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epidural steroid injections

Why You’re Getting Less Relief with Your Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are extremely common treatments provided for irritated or inflamed spinal nerves. These irritated nerves can cause pain in the area of the nerve in the back or neck or pain anywhere along the nerve branch in areas that nerve supplies, such as the knee, shoulder, hip, and so on. They might seem … Continued

lumbar fusion surgery

Lumbar Surgery and Its Consequences: A Patient’s Unfortunate Story

Lumbar Fusion Surgery often Results in Adjacent Segment Disease Lumbar surgery is often recommended for low back pain, leg pain, and lumbar disc herniations that are unresponsive to conservative therapy. One surgery that is commonly performed is lumbar fusion, which often results in adjacent segment disease (ASD). ASD occurs when the discs and facets above … Continued

leg muscle wasting

A Low Back Nerve May Be Causing Your Leg Muscle Wasting

Leg muscle wasting is common with aging. If you’re over 60 and relatively sedentary, you may have started to notice thinning legs or even a flatter, less firm bottom; this is a sign of muscle wasting. While we might be inclined to attribute this to a less active lifestyle or lack of regular exercise, and … Continued

low back stem cell treatment

5 Things to Know About Low Back Stem Cell Treatment

You don’t have to go far to find a clinic offering stem cell treatments these days (they’re popping up everywhere), and many of them are offering these orthobiologics therapies for the low back. While finding them is easy, determining if these stem cell treatments are legitimate can be very difficult. To help you weed through … Continued

lumbar fusion and knee replacement

One Patient’s Story Of Saying No To Knee And Lumbar Surgery

We often see patients seeking a nonsurgical alternative to a lumbar fusion. We also see many patients trying to save their knee and looking for a nonsurgical solution to a knee replacement. Recently, we saw a patient seeking both. After being told she needed bilateral knee replacements, a low-back MRI led her doctor to also … Continued

Evaluation And PRP Injection: Lumbar Fusion Surgery Canceled

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, we are frequently consulted for second opinions. Patients and their physicians want us to dig deep and evaluate possible regenerative-treatment options. We take this seriously as we acknowledge the significant side effects associated with high-dose steroids and surgery. KD is a case in point. We evaluated him two weeks ago after … Continued

Lumbar Disc Herniation

Lumbar Disc Herniation? Another Success Story with Epidural PRP

At the Centeno Schultz Clinic, we acknowledge that the pain associated with lumbar disc herniation can be debilitating. It may be that unrelenting sharp knife in the lower part of your back or the burning electrical stabbing pain that travels from your buttock down to your ankle. Let’s get to it then. Let’s talk about … Continued

71-Year-Old Avoids Knee Replacement With Regenexx Stem Cells

Skiing, cycling, or running is a way of life for many. Early mountain ascents up switchbacks or 30- to 40-mile bicycle rides are weekly occurrences. Weekends and holidays are organized around extending physical limits and or reducing times. Knee pain can seriously compromise an individual’s ability to ski, cycle, or run. Swelling and weakness can … Continued