By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | June 7, 2019

– Dr. Neil Raff Signals for certain types of pain, such as a cut or a burn, go directly to our brain. Pain signals from other certain organs or structures go to a region called center or substation called ganglion where they are processed and then sent to the brain. Problems can arise when these…


By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | May 31, 2019

Written by: Dr. Neil Raff Below is a traditional list of things that cause pain from both our skeletal system and our nervous system with brief descriptions of each. What I want to call your attention to are two causes, one musculoskeletal and the other neuralgic, which are very common, severe, and yet not fully…

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By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | August 8, 2018

The doctor that has saved more lives than anyone else! Who is he? Luther Terry MD, the surgeon general of us who in 1962, finally forced the cigarette industry to include a warning saying smoking is dangerous to your health. The number of lives saved is probably in the 100 of thousands or even more.

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Benefits of a Sauna

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | August 7, 2018

The Sauna is a wonderful treatment developed in Scandinavia many years ago. The benefits are mainly sitting in a warm or hot steamy room which is quiet while wrapped in a towel if you prefer with no radio newspapers cell phones or announcements. It’s just a relaxing time. Something we all need. One variation is…

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Vitamin Use

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | August 7, 2018

If you could, would you go into a drugstore and take certain pharmaceuticals off the shelf because you thought you might have high blood pressure or diabetes or some such illness? Of course not, you would only take such powerful drugs under a doctor’s supervision. But vitamins and nutrients are very important for our health,…

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Prolotherapy in Primary Care Practice

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | July 30, 2018

” 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…

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Important Medical Tests

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | July 25, 2018

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…

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Do you need Ozone or Oxygen?

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | July 24, 2018

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…

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Are my stem cells too old to work?

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | July 19, 2018

Dear Dr. Raff, My doctor told me that my stem cells are too old to be productive in cell regenerative therapy. I am 76 years old. Is this true? No, it is not true. Bone marrow is the place where stem cells reproduce the exact duplicates of themselves. One of our past stem cell’s patient…

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Regenerative Cellular Therapy ( stem cells ) and Knee Pain

By Integrated Quality Care Medical, PC | July 18, 2018

Many joints in your body such as hips, ankles, shoulders, and wrists can move in many directions, but not the knees. The knee is a hinge-like joint that moves in only one direction and is kept in alignment by many ligaments and tendons. Twisting the knee and athletic side blows cause devastating injuries by tearing…