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Osteoarthritis after Meniscus Surgery: What do the X-Rays Tell Us?

Current research has shown that patients undergoing joint surgery may be at increased risk for developing joint osteoarthritis (OA) within the following decade. This type of OA is commonly referred to as post traumatic osteoarthritis. The true mechanism of this increased risk is currently unknown, but has lead researchers to postulate that changes in the … Continue reading Osteoarthritis after Meniscus Surgery: What do the X-Rays Tell Us?

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Orthohealing Physicians Publish a New Research Review on Bone Marrow Concentrate as a Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment

Physicians of the Orthohealing Center recently published a mini review article on Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) for knee osteoarthritis. Here is a brief recap of the article. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a debilitating joint condition characterized by inflammation, tissue breakdown(cartilage/joint), and development of osteophytes (also known as bone spurs). Knee OA affects at least 19% of adults forty-five … Continue reading Orthohealing Physicians Publish a New Research Review on Bone Marrow Concentrate as a Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment

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Rush University Research Team Investigates New Source of Osteoarthritis Pain:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body and is one of the most common reasons for musculoskeletal pain. Although we can see objective evidence of OA through imaging findings such as joint space narrowing and thinning of joint cartilage, this doesn’t always correlate with a patient’s clinical … Continue reading Rush University Research Team Investigates New Source of Osteoarthritis Pain:

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The Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Mary Ambach Featured at ABCSP Annual Symposium

Dr Mary Ambach was one of the outstanding speakers at the recent American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians Symposium in San Diego CA on April 12-15 2018. Her lecture discussed some of the innovative techniques she is currently performing for treatment of low back pain caused by Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), including intradiscal stem cell and PRP … Continue reading The Orthohealing Center’s Dr. Mary Ambach Featured at ABCSP Annual Symposium

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The L.A. Times Cites Dr. Sampson’s Clinical Expertise in Supporting Conservative Treatment for Some Patients with Knee-Osteoarthritis

It’s no surprise to many that U.S. medical insurance companies seem to be getting more stringent on what procedures they allow to be covered. However, it may seem peculiar that an insurance company would cover a surgery costing tens-of-thousands of dollars, but not a far less expensive, more conservative treatment that may alleviate pain and … Continue reading The L.A. Times Cites Dr. Sampson’s Clinical Expertise in Supporting Conservative Treatment for Some Patients with Knee-Osteoarthritis

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Can a Diet High in Sugar and Processed Foods Affect Spine Health and Cause Accelerated Bone Aging?

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for a doctor’s visit, and a leading cause of disability worldwide. The etiologies of back pain can range from vertebral fractures and spinal deformities, to degenerative disc disease and lumbar muscle strains, all resulting in significant declines in quality of life and functional ability. There are a myriad of predisposing factors for … Continue reading Can a Diet High in Sugar and Processed Foods Affect Spine Health and Cause Accelerated Bone Aging?

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Platelet-Rich Plasma May Benefit Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis by Blocking Inflammation

Knee osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can be caused by aging, excessive weight, traumatic injury, strain, congenital joint abnormality or joint deformity. In recent years, clinicians have explored a cutting-edge treatment known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in treating knee osteoarthritis. PRP is acquired by drawing a sample of a patient’s own venous blood and centrifuging the blood into multiple layers, one of which … Continue reading Platelet-Rich Plasma May Benefit Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis by Blocking Inflammation

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Could Stem Cells Change the Way Doctors Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

  According to a recent report on BBC news, stem cell therapy can be a life changing treatment for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). For those who are not familiar, MS is a disease where the immune system attacks the nervous system, hindering the brain and spinal cord’s ability to deliver and receive messages properly. … Continue reading Could Stem Cells Change the Way Doctors Treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?

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New Clinical Study on Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) shows “Sham/ Placebo” equal to surgery

  Lateral Epicondylitis, popularly known as tennis elbow, is a fairly common condition associated with pain on the outside of the elbow where the extensor muscles of the forearm attach; It is caused by overuse or repetitive motions of the wrist and elbow. While it’s no surprise that playing tennis can be a major culprit … Continue reading New Clinical Study on Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) shows “Sham/ Placebo” equal to surgery

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Athletes and Dietary Supplements

Several researchers recently collaborated to publish a review article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on dietary supplements in high performance athletics. They noted that dietary supplements can play a small role in an athlete’s nutrition plan and may be beneficial. A key point the article highlighted is that although nutritional supplements can potentially … Continue reading Athletes and Dietary Supplements

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