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Regenexx Back and Spine Procedures

Today we will be discussing our back and spine procedures: We are a better solution for your back pain. Every year millions of people with back pain are undergoing surgery, or using a high dose of epidural steroid injections. These injections and surgeries are risky...

Sciatica: Symptoms and Causes

Today we will discuss the details of typical symptoms for sciatica and its possible causes in adults. Symptoms of lower back pain that travels to the leg and buttock is referred to as sciatica. Sciatica describes symptoms caused by a nerve root in the lower spine is...

Lower Back Pain Symptoms and Causes

If you fall into the age bracket of 30-60 you have a higher risk of experiencing back pain from a lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, or a muscle strain. Today we will talk about common symptoms and their causes for young adults, as well as...

Neck and Thumb Pain: A Doctor’s Personal Story

Are neck and thumb pain connected? Can a nerve in your neck cause hand arthritis? In the early summer, I had a pinched nerve in my neck and shorty thereafter, on the hand that was getting numb, evidence of early arthritis appeared in that thumb joint. Believe it or...

What is the Future of Orthopedics?

The pace of innovation has been accelerating at a break neck pace this past two decades. Just contemplate for a second that the Internet was born in the late 90s and in 15 short years has come to dominate our lives. The future of orthopedics is also about to shift...

Turmeric Compound Found to Regenerate Nerve Stem Cells

I take my Curcumin every morning and evening as it’s in the Regenexx stem cell support supplement. I do this because it’s a natural anti-inflammatory and potent anti-oxidant, but now new research shows additional turmeric benefits as a cousin compound found in the...

New Research: Steroids Hammer Stem Cells!

Steroids are widely used in Orthopedic care like water, sprinkled here and there for good measure in arthritis and surgical procedures alike. We’ve known for sometime that these high dose steroids are horrible for cartilage and other cells, but there hasn’t been much...

Diet and Cells: Soda is Really Bad for You!

How does soda fit into the diet and cells equation? Soda has become an American staple, with some patients using it to replace water. Now a new study shows that it shortens the telomeres in your cells. What the heck are telomeres and why should you care? When your...

Bartolo Colon Stem Cell Network

About 2 years ago, a second national network with an orthopedic focus, StemMD burst on the stem cell scene. Calling themselves a “National Regenerative Medicine Practice” they featured Joe Purita, M.D. as their leader, highlighting the Bartolo Colon stem...

Texting Thumb Treatments: A Tale of Two Hands…

Texting thumb is a real epidemic. Using our thumbs to text or type can wear out an important thumb joint, leading to chronic pain at the base of that digit. Texting thumb treatments are regrettably pretty archaic. This is a story of two women who beat the disease with...

The Top 5 Most Common Shoulder Problems

Over any 10 year period, about 15% of us will see a doctor for shoulder pain and that number climbs as we get older. While you might think that only one or two things can cause pain in the shoulder, there are actually quite a few. These most common shoulder problems...

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