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Dr. Shounuck Patel joins the Broken Brain Podcast with Dr. Mark Hyman & Dhru Purohit

The Broken Brain Podcast helps you take your brain health to the next level and teaches you how to live your best life! Listen as host and serial entrepreneur Dhru Purohit interviews the top experts in the field of neuroplasticity, epigenetics, biohacking, mindfulness and functional medicine.


On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Dr. Shounuck Patel, an interventional and functional orthopedics specialist with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, California. Dr. Patel has a clinical interest in the biomechanical etiology of musculoskeletal injuries and pain conditions, and the holistic treatment of the whole-body continuum with innovative orthobiologic treatments, osteopathic manipulation, and therapeutic exercise.

In this episode, Dhru and Dr. Patel discuss the current state of pain management, the opioid crisis, and the integrative and regenerative therapies Dr. Patel is using to help his patients address chronic pain. They discuss how platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) and stem cell therapy can amplify your body’s own ability to heal, and when it’s a realistic option for pain. They also talk about the importance of addressing the root cause when it comes to the treatment of pain, as well as the role nutrition plays in regenerative medicine.

In this episode, we dive into:

– What regenerative medicine is (5:21)
– The current state of pain management (7:41)
– The difference between DO vs. MD (9:49)
– How stem cells work to facilitate healing in the body (15:28)
– When platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy is a realistic treatment option for pain (22:37)
– Can PRP or stem cell therapy heal your ACL tear without surgery? (28:14)
– The problem with opioids for chronic pain management (33:24)
– Can back surgery lead to future disk degeneration? (40:00)
– Why cortisone injections are not a long-term solution for chronic pain (43:20)
– Why nutrition is the first step when it comes to pain management (45:40)
– Dr. Patel’s supplement recommendations for pain management (48:06)
– How platelet rich plasma therapy can amplify your body’s ability to heal (51:43)
– Where you can find a regenerative medicine doctor (1:16:08)
– What is legal when it comes to stem cell therapy (1:20:14)
– Learn more about Dr. Patel and his work (1:24:51)