Platelet-rich-plasma therapy is proving useful in injection form for painful joint conditions and chronic soft tissue injuries. And because it is a natural, safe and effective way to treat conditions we previously treated with surgery and opioid regiments, research and development is always underway. The
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Dr. Hal Blatman Selected As Cincy’s Best Pain Doctor
We’re proud to announce that Dr. Blatman has been selected by patients as Cincy’s Best Pain Doctor in Cincy Magazine for THREE different categories in 2022: Interventional Pain Management Pain Management Pain Medicine Look for him in the Winter 2023 issue!
The Shortcomings of Cortisone Treatments for Pain
Cortisone injections are used for a host of things, perhaps most notably, really bad bouts of poison ivy. As an emergency intervention for allergic reactions, it has its uses. But cortisone shots are also standard treatment practice in degenerated joints, partially because it has expedient
The Implications of Biotechnology for Medical Research & Healthcare
As medical research speeds ahead with advances in disease and injury treatment, biomanufacturing is becoming more common. In fact, in medicine, biotechnology is the future. Biomanufacturing is creating a biologic from living cells, and is being researched in food production and other industrial purposes –
Rotator Cuff Injuries: Can Stem Cell Therapy Heal Damaged Shoulders?
Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles, tendons and fascia that cover the top of your humerus and cap your shoulder. As the name implies, the rotator cuff is what allows you to raise, lower and rotate your arms. Your shoulders are arguably the
The Health Advantages of Getting Your Daily Dose of Sun
It’s summer, and that means bright, sunny days, mornings on the front porch, kids’ outdoor sporting events, and trips to the beach. Much of the time, when we talk about the summer sun, we’re talking about how to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. Wear
October isn’t Just for Halloween; it’s National Health Literacy Month!
There is a National Something Month for everything, and sometimes a month even has more than one. October, surprisingly, has a lot going on. And in the field of medicine, October is both National Health Literacy Month and Stem Cell Awareness Day on the 11th.
Marijuana Regulation in the US
It seems like it’s been a long time since the first state passed legislation about marijuana – probably a lot longer than you think. During the Victorian era you could get marijuana tinctures in any drug store, and marijuana was used medicinally in different solutions.
Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy: What it is & How it Works
In the field of regenerative medicine, two of the most promising new therapies that might prove “cure-alls” for a variety of ailments are stem cell therapy and PRP therapy. Both are meant to use endemic material to spur your body to heal itself, but only
Medical Marijuana Helps Your Body & Mind
More than two-thirds of US states agree that medical marijuana is useful for helping a variety of chronic ailments, from cancer to joint pain to cachexia and more. But as we venture farther into research on the medicinal benefits of marijuana, the medical community is
Let’s Talk About Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is a sensitive subject. It affects you in the most intimate way possible, and if you have a partner, it affects them, too. But it can’t be a taboo subject if we want to develop effective treatments that prevent its recurrence on a
Latest News in Medical Research on Stem Cell Therapy
We are over 3 decades into stem cell research in medicine. Stem cell treatments, historically, have been proven to be an effective regenerative therapy for macular degeneration, a degenerative condition of the eye that eventually results in blindness. The benefits of stem cells in bone
20 Crazy Food Chemicals to Stay Away From
We all know that processed foods are not a part of a healthy, nutritional diet. However, they tend to be the tastiest, probably due to the high sugar or salt contents and the trans fats. But these aren’t the only unhealthy things hiding in your
Why Does Medical Marijuana Work So Well for Pain?
A quick look at Ohio’s list of conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment will show you that many conditions have something in common: major symptoms include chronic, often severe, pain. From long-term pain from Crohn’s, cancer, Huntington’s, or MS, medical marijuana has proven effective at
Chronic Back Pain you Can’t Figure Out? You Might be Neglecting Your Hip Flexors
When it comes to chronic lower back pain, there are countless possibilities for the source. After all; your spine is central to how you move, so it would follow that damage to anything that helps support your spine will result in pain in the back.
10 Stretches and Exercises to Help Ease Pain Thought to Come from Piriformis Syndrome
Piriformis syndrome is an unpleasant and sometimes debilitating disorder that is thought to result from the piriformis muscle interfering with and irritating the sciatic nerve. This however, is rarely what is happening in your body. The piriformis muscle is a deep-seated muscle involved in hip