April 2018

Can Damaged Discs Heal Themselves?

By | April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Degenerative disc disease and other kinds of abnormalities can be common findings on spine imaging. Many patients read their reports and are worried or concerned those findings of disc displacements [...]

March 2018

Can PRP Help TMJ Pain?

By | March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25882438 The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a disorder called temporomandibular joint [...]

Pain History is not Pain Destiny

By | March 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Several strands of neuroscience, psychology, and medicine are coming to together to explain how our brains create "pain stories" and the meaning behind past painful experiences and trauma we've suffered. [...]

MSC’s Are Master Orchestrators of Tissue Repair

By | March 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

http://www.nature.com/cdd/journal/v22/n12/full/cdd2015127a.html This is a pretty dense article, but I can boil it down too a few sentences: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC's) are really a sort of "medicinal signaling cell" in our body. Their [...]

Maintaining Joint Health

By | March 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Joint health is more than just avoiding injuries. And, our joints are more than just bones. Our bones, soft tissues, and nerves all function together to help make our joints [...]

Back Pain and Ergonomics

By | March 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Common causes of work-related pain includes slouching in a chair, hunching the shoulders to type, craning the neck to view a computer monitor and lifting an item too heavy. Many [...]

Exercise is Medicine

By | March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. No medical specialty takes that fact more seriously than physical medicine & rehabilitation (physiatry). Exercise is an essential tool for rehabilitating from any [...]

February 2018

Pain After Auto Injuries

By | February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Pain after Auto Injuries An automobile accident can cause a variety of injuries to numerous parts of the body. Throughout Oregon the most common injuries tend to occur to the [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma for Hamstring Tendinopathy

By | February 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Chronic hamstring tendon pain can be a very serious problem for athletes and other active adults. The hamstring muscles are the muscles in the back of the thigh that allow [...]

January 2018

Understanding Chronic Pain

By | January 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A number of factors play a role in the experience of chronic pain. It may be helpful to go over a few important concepts to conceptualize the complicated nature of [...]