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Arthritis Pain: How Effective Is Prolotherapy vs Exercise Or Cortisone?

How Effective Is Prolotherapy Versus Exercise or Cortisone for Arthritis Pain? Researchers in the Journal of Pain Research compared dextrose Prolotherapy to different

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Dry Needling of Tendons is Not a Placebo

Dry Needling of Tendons Is NOT a Placebo Dry needling of tendons is not a placebo, but is a treatment in and of itself. We have a couple of takeaways in this article: Since dry needling

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Foot Pain Resolution

Annoying foot pain affects about a quarter of the population. And let's face it, most of us spend a lot of time on our feet. Every time we take

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Townsend July2014
Stem Cell Prolotherapy

Stem Cell Prolotherapy Take a look at this article published in The Townsend Letter by Peter A. Fields, MD, DC  that covers Stem Cell Prolotherapy. If you've ever wondered what it was all about, this article explains in detail. Ever wonder how you can regenerative cartilage? Has joint replacement been

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Townsend Feb Mar 2014
Elbow Injuries: Townsend Letter

Elbow Injuries At one time or another, about 15% of people in the U.S. will have elbow pain from some type of elbow injuries. These injuries can happen in sports, at work, and even at home. The majority involve a ligament injury. Annular ligament injuries from repetitive motion, like constant

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Townsend January 2014
What is the Cause of Back Pain?

What Is the Cause of Back Pain? Almost anything can cause back pain. Part of the reason is all of the stress we put on our backs. Weight from the upper body, prolonged sitting, sports, being overweight, and poor flexibility all can put added stress on the back. And at

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Townsend December 2013
Hip Replacement: Do You Really Need It?

  The hip gets a lot of wear and tear! And it can be weakened by a lot of different things. Eventually, the cumulative injuries cause arthritis to develop. And before long, people find themselves in the surgeon's office receiving the news that they need a hip replacement. But do

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Townsend October 2013
Are MRI’s Replacing The Physical Exam

Are MRI's Replacing The Physical Exam? Everyone seems to want to get an MRI nowadays. It's like there is an MRI epidemic, with millions and millions being performed in the U.S. A patient complains of pain, and an MRI is ordered. But are MRI's replacing the physical exam? Sure, an

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Townsend July 2013
Knee Pain and Dysfunction

Knee Pain and Dysfunction At one time or another, most of us will have had some sort of knee dysfunction or pain. After all, we use our knees on a daily basis. And because the knee is a weight-bearing joint, athletic individuals and overweight people are more prone to knee

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Townsend August 2013
Rotator Cuff Shoulder Injuries

Rotator Cuff Shoulder Injuries Conditions of the rotator cuff are the most common shoulder problem. Lots of people over 50 experience rotator cuff shoulder injuries. That's because the tendons and ligaments become weaker and are more prone to injury. And since tendons and ligaments have a poor blood supply to

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