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Why You Never Ignore Neck Pain After an Auto Accident Aug 3rd, 2020

Don’t add insult to injury. If you suffer from neck pain following a recent car accident, get help quickly before it turns into a chronic issue. Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD, Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC, and our talented staff at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, diagnose...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 31st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

4 Signs You're Developing an Overuse Injury Jul 21st, 2020

Overuse injuries occur in people of all sizes and ages, from kids to adults. Athletes are especially vulnerable due to the repetitive nature of sports. Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD, Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC, and our experienced staff at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, help you...

How Stem Cell Treatments Are Changing the World of Pain Management Jun 18th, 2020

You've probably heard about stem cells at some point, but did you know they can heal injuries? That’s because these cells have the unique ability to divide and become any kind of cell in your body, including bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. This power makes them a remarkable asset when...

5 Amazing Benefits of Physical Therapy May 29th, 2020

Physical therapy helps reduce pain and improve your body’s functions. Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD, Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC, and our knowledgeable physical therapists at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, offer pain relief and care without resorting to drugs or surgery. Here are five great ways...

How Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Health Apr 7th, 2020

Chiropractors relieve pain while supporting our overall health by adjusting the spinal column, manipulating pressure points, and more. Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD; Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC; and our other knowledgeable specialists at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, work holistically to offer pain relief and care...

Relieve Back Pain With Drug-Free, Surgery-Free Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Mar 2nd, 2020

Stem cells are found within every tissue and organ in the human body. At Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD; Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC; and knowledgeable specialists utilize mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to assist with back pain and more. How MSCs work...

Regenerative Medicine: A Natural Approach to Treating Injuries Feb 1st, 2020

In the past, the majority of injuries were treated according to the PRICE principle (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Today, Medical Director Cary Nelson, MD, Executive Director Kari Hawkins, DC, and the other specialists at Advanced Integrative Medical Center in Redondo Beach, California, practice regenerative and integrative medicine to help...

Reduce Stress and 5 Other Health Benefits of Massage Therapy Jan 1st, 2020

Many Americans work jobs or lead lifestyles that require them to sit still for hours at a time. This can wreak havoc on your muscles and health, causing you to stiffen up and feel sore. Massage therapy can alleviate stress from your daily life and loosen the knots in your...

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Balance and Mobility Dec 1st, 2019

Poor balance and lack of mobility aren’t just inconveniences. Poor balance can increase your risk of falling and injuring yourself. Poor balance and mobility can be caused by many conditions including accidents, arthritis, and nerve damage.  Because poor balance can affect your daily life and increase your risk of injuries,...

Can Vitamin B12 Injections Help Me Lose Weight? Nov 1st, 2019

There’s no question that losing weight can be hard. But it can be even harder if you’re deficient in certain nutrients. In fact, if you don’t have enough vitamin B12, this may hamper your weight loss efforts. In this blog, the health specialists at Advanced Integrative Medical Center discuss what...

6 Drug-Free Solutions for Your Headache Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Headache pain can range from dull and achy to sharp and throbbing. Headaches are extremely common, and nearly everyone experiences headaches at one time or another. But, headaches are notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. The pain can be caused by any number of triggers, but one truth remains the...

PRP: The Game Changer for Remedying Arthritis and Other Joint Pain Sep 12th, 2019

Aging and arthritis are no strange bedfellows. In fact, approximately 54 million people in the United States have some form of arthritis, and this number is expected to rise to 78 million as the Baby Boomer population ages. So the race is on in medical circles to address the increasing...