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Low Dose Naltrexone and Anesthesia

Over the last 5 years, there has been a HUGE trend towards treating chronic pain patients with what’s called low dose Naltrexone. While some patients find this helpful, it presents a challenge for interventionists like myself, as the increased anesthesia requirements for these patients enhance the risk of procedures. So let’s explore what’s happening and…
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The Evidence Supporting Common Orthopedic Surgeries Is AWFUL

I’ve been blogging on the evidence base behind orthopedic surgery for years and I’ve taken HUGE amounts of flak from a handful of orthopedic surgeons who don’t like my approach. Now a new British Medical Journal study confirms what I’ve been saying for the last decade-plus, common orthopedic surgeries have embarrassingly poor evidence. Let’s dig…
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Is Altered Carbon Coming True?

I’m a big sci-fi guy and one of my favorite recent shows is called Altered Carbon on Netflix. It posits a future where bodies are grown. Now a new stem cell study is doing something similar with mice. Let’s dig in. Altered Carbon These are Richard Morgan books that were made into a Netflix series…
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Add a Nurse, Make Big Bucks

A key lynchpin in the ongoing chiropractic stem cell scam is the nurse practitioner. Without them, most of these scams couldn’t exist. So let’s explore this phenomenon of how nurses ended up facilitating unethical chiropractors in violating FDA guidelines and scamming patients. Let’s dig in. What is a Nurse Practitioner? One of the things I…
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NSAIDs, Optum, and the Future of Real World Data

NSAIDs are medications that you can buy at the grocery store that reduce inflammation. However, they have serious issues that are beginning to be recognized by health insurance groups. However, that represents a much bigger trend that will reshape healthcare as we know it. Let’s dig in. NSAID Problems NSAID stands for Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug.…
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What a Bad PRP Study Can Teach Us About Research and Treatment

We always need more PRP research. The problem becomes when what’s published is not accurate beginning with the title. Given that most doctors never read beyond the title and a few bullet points, that’s a problem. So let’s dive into a British study on Achilles tendinopathy and PRP that has lots of problems. The British…
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What if the Sopranos Created an Umbilical Cord Product?

This has been an interesting month or so since the beginning of the FDA enforcement period. We’ve seen countless birth tissue companies take their amniotic and umbilical cord products off the market for fear of FDA enforcement. You would think that this would mean that all of these companies would be running for the hills.…
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The Popliteus Muscle: A Little Muscle with a HUGE Impact

I love writing about what I experience on a day-by-day basis. This weekend, I was sitting awhile and went to get up and had lateral knee pain. Misery followed and it took me a day or so to find the culprit. So let’s learn today about the Popliteus muscle, a tiny thing that can screw…
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