New Regenexx Research Paper: Leading Rather than Following
How do you lead the exploding orthopedic regenerative-medicine space? You do what few other practitioners do: you publish your results on a regular basis. That’s what we do several times a year, and this morning I’d like you to introduce you to our latest peer-reviewed publication on the… Read More
What Is Foraminal Stenosis?
What is Foraminal Stenosis? What is foraminal stenosis? Is it necessarily the cause of your back or neck pain, and does foraminal stenosis require surgery? Let’s start from the beginning… Your spinal column, or backbone, is made up of vertebrae, stacked one… Read More
What Is an Annular Tear?
What is an Annular Tear? Many patients don’t know that it’s possible to tear the disc in their neck and back. When this happens it’s called an annular tear. So let’s explore what happens. The annulus is the tough, fibrous outer covering… Read More
Back Pain When Hiking: Helping Agnes Scale Her Personal Mountain
I love the creative ways patients find to let us know that they’re doing better. This last week, I received this great shot from Dr. Pitts who had treated Agnes, a patient who had significant back pain with hiking. Here she is, having just climbed Colorado’s Mt. Elbert at… Read More
Are Bone Spurs Bad? Bone Is Alllllliiiiivvvveeee…
Are bone spurs bad? Bone spurs inspire fear in the hearts and minds of most patients, kind of like The Blob from a bad ’60s horror movie. When they hear that they have them, they’re immediately freaked out. However, much like the title of Stanley Kubrick’s ’60s movie,… Read More
Pain After Back Fusion: Adjacent Segment Disease
Pain after Back Fusion Your spine is built for movement, but it also has to be stable. In essence, it’s this duality that confuses many physicians and patients and often leads to a back fusion, which stops movement in patients with degenerative or painful back… Read More
How to Read a Low Back MRI Report : What Type of Disc Problem Do You Have?
I find that one of the most confusing things for patients learning how to read a low back MRI report is understanding that there are different types of disc problems that each require a different therapeutic approach. So without understanding their type of disc issue,… Read More
Epidural Steroid Injection Reviews: Is There a Better Way?
Dr Centeno Epidural Steroid Injection Alternative Lecture AAOM 2016 My patients’ epidural steroid injection reviews through the years have been mixed. On the one hand, the injection can help prevent the need for surgery; on the other, the… Read More
TMJ Stem Cell Therapy: Valerie’s Story
Every doctor sees patients who, right off the bat, he or she knows are a huge challenge. Valerie was one of those patients with one of the most severe cases of TMJ I have ever seen. She was unable to eat solid or soft foods at… Read More
Injury Recovery in CrossFit Athlete: Finding Relief in Stem Cells and PRP
CrossFit Pro Matt Chan from Doug Orchard on Vimeo. Multiple meniscus tears, herniated discs, sciatica in the leg and ankle, shoulder injuries—Matt Chan has run the gamut when it comes to fitness-related injuries. However, as a professional and competitive CrossFit athlete, long recovery times and the… Read More