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Greco Medical Group offers Chronic Illness pain treatment using PRP for the past 15 years. Call us @ 941-952-3300 for more information of visit us for a consultation.
What do Ebola, the Iditarod dogsled race, and Regenerative Medicine have in common?
Hint: It’s a high-tech medical treatment we turn to when all else fails. It’s not the latest multi-billion dollar drug….It’s not an FDA approved machine…and it’s not a complicated surgical procedure. Answer: Our own immune system.
The two Texas nurses who contracted Ebola were cured using antibodies from the blood of an Ebola survivor.
The annual Iditarod dogsled race was started in homage to the 1925 humanitarian delivery of Antisera to save Native Alaskan children during a diphtheria outbreak. This Antisera was derived from the blood of horses that had been intentionally exposed to diphtheria.
Regenerative Medicine also works by harnessing the healing powers of our own body. It involves treating patients with growth factors and cytokines that have been isolated from their own blood. These growth factors in turn stimulate the patient’s own stem cells and regenerative cells to begin the healing process. While traditional medical treatments for arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, and chronic neck and back pain often involve drugs and surgical procedures, Regenerative Medicine is in fact the “natural” alternative.
We take for granted the amazing healing power of our own high tech bodies. The idea that the body can heal itself isn’t new. Regenerative Medicine will continue to be in the forefront of life changing medical breakthroughs.
For more information on treatments please call 941-952-3300 or go to www.kneepainflorida.com for a free on-line consultation.
We don’t have to look very far…we just have to look within.
The other most common options – surgery and drugs – sometimes cause more problems than they cure, and the drug option can be particularly harmful when addictive pharmaceuticals are prescribed.
RhuematologyNews.com has reported some important information regarding the classification of one particularly powerful, and potentially dangerous drug: Hydrocodone.
By Alicia Ault – Physicians should ready themselves now for the new set of rules expected when hydrocodone-containing products become subject to tighter regulation on Oct. 6, according to various physician groups.
After a years-long process, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced in late August that it would be moving hydrocodone-containing products from schedule III to schedule II.
That rule takes effect on Oct. 6.
After that date, physicians who want to prescribe HCPs will have to use tamper-proof prescription forms, or use e-prescribing programs. They can call in a 72-hour supply, but must follow that up by mailing the prescription to the pharmacy. Refills by fax or phone are otherwise prohibited.
Patients who are on long term HCP therapy can get up to a 90-day supply through three separate, no-refill prescriptions.
The American Medical Association, which campaigned against the rescheduling of HCPs, is now urging its members to be prepared for the changes in prescribing and work flow that will come with the new landscape.
In a fact sheet, the AMA says that physicians should try to refill prescriptions before Oct. 6, noting that these prescriptions will essentially be grandfathered in under the old rules until Apr. 2015.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology in early September also notified its members of the coming changes, and said that it, too, had opposed rescheduling of HCPs.
Many physician groups have said that moving HCPs to schedule II will not stop abuse or diversion and may hurt patients who have a legitimate need. Dr. Reid Blackwelder, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said that “it’s hard to say,” whether up-scheduling will make a dent in inappropriate or unnecessary prescribing.
He said in an interview that his practice already requires patients on long-term opioid therapy to come in at least every 3 months for refills and an evaluation. Although physicians may have to change their practice schedules to accommodate refill visits, those visits are good opportunities for education and follow-up, said Dr. Blackwelder. Full Story @ RhuematologyNews.com
Dr. Jon Greco recently posted on Facebook: “Maybe we should actually treat the disease with biologics like Platelet Rich Plasma and not just the symptoms with narcotics. I guess that might make too much sense. 50% of the patients who start a narcotic are still on narcotics in 5 years! What is the cost of chronic narcotic use in terms of addiction, mental and physical impairment, and lost productivity?”
And a story related by BusinessInsider.com tells a sad story of a man who had it all and lost it all after developing a severe ($10,000 per week) addiction to pain killers:
Many of these auto-immune disease can be treated with Biologics such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and our exclusive purified next generation CRP (Cytokine Rich Plasma). For example, we can treat the pain and swelling of almost any joint, dry eyes associated with Sicca syndrome, and even hair loss in discoid Lupus. The usual treatment for many of these conditions is a cortisone shot. Cortisone helps with pain and inflammation but its effect is short lived. Cortisone shots usually are not injected into tendons and ligaments because of the risk of rupturing them.
The real beauty of what we do using Biologics is that there are almost no side effects because PRP/CRP are derived from your own blood. They are tailored exactly for you…by you.
Greco Medical Group can honestly say we have been using PRP for the past 15 years, whether it was intra-operatively in orthopedic surgery or cardiothoracic surgery. Then 6 years ago, as part of a biotech company we developed the purified form of PRP that no one else is using called CRP (Cytokine Rich Plasma). We have published, lectured, and taught the benefits of Biologics to physicians both nationally and internationally. Greco Medical Group has the experience and technology to help you heal yourself safely and naturally.