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Interesting News on Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells for Back Pain? One Patient’s Experience…

Stem Cells for Back Pain

Stem cells for back pain have been a big topic this past year or so. This is Claire’s story, who I think like many, believed that a stem cell injection in her spine could help her disability. When I first saw her MRI and heard […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Back and Neck Procedure Outcomes, Back/lumbar, Regenexx-DDD|

Back Surgery Problems: Avoiding Surgery with Regenexx

back surgery problems

PA is a local attorney who had the misfortune of having low back surgery in high school, which led to back surgery problems in his 40s. Being an active aging athlete with a dirt bike career on the side, one day in 2013 his back […]

New Video on Back and Neck Stem Cell Treatments…

The issue of stem cells and disc problems is a complex one that often gets simplified by doctors advertising stem cell spine treatments into: “stem cells are magic fairy dust to be sprinkled on the spine to cure even severe degenerative disc disease”. The truth however, is much more complex […]

Helping a Firefighter Keep Kicking!

neck surgery alternative

Many of our patients have a similar story. They’re active people, often pursuing a dream that requires them to be active, and then one or more injuries catch up with them and their dream is placed on hold. They do their research […]

Thankful for Our Regenexx Patients…

Regenexx patients

This has been a great clinic week in Grand Cayman. I’m so thankful that we have such wonderful patients who trust us to help them. I’ve also loved some of the patient stories this week. Here are some of my favorites.

I blogged earlier on JG, […]

Back Fusion Alternatives? Can You Avoid Surgery without a Disc Injection?

back fusion alternatives

We arguably have more experience with injecting stem cells into the discs of patients than anyone else on earth, having performed our first case in 2005. While placing stem cells in discs can be helpful in certain circumstances, can we provide back fusion […]

By |August 17th, 2014|Back and Neck Procedure Outcomes, Regenexx-DDD|

Spinal Stenosis Surgery Alternatives-Helping a Diver Return to Saving Our Coral Reefs

spinal stenosis surgery alternatives

What if you had a dream of something that you could do when the kids were grown and you were more financially secure, but by the time you get there, your body wouldn’t cooperate? In a nutshell, this is Kathie’s story; she dreamed of […]

By |June 27th, 2014|Back and Neck Procedure Outcomes, Back/lumbar|

What Climbing Back Pain? A Story of Heroism and Courage in Nepal

climbing back pain

Chris Warner is an inspirational speaker and expert mountain climber who can tell us a thing or two about climbing back pain and how he never lets it slow him down. Chris was recently seen by our Colorado clinic before a big Nepal […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Back and Neck Procedure Outcomes|

Sciatica Epidural Recovery? When Epidurals Fail

Sciatica Epidural Recovery

Low back pain due to a pinched nerve (sciatica) is a common problem that used to require surgery most of the time. A big medical advance of the 1980s was the use of epidural steroid injections to reduce pain and decrease the chance that a […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Back and Neck Procedure Outcomes|

Severe Buttock Pain after A Fall: A Story of Two Physicians

severe buttock pain after a fall

RP is an elderly physician who I met in the most unlikely of circumstances. He was performing a life insurance physical on me and I noticed he had a cane. We struck up a conversation about his severe buttock […]