October 21, 2008
October 11, 2008
It appears that the Canadian health system has close links to the American insurance companies. In years past the American insurance companies did not recognize whiplashand its attendant disabling pain. Rather they banded together to create the concept of M.I.S.T. (Minor Injury Soft Tissue Injury). The concept held that whiplash was a psychosocial phenomenon. We all knew better and Centeno et al after reviewing the literature to date found a significant number of studies which refute the MIST concept. The authors concluded that a review of the literature did not support the validity of MIST.
At the Centeno-Schultz Clinicwe acknowledge the disabling pain and suffering that accompanies whiplash injuries. We understand that when an injury as illustrated below occurs, it is not a psychosocial phenomenon. This type of trauma is referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration injury.
There are many structures that can be injured including ligaments, muscles, cervical discs and cervical facets. We treat a large number of Canadians for whiplash with great success. Our ability to do so originates in knowing that this is a REAL injury with REAL pain.
October 9, 2008
Shoulder pain can arise from many causes including osteoarthritis, loss of cartilage and damage to the supporting muscles and tendons. Shoulder arthroscopy is often deemed essential to repair torn or degenerative tendons. Often during shoulder arthroscoppy one or more tendons is mechanically re-attached to the bone in an effort to remove the “damaged” or diseased segment. Unfortunately this can lead to over tightening of the tendon which places disproportionate pressure and force on the joint. The increased force can and typically results is arthritis and degeneration of the joint. So the arthroscopic shoulder surgery that was intended to ‘fix” the problem actually results in long term injury.
At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic we offer regenerative options to repair tendons. Using your own stem cells we can place them exactly in the area of damage. This is accomplished through intermittent x-ray. Today I injected a patent’s own stem cells along their biceps tendon that had a documented tear on MRI. It was a simple needle in, needle out procedure that took less than 10 minutes. The black line is dye that I injected to confirm accurate placement of the needle. It accurately outlines the biceps tendon. After confirmation of accurate placement, I injected 15 million stem cells. At Regenexx we offer multiple options to repair tendon, ligament, bone and lumar disc through the use of your own stem cells.