Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Relieve the Pain of Osteoarthritis of the Knee?

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For the more than 30 million sufferers of osteoarthritis in the U.S., excruciating, unrelenting pain is a part of their everyday life. When this condition affects the knee joint, it can prevent a pers...

Joint Replacement Implants Can Now Last Decades. Here’s Why This is Great News!

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By Karim Elsharkawy M.D. One of the most often asked questions I get about joint replacement is “when is the right time to have this procedure.” A few years ago, the age of the patient was one importa...

The 2 Important Factors for Quicker Recovery from Joint Replacement That You Might Not be Aware of

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Improvements in surgical techniques and joint prosthesis over the past decade have been nothing short of amazing. However, there are two other factors that contribute greatly to a quicker recovery: pa...

Cancer of the Spine: When Back Pain is a Sign of Something More Serious

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The National Cancer Institute estimated that 1,735,350 people in the United States were diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2018 and 609,640 would die. The sad fact is that most everyone has a frien...

Is Your Pain Serious Enough to Consider Spine Surgery? Here are the 6 Most Important Questions to Ask

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By Peter Derman M.D., M.B.A. Spine problems are extremely common. In fact, 62% of U.S. adults have sought treatment for severe neck or back pain. This often excruciating and unrelenting pain forces m...

Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center Patient Navigators: Eliminating Fear with the Personal Touch

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The futurologist John Naisbitt introduced the concept of “high tech and high touch” in his 1982 bestseller Megatrends. He maintained that in a world of technology, people long for personal, human cont...

Changing the Meaning of DIY to: “Don’t Injure Yourself”

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Home improvement cable television channels such as HGTV and The DIY Network are extremely popular, and every week their shows such as “Fixer Upper” and “The Property Brothers” ...

It’s Your Wedding Day. Everything is Perfect. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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One Day Before… It’s hard to believe. No, it’s impossible to believe. The day you have been thinking about since you were a little girl – your wedding day – is only one day away! Yo...

Can the Weather Cause Joint Pain? YES!

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Just like your grandparent may have said, achy joints CAN predict the weather. While this might be fascinating on one level, it can be extremely painful on another. Relentless joint pain affects milli...

The 5 Immutable Rules for Gardening Safety

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Gardening, whether it involves the blooming, landscaping variety or growing plants that yield fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables, is one of the most popular hobbies on earth. One might say it is a per...