PRP for Diabetic Neuropathy

Increases in circulating blood sugar, as seen in diabetes mellitus, can lead to significant tissue damage. The size of the nerves tapers down as they course from the spinal cord to the tips of our fingers and toes. The small nerve fibers are very susceptible to damage from diabetes and this can manifest as pain …

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Platelet-Rich Plasma and Epidural Platelet Lysate: Novel Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation

I recently published the above titled paper that highlights our results in treating lumbar herniated discs using regenerative medicine. This article was published in the current issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association To my knowledge, this is the first article that describes the use of epidural used to address lumbar herniated …

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The CHARM Difference

  It looks the New England Patriots are heading for another strong season. This may sound familiar, because they have been consistently winning year after year. I do not claim to be a Patriots fan, but I certainly admire their commitment to success. They have created a culture that fosters excellence. When evaluating this organization, …

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What is a Physiatrist?

  Over the 25 years of private practice, I have been asked many times as to what exactly I do in my specialty. The doctors at CHARM are Physiatrists. Physiatrists are physicians (MD or DO’s) who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), and may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury …

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ACL Repair – CHARM Patient Case

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee. Rupture of the ACL can lead to significant pain, functional deficits and accelerated joint degeneration due to knee instability. Tissues such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments have inherent limitations in healing and regeneration. This is, in part, due to the avascular nature …

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Athletic Elbow Injuries

Many sports produce varying degrees of high-intensity stress on the elbow as the arm is used for throwing, catching, and swinging. The elbow has several different interconnected bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons which must work in a coordinated fashion to allow flexibility while providing stability.   There are many connections within the elbow that can …

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Clearing the Air About Amniotic Cells

    Each year, I typically attend one or two of the leading regenerative medicine/orthobiologic conferences. These symposiums often include speakers from a variety of backgrounds including physicians, lawyers, veterinarians and research scientists. These are professionals committed to improving the knowledge base regarding the most current scientific evidenced in orthobiologics. I have had the privilege …

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