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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections at Gordon MedicalPlatelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Injecting this into injured ligaments and tendons stimulates healing.

When PRP is injected into a damaged area, it causes mild inflammation that triggers a healing cascade. As a result, new collagen (a major component of connective tissue) begins to develop. As this collagen matures it shrinks, causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.

PRP injections can be performed on tendons and ligaments all over the body. Sports injuries, arthritic joints, lower back pain, degenerative disc disease, and more specific injuries including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ACL tears, shin splints, rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis may all be effectively treated by PRP.

Offered by Alice Prescott, DO at the Gordon Medical offices

About PRP Injections

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Prolozone – Stop Pain and Restore Tissue to Health

Alice Prescott DO

Alice Prescott DO


“I got into a bad car accident about 15 years ago and that’s where I believe my knee pain originated. My regular doctor told me I would probably have to get my knee cap replaced. I was referred by my friend to go to Gordon Medical to try prolozone (something my regular doctor had never even heard of!) After Dr. Alice Prescott gave me just one shot, my knee pain was completely gone! It was unbelievable.” K.T.

What is Prolozone?

Prolozone is an injected treatment that [Read more…]

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Toxicity: What it Is and How to Treat It

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, October 9, at 2 PM Pacific

Toxicity: What it Is and How to Treat It

Today, I am delighted to welcome back to the show my friend and colleague Dr. Alice Prescott. At our recent symposium for medical practitioners on the understanding and treatment of sensitive and toxic patients, Dr. Prescott gave an excellent presentation and I thought it would be a great idea to share that information with our listening audience. Please join us as we discuss the toxic exposures in our environment and how these are increasingly causing more and more illness…..and how to treat it.
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Pain and Wellness: Appreciating the Value of Osteopathic Manipulation

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday August 29 at 2:00 PM

with special guest Alice Prescott DO

Pain and Wellness: Appreciating the Value of Osteopathic Manipulation

We will be exploring the field of osteopathic manipulation and its importance in the treatment of pain and improving health. We will especially focus on Craniosacral manipulation and Biodynamic Osteopathy with our two guests, Jeffrey Greenfield, DO and Alice Prescott, DO, who are long term practitioners in this field.

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The Problem with Pain Medication

Alice Prescott, DOBy Alice Prescott, DO

Most people have taken non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), acetaminophen, or opiate medications for acute pain such as headache, toothache, back strain, or kidney stones. All can have adverse consequences when administered over the long term while treating chronic arthritis, spinal pain, migraine, etc. It is always advisable to address the sources of chronic pain, to restore the body’s natural function, and to avoid chronic exposure to these medications. There are natural effective options for pain management which have no adverse reactions at therapeutic doses, and can be used while the underlying cause of pain is being treated.

NSAIDS

All NSAIDS decrease blood flow to the kidneys and increase stomach acid production. This can lead to further prescriptions, with their own side-effects. Continuing the NSAIDs may result in kidney insufficiency and eventual failure. Increased stomach acidity can result in stomach inflammation (gastritis) or even ulcers. A resulting proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) prescription can lead to bone mineral loss and impaired protein digestion.

Acetaminophen (APAP) is potentially liver toxic. The daily maximum dose is 4000 mg, but this does not take into account one’s age, size, or genetic detoxification capacity. Prescription medicines with APAP contribute to total daily acetaminophen dose. Having any alcohol blood level while the liver is detoxifying acetaminophen can lead to acute liver failure.

Holistic Pain Treatment

Opiate Pain Medication

Opiates work because they resemble the body’s native endorphins. When pain signals exceed a patient’s tolerance, we prescribe opiates. However, as one uses this class of medications, there is an attendant reduction in endorphin receptors, as well as a reduction in the natural production of endorphins, which reduces these medications’ effectiveness. Ongoing prescriptions for chronic pain will often need to be increased to achieve the same relief. But the body’s adjustments to the new dose will also continue.

The Best Approach to Pain Management is Holistic.

Chronic pain may be caused by structural imbalances, trauma, infections, autoimmune processes, hormone imbalance, poor circulation, nerve entrapment, toxic exposures, and/or nutritional deficiency; this list is not exhaustive. Some herbs and supplements to consider which are shown to reduce inflammation include omega-3 oils, curcumin, quercetin, boswellia, devil’s claw, cat’s claw, and ginger, which all have good studies to support their use. NSAIDS are better applied topically, causing no systemic effects. The different approaches to each health issue needs to be specifically addressed by your integrative care provider for you.

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Why Should I Eat a Gluten Free Diet?

Alice Prescott, DOBy Alice Prescott, DO

Most of you have either seen the “Gluten-free” label, or heard an opinion on the folly or wisdom of a gluten-free diet.

What does gluten-free mean?

Gluten is a protein present only in certain grains. It is most concentrated in wheat, but is also found in rye and barley and sometimes in oats. Gluten largely determines the texture of bread and other products because it improves its leavening properties.  Without gluten, bread simply wouldn’t be fluffy.

What’s wrong with fluffy bread?

The interventions by agricultural scientists to create strains of wheat which make bread even fluffier did so by modifying the gluten, which is still brand new (40 years is new on the evolutionary timetable) to our digestive tract. These new strains of wheat that contain this new kind of gluten are farmed by the huge commercial farms in the US to the exclusion of most of the old wild strains. Researchers and doctors have seen a steady rise in immune dysregulation, autoimmunity, and imbalanced gut microflora over the last few decades, especially since the 1970s, when these new wheat strains were introduced to the American farmer. It is our current reality that the food we count on daily as part of a regular, wholesome diet can adversely affect many other aspects of our health. [Read more…]

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Alice Prescott D.O. Accepting Patients For Osteopathic Care

Alice Prescott DO

Alice Prescott DO

Dr. Alice Prescott DO, has joined the Gordon Medical Associates staff, with a special interest in treating Lyme disease and chronic illness  Dr.  Prescott enjoys working with people to find their motivation and strengths to help overcome difficult obstacles to health.  From her traditional osteopathic training, Dr. Prescott sees health issues as involving somatic (body), mental, and spiritual dimensions. She is excited to join GMA, after having trained with the GMA doctors for the past year, learning their particular mix of treatments to add to her own skills. She is looking forward to the advanced and open-minded approach to individual diagnostic and treatment dilemmas, and is happily anticipating the rewards of working with enthusiastic and communicative lifetime learners.

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