Is Fusing the Neck Needed? New Study Raises More Questions
Considering a neck fusion? Tens of thousands of patients a year find themselves making the same decision. Now a new study raises more questions about neck fusion to treat spinal cord compression. Understanding Cervical Spinal Cord Compression Cervical spondylotic myelopathy means that there is a compression of the spinal… Read More
Is Tramadol Increasing the Risk of Death in Arthritis Patients?
Tramadol (Ultram) is often prescribed as a pain reliever for patients with arthritis. However, is it safe? What if it were just as bad as a narcotic? Let’s take a look. Tramadol: A Quasi-Narcotic Tramadol (e.g., Ultram, Ralivia, Conzip, etc.) is an opioid-like narcotic prescribed for pain. While it… Read More
How I Fixed My Kneecap Pain in Seconds
I’m down in Grand Cayman seeing patients at our licensed advanced practice site and injured my right knee yesterday. I was pretty bummed as my family was coming down and I could barely walk. However, I eventually fixed it with a simple therapy that can teach you how… Read More
Do Physicians Have a Legal Responsibility to Know About Amniotic and Umbilical Cord Scams?
We have a real problem. We have hundreds of physicians, chiropractors, and alternative-health practitioners who have been lying to patients about injecting them with millions of young stem cells from amniotic fluid and/or umbilical cord tissue. On its face, since there are no living mesenchymal stem cells in these… Read More
Is the ITB Connected to the Lateral Meniscus?
You would think that in the early 21st century we would have figured out everything there is to know about the human knee, but you would be wrong. In fact, it was just a few years ago that the anterior lateral ligament was discovered. How is that possible? Because… Read More
Harry Adelson Stem Cell Review, the Biohacker, and the Chinese Hamburger
Many years ago I was in China for business and hadn’t eaten in two days. I ordered a hamburger from room service, and what arrived wasn’t quite a hamburger. That’s how I feel about a new biohacker video that shows Harry Adelson, a naturopath, performing a stem cell procedure. What… Read More
If You Have a Hip Labrum Tear, You May Also Have a Shoulder Labrum Tear?
Labral tears are always something that freak patients out. Why? Just the concept of something torn in your hip or shoulder is disconcerting. However, now a new study shows that if you have a tear in your hip labrum, you’re more likely to have one in your shoulder. Let’s… Read More
Blogging from the Caymans Again…
This is the sunset last night from the back porch of where I stay in Grand Cayman. I’m down here again for the next two weeks. Why? This is the world’s most advanced interventional orthopedics site. Let me explain. Culture-Expanded Stem Cells Stem cells can be grown to greater… Read More
Your Body Is a Stem Cell Machine: Another Reserve Stem Cell Population
One of the big myths going around right now, started by clinics using dead umbilical cord and amniotic tissue, is that you’re too old to have useful stem cells. All of that is, of course, completely false. If you’re alive, your body has huge populations of stem cells helping… Read More
Should I Have Artificial Disc Replacement?
If you read this blog, you know that I often write about what I experience on a day-to-day basis. Yesterday, I spoke to a patient from New York who had already had an artificial disc implanted in his back that failed and was contemplating another in his neck. Given that… Read More