Blog Archive

Inflammation: Why Do I Have it and How Can I prevent it? Sep 13th, 2020

What causes inflammation? Everyone has seen how a brushfire or wildfire can spread. Similarly, we have witnessed how rust can propagate from one area to the next. These phenomena are largely caused by oxidative stress. Likewise, inflammation in our bodies results from oxidative stress. Name a disease and chances are...

Sports Injuries: How the Experts Assess Them Aug 31st, 2020

What should my doctor know about my sport in order to properly treat my sports injury? Each sport has its own unique demands upon our body’s structural integrity. One key to evaluating a given sports injury lies in understanding the sport and the sport specific mechanics causing the injury. Sports...

Stem Cells: What Are They? Aug 17th, 2020

Your life literally depends upon stem cells. So if you’ve heard about them or not, they are kind of a big deal. As you read this stem cells are busy in every part of your body helping you to heal from every day wear and tear or injury, and aiding...

Nerve Pain Jun 11th, 2020

Nerves are the superhighways of our bodies. Their job is to transmit, receive and monitor all information throughout our body. In other words, they are the wires that  ensure all parts of our bodies are functioning and properly communicating. To no surprise, nerve damage can be devastating. Nerve pain (or neuropathic...

Poor Nutrition and Brain Drain Jun 11th, 2020

Poor Nutrition and Brain Drain or This is Your Brain on Fast Foods In this blog we make the connection between fast or processed foods and brain damage, underscoring just one of many known connections between poor nutrition and disease. Some of you remember the iconic commercial of an egg frying...

Headache and Craniofacial Pain Jun 11th, 2020

The Problem Craniofacial pain, a common yet enigmatic problem, is widely recognized as one of the most daunting medical challenges.   Myriad causes, complex biomechanics, anatomy/neurophysiology and baffling presenting symptoms all contribute to widespread misdiagnosis and mismanagement. According to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of headache alone approaches 50%.   Add...

Sports Medicine for Sports Injuries Jun 11th, 2020

Prevention Each year nearly 3,000,000 sports injuries occur. Sadly, many of these injuries are preventable with some common sense precautions. Simply put, if we are not properly prepared and conditioned for an activity we are more likely to be injured. It truly is the case for “an ounce of prevention”....

What is Interventional Pain Management? Jun 11th, 2020

Most people know what a cardiologist is and have at least heard of heart catheterization and stents. Comparatively few understand what an interventional pain management (IPM) doctor is or does. If a patient has complex or mysterious chest pain that is not responding to conventional treatment their primary care doctor...

Arthritis May 8th, 2020

Arthritis… A word that conjures images of a horrid disease, like wildfire running rampant through our body and tearing up our joints. While some forms of arthritis can be terribly aggressive, erosive and destructive – most patients seeking treatment for arthritis simply have wear and tear, or degenerative arthritis. When...

Selecting a Pain Management Specialist May 8th, 2020

Are you one of the 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain? Wondering how to get relief, and more importantly how to seek competent medical care to find sustained relief? Complex pain problems often require complex solutions. That’s why you may need a physician with specialty training in pain management....

Integrative Medicine and Nutrition For a Healthier, Pain Free Lifestyle May 8th, 2020

Integrative Medicine and Nutrition For a Healthier, Pain Free Lifestyle It is no longer a secret that chronic disease is largely preventable. Integrative Medicine (IM) is an approach to health that applies conventional and non-conventional methods for prevention and treatment of chronic disease. The aim is to restore and maintain...

Stem Cells: Fun Facts May 8th, 2020

Stem Cells: Fun Facts When scientists and physicians refer to stem cells, they are talking about cells that help our bodies to heal. Heal from injury, disease, trauma and everyday wear and tear on our bodies. Did you ever notice that when a child gets a bruise it seems to...

Phyllis U’s STAR Story Aug 28th, 2019

Standing Without Spinal Surgery Phyllis U. I came to STAR because of severe pain that made it so I could hardly stand up. An MRI showed I had a compound fracture to my L3, so my son located several doctors who could treat my pain without spinal surgery. After my...

Margie Guinn’s STAR Story Aug 27th, 2019

I Can Hold a Pen Margie Guinn “Before regenerative medicine, the four cysts on my finger were getting larger and larger and making it much harder to use my right hand. After treatment, I can hold a pen or pencil much easier than before and the overall use of my...

Rodney Sliger Aug 27th, 2019

No Knee Replacement Necessary Rodney Sliger I was personally told by two different orthopedic doctors that complete knee replacement was the only cure for my injured, arthritic knee. The cost of knee replacement, and my not-so-stellar history with surgeries, kept me from going that route. Considering the extreme nature and...

Rhonda Kennedy’s STAR Story Aug 26th, 2019

Energy to Function Rhonda Kennedy Before my injection, my pain level was preventing me from living. I was unable to do anything without constant pain; even at work the pain level would make it hard to concentrate. Since my treatment, I feel alive again. I am back at the gym...

James Terry’s STAR Story May 2nd, 2019

A Life Changing Three Days James Terry “Since 2003, I was not able to do anything. I was on oxygen; could barely take a shower. Now I can mow 5 acres of grass and weeds, shampoo carpet; just about anything I want. I wear oxygen only at night. I sleep...

Jo Massaro’s STAR Story Apr 10th, 2019

Deep Sea Fishing at 64 Jo Massaro “Regenerative Medicine was recommended to me, and I’m so glad I made that call. I met Dr. Fortin and his staff and felt so comfortable. Dr. Fortin spent time with me to understand every aspect of my health and how it could change...