How do Epidural Injections offer Pain Relief?

An epidural injection enables your doctor to deliver powerful pain relieving steroid medication directly into the spine, at the site of pain. This is a useful treatment for many low back and leg pain conditions. Epidural injection not only offers pain relief but also ensures enough relief so that the patient can begin rehabilitative physicalRead More

Non-Surgical Chronic Back Pain Treatment Options

Most people will experience back pain at some point in time during their life. Back pain transitions into chronic back pain after it lingers for three (or more) months. Chronic back pain can come and go offering temporary – but frustrating – relief. Finding the right chronic back pain treatment options is difficult if youRead More

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

Alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) is a non-immunoglobulin 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 the progression of OA by preventing the breakdown of cartilage andRead More

What is A2M?

In the United States, around 25 million people are treated for arthritis each year. In addition, the American healthcare system bills millions of dollars for knee pain, back pain, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and other joint conditions. An exciting cutting-edge treatment in orthopedic medicine is alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) injections. Alpha-2-macroglobulin is a powerful inhibitor of cartilage catabolism andRead More