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Learning About the Stages of Healing: The Curious Case of My Wife’s Fracture and PRP

Months ago, my wife tripped over our dog and fractured her fibula. After 6 weeks in a cast, she had only a partially healed bone and continued epic swelling in the leg. Hence I decided to inject PRP and all of the swelling in the leg vanished within 12 hours. What can that teach us…
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SI Joint Fusion Complications? Why Are We Doing this to Patients?

One of the biggest issues I see is how easily interventional pain physicians have been lured in by quasi-spine surgeries that they know are bad for their patients. A case in point is SI fusion. Let’s dig into SI joint fusion complications through a case posted on LinkedIn. What Is the SI Joint? The acronym…
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What Is Thoracic Radiculopathy?

What is Thoracic Radiculopathy? How is it diagnosed and treated? Dr. Google says this one is rare, but not based on what we have seen in the past few decades of experience with this diagnosis. Let’s dig in. What Is Thoracic Radiculopathy?The thoracic spine is your upper back, as shown above. Radiculopathy means that a…
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Paragon Integrated Medical: The Scams Continue

It’s time again to explore the stem cell wild west. Today’s entry is a clinic in California, but what you’ll see here might as well be any integrative chiropractic clinic offering “stem cells”. I’ll cover two interesting models over the next two blogs on this topic that both miss the mark. Let’s dig in. Integrated…
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Understanding How Physicians Keep Their Families Safe -The Ladder

My wife this past weekend fractured her fibula so my week was taken up by being a patient’s husband. One of the things that I think many patients need to understand is how we physicians look at medical care for our own family members. One of the rules we always follow is “the ladder”. Which…
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What Is Eagle Syndrome?

Eagle syndrome has been a hot topic among some patients lately. Why? Many have symptoms that are similar to those with this syndrome. So what is Eagle syndrome? What can be done to treat it? Let’s dig in. What Is Eagle Syndrome? Eagle syndrome was first described in 1949. It can happen when a bone…
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New Study: Some Chronic Whiplash Patients Have Spinal Cord Injuries

I’ve been treating patients with “whiplash” for decades. One of the things that has always stood out to me is that in some chronic pain patients, many aspects of their symptoms look like an incomplete spinal cord injury. The problem? Their MRI imaging doesn’t show spinal cord damage, until now. Let’s dig in. Whiplash and…
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What Causes Pain Around the Ribs and Back Symptoms?

On this page: Understanding the thoracic spine Causes of pain around the ribs and back symptoms Treatment of thoracic spine pain The thoracic spine and ribs are like a no man’s land for many physicians, including spine experts. While many physicians are comfortable treating and diagnosing neck and low back problems when it comes to…
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