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Research: Chimpanzee ancestors provide answers about lower back pain

We always imagine medicine racing forward, but what if a look back into our evolutionary biology could give us answers to some of the health problems we face today? Lower back pain is one of the most frequent complaints worldwide, and the World Health Organization has recognized it as a leading cause of disability. Scientists […]

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Latest Apollo #MedicalMarijuana Research Shows Effective Opiate Reduction

The latest from the Apollo Blog outlines very interesting and encouraging interim research about chronic pain patients who are using opiates (pain killers) as their main way to manage their pain: a significant number of patients who are on addictive pain killers are reporting using less of those drugs while on the medical cannabis available through […]

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What is the story with Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection is a therapeutic treatment using the patients’ own blood, put through a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the number of platelets, which is then re-injected to the injured site or pain area. Because platelets contain a variety of growth factors which are instrumental in the healing process of tissues, this […]

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Osteopathy for Chronic Pain

In a recent article in  Chatelaine, an assistant editor tested out osteopathy for her joint pain. Like many first time patients of osteopaths (also known as DOs or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) she was surprised by just how much information could be determined by observation and touch alone. The final verdict: not only was the […]

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The science behind mindfulness meditation

Pain travels along two pathways simultaneously. One pathway delivers information to the brain reporting a physical sensation while another sends signals to the amygdala and the anterior cingulate cortex, which are the areas of the brain that process emotion. This emotional component to pain is an expanding area of research in mind/body medicine. Researchers are […]

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