Cholesterol medication’s negative influence on tendons and joint pain

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High cholesterol, and its treatment with statins, has been a hallmark of cardiovascular disease management for decades. Many people worry about their cholesterol because they feel they have to, based on drug companies and the media bombarding us with the impression there is a one to one linkage between elevated blood fats and arteriosclerosis. The benefits, […]

Hyaluronic acid vs platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis

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In research surrounding Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, doctors in Italy evaluated the effectiveness of intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in patients with hip osteoarthritis. This was a comparison study of PRP and Hyaluronic Acid . A total of 111 patients were randomly assigned to 3 different study groups and each received 3 weekly injections of either PRP  (44 patients), […]

Cervical spine pain

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Ross Hauser, MD  discusses the problems of chronic neck pain and Cervical Neck Instability and the treatment options including Prolotherapy, Stem Cell Therapy, and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Cervical Neck Instability In our practice, we continue to see a high number of patients with a myriad of symptoms related to cervical instability. The symptoms are […]