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Blog | Stem Cell, PRP, Acupuncture in Queens & Long Island, New York

  • Footballers Looking at Stem Cells and PRP

    Footballers Looking at Stem Cells and PRP

    When making a decision to move forward with stem cell injection therapy for problems of osteoarthritis and painful soft tissue injury, many patients rely on research to help them make an informed decision. Then they rely on the experience of the doctor helping them. The same can be said for professional athletes. These athletes are approaching stem cells because the treatment regrows cartilage and stops damaging chronic inflammation.

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  • Stem Cells Are Poised to Change Health and Medicine Forever

    Stem Cells Are Poised to Change Health and Medicine Forever

    Over the last decade, the number of publications per year on stem cell-related research has increased 40x. The stem cell market is expected to reach $170 billion by 2020. Rising R&D initiatives to develop therapeutic options for chronic diseases and growing demand for a regenerative treatment option are the most significant drivers of this budding industry.

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  • Stem Cells Saved the Soccer Ref’s Game

    Stem Cells Saved the Soccer Ref’s Game

    They’re the guys that are sometimes invisible and sometimes the point of sporting ire. The referee is a critical part of sports and arguably some of the most athletic have to be soccer refs, as they can run miles in each game chasing the ball and plays around the field. This morning I’d like to highlight an elite ref from Florida for whom having a knee replacement meant giving it all up. In fact, that’s the common thread through many of our success stories. People who love their active life not wanting to yield to the big surgeries and eventual decline into the couch.

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  • You May Have a Stiff Back

    You May Have a Stiff Back

    A stiff back can make it difficult to complete even the simplest tasks. So, of course, you want to figure out what is causing it, as this can help you find the right course of treatment.

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  • Why Staying Active Benefits the Neck

    Why Staying Active Benefits the Neck

    Unless a doctor has advised you to rest or limit neck movements, the neck performs best when you stay active every day. Here are 3 reasons why: 1. Keep Neck Muscles Conditioned, 2. Boost Blood Circulation and 3. Maintain Better Postures.

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  • What Your Lower Back Pain Is Telling You

    What Your Lower Back Pain Is Telling You

    If you're like most people, your first response to lower back pain is to ignore it and hope it goes away. But lower back pain is often your body's way of letting you know something is amiss.

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  • PRP Treatments for Arthritis

    PRP Treatments for Arthritis

    As you know, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It is a condition in which the cartilage that normally protects joints breaks down to the point of being ineffective. The loss of cartilage results in bone-on-bone contact that causes swelling, tenderness, and significant pain. You might also know that osteoarthritis is often age-related.

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  • 5 Reasons PRP is Helpful in Sports Medicine

    5 Reasons PRP is Helpful in Sports Medicine

    Despite what many people believe, PRP injections are not new. Neither are stem cell injections. Doctors and clinics have been using them for decades for a variety of purposes. PRP injections have been used to encourage better bone healing following spinal surgery. Plastic surgeons have been relying on PRP injections to promote soft tissue recovery for years. PRP therapy is not new, and it is not quackery.

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  • PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma

    PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma

    Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is a groundbreaking non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long-lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

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  • Acupuncture Can Treat Running Injuries

    Acupuncture Can Treat Running Injuries

    Acupuncture is a great way to treat common running injuries. Many runners have suffered the wrath of sore muscles, the ever-common “runners knee” (also known as the patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia), and hip or ankle injuries. These annoying and painful injuries put a screeching halt to training, and it’s not what you want when the goal is a marathon in a month. Instead of taking handfuls of Ibuprofen, we recommend Traditional Chinese Medicine to help with the pain and speed up recovery.

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