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26 August 2015
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Can Fat affect Your Joint Pain?

26 August 2015, Comments: 0

Visceral fat, or abdominal fat is a key factor that triggers off a variety of health and joint problems. Excessive belly fat results in more weight acting on the joints which strains and hurts the back, knees or hips. Besides this increased mechanical stress on the joints, belly fat also increases the risk of chronic inflammation in the body. This […]


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 […]


29 May 2015
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Epidemic of Unnecessary Surgeries

29 May 2015, Comments: 0

I have blogged several times before about the epidemic of unnecessary spine and joint surgeries performed in our country. Spine surgery is the single most costly surgery for Medicare. The rate of spine and joint surgeries in the USA is 2-3 times higher than in any other industrialized country, with incredibly large regional variations.  The widespread use of MRI scans, […]


15 April 2015
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How Safe Are Your Pain Medications?

15 April 2015, Comments: 0

As the “baby boomer” generation enter its Medicare years the prevalence of arthritis and musculoskeletal pain is increasing at an accelerating pace. Some call this epidemic of chronic pain America’s biggest health problem. According to a 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine (part of the National Academy of Sciences) chronic pain will affect at some point 100 million Americans […]


14 April 2015
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How Effective is Our Treatment?

14 April 2015, Comments: 0

One of the most frequent questions we are asked by prospective patients is: “How effective is your treatment?”  Most clinics offering stem cell therapy would just make up a number because they really have no clue how effective their treatment protocols are.  We wanted to know how effective our treatments were, and for that reason we started a patient registry […]


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