]

Can You Avoid Surgery With Regenerative Medicine?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgical intervention, you are probably thinking about alternatives. No one enjoys the idea of going under the knife, and surgery has inherent risks that should be avoided if possible. But, can regenerative medicine practices eliminate the need for surgery? There is no definitive answer on whether [Read More]

Combat Osteoarthritis With Stem Cells

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disorder in the United States. Over 10% of Americans over the age of 60 experience daily symptoms of OA. Osteoarthritis can be painful and debilitating. While there are many treatments on the market for OA, sufferers often experience breakthrough pain and build up a tolerance to what’s available. [Read More]

180 Life Sciences Corp. Enters into a License Agreement with University of Oxford for Regenerative Molecule HMGB1 for Liver Diseases

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 180 Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNF) (“180 Life Sciences” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel drugs that fulfill unmet needs in inflammatory diseases, fibrosis and pain, today announced that it has entered into a new, exclusive global licensing agreement [Read More]

The Signs of Carpal Ligament Instability

When the ligaments that hold the wrist together are damaged or injured, the carpal bones and radioulnar joint can become misaligned. This is known as carpal ligament instability. Carpal ligament instability is most commonly caused by injuries but can be caused by a chronic weakening of the ligaments. High-energy injuries to the ligaments are most [Read More]

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