Carrying a golf bag adds to neck and back pain

Some golfers like to get that extra bit of exercise of the course by not only walking the course, but carrying their own bags as well. However, carrying a 20-25 pound bag while walking a couple of miles over a course can cause significant chronic pain. In golfers much has been made about the golf

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Golf and Spinal Fusion Surgery | Tiger Woods

I am an avid golfer. People who are my patients understand my great passion for this game. Many of these people are my patients because of a back pain problem that is impacting their ability to play golf. In April 2019, Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer of all time, won the Pro Golfers Tour

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Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Post-Laminectomy Syndrome?

When someone contacts our office and they tell us that they have been diagnosed with Post Laminectomy Syndrome we have to get information from them that will allow us to make a realistic assessment if they are someone that stem cell therapy can help. We can help some people with Post Laminectomy Syndrome, we may

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Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for chronic low back pain

This article has been updated with new research findings on PRP injections and low back pain. In 2019 we published our study on the effectiveness of PRP treatments for the patient for chronic low back pain. The study appears in the journal Cogent Medicine.(1) This research gives an insight into what level of treatment success

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Stem Cell Therapy for sciatica like symptoms

There is a difference between a “true” sciatica and the phenomena of “pseudo sciatica,” or “fake sciatica.” If you have been diagnosed with sciatica you may have been one of the people where it took some time and a lot of tests and examinations to confirm that in fact you had sciatica or you did

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Systemic effects of cortisone injections including cartilage damage

Systemic and local side-effects of corticosteroid injections including joint destruction A patient will often come into our office with conflicting ideas about cortisone injections. The patient will tell us that his/her other doctors told them that cortisone injections are safe, effective, and will help their pain, if used sparingly. But, intuitively, the patient had doubts

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Is stem cell therapy a realistic treatment for pain after multiple spinal surgeries

We receive many emails from patients who have undergone numerous spinal procedures. These people are in continued pain and are looking for help. Because of the complexities of spinal surgery, especially in patients with numerous procedures, this question must be answered following a physical examination and consultation where realistic healing options can be discussed. When

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Back pain after spinal fusion could be post-surgical muscle damage

Many people have successful spinal surgery. Some do not. There are many reasons why someone will have a failed spinal surgery. One reason among the many causes can be the muscle damage caused by the fusion surgery itself. In a situation like this we would examine the spine and look for tenderness and weakness in

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