by Dr. Andrew Lipton
Narberth Family Medicine
When we are young and healthy, it is expected that injuries heal and repair. It is only at certain ages that we come to believe that our bodies can no longer heal and repair. THEY CAN! Given the right stimulus and environment, joints can still repair themselves well into our 90s.
Traditional Medicine and Joint Pain
Traditional medicine fails in this area, as it recommends medicine and surgery as the main treatment. Unfortunately, steroids are used as a common treatment for degenerative changes in which it only accelerates this process. Recent studies on knee joint arthroscopy show that they have no better results than placebo over time. Removal of parts of the meniscus may contribute to degenerative changes later in life.
Natural Remedies for Regenerating Joints
Natural remedies that support regeneration of joints include:
- Supplementing with glucosamine and oils
- Prolozone (oxygen & nutrient injection into joints) for chronic issues
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections into joints or injured areas. (better for acute issues)
- Stem cell injections -stem cells derived from body far or bone marrow can be injected into injured or degenerative areas with great healing response. Multiple orthopedic studies confirm that stem cell therapies are safe and effective
Dr. Lipton has taken advanced training in OMT and is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of NeuroMusculoSkeletal Medicine.
Dr. Lipton completed his residency in Family Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, Norristown, Pennsylvania and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lipton was trained in Chelation Therapy by the American College for Advancement in Medicine, a group of physicians dedicated to being open to new alternatives in medicine. Dr. Lipton is also Board certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy.