Orthopedic Pain Management - Regenerative Cell Therapy (stem cells), PRP, Prolotherapy
Of all the organs in our bodies, the skeletal system- joints, ligaments, tendons- has the least blood supply, causing it to wear out more quickly than other organs, causing arthritis, and tendonitis, causing symptoms starting even in our 30’s and 40’s.
Over 60 years ago, doctors started treating these local areas of deterioration and inflammation with injections to increase the blood flow to stimulate healing and repair. This was called proliferation, or Prolotherapy. Early trials used forms of sugars with success. Adding ozone gave better response (Prolozone Therapy). About 10 years ago it was found that injecting a concentrated form of the patients own clotting factors- The Platelets- gave a much more effective healing response. This is known as “Platelet Rich Plasma” or PRP. * It is used now in athletic type injuries to stimulate more rapid recovery, but it is effective in all types of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The latest and most effective form of “Prolotherapy” is the use of “Stem Cells”. * These cells, produced in our bone marrow and stored in fat pads, are the major factor in the healing and repair of all tissues in our bodies. They are usually reserved for the more severe or chronic conditions, and in and around the joints.
Which type is best for you? That depends on your age, general health, which area is involved, and the degree of damage. Given your lifestyle and needs, we will explain the pro’s and con’s of each treatment, so you will choose the type of treatment that best suites your needs.
Using “stem cells” to repair various conditions is becoming widely available. The way we use “stem cells”, Regenerative Cell Therapy (RCT), in our office however makes us unique for the following reasons:
I: It is necessary for a person’s body to have optimum health and nutrition to benefit from any form of treatment. With our extensive experience, we evaluate each person’s nutritional status, as well as investigating the presence of any toxins.We offer treatment in these problem areas. In this way we can improve the chances for an optimal response to the stem cell treatment.
II: We use the most up to date ultrasound equipment to insure the precise and proper sites of all the treatments. This is done under surgically sterile conditions.
III: This office has some of the longest (since 1998) and extensive experience in the use of Prolotherapy, Prolozone, PRP, and Regenerative Cell Therapy of any facility in the area.
We are constantly attending conferences, throughout the country (and out of the country), sharing ideas for the newest and best techniques and equipment.
Please see attached videos for further information.
When we feel pain we assume it comes from damaged tissue and transmitted to the brain by our peripheral nerves. In the 1920s scientists in Germany found that sometimes the peripheral nerves, or the many substations, called ganglia, could malfunction, and send pain messages to the brain without any injury being present. They called these ‘interference fields’. *
Recognizing the cause of these symptoms, the scientists developed a specific treatment called “Neural Therapy”, to correct the malfunctioning nerve impulses. This is explained in greater detail below.
In ancient China a form of treatment- Acupuncture - was developed to treat various conditions. It has proven its value even today. In many ways acupuncture and neural therapy overlap in both concept and technique. This office combines the expertise in both to provide treatment for painful conditions, not otherwise responding to drugs or similar temporary measures.
Neural Therapy is therefore the effective and alternative treatment to the long term use of pain medication.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive loss of one's ability to think and function, due to some unknown conditions affecting the brain. It can occur as early as the 50’s, but is more common in the 60’s and 70’s. Medical research, emphasizing drugs, has developed no significant treatment or prevention. But, there is a better approach by preventing known causes of brain dysfunction, in the first place.
Please see the two attached videos regarding (1) The early signs of alzheimer's and (2) a new but totally natural method of controlling and treating early alzheimer's and parkinson’s.
Say the word “poison” and you think of Arsenic which kills almost instantly. However many common and even natural substances can accumulate in our bodies, reach toxic levels, and cause all types of disease, including autoimmune. This has become a widespread but often ignored serious health issue. Although our awareness of the environment has improved in recent years, those toxins we were all exposed to in the past still remain in our bodies, where they tend to concentrate in key systems; the nervous system, hormone regulation, and most importantly, the immune system. This explains in part the increase in various inflammatory conditions and illnesses, including arthritis, colitis, dermatitis, lupus, allergies, asthma, and more that now affect many people.
Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, asthma, various forms of dermatitis, and yes, even diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, and arteriosclerotic heart disease have all been scientifically been linked to faulty and defective immune system.
Today these conditions, and many others, are linked to a faulty and defective immune system under the heading of autoimmune disease (allergic to one’s own tissues). The drug industry response is powerful drugs to suppress our immune systems, the price is weakened immunity to all types of infections.
A better program would be removal of the toxins, allowing our bodies to return to a state of normal and robust health. It is called detoxification or detox, it has many forms. See Detox & Chelation below.
Detox & Chelation
Our bodies “detox” systems is there to eliminate normal metabolic waste through the kidneys and bowels. Chelation * was developed after World War II, to specifically treat lead toxicity. It is still the most effective and safest treatment, but has been improved and expanded to include many other Toxins- such as Mercury, Arsenic, Tin, and others, which is often beyond our body’s normal detox methods.
To be effective the chelating agent must;
A.Get into the bloodstream in adequate amounts
B.Extract and bind the toxic metals from stored tissues
C.Rapidly excrete from the body by the kidneys
D.Cannot be organic so as to be used by the body for food or energy
This is accomplished by a specific molecule called EDTA which is administered intravenously. EDTA pulls out and binds toxic materials which are then rapidly excreted through urine.
Effective metals chelation must be done intravenously in a medical facility.
When properly supervised, potential problems such as loss of minerals or renal toxicity does not occur: Our office has over 20 years experience in safe and effective detox and chelation treatment. Please see the attached video and notes for more detailed information
The universe is made of bits of matter called atoms. They come in all sizes, shapes, and “colors” stuck together in all different combinations. Take one oxygen atom and stick it with two hydrogen atoms and you get H2O - water. Take two oxygen atoms, stick them together and you get well, oxygen, O2, a gas which is part of the air we breath. Take another atom of oxygen, stick it to the other two atoms in oxygen - you have ozone, O3
Ozone* is unstable, chemically reactive, and able to interact and even destroy all forms of organic (living) matter, including bacteria, molds, and viruses.
In Europe ozone has been used for 100 years in various medical treatments, but especially to control infections. There is also evidence that is supports and boosts the immune system. Cancer patients may also benefit from it.
Ozone is biologically powerful, can do great harm as well as benefit. It should only be used under the supervision of an experienced medical professional. Our office incorporates several forms of ozone use into our treatment plans.
Please see the attached article for more detail.
As we get older, many body functions decline. Our hair gets gray, skin wrinkles, we run slower. Our G.I tract also ages- resulting in poorer digestion and most important, diminished absorption of vital nutrients. The increased incidence of gluten sensitivities and nutrient depleted processed foods, make this problem even worse. Half of my patients over age 45, even on healthy diets, and taking supplements, are found to have various types and degrees of malnutrition. This contributes to many degenerative conditions, and may even play a role in the development of alzheimer's disease. (Please see my videos in that section).
The conditions of inadequate nutrient absorption can be treated by specific IV’s which puts the needed nutrients directly into the blood, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract. This form of treatment is simple and highly effective in many conditions including:
- Getting large amounts of needed vitamins, minerals, nutrients to severely depleted patients, where oral feeding is ineffective.
- Getting large doses of Vitamin C into a patient as part of an alternative cancer support program.
- Providing basic nutrition for the temporary or long term malfunctioning of the GI tract.
- Introducing poorly absorbed nutrients, such as glutathione,* in needed doses where oral feeding is to slow.
Vitamin & Supplement Guidance
This country spends over 10 billion dollars annually for vitamins and supplements, often in a haphazard way. Why? Where can you get medically accurate advice on the proper dosages the benefits, side effects, and potential conflicts with prescription drugs? Not from the bottle, not from the druggist whose knowledge is that primarily of prescription drugs, and who knows what is best for your individual health needs? Perhaps your doctor, but that requires a special appointment and he usually does not have the time to answer the many questions you have.
Given my many years in both medicine and nutrition, I have set up a special medical nutritional evaluation program to provide you with specific recommendations and guidance for your personal health needs. Please call the office for more details regarding this unique program.
Lev, is a trained licensed practitioner in this therapy which supports our various muscular- skeletal therapies, restores lymph and venous circulation, and helps mobilize various toxins stored in fatty tissue. He sees patients by appointment in support of other treatments being provided by this office.
Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Testing
The ANS is the part of our nervous system which controls and regulates critical body functions- heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and all digestive functions. It is affected by many factors; emotions, hormones, environmental toxins, and poor nutrition. These factors can cause malfunction, leading to a variety of symptoms, palpitations, cramps, lightheadedness, etc. Testing is noninvasive, requires no prep, and takes about 30-40 minutes. This test may be suggested if your symptoms are suspicious for ANS dysfunction.
Arterial Stiffness Index (ASI) Testing
The Arterial Stiffness Index measures the ability of your arteries to compress, and relax, thereby regulating blood flow. It is important for the early detection of ”hardening of the arteries” , or arteriosclerosis. Once found, appropriate natural treatments can be started. As Ben Franklin is know to say “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Ben Franklin 1736
Gastric Analysis (Heidelberg)
Our stomachs produce “gastric juice “, a combination of digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. Many digestive illnesses have been linked to overproduction of acid- ulcers, reflux, esophagitis, and gastritis, as well as under production- malabsorption, maldigestion, small intestine bacterial overgrowth.
Gastric analysis, or heidelberg test is the only accurate way to measure stomach acid production.