Patients in chronic pain have always had it rougher than patients with a disability you can see. If we see a patient who has lost a limb or can't walk due to paralysis, we all understand that these patients are disabled. However, a patient who just has chronic pain has an invisible disability.
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What controls how stem cells behave in the body? While we know that the cells detect what's around them and respond, are there other things that tell them what to do? Turns out that the nervous system plays a role as well. Let's dig into that topic.
We've all been told for many years that we need to take an aspirin a day to help prevent heart attacks. Hence, there are many people that take this drug every day. However, given that aspirin is a blood thinner, does it impact the way your platelets work? If so, does that change the way platelet-rich plasma works?
I have noted for years that many of our low-back pain patients eventually develop knee pain. However, the problem with American medicine is that it's focused on parts of the body, so we often have a spine surgeon and a knee surgeon with each not knowing much about the other part of the body. This is despite continued and mounting...
It's a myth to believe that every injection of PRP or stem cells will help 100% of the patients with knee arthritis. In fact, there's a failure rate with all of these technologies. So if you do need a knee replacement, what might determine if that's a success or failure? Turns out weight is one thing to consider.
If you've never been a big exercise person, can you start late in life and still get health benefits? While answers to that question would be all over the map based on opinion, we have some new research that weighs in. So let's dig in.
Because of our high-tech, rapid-pace lifestyles, it's easy for the circadian rhythms of the people today to get out of whack. And, it's not just jet lag. Disruption in these cycles can lead to premature aging, depression, allergies, and even, cancer.
We've all been told to wash our hands. As a doctor, I have to do it many more times a day than the average person. However, what if the soap we use has agents in it that are making us sick? Today we'll review one called Triclosan.
You hurt, so you're not really energized and ready to get things done. In fact, new research supports the idea that your inflammation may be causing this lack of motivation. Let's dig in.
Is surgery necessary for a torn meniscus? The answer, based on the research, is now clear. If you're over age 35, the most common surgery used to treat a torn meniscus called partial meniscectomy is useless. Now new research out of Johns Hopkins quantifies the massive scale of the epidemic of ineffective knee meniscus surgeries . Let's dig in.
Tissue that form around ligaments and tendons have a limited blood supply, that is why they need more healing time unlike other tissues. It's pretty common that cicatrization on these tissues do not happen at 100% after getting these structures injured.
Zumba is a exercise routine that mix different latin rhythms like salsa, merengue, flamenco and bachata only to perform physical activity and lose some weight.