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301 Long term painkillers – back pain 301

An August 2022 study (1) from doctors at the University of North Texas Health Science Center examined the long-term effects of opioid usage in 96 people suffering from chronic low back pain. In surveying the people of this study, the researchers found: Long-term opioid use (more than 12 months) was a predictor of worse back-specific

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301 When knee pain is worse after meniscus surgery 301

Many people that we see  in our examination rooms have had a meniscus surgery. They are seeking our help in relieving the knee pain that they continue to have following the surgery. For some the pain started immediately after surgery, for others the pain became progressively worse and as the months and years went by

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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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