Regenerative Medicine: Healing Chronic Pain and Addressing COVID-19

One of the things I love most about Functional Medicine is tackling problems that no one else has been able to fix. When it came to the chronic pain I had from an old surgery for a ruptured disk, I needed help finding the right fix so I could finally move on, pain-free. I knew I didn’t just need to stop the pain, though, I needed to heal parts of my musculoskeletal system and help them rebuild. I found a doctor who combines the systems-based approach of Functional Medicine along with the most cutting-edge practices of Regenerative Medicine for maximum effect.

Dr. Matthew Cook is my guest on today’s podcast and the one who was able to finally fix my back pain. And it just so happens that many of the modalities he’s found useful for treating chronic inflammation and pain are also showing major promise in the treatment of COVID-19. Regarding the current pandemic, Dr. Cook has spent the past several months distilling the latest research, talking with experts around the world, and integrating his vast clinical experience to provide up-to-date information to the public and medical practitioners. Today he shares that in-depth research with us and provides hope for treating COVID and its lingering effects, which we now refer to as post-COVID syndrome. The choices we make, like what we eat and how much sleep we get, don’t just affect our weight and mood.

They also impact the quality of our tissues and our mechanical system, and today Dr. Cook and I discuss why the pillars of Functional Medicine are so important if we want to heal pain, cellular dysfunction, and more. Some of the recent innovations in Regenerative Medicine that we discuss are placental tissue, ozone therapy, peptide injections, and even some tried-and-true classic therapies like vitamin D supplementation. These have shown amazing results for people like me with back pain or chronic conditions like Lyme; Dr. Cook also shares some stories about the positive outcomes he’s seen in his patients fighting COVID and those struggling with long-term recovery. Find Dr. Cook’s podcast, BioReset™ Podcast at https://bioresetpodcast.com/.

This is such an important time to think about our health as a whole. I hope you’ll tune in to learn more.

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