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My Basic Core Exercises

If you have chronic low back issues, one of the most critical ingredients for feeling better and creating a more bombproof back is your core. A patient last week asked me which core exercises I would recommend as a home program. Here’s that list of the exercises I personally use. Let’s dig in. What Is…
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The PRP Wars and the Planet Academia

Sometimes I read media stories written about PRP and I say to myself, “What planet are these guys from?” I have now answered that question, they are from the planet Academia. It’s an interesting place at odds with itself, so let’s dig into what we know. The Dichotomous Media Stories that Inspired this Blog This…
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Riverside Biologics Health Review: At Home “Stem Cells”?

I get sent stuff by patients all the time. This week a patient reached out about Riverside Biologic Health’s IV and injection “at home” umbilical cord “stem cell” service. Hence, let’s dig in. The Emails I received two unsolicited emails from a patient describing himself as an advocate for Regenexx: “High Tina, please pass on…
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Big Procedures, Big Problems. Little Procedures, Little Problems

I’ll never forget my brother-in-law’s comments when our kids were young. Having older kids at the time, he told us, “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems”. Today I’ll modify his advice to “Big procedures, big problems. Little procedures, little problems”. Let’s dig in. The Trend Towards Minimally Invasive Care Minimally invasive in medicine…
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CCI and DMX: Can You Still Have Instability with a Normal DMX? What Is a False Negative?

You can’t beat movement-based imaging for finding Cervical Instability. However, all imaging has a false-negative rate. Let’s discuss that and learn about instability in the process. Let’s dig in. What Is Instability? If you had to choose a single concept of what goes wrong in the spine as the most important thing you should know,…
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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…
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A Comment from a Reader…

If you read this blog, you know that I often write about what I experience on a day-to-day basis. With daylight savings gone and the “fall back”, I was up extra early this morning and wanted to highlight a comment from a reader. So let’s dig in. The Comment I get emails all the time…
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Antidepressants and Back Pain

One of the hot topics in treating chronic pain is that we doctors should prescribe antidepressants. Why? Well as I used to say, many doctors view patients with chronic low back pain as crazy or lazy. Let’s dig into how well antidepressants work for back pain and dig in a bit more about why your…
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