Patients often find me and my services after they’ve exhausted options for treating joint and spine pains. Most are frustrated with the “algorithm medicine” imposed by insurance companies and us physicians are forced to follow. After a series of failed therapies and steroid injections, the ultimate outcome usually leads to surgery. For a variety of personal and medical reasons, surgery is not an option patients are willing to accept. Regenerative medicine gives them this other option in addressing their symptoms. PRP and stem cell injections have been a game changer in the world of musculoskeletal care. The rate of success we’ve seen patients enjoy have been phenomenal and has changed the way I practice medicine.
Patients often ask me how I started in the field of PRP, stem cells, and regenerative medicine. It is not a topic taught in medical school, beyond the normal biology of cells. As an Osteopathic Physician, it is part of our philosophy to enhance the body’s natural abilities to heal. The body is able to overcome dysfunctions by correcting improper mechanics and allow the proper flow of fluids and cells. This in turn flushes toxins through the lymphatic system, and allows healthy cells to take its place.
As a Physiatrist, I specialize in understanding the Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal systems, and how it applies to pain and function. My medical career has been geared towards optimizing the biomechanics of an individual, in order to function well. I’ve utilized an array of treatments and medications in order to assist patients in recovering and maintaining their function. I have specialized skills in interventional injections into the spine and joints with accuracy in addressing specific structures.
My background in medicine and the trajectory of my career led to a natural progression to regenerative medicine. Over time, the laboratory research and clinical outcomes started to intersect. Education and training from The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) and The Interventional Orthopedics Foundation (IOF) started to establish the validity of regenerative medicine. It is an exciting time to be in the field of Musculoskeletal medicine. This previously uncharted territory of regenerative medicine is gaining some traction. Hope is again restored to patients in need of better options for treating spine and joint pain.