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What is Degenerative Disc Disease

What is Degenerative Disc Disease

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

Sciatica or Sciatic Nerve

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 Cells for Knee Arthritis

Stem Cells for Knee Arthritis

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

Subjectivity of EMGs

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

New Treatment for Tennis Elbow

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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