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2 July 2015
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Does Estrogen Maintain Stem Cells?

2 July 2015, Comments: 0

We have stem cells in all our tissues. Stem cells, cells with the capacity to differentiate into a variety of other cells and replicate, are necessary in order to repair tissue as it suffers daily damage. Without stem cells, tissue repair in our bodies wouldn’t be possible, and we wouldn’t be able to stay alive for long. A decline in […]


30 June 2015
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Can Stem Cell Therapy Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain?

30 June 2015, Comments: 0

We just received this letter from one of our patients who was treated with stem cell therapy for chronic low back pain: “My Name is Jeanne B. I am a 67 years old woman with high energy and a zest for life. I am very athletic and have participated in softball, golf, billiards, travel, yard work, playing cards, and more. Several […]


25 June 2015
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Progress Report of Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Repair

25 June 2015, Comments: 0

Rotator cuff repair surgery results are not that great. Several published studies, including this one, have shown that outcomes are not much better with surgery than without. Large tears tend not to heal well, and re-tears are common. Even after “successful” surgeries patients may not recover full range of motion and end up with limited strength and function of the […]


21 June 2015
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Stem Cell Therapy FDA Approved?

21 June 2015, Comments: 0

Is stem cell therapy FDA approved? This is one of the most frequent questions presented by our patients. This is an issue we have to address several times a week. I usually answer that question by asking patients if they have received other treatments, such as epidural injections, joint injections with corticosteroids, ACL repair surgeries, rotator cuff surgeries, etc., and […]


8 June 2015
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Joint Corticosteroid Injections: How is This Still a Thing?

8 June 2015, Comments: 0

Intra-articular injections with corticosteroids is a very common medical treatment for the pain caused by joint osteoarthritis. Most patients do not know that corticosteroids are not a treatment for arthritis and does not heal the joint. They work by reducing inflammation and usually provide quick relief of pain. This pain relief, however is short lived: usually lasting only for no […]


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