Category: Regenexx Pittsburgh Staff

Horror Story: Steroid Injections to Relieve Joint Pain

The Biggest Horror Story of all: Steroid Injections to Relieve Joint Pain. The use of cortisone injections in the muscles and joints to alleviate pain and inflammation is all too popular. But what many don’t know, are the long term issues, and even further damage that Cortisone may cause.

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Treat Osteoarthritis Without Pain Meds or Surgery

Over 32 million US adults have osteoarthritis and may experience pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion in their joints. Read about non-surgical procedures that can get patients back to the things they love faster, and without the complications that often come with surgery.

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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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Low Back Pain

Most people suffer from low back pain at some point during their lives while others have chronic low back problems that have never responded to traditional treatment. Regenerative and Performance Specialists use platelets in the epidural space, facet and sacroiliac joints, and in all of the supporting ligaments of the spine to provide a comprehensive healing approach to the entire lumbar region.

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Avoiding Surgery

Surgery is never a necessity if it is elective! So, you can and should always try to avoid elective Orthopedic surgery. There are so many risks involved with surgery and many involve cutting things out which leads to more long term damage. Avoiding knee meniscus surgeries, joint replacement surgeries, and back surgeries such as lumbar spinal fusions is the key to eliminating the risks invloved. So what is an alternative to invasive surgery? The Regenexx® Process of musculoskeletal Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) regenerative treatments!

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Aging with Mobility

Longevity and health come down to one basic concept…Movement! By combining our doctors’ knowledge in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and the musculoskeletal system with the latest technology in regenerative treatment, Regenerative and Performance Specialists (RAPS) helps patients stay active regardless of age. In addition, RAPS’ medical fitness program uses metabolic testing, body composition assessments, and functional movement screenings to develop an individual-specific program for its patients.

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The Regenexx® Way

Today, there are many Stem Cell procedures on the market. It is a challenge to differentiate Regenexx® Stem Cell process from this burgeoning field. Why take a chance on inferior processes from people who may not even be physicians, when you can have the best treatment option available using your own biologics enabling you to heal yourself, get rid of pain and get back to doing what you enjoy most out of life. Learn the reasons why you should choose the Regenexx® Stem Cell process instead of others on the market

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Common Sports Injuries

Sports-related injuries happen every day and at any age. Typical injuries include: ankle sprains, tennis/golfer’s elbow and rotator cuff tears. With so many options out there, how do you choose the right treatment? Surgery is an option, but Regenerative and Performance Specialists offers an alternative, a nonsurgical approach using the patient’s own platelets or stem cells to help heal the injury naturally.

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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

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

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

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

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

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)

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