FAQ’s on Alpha-2-Macroglobulin (A2M) Treatment for Arthritis

Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) is a nonimmunoglobulin protein found in plasma protein. This substance can inactivate many proteinases that degrade chondrocytes (cartilage cells), which contribute to osteoarthritis (OA). How does A2M work? Through injection or administration of A2M protease, alpha-2-macroglobulin is inhibited. A2M can stop progression of OA by preventing the breakdown of cartilage and cartilage lossRead More

The Basics of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution of concentrated platelets. PRP has a high concentration of bioactive growth factors that promote healing when administered to injured, damaged, or degenerated body structures. The average concentration of platelets in whole blood is 200,000 per μl (normal range 150,000–350,000 per μl). The platelets are concentrated in the laboratory throughRead More

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is Associated with Fibromyalgia

Failed back surgery syndrome occurs in 40% of people who undergo spinal surgery. FBSS is a chronic, long-term condition. In a recent study, 87% of patients with FBSS had tried multiple medications, physical therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interventional injections, and/or acupuncture. In addition, 78% of those with FBSS were on work disability. In aRead More