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Should You Get an Ankle Fusion?

Do you need an ankle fusion surgery? Ankle fusion has become a common surgical solution for ankle arthritis, but it’s obviously a big surgery with lots of things to consider before pulling the trigger. Let’s dig in. What Does Fusing the Ankle Mean? First, ankle fusions are typically performed for patients who have moderate to…
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SI Joint Fusion: Does This Work?

The Rise of Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion Surgery I have been following with interest the rise of SI Joint fusion surgery. This has exploded over the last five years. So what does SI Joint fusion look like? Can SI Joint dysfunction be cured? How successful is SI Joint fusion? Are there better and less invasive…
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Liveyon: It’s Hard to Keep Up with the Spin…

You may have noticed that I recently shared lab test results that demonstrated that 5 common umbilical cord products whose manufacturer’s tout loads of stem cells, had no stem cells. One of those companies called Liveyon is now trying to spin that result, hence this blog. Let’s dig in. Past Research on the MSC Content…
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In-House Regen Med Labs: Great Idea or Dangerous?

If you read this blog you know that I often write about what I experience. This is a blog that’s been in my head for months, but a message from a medical provider knocked it loose. Today we’ll cover in-house processing labs and whether they’re better than bedside machines or if they’re dangerous if not…
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Alternatives to Back Surgery for Herniated and Bulging Discs

There are quite a few alternatives to back surgery for patients with bulging or herniated discs. Back surgery, in general, is one of those procedures where everyone seems to know someone who had a bad experience. Newer techniques aim to try to heal the damage to the disc rather than cutting parts of it out.…
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Nerve Damage after Surgery : What Are Your Options?

Can nerve damage after surgery be treated? Does this require more surgery or can it be treated without surgery? Let’s dig in. What Happens When Your Nerves are Damaged? One of the biggest issues we see after surgery is scarring around nerves (5). Think of a nerve as a garden hose. If you constrict one…
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Spinal Fusion Complications

Spinal fusion complications are surprisingly common, yet it’s big business. So how successful are these surgeries? How long does it take to recover? What are the complications and how often do they actually happen? What is a Spinal Fusion and Why Is It Done? Spinal fusion is a surgery where the surgeon uses bone and/or…
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery Recovery

Carpal tunnel surgery recovery is critical to understand BEFORE you sign up for the surgery. Understanding the recovery timeline is all about knowing how the procedure is performed and whether you’re a candidate for newer, less invasive, and regenerative options. So let’s dig in. What Is the Carpal Tunnel? There’s an area in your wrist…
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