PRP therapy in treating hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Most of the patients I see with excessive joint instability or joint hypermobility have already been diagnosed with Hypermobility spectrum disorders or hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Having received this diagnosis the challenge to them now is to find an appropriate treatment. In this article I will discuss stem cell therapy in treating hypermobile joints and spinal instability caused by hypermobility spectrum disorders. The information of this article will focus only on the musculoskeletal aspects and not the genetic aspect. I see many patients with hypermobile, overly flexible or “double jointed,” knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, ankles and spines. Some were gymnasts or

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Does a shoulder labrum tear require surgery?

Many emails that come in from this website, come from people asking about SLAP tear surgery. Some people want to know if they can avoid surgery. Some people are looking for options because they cannot get a SLAP tear surgery. Why can’t they get the surgery? Because their doctor/surgeon does not hold out good hope that surgery will be effective for them. Who are these people? From the emails we get, they are usually people with multi-directional shoulder instability, or, people who already had the surgery and despite it being a successful surgery, the person still had pain and range

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Plantar fasciitis injections – Research

Over the years we have seen many patients with Plantar Fasciitis that had been unresponsive to conventional treatments. These conventional treatments included physical therapy, cortisone, and anti-inflammatories. While not the best choice for doctor or patient, many of these people considered the surgical option as the ultimate choice because they “have to do something.” But will surgery be any more effective? We will cover this in research cited later in this article. Is it the heel spur causing pain or is it plantar fasciitis? When a patient comes into our office with plantar fasciitis and a bone or heel spur

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Low back pain treated with bone marrow derived stem cell injections

Patients will often come into our office with an MRI, low back pain and a diagnosis of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. They are in our office because they may have been told that they should consider a surgical recommendation to spinal fusion. For many of these people, the MRI was the confirmation that their surgeon needed to go ahead with the surgical recommendation. For many patients, this may have been the same doctor who had taken them through a course of conservative treatments. These treatments may have included long bouts with anti-inflammatory medications, back braces, physical therapy, and cortisone injections. A

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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy For Frozen shoulder – Adhesive capsulitis

Clinically we have seen many patients with various and diverse shoulder problems. One such problem is the problem of frozen shoulder. People with frozen shoulder are typically someone who had a shoulder injury or surgery that required immobilization or someone who suffers from diabetes. As we are dealing with treatments surrounding musculoskeletal repair, we will focus on post-traumatic injury or surgical cause of “frozen shoulder.” Below is also new research on the use of PRP shoulder injections in the frozen shoulder shoulders of diabetes patients. Many people contact us after they have had tradition treatments for their frozen shoulder. This

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

This articles continues from: Are spinal surgeries as successful as we think? Failed back surgery syndrome. Previously I had written that I have made it a point throughout this website to display my great admiration for surgeons. I went to medical school to become a surgeon. As I saw more and more failed surgeries I decided to change my practice over to providing non-surgical methods. There are very many people who have had very successful spinal surgeries. This article will explore some options following failed back surgery. There is research to suggest that prior to surgery, steps could be taken

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