In my quest to always bring my patients the most up-to-date and comprehensive care, I had the great opportunity to attend Dr. Ryan DeBell DC's The Movement Fix Workshop at Crossfit DragonFire this weekend.
This full-day seminar showed hands-on approaches to evaluating patients' movement patterns, identifying sources of pain and improving motion through joints and the body as a whole.
The full integration of movement, strength and medical care is something that I am passionate about and will continue to bring more and more of to my patients.
Friends don't let friends get steroid injections
Researched just published this week shows that they don't help pain any more than saline injections (placebo) and worsen arthritis in the knees!
Read on (from link above)...
Intra-Articular Corticosteroids Show No Benefit in Knee Osteoarthritis
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM
Intra-articular triamcinolone does not help relieve knee pain in adults with osteoarthritis — and might even lead to harm — according to a placebo-controlled trial in JAMA.
Some 140 adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and ultrasound evidence of synovitis were randomized to receive intra-articular injections of either the corticosteroid triamcinolone (40 mg) or saline every 12 weeks for 2 years. At the end of the study, magnetic resonance imaging showed significantly greater knee cartilage volume loss with triamcinolone than with placebo, with no difference in knee pain between the groups.
The authors note, "It is likely that the difference in cartilage loss rates between groups was due to an adverse effect of intra-articular corticosteroids on cartilage rather than a benefit from intra-articular saline." They conclude, "These findings do not support [triamcinolone] for patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis."
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
What your put in your body has a direct effect on how your
body feels. If you suffer from fatigue, acute injuries or
chronic pain, the food you eat will play a tremendous role
in your recovery process.
Through an interactive lecture and delicious recipe tastings,
this two-hour workshop will gives you the tools you need to
improve your health through better nutrition. Discover how
to eat for your specific nutritional requirements, and give
your body the fuel it needs to perform at its best.
Students will enjoy sample recipes that are proven to
decrease inflammation and increase cellular regeneration.
50% of all proceeds will be donated to The Eco Project, a
local nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based
nutrition education on the use of food as a means of
preventing instances of chronic disease.
This workshop is presented through The Reembody
Dr. Angela has recently decided to expand her practice and will now offer Naturopathic and Regenerative Injection Therapies in Salem, OR starting Thursday, April 13th, 2017.
She will be joining the established practice of Dr. David Milroy DC, ND at Natural Physicians, who have been serving patients since 1998.
Dr. Angela will continue to serve her patients in Portland at Heart Spring Health, and is excited to be offering her care to patients in a wider geographic area.
For either location, just give the clinic a call and we will help you out! She looks forward to helping you out soon.
I am very excited to be traveling to San Diego in a few short weeks, to attend the annual conference and workshops of the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine. I am a new member to this professional organization of Regenerative Injection Therapy providers, and am very much looking forward to learning more from them about new research and techniques in prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections.
Other providers will be holding their usual office hours at Heart Spring Health during my absence, so if you have any medical need that cannot wait that week, then just give our office a call at 503-956-9396 and they will be happy to assist you.
Have a very happy spring break!
The parka + scarf + hat + gloves combo is getting