Spine & Joint Center uses cutting-edge regenerative medicine to treat a wide range of spine and joint conditions safely and without surgery. We offer the following treatments:
These treatment can significantly improve a patient's condition – and pain symptoms – without the need for more aggressive treatments like long-term medication or surgery. Patients may see a remarkable return of function and an improved quality of life.
What is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a safe and non-surgical alternative to many spine and joint conditions like tendonitis, degenerative arthritis, and more. The treatment takes advantage of the human body's natural ability to repair itself by providing injured areas with an injected boost of regenerative cells.
Spine & Joint Center is one of very few NJ medical centers to harvest and make use of mesenchymal stem cells. Found in bone marrow, circulating blood, and fat tissue, these cells are not of embryonic origin and are harvested from the patient's own body – taking advantage of the benefits of stem cells while avoiding the many complications and ethical issues associated with their use. These cells function in the body to help repair cartilage, tendon, and bone; and we use mesenchymal stem cells extracted from the body's fat tissue to help the body repair and replace damaged spinal and joint tissue.
Another beneficial component of our treatment is platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. PRP injections contribute growth factors and proteins that stimulate healing, and can be used in conjunction with stem cell therapies to treat moderate to severe joint and spine conditions. Combined with safe human growth hormone and supplements to increase stem-cell production, patients can see a marked improvement in their condition with considerably fewer side effects.
Who can benefit from Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine can be used to effectively treat a range of joint and spinal conditions. Among them are:
- Disc Herniations and Injuries
- Joint Cartilage and Labral Problems
- Tears and Injuries of Tendons, Ligaments and Muscles
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Rotator Cuff Tears and Kness Meniscal Injuries
- Sacral Iliac Joint Pain and Injury
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a mix of concentrated platelets and serum given as an injection to stimulate healing and healthy tissue regeneration. PRP is an excellent treatment option for orthopedic injuries and conditions which have traditionally required surgery.
In the body's tissue, platelets encourage healing and tissue repair by calling the body's reparative mesenchymal stem cells to the site of injury. By injecting injured or damaged sites with a concentrated mix of blood platelets harvested from the patient's own body, tissue is stimulated to regenerate more effectively. The treatment can be used alone in moderate cases or, in more severe cases, in conjunction with mesenchymal stem cell injections to supplement the body's existing supply.