One of the most frequent disorders we see is arthritis of the wrists. The degenerative lesions of the cartilage in this chronic, non-inflammatory joint disease causes severe functional impairment, including pain, weakness, and loss of range of motion. Hand surgeons resort to surgical fusion only when … Learn More » “Wrist surgery? Not so fast! Stem cells proven effective”
Mesenchymal Stem Cells…What’s better? Yours or Theirs?
We all have viable mesenchymal stem cells in our own bodies, regardless of age. When we want to harness our self-healing power to improve the pain from an arthritic joint, the most evidence-based way is to use your own cells. Cells from your own body … Learn More » “Mesenchymal Stem Cells…What’s better? Yours or Theirs?”
Chronic Pain Increased with NSAID & Steroid Use
Are you someone who reflexively reaches for the bottle of ibuprofen when you feel a twinge in your back? The common, ingrained recommendation to take NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, etc) for recently onset pain is under serious question. It may not only be ineffective, it … Learn More » “Chronic Pain Increased with NSAID & Steroid Use”
Flu Vaccination: Alzheimer’s Friend or Foe?
by Dr. Noel Peterson, ND, DAAPM What is the most feared disease in America? Cancer? Stroke? Heart disease? No, it turns out that Alzheimer’s disease (aka dementia) is the most feared disease in America. What if you could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by over … Learn More » “Flu Vaccination: Alzheimer’s Friend or Foe?”
Knee Steroid Injection? Step Back!
by Dr. Kristian Flores, MD, ND As a physiatrist, I am always looking for ways to improve functionality and quality of life for my patients. While a steroid injection can offer a quick and effective short-term solution for the treatment of pain, we now know … Learn More » “Knee Steroid Injection? Step Back!”
Seeing Is Believing: Why Ultrasound Expertise Matters
Have you ever been to the doctor for a painful condition only to be sent away to get imaging completed? This requires scheduling another appointment, then coming back to the doctor to get the results, all the while you’re in pain without answers. While this … Learn More » “Seeing Is Believing: Why Ultrasound Expertise Matters”
Treating Early Dementia, Neurodegeneration and Concussions at Oregon Regenerative Medicine: Here is what you need to know about the PLAN Protocol
by Dr. Noel Peterson, ND, DAAPM There is new optimism in the treatment of degenerative neurological diseases with PRP derived platelet lysate therapy. The impact of Alzheimer’s, TBI, neurodegeneration and Parkinson’s disease is forecasted to cause increasing disability as our population ages, and the use … Learn More » “Treating Early Dementia, Neurodegeneration and Concussions at Oregon Regenerative Medicine: Here is what you need to know about the PLAN Protocol”
Biocellular Therapy Bridges The Meniscus Tear Gap
When Linda came to see me for knee pain she had a very common issue: nagging, up-and-down knee pain/swelling that had become increasingly worse over the last few years and now was preventing her from full participation in her hobbies and staying fit. Linda is … Learn More » “Biocellular Therapy Bridges The Meniscus Tear Gap”
Long COVID & the Stellate Ganglion Block
by Dr. Kristian Flores, MD, ND Why do some patients have virtually no COVID symptoms, why do some have significant symptoms, and why do some people get the complex version of COVID known as “Long COVID”? The answer is likely due to a variety of … Learn More » “Long COVID & the Stellate Ganglion Block”
Ibuprofen Hurts Exercise
by Dr. Noel Peterson, ND, DAAPM As an “older” athlete, I’m often asked what I do to control pain so that I can exercise. My answer is usually “What pain?”. Maybe it’s just good luck (I doubt it, I’ve broken more bones than I care … Learn More » “Ibuprofen Hurts Exercise”