Diagnosing and treating disc pain
February 1st 2020
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been known for many years. So has Spectroscopy. But the recent advance is a combination of these two into one diagnostic tool. Spectroscopy is able to analyse a content of each and every disc and is able to show whether certain pain mediators are present in the disc or not, causing low back pain. Some clever researchers compared MRS with PD. The results were striking. MRS was far more accurate in diagnosing painful disc.
Academic research in regenerative orthopaedic
December 3rd 2018
Every year many new papers are published in the field of regenerative orthopaedic, i.e. stem cells and PRP. Most of them are clinical papers written by people like me, practicing physicians, working with real patients. You can look at these papers like an exchange of opinions between peers. The papers differs in their value mainly due to gravity of presented medical evidence.