Blog Posts in March, 2017

  • The wide range of etiologies underlying neuropathic pain render this modality a particularly challenging condition to manage. In addition, most available treatment options have limited efficacy. As the population ages, and as both the incidence of diabetes and the survival rates after chemotherapy treatment increase, the number of patients with neuropathic pain is expected to rise, according to a ...
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  • Amitriptyline The antidepressant amitriptyline is also used to prevent and help reduce the frequency of migraines, says Dr. Vernon Williams, director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Some physicians prescribe it off-label for people who have difficulty sleeping, too, he says. It can cause such side effects as ...
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  • Dr. Williams Discusses Concussion Guidelines with Orthopedics This Week

    || 7-Mar-2017

    Tracey Romero • Wed, March 1st, 2017 A new concussion model of repeat, mild, bilateral traumatic brain injury (TBI) induced earlier onset of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) symptoms in rats with the human SOD1 mutation (SOD1), providing a better understanding of the relationship between TBI and neurodegenerative diseases. The model developed by Gretchen Thomsen, Ph.D., of the ...
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  • Concussion Controversy: Who Should Have the Final Say? Deciding on a kid's 'return to play' is a serious medical move, but some parents and coaches are weighing in by Carleen Wild | Updated 06 Mar 2017 at 1:22 PM How much of a say should parents have about whether their child goes back into a game after suffering a concussion? The debate is making its way through the North Carolina ...
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  • 3 Concussion Myths: Busted

    || 2-Mar-2017

    Concussions are among the most common – and potentially dangerous – injuries seen in sports medicine. Part of the danger surrounding them is the abundance of misinformation spread by word of mouth among the athletic population, plus false information that’s readily available and shared on the Internet. Education is the best shield to protect from what can be lasting and lingering ...
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