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Dr. Sobel’s Blog Posts

What is Degenerative Disc Disease

A spine with a normal and a degenerative disc

Degenerative Disc Disease I want to relate a story from a recent patient visit that I had and the interesting thing is that the conversation I had was one that I have had hundreds of times though out my career. I was asked to consult on a […]

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Sciatica or Sciatic Nerve

A drawing of the sciatic nerve coursing through the pelvis

One of the questions I frequently get asked in my practice is what is the difference between sciatica and sciatic nerve.

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Stem Cell Therapy for the Knee

Drawing of knee anatomy before and after stem cell treatment. The after looks like a normal knee

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Arthritis is Controversial I treat a number people at any one time with osteoarthritis(OA) of the knee. It is a very common problem in Western society and with aging baby boomer population knee pain from arthritis is going to be become even […]

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Subjectivity of EMGs

Picture of person receiving nerve stimulation for EMG testing

EMG Testing This blog post is meant more for physicians who refer patients for EMG testing but please feel to read. As a physician that performs electrodiagnostic evaluations (EMGs) I appreciate the fact that interpretation of the wave forms can have a certain degree of subjectivity to […]

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New Treatment for Tennis Elbow

drawing of an elbow with a painful spot on the outside

There is a new treatment for chronic lateral epicondylitis also known as tennis elbow by a company called Tenex Health. They have designed a high frequency ultrasound probe that removes worn out or degenerative tendon and helps to facilitate the healing process. This a potential alternative to […]

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