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I can answer, diagnosis and professionally advise people suffering from any type of arthritis. I have been treating and diagnosing arthropathies for over 18 years.
I am clinic and medical director of over 24 out patient facilities in the Chicago land area. I am on staff at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital (St. James) and in active private practice. My emphasis is on arthritis and disc herniations but can answer any internal medicine questions. Past Chicago Bulls team physician. Presently running RCT (random clinical trials on cold laser applications for pain, PVD, smoking cessation and weight loss) for Thor laser Corporation/Life Extension Laser Corporation
AASP (American Association of Spinal Physicians) ACA (American Chiropractic Association), ICS (Illinois Chiropractic Society) Presidential Cabinet Member and guest lecturer at National University of Health Sciences, Many other related health organizations.
JMPT (Journal of Manipulation and Physiological Therapeutics), Several News paper columns on neuromusculoskeletal pathology in Chicago news papers.
B.S./D.C.(Human Biology and Doctor of Chiropractic) Board Certified AMA impairment ratings.
Phi Theta Kappa, Who's Who in America, Past physician of the year award, NHS (Nation Honors Society)
Several professional Athletes, currently seeing over 150 patient visits/week
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Hi Todd, First I would get an MRI on the other knee and a complete arthritic blood panel performed to rule out any common and rare arthopathies. If all is normal get a work-up by a kinesiologist or
Hi Amanda, They are doing the right stuff, The presence of this gene (HLA-B27) doesn't determine whether you have ankylosing spondylitis, but its absence makes it less likely. A CT scan will be necessary
An ANA test is not specific , it only elevates in the presence of an auto-immune disorder. There are many such as MS, ALS, SLE, Chrone's, UC and many others. More specific tests will be done that correlate
Hi Amit, I think you need more blood work, here is how the CPK levels are tied into the thyroid test. What does the test result mean? NOTE: This test has no single number that identifies an abnormal
Depending on the location of the white spots on the MRI, this is pathnonomonic (means diagnostic for a particular disease.) of MS. Since this can only be controlled and not cured at this time, controlling
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