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Erectile Dysfunction and Shock Wave Therapy

Shockwave therapy, a non-surgical treatment that applies extracorporeal (generated externally) shock waves (waves that break down and repair tissue) to the shaft of the penis. The treatment targets the creation and repair of blood vessels and other tissue in the penis. Research has suggested that extracorporeal shock waves can provide vary degrees of improvement in erectile dysfunction. It is often used when other treatments have failed to increase penile blood flow. Generally the treatment is given with a hand-held wand shaped device which is then placed at multiple sites along the penis. The treatment can vary from 10 – 20

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PRP Penile Injection for erectile dysfunction

Marc Darrow, MD, JD PRP Penile, the P-Shot, or PRP Penis Injections are names to describe injections of platelet rich plasma into the penis to address concerns of erectile dysfunction. The injections are typically given into the corpora cavernosa (the two chambers of the shaft of the penis that fills with blood to maintain an erection) to help repair damage to arteries in the penis that may prevent erections because of blood flow impediment. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or sometimes referred to as PRP is a regenerative (repairs and grows tissue) / biologic (from you) therapy that uses the healing

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Sleep and Healing

When researching the medical literature for studies that explore sleep and joint pain, you will see that many of the research studies will begin with “the correlation between sleep and joint pain is poorly understood.” Let’s look at this one study (1) : Patients were selected who suffered from neck pain, referred pain from the neck, disability, catastrophizing, depression, and problems of sleep quality. The doctors found that despite these problems, if you could reverse the problems of sleep quality and get them a good night’s sleep the pain would significantly improve. Conversely, neck pain “is less likely to improve in patients

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Back and neck pain from carrying a golf bag

Some golfers like to get that extra bit of exercise on the course by not only walking the course, but carrying their own bags as well. However, carrying a 20-25 pound bag while walking a couple of miles over a course can cause significant chronic pain. In golfers much has been made about the golf swing causing spine problems including into the neck. But not much has been made about what carrying the bag can do if you do not maintain a good posture and a good gait. The weight of the bag impacts back pain Golf is an exploding

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Are spinal surgeries as successful as we think? Failed back surgery syndrome.

Marc Darrow, MD, JD. In this article I hope to share with you three main thoughts from recent research. Who is at risk for failed back surgery? What happens to put people at risk for failed back surgery syndrome before the surgery? What can be done in situations for failed back surgery syndrome after the surgery? 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

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Greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Marc Darrow, MD, JD Over the years we have seen many patients with hip pain. Many of them having a “hip bursitis,” or more commonly a trochanteric bursitis or iliopsoas bursitis. Sometimes both. The iliopsoas bursitis is felt in the groin area on the inside of the hip. The trochanteric bursitis is felt on the outer part of the hip. However, most of the patients we see may or may not have a bursitis even though they have a diagnosis of one and they are on anti-inflammatory medications. Bursitis is an inflammation of the protective, fluid filled sacs that prevent

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