Smoking and Pain
Quit Smoking To Treat Your Pain A new study presented at the 2013 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons demonstrates that smoking cessation results in improvements in pain in patients with spinal disorders. The study was done following patients undergoing treatment for spinal disorders and reporting severe pain. Mean treatment duration was eight months. The researchers found that […]
How do Stem Cells Work?
How Do Stem Cells Work In The Joints? Stem Cell therapy is about the renewal of tissues. The treatment is based on the fact that stem cells differentiate to renew cells. The desired goal is to stimulate the production of new cells in a particular tissue to regenerate that tissue. For orthopedic applications the object is to target cells called […]
Keep Your Joints Healthy
Keep Your Joints Healthy Regardless of what medical treatment you choose to pursue to treat joint pain, there are certain steps you can take to improve the health of your joints and keep them healthy. Our bodies are always undergoing constant change, in response to a changing environment. That response is mediated primarily by 3 elements: the nervous system, the […]
Stem Cells And Arthritis: New Evidence
Stem Cells for Arthritis: New Studies Showing its Effectiveness. Stem cell treatments have been shown on animal models to be a potential new powerful and effective treatment for arthritis. Now, more and more studies are showing the same in humans. Two new studies were recently published showing good results when using stem cell injections to treat patients with arthritis of […]
Can an MRI show where it hurts?
“Free MRI review. Send your MRI today” (…and we will determine that you are a surgical candidate.) This is a common marketing gimmick used by many spine surgery practices. But, can you really determine if a patient is a surgical candidate just by looking at an MRI? This goes to the heart of another dilemma….can an MRI show a pain […]