Living Pain Free Radio Clips

Radio clips from Living Pain Free with Dr. Marc Darrow, MD, JD. Today’s clips – Pain after cervical disc replacement surgery Poor shoulder surgery outcome Pain after cervical disc replacement surgery In this radio clip, an emailer asks Dr. Darrow about her husband’s pain after cervical disc replacement surgery. Dr. Darrow reads the email which

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PRP and stem cell therapy for TMJ and TMJ with neck pain

Over the years we have received our fair share of emails from patients seeking treatment for their TMJ. In many of these emails, the sender will describe to us osteoarthritis of the jaw that came as a result of a traumatic injury such as a jaw dislocation during a hockey game or a dislocation or

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Stem Cell Therapy for shoulder labrum repair and biceps tenodesis

Many emails that come in from this website, come from people asking about SLAP tear surgery. Some people want to know if they can avoid surgery. Some people are looking for options because they cannot get a SLAP tear surgery. Why can’t they get the surgery? Because their doctor/surgeon does not hold out good hope

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Can stem cell therapy repair and regenerate cartilage inside your knee

Stem cell therapy works in a multi-factorial way. Stem cells repair, stem cells regenerate, and stem cells communicate. Communication is one of the key but less understood functions of stem cell therapy. In this communication aspect, newly introduced stem cells (those introduced in stem cell therapy injections) can mobilize stem cells already in your knee

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Why you may not need shoulder surgery: Even with a bad MRI

We often get a phone call or an email from someone who has a digital shoulder MRI file that shows damage. They have been told recently, the “only way” to fix this damage is with surgery, and as we will see from the research below, the surgery may not offer the results the patient is

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Stem Cell Therapy for Cervical Spine and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is one of the more frequent problems we see in our new patients because of its complexity and difficulty in finding the true cause of pain. Patients may also present themselves with numbness or pain radiating from the neck into the arm due to nerve compression. Cervical radiculopathy is a common cause

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An over-expectation of what return to play shoulder surgery can do

We will see many patients after a shoulder surgery with less than hoped for results. One reason the surgery was not thought to be a success was the patient’s over-expectation of what the surgery could do and how fast they could return-to-play their favorite activity. A study published in the Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine

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