10-13-23 ACL reconstruction surgery and Failed ACL reconstruction surgery. Non-surgical treatment options

The problems of ACL reconstruction surgery are many. For some people, his/her doctor may recommend a non-surgical treatment. These nonsurgical treatments may include physical therapy and exercise programs to strengthen the knee and restore function. However without an ACL, there will be instability. As part of the non-surgical treatment, the physical therapist may focus on

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301 Does acupuncture help knee osteoarthritis? 301

Acupuncture, although used for at least 5000 years in China, was not well known or widely accepted as a therapeutic treatment in the Western medical community, until recently. Acupuncture is based on Eastern philosophical premise that all matter is permeated with energy–called Chi–which flows in patterns in the body called meridians. An obstruction of these patterns

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301 Does low estrogen cause joint pain?

We see many post-menopausal women who suffer from significant back and joint pain. Some of these women have had a difficult time in healing because they have, among other health concerns, diminished hormone levels. In this article I am going to look at some of the research that suggests a connection between low-levels of estrogen,

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301 Weight loss can help avoid back surgery

When we see a patient in our office who has joint or back pain and they have clear issues of excessive weight, we try to reassure the patient that we understand that it can be difficult to lose weight. We tell them that we are not going to lecture them and that we will try

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301 PRP and stem cell therapy for TMJ and TMJ with neck pain

Over the years we have received our fair share of emails from patients seeking treatment for their TMJ. In many of these emails, the sender will describe to us osteoarthritis of the jaw that came as a result of a traumatic injury such as a jaw dislocation during a hockey game or a dislocation or

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301 Lumbar discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation

A lumbar discectomy describes a surgical procedure that removes the discs of the spine that are causing you pain and functional difficulties. The surgery can be performed as minimally invasive, smaller incision or as “open” back surgery. No surgery is “easier.” Less invasive simply means the surgical wound is not as large, the surgical procedure

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301 Do Women Have More Knee Replacement Complications? 301

Once someone has knee replacement complications or continued pain after knee replacement they usually have limited choices moving forward. One choice is to live with the knee pain as best as they can. A second choice is medications, unfortunately for some this means long-term opioid usage. Physical therapy may help in some cases. In other

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