Platelet Procedures

Platelet Procedures utilize advanced orthobiologics derived from platelet-rich plasma (PRP), harnessing natural growth factors to accelerate healing. Effective for orthopedic issues such as back and spine treatments, knee, hip, shoulder, hand, wrist, foot, ankle, and elbow conditions.

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Kratom and Interventional Orthobiologics Procedures

As you know, I often write about what I experience seeing patients. While Kratom has been on the periphery of my consciousness like it probably has been for many physicians, this past week, it was thrust to the forefront. This “drug” sold in gas stations and online turns out to be a potent opioid receptor…read more

Why Fixing My Back Can Help You Fix Yours

I’ve had chronic off-and-on back issues for many years. However, recently, I got a little crazy with lifting an impossibly heavy object and needed an updated treatment. However, I discovered my new diagnosis late. That error will hopefully help you fix your low back. Let me dig in. My Bad Back History When I was…read more

The Alien Abduction Model of DDD: Why Cellular Drug Trial Results Have Been Underwhelming

Let’s say that you’re sleeping one night and get awoken by an alien in your bedroom who takes you back to the mothership for experiments on your low back. That’s pretty much what we’ve been doing with animal degenerative disc disease research for decades. It’s this artificial DDD model that has caused many cell therapy…read more

Can a Large Cervical Disc Bulge Be Treated with Platelets?

Just 5 years ago, the spine cases that I would accept for treatment with precise image-guided orthobiologics were determined by the severity of the MRI. Meaning more severe cases of disc bulges, stenosis, and degeneration were turned down and told to seek surgery. However, as time when on, some cases seemed to break that mold…read more

Avoiding Surgery In CrossFit Athletes with Herniated Disc

In this article: Crossfit herniated disc injury Avoiding surgery PRP treatment and results A herniated disc is usually one of those things that just happen, either due to trauma or an “oops” moment. Prior to 2000, it was almost a sure thing you would have surgery to fix it, but that’s changed quite a bit…read more

What Is a Mitlet?

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about platelets and PRP, something new crops up. That’s why I love medicine, as we’re just starting to know what we don’t know. Let’s explore a new idea, called “Mitlets”. What the Heck is a Mitlet? If you read this blog, you’ve heard quite…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

Muscles Use Travelling Nuclei to Repair Themselves

If you hit the gym or increase your cardio dramatically, you should want to know how muscle repair works. While we have a good idea of how that works using muscle stem cells, now new research shows how muscles do this using their nuclei. Let’s dig in. What Is a Nucleus? The nucleus is the…read more
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