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Stem Cell Myths Debunked

Stem Cell Myths Debunked

by Shearly (SU)
In some ways, stem cells have been controversial since their discovery in the 1980s. As agents of healing and regeneration, the possibilities for the medical application of stem cells are practically endless. Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that is not at all as taboo as some popular myths paint the treatment to be. Let’s get to the bottom of some common myths that surround stem cells.

Sports Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy

Sports Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy

by Shearly (SU)
Sports medicine is a sub-specialty of orthopedic medicine, focused on the treatment (and prevention) of injuries and conditions caused by strenuous physical and sports-related activities. It makes sense then that sports medicine, with an emphasis on healing and performance, would work well with another emerging medical field, known as regenerative medicine.

Can Acupuncture Really Help My Back Pain?

Can Acupuncture Really Help My Back Pain?

by Shearly (SU)
Once almost unheard of, acupuncture is growing in popularity every year. It is most commonly used as a means to alleviate low back pain. While research is still ongoing, multiple studies have shown that acupuncture may be effective in relieving certain forms of pain, including back pain. It has also been studied as a treatment for migraines, neck pain and knee pain caused by osteoarthritis with similar results. While we do know that it appears to be helpful in many cases, no one is really certain as how or why it works.

Stem Cells and Pain Management

Stem Cells and Pain Management

by Shearly (SU)
The medical use of stem cells offers new treatment options for pain management of several orthopedic conditions. Pain management specialists are always exploring new opportunities to help patients avoid surgery, and stem cell therapy is proving to be a viable option for increasing recovery speed, and reducing pain and inflammation.

Keeping Yourself Awake When You Have a Concussion

Keeping Yourself Awake When You Have a Concussion

by Shearly (SU)
A concussion is a brain injury resulting from trauma to the head that can occur from playing sports, an automobile or other accident, or a fall. It is common knowledge that a person suspected of having a concussion must be kept awake – but is it really necessary?