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Apr
16
2014

Knee Replacement Complications Increasing

“. . .a large population is at risk for costly revision surgery as well as possible long-term complications of total knee replacement.”1 In an article published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, authors expounded on the increasing number…

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Apr
15
2014

Chronic Pain Patients May Suffer from Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a common byproduct of chronic pain and new research is suggesting that patients coping with chronic pain should be evaluated for anxiety disorders.1 Researchers evaluated 250 patients with moderate to severe chronic joint or back pain for which…

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Apr
14
2014

Obesity and Lumbar Disc Herniation

It is not often that surgeons and Prolotherapy doctors agree, but there are some rarities. One topic of agreement is the problem of obesity in treating lumbar disc herniation. In a recently published article in the American Journal of Bone…

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Apr
13
2014

The Link Between Back Pain and Depression, Part 1

Chronic pain patients often experience depression and and/or anxiety over their painful state. Chronic neck and back pain patients often complain of bad memory, muddled thinking, and feelings of depression and anxiety. Research from Northwestern University in Chicago shows the cellular…

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Apr
12
2014

The Link Between Depression and Back Pain, Part 2

In our last post we explored the various changes in brain stucture and function that occur in chronic low back pain patients, indicating that chronic pain has a clear and direct link to feelings of depression, anxiety, poor memory and…

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Apr
11
2014

Stem Cell Therapy vs. Joint Repair

When are you too old for joint repair? Prolotherapists see a number of patients who believe or were told that they were too old for knee repair. This is a bit shocking to hear as the science of joint repair…

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Apr
10
2014

Obesity, Disc Height Changes and Low Back Pain

What happens when an obese person with low back pain loses weight? According to research published in the journal Spine, quite a few positive outcomes. Obesity’s impact on the low back Researchers observed thirty morbidly obese patients with low back…

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Apr
08
2014

Meniscectomy of Little Value

There is often a debate about the best treatment for a torn meniscus. In terms of Prolotherapy, a meniscectomy is detrimental to the overall health of the knee joint. Removing tissue, any type of tissue, leads to further joint degeneration…

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Apr
07
2014

Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis in Older Athletes

Hip and Knee osteoarthritis and hip and knee arthroplasty are more commonly found in former male elite athletes than expected. (1) few competitive or recreational long-distance runners suffer severe joint injuries The notion that sports and recreational activities cause an…

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