By Phillip Steele, MD RMSK CAQ Sports Medicine
Performance Injury Care & Sports Medicine
Recently, I helped as faculty during a musculoskeletal ultrasound course in San Francisco where I met and worked with several of the top neuromuscular physicians in the world. Dr. Stanley Lam, Dr. Tom Clark, Dr. Matt Cook, Dr. Sean Mulvaney & many others who are serving as pioneers leading the charge in advanced treatment for chronic nerve pain. It was an honor to help serve as faculty with so many talented physicians pushing the boundary of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and hydrodissection of nerves to resolve pain.
Besides helping serve as faculty for this course, I learned of several new treatment options for nerve pain. A presentation about placental graft matrix use in the setting of chronic nerve pain and injury was very exciting. Placental matrix from Skye Biologics has many neuro-cellular hormones that help restore and heal damaged nerves. This exciting option can be used by carefully injecting this powerful cellular signaling matrix around painful damaged nerves.
Talking with other physicians that have been using this product, they have seen amazing results, Dr. Lam and Dr. Cook have been injecting this matrix into and around nerves that have been injured. In just a few days time they are seeing relief of symptoms that have failed surgical and conservative treatments. Besides just treating nerves it can be using in joints, ligaments and tendon disease. For osteoarthritis when used with PRP or Bone marrow they are seeing great results as well.
Based on my discussions with providers using this product we are very excited to be the first in Montana to provide this exciting new treatment option to help not only with nerve pain but also other regenerative treatments for many injuries.