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28 07, 2015

The real reason why being overweight is bad for your knees

By | July 28th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives|

We all know that being overweight is bad for your joints. Obesity is linked to knee arthritis in obvious and not so obvious ways. First, it’s obvious that someone who [...]

21 07, 2015

Knee Pain: Thinking of arthroscopic knee surgery? Think twice…

By | July 21st, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations in our health care system. Over the last 15 years mounting research has called into question whether “cleaning up” [...]

14 07, 2015

Regenerative Medicine: FAQ's about Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma

By | July 14th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

Platelet-Rich Plasma and BMCC (Bone Marrow Cell Concentrate) Explained:   What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)? Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is an "autologous blood therapy" that uses a patient's own blood [...]

13 07, 2015

Regenerative Medicine: Differential cytotoxicity of corticosteroids on human mesenchymal stem cells

By | July 13th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

A study at the Mayo Clinic has found that corticosteroids, commonly used as a short–term anti–inflammatory and analgesic for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, may be cytotoxic to mesenchymal stem [...]

9 07, 2015

Chronic Pain: Can Magnesium Help Osteoarthritis?

By | July 9th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

A recent study published in the Journal of Rheumatology shows an inverse association between magnesium and radiographic severity of knee osteoarthritis. Association does not equal causation, but these findings fall [...]

6 07, 2015

Getting "Un-Stuck" From Chronic Pain

By | July 6th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

Dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis can leave a person feeling “stuck” and even hopeless. When doctors encounter patients who are stuck they often describe them as being [...]

4 07, 2015

Chronic Back Pain: Does Spine Surgery Help Long-term?

By | July 4th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

What are the long-term outcomes from spine surgery? Recently, researchers have followed up patients from a pivotal study done eight years ago called the The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial [...]

2 07, 2015

Factors Predicting Persistent Pain After Joint Replacement Surgery

By | July 2nd, 2015|Chronic Pain Care|

Some patients do well after joint replacement surgery and some develop persistent joint pain that severely limits their activities and function. It's taken a long time for rehabilitation specialists and [...]

27 06, 2015

NBC News Reports: Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Benefits "inconsequential" for middle-aged adults

By | June 27th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal evaluating the effectiveness of arthroscopic knee surgery for knee pain in middle-aged and older adults did not find a significant benefit [...]

17 06, 2015

Regenerative Medicine: Stem cell therapy for arthritis: Am I a candidate?

By | June 17th, 2015|Chronic Pain Care, Pain Medicine Alternatives, Stem Cell Therapy for Pain|

What are stem cells? The human body is made of billions of specialized cells that form specific organs like the brain, skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bone. Each day [...]