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WHY MORE NBA PLAYERS ARE OPTING FOR PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY

By | 2018-09-30T09:49:41+00:00 December 10th, 2017|blog|

No NBA player is built like LeBron James. In the midst of his 15th NBA season, the King, going on 33 years of age, has shown no signs of abdicating his throne. The greatness on the court is evident to anybody with eyes, but it's the longevity and durability throughout his career that's unprecedented - even Michael 'His Airness' Jordan can't make such a claim (we remember those years in Washington). The Cleveland icon has played 75 games or more every season of his career, besides two (62 and 69 games played), averaging an impossible 38.9 minutes per game over 15 seasons (7th overall all-time). But again, no player is like LeBron. For the rest of the NBA mortals, they're vulnerable to knee injuries, ankle sprains, shoulder tears, and the regular wear-and-tear from banging [...]

PRP INJECTIONS: A SAFE SOLUTION TO YOUR DISCOGENIC PAIN PROBLEM

By | 2018-09-30T09:55:05+00:00 October 9th, 2017|blog|

Discogenic pain originates from a damaged vertebral disc due to degenerative disc disorder (DDD), triggered by the rigors of wear and tear and the aging process. Chronic low back pain can drastically affect your quality of life. Tying your shoes, coughing, sneezing, and even laughing become daily hurdles to overcome. Some folks will try physio, but the therapy alone can be painful and challenging, with any signs of relief arriving at a snail's pace. Thankfully, intradiscal PRP injections are proving to be a safe treatment for chronic discogenic low back pain. BREAKING DOWN HOW INTRADISCAL PAIN AND DEGENERATIVE DISC DISORDER BREAKS YOU DOWN Spinal discs are soft and compressible. They separate the interlocking bones of the vertebrae and absorb any spinal impact. When the discs are weakenedbe it from age or injurycracks and tears [...]

WHAT IS REGENOKINE, AND WHY ARE NFL PLAYERS USING IT?

By | 2018-09-27T12:25:35+00:00 September 25th, 2017|blog|

NFL football is a game built for modern-day gladiators. Players endure tons of physical punishment, whether they're being tackled or navigating through defenders, each game takes its toll on player's bodies, making them prone to serious injuries. The NFL reports ACL tears have been consistent since 2012, with 36 reported in 2016. Similarly, MCL tears are just as common, with 143 incidents reported last season. These devastating musculoskeletal injuries are excruciating both mentally and physically for athletes. In response, many Seattle Seahawk players are quickly turning to a cutting-edge treatment called Regenokine to ease the pain caused by musculoskeletal injuries. But why? THE USE OF OPIOID PAINKILLERS IN THE NFL Many NFL players have turned to highly addictive opioid painkillers to manage overwhelming musculoskeletal pain. The Washington Post cites 1,800 former NFL players claiming the league violated US [...]

ARE PRP BEAUTY TREATMENTS THE SECRET TO YOUTHFUL SKIN?

By | 2018-09-27T13:29:39+00:00 September 11th, 2017|blog|

In an industry where beauty is everything, celebrities go to extreme measures to hold onto their appearance, investing millions of dollars towards vanity. From Victoria Beckham's bird poo facials to Cindy Crawford's milk spray, celebrities seem desperate to drink from the fountain of youth. Recently, reality star Kim Kardashian popularized a bloody beauty treatment called the "Vampire Facial" on her hit TV show Kim and Kourtney Take Miami. It's a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment which involves drawing a patient's own blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, then injecting it back into the face using microneedles. The procedure may sound gruesome, but the age-defying results are quickly making it a must-try facial trend for celebrities. HOW DO PRP INJECTIONS WORK? The origins of PRP injections in the mainstream has been seen with [...]

PROACTIVELY TREATING OSTEOARTHRITIS

By | 2018-09-27T13:42:44+00:00 July 31st, 2017|blog|

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition caused by the wearing down of cartilage, and thickening of bones in joints. Damage to cartilage cells can be caused by athletic injuries, everyday wear-and-tear, or by mechanical issues with our gait; these can all be exacerbated by obesity or genetics, too. Osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness, and limits range of motion. It turns basic, everyday activities, into titanic struggles. Bending down to tie your shoes, driving a car, and even getting out of bed can no longer be taken for granted when stricken by the chronic condition. But you can take measures in managing your osteoarthritis before they become an unshakeable albatross. Check out our essential tips on how to be proactive in treating osteoarthritis: INCURABLE DOES NOT MEAN UNTREATABLE You can't cure osteoarthritis but there are first line methods [...]

PRP INJECTIONS: A GO-TO TREATMENT FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS

By | 2018-09-27T13:50:15+00:00 July 24th, 2017|blog|

The first time you heard the term "plantar fasciitis" is probably when one of the lazy kids in your grade seven Phys-Ed class was giving their daily excuse to avoid running laps. Or, it's from our grandparents, complete with quadruple-wide New Balance shoes with built-in inserts, just to walk from the living room to the kitchen. But even Hall-of-Fame calibre athletes like MLB slugger Albert Pujols, NBA point god Jason Kidd, and top-five all-time QB Peyton Manning, have succumbed to the debilitating wrath of plantar fasciitis symptoms. So, it's not just unwilling gym-class participants or your physically-deteriorating grandparents who are agonizing over the chronic foot condition. Thankfully, a study funded by Arthrex provides evidence that PRP injections for plantar fasciitis could be the first-line solution to relieve and heal your symptoms. A REAL PAIN IN THE [...]

3 WAYS STEM CELL THERAPY AND PRP CAN REGENERATE YOUR LOVE LIFE

By | 2018-09-27T13:58:37+00:00 July 5th, 2017|blog|

Look, we've all been in stagnant relationships. "Romantic" dinners of pepperoni sticks and French fries, and your time in the bedroom being filled with Youtube, Buzzfeed, and Netflix as opposed to anything resembling intimacy. You don't necessarily need relationship counselling to get you back on the proverbial saddle. While both PRP and stem cell research have been making waves in the sports medicine, orthopedics, dentistry, and cardiac industries for some time, Platelet Rich Plasma injections are now being used to increase sexual performance and vitality for both men and women. With that, here are three ways stem cell treatments and PRP injections can not only regenerate your body, but regenerate your love life: HIS ENHANCEMENT: Erectile dysfunction medications have been in the main stream for years. Accompanied by savvy marketing and memorable commercials promising restored sexual [...]

COULD BOBBY ORR’S LEGENDARY CAREER HAVE BEEN SAVED BY STEM CELL TREATMENT?

By | 2018-09-30T10:05:23+00:00 June 28th, 2017|blog|

Bobby Orr is heralded as the best defenceman in the National Hockey League's history, but due to a ravaged knee, he only played in 12 NHL seasons - and only 26 games in his final three years. It's left hockey's most diehard fans with the lingering question of, "what if Bobby Orr had access to modern medicine?" But we'll take this debate deeper: what if he had access to stem cell regeneration therapy? HOW THE MEDICINE OF YESTERYEAR LET BOBBY ORR DOWN Orr's speed and puck carrying revolutionized his position. He set multiple records for points scored by a defenseman. In a grittier, more punishing era of hockey, he was constantly being hit, and the wear-and-tear plus traumatic injuries to his knee put Orr under the knife 12 separate times in his career. In the 60s and [...]

LAB-GROWN BLOOD STEM CELLS MAY MEAN ENDLESS BLOOD SUPPLY

By | 2018-11-08T17:34:39+00:00 May 24th, 2017|blog|

Do-gooders who hate needles and vampires rejoice: scientists have created blood stem cells in a lab for the first time. This means that someday soon, we may have an endless supply of blood and their components (red blood cells, platelets, and plasma). WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THIS BLOOD? Blood is important. It's used to treat blood disorders and diseases such as leukemia. It's used in standard and emergency surgery. It's used to treat blood loss after childbirth. Unfortunately, blood banks often have difficulties maintaining three-day blood supplies the demand far outweighs the supply. Lab-made blood eliminates the risk of donor rejection and ensures there's an ample supply for emergencies and research. This supply would be more reliable than the blood donor system, and would be guaranteed disease-free. SO HOW DO [...]

THE PLATELET-RICH PLASMA PROCEDURE: WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A PRP INJECTION?

By | 2018-09-27T15:13:35+00:00 June 19th, 2016|blog|

Platelet-­rich plasma (PRP) therapy is still a relatively new treatment, steadily garnering acceptance by the mainstream as an alternative solution to chronic pain or sports injury. High­-profile athletes are adopting them for a quick turnaround from injury, validating PRP therapy as a viable treatment option. A PRP procedure is more than a simple injection of platelet-­rich plasma into the patient's injured area however. There are a few steps, before and after, that a potential patient should be aware of before undergoing rounds of PRP treatment. PRE-­PRP INJECTION PRECAUTIONS Platelet-­rich plasma therapies are known as outpatient procedures. Since a patient's blood, from which the plasma is extracted, must be drawn and prepared beforehand, procedures typically take 30-­40 minutes. This applies to one­time injections, or a series of PRP treatments spanning over weeks or months. PRP injection [...]