Regenerative orthopaedics based on facts
May 21st 2021
Orthobiologics have gained a well deserved position in the musculoskeletal medicine as a new and promising non-invasive treatment applicable to many spine and musculoskeletal conditions. Every month witnesses new publications bringing more evidence, changing the practice and opening new perspectives for the future.
2021 Global Year about Back Pain
February 14th 2021
2021 has been announced a “Global Year About Back Pain” by leading pain organisations. Indeed back pain is a major healthcare financial burden in the developed world. Besides it hurts… And in the pandemic we spent more time at home, working in our ad-hoc “home offices”, be it a kitchen table or bedroom. We don’t have at home fancy ergonomic chairs and desks. And we move less. Hence we have seen a “pandemic” of lower back pains in recent twelve months. Let me tell you my view on back pain treatments and how this view has evolved…
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.
Everything you always wanted to know about back pain but were afraid to ask…
September 11th 2018
Back pain is a major healthcare financial burden in the developed world. Besides it hurts... I have been treating patients with back pain for well over a decade. I call myself spine pain interventionist as I have been treating back pain with various non-invasive interventions, such as epidural steroid injection, facet joints injections, radiofrequency ablation and so on. And I have been trained by Spine Intervention Society and World Institute of Pain esteem Instructors, great doctors and teachers. And I have been fairly confident in my skills and training. But the trouble was that it didn't work as well as I would expect...
Why Regenexx® family of non-surgical stem-cell & blood platelet procedures?
September 1st 2018
I think this is a very important question you, the Blog esteem visitor, is right to ask. Why would or should you, of all available stem cells procedures, choose Regenexx? OK, let me explain by telling you why we, myself and my Colleague Dr Juozaitis have chosen Regenexx as the next step in our successful careers.