Published on May 16, 2013.
We see many patients who are seeking a second opinion to spinal fusion therapy. It is not hard to wonder why. Fusion surgery is a complex procedure and recently new research questions the results and success of the procedure. Here is the most recent published research What is in questionContinue Reading »
Published on May 9, 2013.
Did your MRI lead to an unnecessary spinal surgery? Researchers writing in the Annals of Internal Medicine sought to “justify the recommendation against routine imaging in patients with acute low back pain.” (1) Here is what they found: “More than 85% of patients seen at primary care practices have lowContinue Reading »
Published on May 2, 2013.
“Although the benefits for epidural steroid injections may include transient pain relief for those with/without surgical disease, the multitude of risks attributed to these injections outweighs the benefits.”1 If you are diagnosed with sciatica, it is likely that you will be prescribed pain-killers. Recent research says “There is at bestContinue Reading »
Published on May 2, 2013.
In a recent study published in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association noted what may be obvious to some: The sooner you treat back pain, the better the chance to alleviate pain and prevent later disability. Here is what they said: “Patients who presented with acute or persistent low-backContinue Reading »
Published on April 23, 2013.
Researchers in the United Kingdom looked at the use of prolotherapy in patients who had failed to respond to conservative approaches including spinal manipulation and physiotherapy in (UK National Health Service) back pain clinic settings. These patients had longstanding and often severe pain and disability. After a “short” bout ofContinue Reading »
Published on April 21, 2013.
Researchers are advising doctors that they must recognize hip disease before giving a recommendation for back and knee surgery because doctors may be performing the wrong procedures. Writing in the medical journal Modern Rheumatology, they say: “We suggest that rheumatologists be aware of hip disease masquerading as knee pain orContinue Reading »
Published on March 4, 2013.
Treating back pain is more than surgery and pain-killers. It is whole patient management. At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we rebuild and restructure the damaged joints using innovative regenerative joint therapies. These include prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy and biopuncture. These techniques help stabilize the spineContinue Reading »
Published on February 21, 2013.
If you suffer from unresolved sacroiliac joint pain, Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy may be the answer. Researchers writing in the medical journal Pain Physician examined conservative, interventional, and/or surgical management options for managing sacroiliac joint pain. They noted: “It is generally accepted that approximately 10% to 25% ofContinue Reading »
Published on January 2, 2012.
Research in the Archives of Internal Medicine says getting an MRI before spinal injection does not offer better outcomes. At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we rarely if ever rely on an MRI. In our opinion these tests are a waste of money. A new patient will typically come inContinue Reading »
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