Blog Archive

Microwave Tumor Ablation Jun 11th, 2021

Southern Pain recently performed their first soft tissue microwave ablation.  This is compassionate treatment for a lady with advanced cancer causing destruction of a significant portion of the left side of her pelvis. Unfortunately, the patient could not tolerate radiation therapy because of the severe pain.  This is the traditional...

Knee Pain Jun 2nd, 2021

Have chronic knee pain? Do the traditional medicines no longer help? Traditional steroid injections no longer effective? Pain medicines only providing minimal relief? SPR medicine is always looking for a more effective longer lasting solution to hopefully avoid the ultimate repair (replacement!). Traditional steroid injections will “flush” the joint space...

Innovative Treatment For Pelvic Fractures Jun 2nd, 2021

We had the opportunity to help one of our patients this week with an innovative treatment technique. This patient experienced acute onset of bilateral hip pain a few weeks before reaching out to us. An MRI demonstrated stress fractures involving the acetabulum, the “roof” over the hips, on both sides...

Spine Jack! Jun 2nd, 2021

We performed our fourth spine jack procedure at Southern Pain on Friday, May 18th! Spine jack is the next generation for repairing compression fractures of the spine. We were the first in the mid south to repair a compression fracture with the new procedure and device. Spine jack not only...

Stem Cells And Exosome Therapy Jun 2nd, 2021

Stem cell therapy has been around for several years with almost unlimited variations, including bone marrow, fat and placental sources. Until the last few years results were mostly anecdotal with no true research. Stem cells can be harvested from the patients own body. The predominant benefit is knowing the source...

Vertebral Fractures Jun 2nd, 2021

Southern Pain and Regenerative Medicine just completed our 13th spine jack, #spinejack, this week. What an evolutionary treatment! This series shows the dramatic restoration in height achieved utilizing this system! Traditional vertebroplasty, #vertebroplasty, stabilized the fracture and gave immediate and significant relief. Unfortunately it essentially restored none of the height...

Spinal Stenosis! Jun 2nd, 2021

Having pain or weakness in your legs while standing or walking for any significant distance? Does the pain get worse while standing or walking? Does relief occur when using a walker or a shopping cart? Does the pain go away if you sit or lie down? Southern Pain and Regenerative...

Regenerative Medicine For Knee Pain Jun 2nd, 2021

If you have tried traditional pain medicine, steroid injections, and hyaluronic acid injections for chronic knee pain, and still have pain, it may be time to consider amniotic fluid and stem cells, aka “regenerative medicine”. This is the future of healing our joints and innumerable other conditions! We remain in...

Minuteman For Spinal Stenosis Treatment Jun 2nd, 2021

Southern Pain & Regenerative Medicine took the next step in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis last Thursday! We performed the first three Minuteman procedures in the state of Tennessee! Minuteman is the continued evolution in minimally invasive treatment of spinal stenosis! The procedure treats stenosis in the lumbar spine...

What Is Prostate Artery Embolization? Jun 2nd, 2021

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment that helps improve lower urinary tract symptoms created by benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). BPH is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and is the most common benign tumor found in man. The PAE procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist...

Aortic Stent Graft And Bilateral Iliac Stent Graft Placement Jun 2nd, 2021

Southern Pain and Regenerative Medicine performed their first aortic stent graft and bilateral iliac stent graft placement last week. The procedure was to treat severe leg claudication (cramping), especially within both hips. She also had complete occlusion of her right external iliac artery in her pelvis. She was severely limited...

Dialysis Pseudoaneurysm Treatment And Followup Jun 2nd, 2021

Dialysis patients routinely undergo two fistula punctures every other day for dialysis. I will have a fistula created, typically in the arm for dialysis. This requires creating a small communication between the artery and the vein. After several years of puncture, the patients will occasionally develop a weak spot within...