Author: Dr. Paul Lieber

Watch a Non-Surgical Solution for Neck Pain and Related Headaches

Watch a Non-Surgical Solution for Neck Pain and Related Headaches. Regenexx physician Dr. Lieber uses fluoroscopic real-time X-ray imaging for precise image guidance, as he injects platelet lysate into the patient’s cervical spine in order to help treat her nerve pain and cervicogenic headaches. Dr. Lieber’s procedure has been edited to 4-minutes.

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Could Your Chronic Headaches be the Effect of a Spine Problem?

If you experience frequent headaches that are mostly one-sided (without switching), seem to hit at the base of your head or your neck, and worsen with neck movement, it may not be your average stress-induced headache or migraine. These are symptoms of a cervicogenic headache, which results from an injury in the cervical spine. Learn more about how to spot a cervicogenic headache and a non-surgical treatment option that can address the underlying cervical spine issue for these headaches.

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Clinical Study Shows BMC Effective in Treating ACL Tears

Is it necessary to get surgery for a torn ACL? A clinical study on patients with ACL tears shows that bone marrow concentrate (BMC) procedures are a promising alternative. The ideal patient for a BMC procedure is a patient with a grade one, two, or mild grade three ACL tear, who would slightly alter their lifestyle to accommodate their injured knee. While a college football player with a severe grade three ACL tear might require surgery, a similar athlete with a lesser grade 3, grade 2 or grade 1 ACL tear might be able to avoid surgery altogether.

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Debunking Traditional Knee Pain Approaches

Traditional orthopedic approaches may do more harm than good for all osteoarthritis sufferers (32.5 Million in the US), including the majority who have knee osteoarthritis. See research-based evidence that debunks traditional orthopedic knee treatments like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cortisone shots, meniscal surgeries and knee replacements. Find out about non-surgical alternatives.

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Is it Sciatic Nerve Pain?

Sciatica can feel like quick searing jolts of pain, starting from the lower back and moving all the way down through one leg. If this sounds like a familiar sensation, you may be experiencing sciatica. Often the culprit of sciatica is something within the lumbar spine that pinches the sciatic nerve, like a herniated or bulging disc or spinal stenosis. Click the link to read more about how problems with the lower back can be the cause of sciatic nerve pain.

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You CAN Ski or Board with Knee Osteoarthritis

You CAN ski or board even if you have knee osteoarthritis or chronic back pain. A regenerative procedure this fall, can have you ready for strenuous activity on the slopes so that you don’t miss the snow season. See 5 steps to get your knees ready for ski & board season, and view a compilation of 8 can’t-miss ski resorts near Pittsburgh.

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1 in 8 Orthopedic Surgeries Lead to Heart Damage

According to the American Heart Association 1 in 8 orthopedic surgeries lead to heart damage. If you’ve been told you need orthopedic surgery on your knee or shoulder or any other joint, please get a second opinion with Regenexx for a less invasive non-surgical option.

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PRP Superior to Corticosteroids

Why would you want to use PRP for your shoulder pain? A Peer-Reviewed Randomized Controlled Trial shows PRP has better long term effectiveness than Corticosteroids for shoulder pain. Investigate Regenexx Pittsburgh’s PRP procedures.

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Make This the Last Holiday Travel You Endure with Chronic Joint Pain

As an estimated 42% of Americans travel this holiday season, learn the for-sure statistically busiest travel days. If you must travel on those days, get tips to ease minor stiffness or soreness. And if you’re one of the many (over 7% of Americans) who suffer from life-limiting joint pain, learn about non-surgical solutions that can make this your last time to travel for the holidays in pain.

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Don’t Miss Fall Foliage Due to Joint Pain

Although these hiking/biking trails are easy to get to, you can’t view them by car. So enjoy our suggestions, but if joint pain prevents you from seeing them, please consider a nonsurgical regenerative interventional orthopedic procedure, so you never again miss enjoying our beautiful fall foliage.

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PRP for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Lieber, Live Procedure, PRP to Treat Spinal Stenosis
In under 6 minutes, you can watch Dr. Lieber perform a live Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) procedure treating lumbar spinal stenosis. Unedited, the full Regenexx procedure is about 35 minutes. Jim, the 64 year-old patient and owner of an HVAC business, is awake and converses with Dr. Lieber throughout.

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Docs on KDKA Radio with Patient Story of Knee Procedure Success

Teo, a Regenexx knee procedure patient, is connected to the NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA through his work as CEO with CoachMePlus. Teo was looking for an alternative to knee replacement surgery and found a non-surgical alternative with Regenexx Pittsburgh’s Dr. Lieber. You can listen to his story as it was told on KDKA radio.

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About Regenexx Pittsburgh COVID-19 Protection Zone

At Regenexx Pittsburgh, we are foremost committed to the health and safety of our patients. Our team adheres strictly to COVID-19 protection protocols and ALL staff wear masks and are COVID-19 vaccinated.

Advanced IOF Certifications

Certified at the highest level for Ankle / Foot, Wrist / Hand, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Spine Intradiscal

Specialized Certifications

Top available certifications in Diagnostic Ultrasound, Bone Marrow and Adipose Aspirate, and Nucleated Cell Counting

Educational Certifications

Our doctors have earned both General Instructor as well as Spine Instructor certifications.

Knee

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Knee Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Patellofemoral
  • Syndrome/Chondomalacia
  • ACL Tears + PCL, LCL & MCL Tears & Sprains
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Pes anersine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Instability
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy & Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy

Lower Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Spine Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Lumbar Facet Injury
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated or Bulging Disc
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Many More Disc and Low Back Issues

Cervical Spine

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Spine Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Cervical Instability
  • Cervical Facet Injury
  • Neck, Back or Rib Instability
  • Many More Disc and Cervical Issues Causing Pain

Foot & Ankle

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Foot & Ankle Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions

Hip

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Hip Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / Labrum Tear

Elbow

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Elbow Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)

Shoulder

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions. View Details About Shoulder Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis & tendonosis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations

Hand & Wrist

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

View Details About Hand & Wrist Treatments >

Commonly Treated Conditions:

  • Hand Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis or CMC / Carpometacarpal
  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • TFCC Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel SyndromeTrigger Finger