At Metropolitan Pain Consultants, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of medicine. As long as there’s significant evidence for a new technology, we are interested in it. So there’s no surprise that we are the leading the way in regenerative medicine therapy. We continually make efforts to be the preeminent New Jersey physicians that practice regenerative medicine.
Regenerative Therapy and Non-Surgical Orthopedic Medicine:
We truly believe that non-surgical orthopedic medicine is the future for most patients. While there will be obvious exceptions and needs for surgery, continued advancement in regenerative medicine could reduce this need. We offer two forms of outpatient injections for recovery and healing: platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC) therapies. Before going further, we like to inform our patients that regenerative medicine is quite different than cortisone injections. The two are often compared, but they have little in common outside of being injections. Cortisone masks pain for a couple of weeks while PRP and BMC heal the injured site and reduces pain for good.
Pain can compromise many aspects of our life including necessary functions like movement. When movement is compromised it affects our work, performance, and every day activities. While regenerative medicine is often in the news for helping professional athletes, it is also great for every day individuals. Unfortunately, people that experience pain often decide to live with it and try to deal with the pain from day to day. These nagging injuries can lead to something larger and the healing process may require more invasive procedures. Our first piece of advice is always to check with a medical professional if your pain persists more than a couple of days.
Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine:
Regenerative medicine is a non-surgical injection treatment that works for most common work or sports related injuries. This includes: degenerative joint conditions, normal wear and tear injuries to cartilage, spinal discs, tendons, and ligaments. Our article on platelet-rich plasma in orthopedic sports medicine offers a more in depth look at what injuries PRP can specifically treat.
The actual treatment is quite straightforward. Depending on the injection type, one of our professionals will either remove pluripotent stem cells from the hip of the patient or a small vial of blood (similar to a normal blood test). After removal, the sample is centrifuged. This separates the various layers and allows the physician to remove the healing properties from the non-essentials. With the use of an ultrasound, the new sample is then injected at the sites of pain and injury to minimize or eliminate acute or chronic pain.
We firmly believe that the body is capable of healing itself – it just needs some help from natural regenerative properties. Since the injection uses the patient’s own blood, there’s very few and minimal side effects associated with treatment. No foreign properties are used in the procedure and it is done completely in one of our clinics. No need to send samples to outside companies. In total, the injection shouldn’t take longer than 30 to 45 minutes.
Our New Jersey physicians specializes in reducing and eliminating pain for our patients to help restore their ability to work and live as they desire. We strive to provide each patient with state of the art care in a compassionate and professional environment. At our Lyndhurst, Aberdeen, and West Orange offices, every patient is treated as an individual with a unique set of problems requiring a tailored, therapeutic approach.