How your stem cells activate naturally!

Dr. Bunyak, just back from a day-long scientific symposium about stem cells held at the Salk Institute writes, “Each of us has, dispersed throughout our tissues, sleeping (quiescent) stem cells that are activated in response to injury. When we injure our left...

Stem Cell Guide in Plain English

When most of us hear the term “Stem Cells” we think of controversial research and futuristic medicine. In the media and on the internet there are increasing stem cell options and claims that are sometimes difficult to understand and evaluate. Here is my translation of...

Prolotherapy for Groin Pain in Elite Athletes

As many of you know, I serve as the sports physician for the San Diego Flash soccer team and am married to a soccer enthusiast. Up to 18% of soccer players and other athletes involved in kicking and running sports can develop chronic groin pain that can be difficult...

What is a Physiatrist?

Here’s a summary from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are medical doctors who are: –Experts at diagnosing and treating pain –Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling...