On March 19, 2001 I had a snowboarding accident at Whistler, BC, where an unfortunate encounter with a tree allowed me to experience and appreciate the high professionalism and quality of the Canadian national health care system. Skilled doctors kept me breathing, while orthopedists pieced my bones back together with plates, bolts, screws and compassion. […]
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a worrisome problem for millions of Americans, and the pharmaceutical giants know it. While effective non-drug and non-surgical treatments for knee pain like Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma PRP get little media attention, multiple billions are spent advertising drugs on television, radio, magazine, news papers and medical journals. They feature […]
What is andropause or male menopause? Andropause occurs in men when there is a steep decline in the anabolic hormones testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). This drop in hormones is common in men after age 40. How do I know if testosterone is low? Fatigue, memory loss, cognitive decline, depression. Lack of sex drive, difficulty achieving […]
Since 1999, when Dr. Noel Peterson began treating patients with Prolotherapy in Portland and Lake Oswego, Oregon, he has had the opportunity to integrate the latest prolotherapy techniques and innovations into his practice. One of these innovations is the use of Platelet Rich Plasma matrix grafts, or PRP for short. What is Platelet Rich Plasma? […]
The average blood level of lead found among Americans is high enough to increase the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, according to a new study by researchers Andy Menke, MPH, and his team at Tulane University School of Public Health. While a ‘high’ blood level is now defined as more than 10 micrograms of […]
Practicing Prolotherapy and PRP in Portland Oregon and Lake Oswego for over a decade, I’ve treated more degenerative neck arthritis and spine pain than any other condition. No wonder, as nearly everyone over 40 years of age is affected to some degree. Yet in spite of its frequency, there is almost complete silence on the […]
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