Pain relief

Pain relief aims to alleviate or reduce discomfort using various methods such as medications, physical therapy, or alternative therapies like acupuncture. Its primary goal is to improve quality of life by minimizing pain intensity and restoring normal functioning for individuals experiencing acute or chronic pain.

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An Update on the Magic Wolverine Peptide Called BPC-157

If you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll know one of my favorite characters called Wolverine. Logan is a bada$$ that can heal so quickly that he’s impossible to kill. So when companies began to advertise a peptide they named after Wolverine, the sales went nuts. After all, who wouldn’t want to heal like a superhero? However,…read more

What Is a Proper Diagnostic Block Headache Work-up?

There are so many structures in the neck and head that can cause headaches that it’s almost tough to find them all and put them on a big list. However, after having many patients with chronic headaches come into the office and claim that after a simple Occipital Nerve Block that they have had a…read more

Headaches, Blind Men, and an Elephant

Headaches are one of the most confusing problems for patients searching for solutions. Like the elephant and the blind men in the famous parable, each medical specialty seems to have a completely different way of conceptualizing this problem. Let’s dig in. Blind Men and an Elephant This is the parable from Wikipedia: “The parable of…read more

What Are the Intertransverse Ligaments?

As I have said many times, ligaments are the red-headed stepchild of the spine. Meaning they are often ignored by 99% of the physicians treating spine problems. However, they are important and ubiquitous throughout the spine. Today we’ll review the Intertransverse ligaments, what they do, and why they could be causing you problems. Let’s dig…read more

What Does the Length of Recovery after Orthobiologics Say About Your Condition?

One of the things that is critical to understand for any patient getting an Orthobiologic procedure is how fast you recover usually tells us something about your medical condition. In particular, patients that enter into a prolonged recovery may have more issues that spell trouble long-term. Hence, let’s dive into that issue this morning. The…read more

Pain After Back Surgery: Tracy’s Story

Can we help failed back surgery patients? That’s one of the most common questions I get from patients with chronic back pain. The answer is often “yes” and today I’ll cover Tracy’s journey with the DDD procedure. Let’s dig in. Failed Low Back Syndrome One of my favorite movie quotes of all time comes from…read more

The Glutes and the ITB

The ITB is one of those parts of the body that everyone loves to hate. When gyms were open, you would invariably see dozens of people a day rolling out their tight and tender ITBs. However, what most of these people don’t know is that the way to a painless ITB future is often getting…read more

What’s Causing Your Side-of-Knee Pain? Let’s Focus on the Outside

On this page: Why does the side of my knee hurt? Ligaments Muscles and tendons Meniscus Nerves Knee arthritis What painkiller is best for knee pain? Do you have pain on the side of your knee? All kinds of things may be going through your mind, but what could actually be causing it? Many things,…read more
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