Archive for July 2018

Prolotherapy in Primary Care Practice

” Prolotherapy is an injection-based complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapy for chronic musculoskeletal pain. It has been used for for approximately 100 years, however, its modern applications can be traced to the 1950s when the prolotherapy injection protocols were formalized by George Hackett, a general surgeon in the U.S., based on his clinical experience…

Read More

Important Medical Tests

Doctors seem to be ordering more test than ever especially imaging studies, such as CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans. Why? Well, there are two reasons. First, these type of studies gives accurate images of internal parts of our body for suspected diagnosis. Blood tests give a great deal of information about body functions, the…

Read More

Do you need Ozone or Oxygen?

The air we breathe has 18% oxygen that is two atoms of atomic oxygen stuck together, which is written as O2. The amount of oxygen getting into our bodies is carefully regulated by our lungs. Too little oxygen slows our metabolism down, but too much such as in hyperventilating can cause dizziness, numbness, and you…

Read More

Alternatives to Joint Surgery

Dear Dr. Raff, I am 70 years old and have tremendous pain in my knee and hip. My orthopedist says I need a joint replacement, but I dislike surgery. Are there any other alternatives? This is an important question especially for those over 60 years – old who suffer from severe ankle, knee, hip, lower…

Read More