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  • Why We Should Be Paying More Attention to MacrophagesWhy We Should Be Paying More Attention to Macrophages
    Way back when in medical school, when the topic of macrophages came up, we learned that they were the garbage men of the body in that they got rid of bacteria and dead tissue. However, less known then was how these large cells assisted in tissue repair. So let’s learn… Read more »
  • The Vagus Nerve, Inflammation, and the Neck: How are They Connected?The Vagus Nerve, Inflammation, and the Neck: How are They Connected?
    In my traditional medical education, there were nerves and there was a phenomenon called inflammation, and the two were never interrelated. Inflammation happened because of trauma or a chemical pathway that went haywire in diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and nerves were activated to retrieve information like the sensation or to… Read more »
  • Why is the Justice Department Involved in the Birth Tissue Q-code Clawback?Why is the Justice Department Involved in the Birth Tissue Q-code Clawback?
    If you read this blog, you know about the birth tissue Q-code debacle. Basically, hundreds of millions were billed to Medicare for clinical indications that weren’t covered, prompting one of the largest clawbacks in CMS history. Now that this is in full swing, the really interesting part is that I… Read more »
  • Are You Getting Ripped Off by Paying for a Low Dose PRP Shot?Are You Getting Ripped Off by Paying for a Low Dose PRP Shot?
    One of the biggest issues for anyone getting a PRP injection is whether it’s the proper concentration to maximize the outcome. But how can you, as a patient, quickly check to see if you’re getting PRP that meets that spec? Today I’ll teach you how to quickly recognize if you’re… Read more »
  • MIS, the Minuteman, and Fusion: Is This a Good Idea?MIS, the Minuteman, and Fusion: Is This a Good Idea?
    I cruised around on Linkedin this morning and chanced upon a discussion where someone had fused a patient for a herniated disc. This raised a critical point regarding fusion and the new trend for interventional pain management (IPM) physicians to fuse patients using “MIS.” Let’s review that idea through one… Read more »
  • Necrobiology, Fake Umbilical Cord “Stem Cell” Products, and Clinical EfficacyNecrobiology, Fake Umbilical Cord “Stem Cell” Products, and Clinical Efficacy
    An entire industry has been built on the idea that you can find mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in Wharton’s Jelly and that these plentiful stem cells can be safely used in patients without foreign tissue rejection. However, in-vitro research has shown that these cells are dead and dying. How does… Read more »
  • Is a Rocky Mountain High a Problem for Your Regen Procedure?Is a Rocky Mountain High a Problem for Your Regen Procedure?
    I live in the highest state in the Union, both in reality and figuratively. Given that Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana sales for more than a decade, I’ve noticed a few trends with cannabis use and patients undergoing regenerative medicine procedures. Now new national guidelines have concluded that cannabis… Read more »
  • What is a Full Body Stem Cell Makeover®?What is a Full Body Stem Cell Makeover®?
    A clinic in Utah has been advertising a “Full Body Stem Cell Makeover®.” So what in the world is this? How does it work? In my opinion, is it legit? Let’s dive in. The Genesis of this Blog As my readers know, I often write about what I experience daily.… Read more »
  • How Does the Body Stabilize the C1-C2 Joint? The Role of the Alar LigamentHow Does the Body Stabilize the C1-C2 Joint? The Role of the Alar Ligament
    Readers: Please excuse this in-depth and very dense discussion of the C1-C2 joint. I am preparing a large case series of PICL patients for publication and began writing this as a paper to be submitted for publication, but I decided that some of the rubber meets the road mechanism of… Read more »
  • Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Knee: What Could Go Wrong?Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Knee: What Could Go Wrong?
    Radiofrequency is a technology I’ve covered many times on this blog. It’s basically a way for doctors to burn away the nerves causing pain. It’s becoming increasingly popular in the knee, so let’s review that today. In addition, we’ll review combing RF of the knee nerves with orthobiologics and whether… Read more »

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