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A new and emerging field in medicine is here and some people call it regenerative medicine; some people call it stem cell treatment.  I think it’s important that we define those terms. Regenerative medicine includes this field of medicine where we can hopefully see some regeneration of tissue,...

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In what is described as the largest meta-analysis conducted to date, researchers from Beth Deaconess Medical Center report that none of the nonsurgical treatment options for enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis (eECRB), or tennis elbow, performed better than placebo and all were...

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The Fascial Distortion Model can help guide a practitioner towards treatment selection because the model is based on the patient’s input. The patient is the expert. Patients guide us as practitioners by body language or gestures and their verbal description of their pain. They show us exactly the...

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The Fascial Distortion Model looks at six different types of patterns of gestures that people do when they have an injury. When they show a certain gesture, we’re going to use a certain manual therapy technique that’s going to match. If they indicate with their finger a single spot on the bone, we...

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A licensed mental health counselor and biofeedback specialist discusses what patients and insurance companies should know about biofeedback.

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Chronic wounds impact some 6.5 million Americans annually at a cost of $25 billion, and few therapeutic advances have been achieved in the last several decades. But researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and colleagues report that a new combination therapy appears to reduce healing...

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New research on patients with fibromyalgia finds that engagement with online acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) when undertaken in conjunction with treatment as usual (TAU) produced significantly improved outcomes in disease measures including pain, pain acceptance, depression, and sleep, as...

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For the last decade or longer, we’ve been talking about the challenges with opioids, and they are a challenging class of drug.  On the one hand, they’re great at treating severe levels of pain; they may be the only class of medicine that works for severe pain.  But there’s a lot of baggage...

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Researchers from UCF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland, in collaboration with colleagues from other sickle cell centers report that EndariTM, a pharmaceutical form of the amino acid L-glutamine, has proven effective in Phase 3 clinical trials in reducing the frequency of pain episodes associated...

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Improvisational music therapy was found to be an effective modality for the treatment of pain associated with sickle cell disease (SCD), according to conclusions from a recent study. The research, conducted my music therapist Samuel Rogers-Melnick, MT-BC, with University Hospitals Connor Integrative...

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