Blog — Regenexx Pittsburgh

Written by Dr. Paul S. Lieber, MD and the Regenexx Pittsburgh team
Inflammation; Friend or Foe

Inflammation; Friend or Foe

Inflammation is necessary for life. It enables us to fight diseases revving our immune system. It promotes healing through a process called “the inflammatory cascade”. But when it comes to inflammation, what’s good, what’s bad and what’s just plain awful. Too much...

Steroid Injections: Friend or Foe?

Steroid Injections: Friend or Foe?

Pain is a pain…am I right?! As a musculoskeletal specialist, I see people with pain from all sorts of problem areas that are limiting to their activity. Once they are sitting in front of me, the objective is clear…they want to get rid of the pain…as fast as...

Bursitis of the Hip

Bursitis of the Hip

Trochanteric bursitis is a very common problem seen in the musculoskeletal universe. Most often, I see patients say that their hip hurts and they point over the lateral part of the hip. Bursitis means that there is inflammation of the fluid filled sac, or cushion,...

It’s a Pain in the Neck!

It’s a Pain in the Neck!

  Cervical pain can literally be a pain in the neck! It can cause referral into the arms, upper back, and even headaches. These symptoms can be debilitating and impact one’s home and work life. Fortunately, there are a lot of options available to manage these...

What do you mean my butt is DEAD?!

What do you mean my butt is DEAD?!

“I’m sorry to have to tell you this, your butt is dead.” Unfortunately, I’ve had to “call it” in my practice on more occasions than I would like. While it sounds funny, gluteal amnesia (more affectionately referred to as “dead butt syndrome”), is no laughing matter....

SGB for PTSD

SGB for PTSD

So many letters, what does it all mean? PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This may include a natural disaster, combat, personal assault, or other accidents. In fact,...

What can I do for my aching back?

What can I do for my aching back?

About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the leading cause of job related disability. The costs associated with low back pain, when accounting for lost wages, are in excess of $100 billion per year. Those statistics are...

Aren’t my stem cells too old to use?

Aren’t my stem cells too old to use?

As more and more clinics arise in the community touting the so-called “best” regenerative treatments, there is also going to be a flood of information, and misinformation, that accompanies this swell. One topic that patients will frequently bring up in consultation...

Pure Joy

Pure Joy

What motivates us for choosing our leisure interests can be stress reduction, creativity, socializing or physical fitness. In most instances, there is a physical component to each activity such as painting, gardening, playing pickleball, golf or simply walking and...

Chronic Migraine

Chronic Migraine

Sometimes life causes headaches, but what constitutes chronic migraines? The definition for chronic migraine is having 15 or more headache days per month with the headache lasting for over 4 hours. Surprisingly, over 3 million adults in the US suffer from chronic...