Spine & Joint Solutions

April 10, 2018

Regenerative Medicine Presentation

Regenerative Medicine Presentation Rebekah Martin, MD Stem Cells and PRP/PRF When: Saturday April 14, 2018 Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Where: Peak Performance Physical Therapy 1015 N. Weber St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Dr. Martin will discuss regenerative medicine, including stem cells and PRP/PRF. ** Peak Performance Physical Therapy will also be recording this presentation and posting it on the Peak Performance PT website for those who cannot attend. Space will be limited, so please arrive early if you require seating.
October 14, 2015

Headaches

Headaches are an extremely common ailment that can be quite limiting. There are multiple different causes of headaches and several different types of headaches. There is a very specific type of headache that can be caused from the upper cervical spine (neck) that is frequently misdiagnosed as simply a tension headache or migraine headache. The treatments that would be pursued for a tension headache or migraine headache would not be effective for a headache that is generated from the upper cervical spine. Headaches that are due to the spine are typically secondary to underlying cervical facet syndrome, mainly involving the […]
September 11, 2015

Ultrasound Accreditation

Spine & Joint Solutions of Colorado Springs would like to take this opportunity to announce a recent accreditation that we have been granted. After several months of effort, SJS has been awarded full accreditation for both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. The accreditation is through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). In order to be granted accreditation, demonstration of ultrasound skills and documentation of various diagnostic ultrasound studies and ultrasound-guided injections are required, which are stringently reviewed by AIUM reviewers before accreditation is granted. This accreditation allows Dr. Rebekah Martin to join an elite group of practitioners across […]
July 27, 2015

Joint replacement vs regenerative medicine

I recently reviewed an interesting article that presented a 54-year-old male with moderate-grade knee osteoarthritis who was healthy and active. The article argued the points for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) versus regenerative medicine therapy. An orthopedic surgeon was making the argument that TKA was a safe and successful surgery and that the patient should be able to return to a high level of functioning, such as golfing and skiing. He also mentions that the joint prosthesis should have a life of about 15 years. The physiatrist made several arguments, instead, for consideration of regenerative medicine therapy, including either platelet-rich plasma […]