Most people think of Glucosamine and it’s cousin Chondroitin as something to take for arthritis. In fact, most of the research to date on these two have been focused on their ability to help provide nutrition for cartilage. However, most people don’t know that the Glucosamine/Chondroitin […]
There are many clinics using fat stem cells for whatever ails you, including some clinics that are injecting these cells into degenerated discs. However, the vast majority of the promising research into stem cells to help low back discs has […]
What’s a big and easily preventable cause of neck fusion complications? The curve of someone’s neck is often ignored in medicine, as the focus is usually on procedures like surgery for chronic pain. However, our understanding of the importance of this curve has been […]
Are you concerned about bad posture shoulder pain? Your mother always told you to sit up straight! However, can your bad posture rip up your shoulder rotator cuff tendons? A new study suggests that it can.
Posture in medicine is often overlooked, but in […]
Almost every physician practicing today (and hence almost every patient) has been taught a structural model of pain. Meaning, if we take an MRI of the part that hurts and see something abnormal, then that abnormality must be causing the pain. But what if […]
Why are we so focused on getting patients on Curcumin for knee arthritis and other types of pain? After all, what evidence is there that this Indian spice is helpful for patients with arthritis or other types of chronic musculoskeletal pain? Why should […]
Knee microfracture surgery is a common method used for cartilage repair. But does it work? A new study says that microfracture knee alternatives should be used because the procedure is ineffective and should be abandoned.
Knee microfracture is used for potholes in the cartilage. The theory […]
You’re getting older and you can’t hit the gym or get through that ski vacation without popping some Motrin or Aleve. Or maybe your doctor put you on Celebrex or Mobic to help the pain you have in several joints? Did you know that […]