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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Opioids, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and Failed Back Surgery

It may be more challenging to get a spinal surgery these days. For some people it may be even more challenging to recover from it once they do have it. In this article I hope to share with you three main thoughts from recent research. Who is at risk for failed back surgery? What happens

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Non-surgical treatment of degenerative disc disease

Over the years we have seen many patients with a long history of back pain. Most of the time it was nondescript back pain and no one was sure what was causing it. The problem, according to some patients, was the MRI did not show enough damage or irregularities to justify an aggressive surgical treatment.

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Weight loss can help avoid back surgery

When we see a patient in our office who has joint or back pain and they have clear issues of excessive weight, we try to reassure the patient that we understand that it can be difficult to lose weight. We tell them that we are not going to lecture them and that we will try

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Failed back surgery is stem cell therapy a treatment option?

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, “can stem cell therapy help me with my failed back surgery diagnosis?” must be answered following a

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Prolotherapy back pain injections

Prolotherapy is the injection technique that we still but rarely utilize to help a patient with their back pain. The reason that we rarely use or recommend the treatment to our patients is that of the three regenerative medicine techniques that we use, including Platelet Rich Plasma therapy and stem cell therapy, Prolotherapy or dextrose

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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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How 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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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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Low back pain in golfers

There are many research articles surrounding low back pain and the golfer. Many studies suggest many causes and theories as to what can be causing the low back pain many golfers suffer from. In this article I want to draw attention to research that suggests a more rare or lesser known cause of your golfer’s

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