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Knee Replacement
New Alternative to Hip & Knee Replacement If you have been experiencing pain and disfunction in one or more of your joints and have been told that you might want to consider a hip, knee or any other joint replacement through surgical intervention please reconsider. You may be a candidate for PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy into your existing joints which produces growth factors and stem cell production increasing joint space and eliminating pain with movement. For more information please use this link PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) on this website.

Trained in Medicine, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Neural Therapy and Chelation Therapy, Dr. Baum's major focus for years has been on Pain Management and Orthopedic Medicine. Patients come from all over the United States for diagnosis and specialized treatment programs. Please feel free to call our office if you have questions or would like to set up a Consultation with Dr. Baum.

Platelet Rich Plasma


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) (Platelet Growth Factor Stimulates Stem Cell Production) An Alternative Approach To Healing Tendon & Ligament Injuries REGENERATIVE INJECTION THERAPY Sports Injuries Degenerative Joint & Disc Disease Degenerative Arthritis How Does PRP Therapy Work? To prepare PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from the patient. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and through a multi-functional process separates the plasma from the blood producing the PRP. This increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 500% also increasing hMSC (human stem cells) proliferation as a function of 8-day exposure to platelet released concentrations 10x. (x= increase above native levels) When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tendon or ligament causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons and ligaments of the damaged area. What is Platelet Rich Plasma? Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP include growth factors among the huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins increase stem cell production to initiate connective tissue healing, bone regeneration and repair, promote development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process. PRP Regenerates Tendons & Ligaments Tendons connect the muscle to the bone making it possible for you to do many everyday physical activities. Overuse or damage to the tendon over a long period of time causes the collagen fibers in the tendons to form small tears, a condition called tendonitis. Damage to tendons most often occurs in the knees, ankles, hips, spine, elbows, shoulders, and wrists. Ligaments are composed of collagen fibers that hold one bone to another, stabilizing the joint and controlling the range of motion. When a ligament is damaged, it is no longer able to support the bones in the joint, which often leads to pain symptoms. The instability causing the pain in your joints does not always show up on high tech imaging equipment. Through a thorough neurological and orthopedic evaluation Dr. Baum can determine which ligaments and tendons are unstable due to injury, wear or tear.

Tendons and ligaments have a poor blood supply and they do not usually heal from damage. Combined with the stress of day-to-day activities tendons and ligaments become inefficient causing degeneration of the joint which leads to chronic pain and weakness. Patients who experience chronic pain may not even remember when the injury occurred. How Does PRP Compare With Cortisone Shots? Studies have shown that cortisone injections may actually weaken tissue. Cortisone shots may provide temporary relief and stop inflammation, but may not provide long term healing. PRP therapy is healing and strengthening these tendons and ligaments and in some cases thickening the tissue up to 40%. Treatment Plan PRP injections with guided ultrasound can be performed on tendons and ligaments all over the body. Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, degenerative disc disease, arthritic joints shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain, even the smaller joints of the body can all be treated effectively with PRP. Dr. Baum will determine whether prolo solution, Platelet Rich Plasma or a combination of both will be the most effective form of treatment for you during his initial consult and evaluation. Frequency Of Treatments While responses to treatment vary, most people will require 3 to 6 sets of injections of PRP. Each set of treatments is spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Is PRP Right For Me? If you have degenerative spine or joint disease, a tendon or ligament injury, laxity or tear and traditional methods have not provided relief then PRP therapy may be the solution. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring and alleviates further degeneration and builds new tissues. There will be an initial evaluation with Dr. Baum to see if PRP therapy is right for you. What Can Be Treated? Platelet Rich Plasma injections helps regenerate all areas of the body including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles as well as tendons and ligaments all over the body. Dr. Baum is one of the few physicians performing PRP procedures to all areas of the spine. Our clinic treats patients with sports injuries, arthritic and degenerative joints and degenerative disc disease. More specific injuries including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, scoliosis, ACL tears, shin splints, rotator cuff tears, plantar faciitis and iliotibial band syndrome may all be effectively treated with PRP. What Are The Potential Benefits? Patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms as well as a remarkable return of function. This may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or surgery.

Special Instructions You are restricted from the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) one week prior to the procedure and throughout the course of treatments. Initially the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort. Most patients only require some extra-strength Tylenol to help with the pain. Ice and heat may be applied to the area as needed. How Soon Can I Go Back Regular Activities? PRP therapy helps regenerate tendons and ligaments but it is not a quick fix. This therapy is stimulating the growth of new tissue requiring time and rehabilitation. Under Dr. Baums supervision patients will begin an exercise program immediately following the first procedure. During the treatment program most people are able to resume normal activities and exercise. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Matrix Graft by David Crane, MD and Peter A.M. Everts PhD PRP application techniques in musculoskeletal medicine utilize the concentrated healing components of a patients own bloodreintroduced into a specific siteto regenerate tissue and speed the healing process. Click Here For Entire Article PRP INJECTION APPLICATION SITES Spine Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral Shoulders & Elbows Wrist & Hand Hip/Pelvis Knee & Lower Leg Ankle & Foot Fingers & Toes Arthritic Joints

Patient Instructions for Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures click here Extracorporeal Short Wave Therapy click here

Trained in Medicine, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Neural Therapy and Chelation Therapy, Dr. Baum's major focus for years has been on Pain Management and Orthopedic Medicine. Patients come from all over the United States for diagnosis and specialized treatment programs. Please feel free to call our office if you have questions or would like to set up a Consultation with Dr. Baum.

Prolotherapy
WHAT IS PROLOTHERAPY? Prolotherapy is a form of medical treatment in which a physician injects a specialized solution into weakened and injured ligaments, tendons or joints. Ligaments are the strong band-like structures that hold your bones and joints together. If these ligaments have been stretched or torn in an injury, the joints that these ligaments hold together will become hyper mobile causing pain when the hyper mobile joint is stretched beyond its normal limits. Many patients continue to injure themselves easily and have chronic pain until these ligaments and/or tendons are returned to their normal integrity. The Prolotherapy solution that is injected into these weakened ligaments is a special solution that is made up by a compounding pharmacy. This solution causes new, stronger ligament fibers to be formed. This strengthens and tightens up the entire ligament, causing the joint to no longer be hyper mobile and thereby reducing the strain on nerves, muscles and ligaments. Prolotherapy has been scientifically observed to increase the size of tendons and ligaments up to 40%. No scar tissue is formed (as would be the case in surgical procedures). The tissue formed from Prolotherapy is strong, healthy, flexible ligament or tendon tissue. Once the ligament or tendon has been repaired by Prolotherapy, the nerves are no longer stretched or irritated. The procedure itself causes irritation therefore you will experience some pain throughout the entire process but within a few weeks following the last injection the pain goes away. There is no down time like with surgery. You will be given specific exercises during your series of injections and will be expected to stick with your normal routine so the bodys ligaments and tendons will develop according to what you normally expect out of them. Prolotherapy can be utilized in the entire spine (neck and back), the sacroiliac joints, shoulders, elbows, hands, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, feet, toes and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). This procedure can also treat degenerative joint disease; in some cases it may prevent further joint degeneration and therefore alleviate the need for joint replacement surgery. In this instance Prolotherapy is referred to as regenerative joint reconstruction therapy. Prolotherapy is an approved form of treatment by the American Osteopathic Association and is endorsed by the former Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (You can read Dr. Koops endorsement of Prolotherapy by clicking on (Surgeon Generals Report). Physicians have been treating patients with Prolotherapy since the 1930s. My father Jacob Baum, D.O. and my uncle Elmer Baum, D.O. began using Sclerotherapy which is now more commonly called Prolotherapy in their practices in the 40s. Many patients have failed all other forms of treatment for their injuries before they find Prolotherapy.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

How many treatments will I need and how often do I receive them? Each patient will have individualized needs based on their injuries but the average number of treatments is usually six to twelve. Treatments are usually given one to two weeks apart. There are of course no guarantees with any form of medical treatment but Dr. Baum has had excellent success in treating patients with Prolotherapy for more than 35 years. Many patients have been relieved of the chronic daily pain that was draining them physically and emotionally. Some patients receive maximum medical results within 12 weeks following the last injection and others will find that they are still improving even after 6 months. If you are suffering from a chronic ligament, tendon or joint injury you too may want to consider Prolotherapy.
If You Are Suffering From Any Of The Following Conditions Arthritis or Musculosketelal Pain Arthritis and Degenerative Spine and/or Disc Disease Acute and Chronic Neck and/or Back Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Disc Herniation Spinal Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Sprain, Sciatica Joint Pain or Joint Deformities Chronic Muscle Pains and Aches Hip or Knee Pain, Degeneration and/or Impaired Function Sports Injuries, Tennis or Golfers Elbow Skiers or Runners Knee Pain or Degeneration Shoulder Injury, Cartilage or Rotator Cuff Injuries Partially Torn Tendons, Tendonitis, Bursitis Ligament and Tendon Injuries and Tears Auto Accidents or Whiplash

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Migraine Headaches, Cluster Headaches Ankle Injury or Pain or Heel Spurs Fibromyalgia or Chronic Body Pain

CONTACT OUR CLINIC TODAY Former Surgeon Generals, C. Everett Koop article on Prolotherapy: click here American College of Osteopathic Pain Management & Sclerotherapy: click here ADDITIONAL SERVICES Dr. Baum refers his patients to Physical Therapists, Rolfers and Massage Therapists for body work and this aids in the progression of the healing process during and after Prolothearpy treatments. All patients are encouraged to choose a therapist of their choice. Dr. Baums patients have several treatment options to choose from. Even though Dr. Baum was trained in traditional western medicine he believes that alternative therapies such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Prolotherapy, Neural Therapy, Sclerotherapy, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Homeopathic Injection Therapy and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy compliment traditional medicine and offer his patients the best comprehensive medical care possible. Maintaining a healthy weight is very important not only for ones overall health but also in reducing joint problems and other musculoskeletal injuries such as low back sprain. This website provides specialized dietary information and as well as a Gluten Free Diet Guide. Click Here for: Diet For A Healthy Life. If you are a Celiac or would like more information about Celiacs Disease please click on this link to (Celiacs Disease) A Genetic T-Cell Mediated Response.

Trained in Medicine, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Neural Therapy and Chelation Therapy, Dr. Baum's major focus for years has been on Pain Management and Orthopedic Medicine.

Patients come from all over the United States for diagnosis and specialized treatment programs. Please feel free to call our office if you have questions or would like to set up a Consultation with Dr. Baum.

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Joint Regeneration Therapy Arthritis Knee Replacement Alternatives Hip Replacement Alternatives Chelation Therapy Allergy Elimination Diet for a Healthy Life

Joint Regeneration Therapy


NON-SURGICAL REGENERATION OF YOUR OLD JOINTS INTO NEW ONES Joint Regeneration Therapy (Prolotherapy) is a reconstructive therapy to joints of the spine, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles. This can be performed on almost any joint of the body including fingers and toes. This reconstruction procedure can be followed with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy which promotes growth factors increasing your own undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cell production. The growth hormones form your own body give guidance to your stem cells for joint regeneration. These growth factors are natural proteins, acting through normal gene regulation and normal wound healing feed back control mechanisms which stimulates your body to produce new joint space and function of a more youthful nature. For more information please use this link for Prolotherapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) on this website.

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Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy Joint Regeneration Therapy Arthritis Knee Replacement Alternatives Hip Replacement Alternatives Chelation Therapy Allergy Elimination Diet for a Healthy Life

Arthritis
Arthritis is set to become a huge U.S. health problem, says the Center for Disease Control. Truth is, arthritis already is a huge health problem. All you have to do is ask any general physician what the number one complaint he hears is and hell tell you arthritis. There are many types of arthritis and all of them can now be successfully treated, but the two most common types of arthritis are: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Both are terribly painful, but are caused by very different problems. That means each is treated in a different way.

OSTEOARTHRITIS Chronic pain is one of the most talked about problems in the health arena and one of the biggest causes is osteoarthritis. The pain of osteoarthritis begins gradually, progressing slowly over many years. People under 40 may have the condition with no symptoms at all. Osteoarthritis is commonly identified by aching pain in one of more joints, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Inflammation may or may not be present. The pain may behave like a roller coaster, with bad spells followed by periods of relative relief. It often worsens after extensive use of the joint and is more likely to occur at night than in the morning. Stiffness tends to follow periods of inactivity, such as sleep or sitting, and can be eased by stretching

and exercise. Pain seems to increase in humid weather. As the disease advances, the pain may occur even when the joint is at rest and can keep a sufferer awake at night. Unfortunately, fixing the problem hasnt been nearly as easy as describing it. As is the case with many modalities, modern medicine can explain the problem much better than it can solve it. But osteoarthritis is one condition where modern medicine has missed the boat. There have been many articles written on chronic pain, although it is rarely mentioned what the main cause of the pain is: the connective tissues of the spine and joints. Yet by addressing the deficiency of connective tissues, the lack of collagen and weakness in ligaments, tendons, and muscle, even people with apparent spinal degeneration (a condition previously thought irreversible can be cured of their pain! NON-SURGICAL JOINT RECONSTRUCTION A small number of physicians (presently less than 300) have turned to a non-surgical treatment first developed in the late 1930s that has shown very promising results in the treatment of chronic pain. By using Prolotherapy, these doctors have accelerated the rate of cartilage growth and strengthened the complete joint structure in patients with no cartilage. Using this therapy in conjunction with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) many hip and knee replacements have been avoided. MANY FACTORS AFFECT CONNECTIVE TISSUE HEALING There are many factors that affect connective tissue healing, but the next most important factor is the nutritional and medical status of the person. People, who consume very healthy diets and do not have systemic medical conditions, have an excellent chance to heal their chronic pain. If they experience positive jump signs where tendons or ligaments attach to the bones then they have almost a 100 percent chance of curing their chronic pain with Prolotherapy. UNDERSTANDING WHAT CAUSES ARTHRITIS In acute injuries, the ligaments and tendons become torn. Ligaments function to limit the range of motion that bones can move between each other. Ligaments function to stabilize joints and hole the joint together. Tendons function to attach a muscle to bone in order to provide motion. Discs and cartilage serve to absorb shock and keep the bones from rubbing against one another. If the ligaments become torn or over stretched, the joint becomes unstable and resultant friction causes the discs or cartilage to become worn down causing a loss of height. The disc and cartilage may also become worn down by repeated motion. This loss of height causes further ligament laxity and thus more instability. The friction of the joint is a stress. Bones respond to stress by making more bone. This results in bone spurring which is the bodys attempt to splint or stabilize the unstable joint. Degenerative disease is merely the bodys attempt to stabilize joints as the tendons and ligaments have not been able to heal

because of lack of blood supply. If a patient has considerable degenerative arthritis, the loss of disc or cartilage height causes a laxity of the supporting ligaments. This causes joint instability. Non-Surgical Joint Reconstruction (Prolotherapy) has been shown to be effective in these conditions causing the lax ligaments to become strengthened, thus stabilizing the joint and allowing for increased function and endurance. Prolotherapy is an injection technique that tightens and strengthens these tendons and ligaments so the joint can more normally again. For more information please use this link to Prolotherapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) on this website. RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Rheumatoid arthritis can be successfully treated by a combination of antibiotics and balancing the balanced hormone therapy (BHT). (Some hormones have catabolic effects, while others have anabolic effects (tissue building, sparing of protein, improved glucose tolerance, increased density of bones, etc.) A balance of these effects is necessary for the body to have stability but an imbalance in either direction can lead to painful medical problems. When the body has a balanced system, it breaks down old tissue and replaces it with new, healthier tissue and the result is continued good health. thyroid hormone and cortisone have catabolic effects, whereas insulin, growth hormone, and the sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) have net anabolic effects. Using cortisone alone creates an imbalance in the metabolic system and further degeneration of the tissues. A combination of testosterone, estrogen, and a cortisone derivative taken sublingually has been found to relieve the effects of this condition very satisfactorily. The hormones act together to bring balance to the system.

Trained in Medicine, General Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Neural Therapy and Chelation Therapy, Dr. Baum's major focus for years has been on Pain Management and Orthopedic Medicine. Patients come from all over the United States for diagnosis and specialized treatment programs. Please feel free to call our office if you have questions or would like to set up a Consultation with Dr. Baum.

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The aim of this study was to verify the effects Read More >
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News Office Policies Testimonials About Dr Baum Toll Free Phone Number: 888.634.1492