Stem Cell Therapy
Bay State Pain Associates Provides Stem Cell Therapy Treatment for Spine, Joint, Back Pain and Other Types of Pain Conditions in Norfolk and West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Come talk to the experts at Bay State Pain Management. Our medical team is led by Dr Sherif Algendy. Dr Algendy has over 20 years of experience in chronic pain management and he is board certified in Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine. Dr. Algendy had his residency in Anesthesia and Pain management from the University of Miami. He had his fellowship training at Cornell University, Colombia University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dismiss your chronic pain and talk to us today.
Cell-based therapy can offer a viable alternative to surgery for individuals suffering from joint pain
The Procedure for a Stem Cell Consultation
Follow the procedure thoroughly checked with an assigned specialist.
Book an Appointment
Filling the form for an appointment to have a meeting with our pain management specialist.
The doctor will evaluate if your are eligible to have the stem cell or if you can try other alternatives.
Your assigned specialist will perform needed help.
How It Works
STEM CELLS ARE INJECTED TO THE SITE OF TISSUE DAMAGE OR INJURY
Follow the procedure thoroughly checked with an assigned specialist.
Pelvis Bone Marrow is drawn
We spin and separate it. The bone marrow is rich in stem cells, growth factors and cell signaling substances.
Simple test is drawn
We spin the simple test to separate and extract the palate rich component. Sometimes we extract fat from patient body's.
The Bone marrow aspirate [which includes stem cells] are injected, along with your Palette rich Plasma (rich in growth factors) and fat into the painful body part, usually using Ultrasound or X-ray guidance for better visualization.
Harnessing The Power of Cells is the Fundamental Basis of Regenerative Medicine
At Bay State Pain Management, we take a comprehensive approach to treating your chronic pain symptoms using Stem Cell Therapy in Norfolk and Bridgewater, Massachusetts. We know that every patients’ body is different and responds to treatments differently. Each patient deserves a specific treatment plan based on their individual condition, their responses to medication, injections, and physical therapy. If you, or someone you know, are suffering with acute or chronic pain, our experienced medical doctors and staff want to help find a way to overcome discomfort. Talk to the doctors at Bay State Pain Management today to discuss your options. We will discuss with you to see if stem cell therapy is right for you.
There are some very common questions that are asked at our clinics regarding Stem Cell Thearpy. Some of which include:
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are specialized cells in the body that naturally grow and they can become bone, cartilage or fat cells. They are commonly used in medicine as a natural healing solution to efficiently and effectively treat orthopedic conditions which include the spine and major joints. Some of the most common joints that are treated are the shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and elbow.
What are some of the benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
There are many benefits of choosing stem cell therapy, some of the benefits include but are not limited to:
Improved pain-relief and decreased inflammation to the affected area
Increased function and range of motion
Short recovery time when compared to other traditional treatment options
Natural, longer-term treatment solution to chronic pain
Non-surgical – best alternative to a surgical procedure
Outpatient procedure, no anesthesia is required
Is Stem Cell Treatment Right For You?
Although Stem Cell Therapy is considered by some people to be experimental, various research studies show that regenerative stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma injections can provide excellent relief from joint and musculoskeletal pain and ongoing inflammation.
What chronic pain conditions can benefit from stem cell injections?
Stem cell injections are most commonly used for treatment of the following ailments:
- Osteoarthritis – joints include knee, hip, shoulder and ankle
- Rotator cuff tears
- Tendon tears: tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, quadriceps, and patellar tendon tears
- Muscular tears
- Cartilage tears in the knee (meniscus)
- Spinal cord conditions including degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, spinal facet pain, pinched nerves, and sacroiliac joint pain.
What are the risks of having stem cell treatments?
As with all procedures, there are minor risks that are associated with stem cell injections. Some of these include infection, bleeding, or nerve damage. It is very important to take note that there is no risk of the patient having an allergic reaction since we are using your body’s own healing factors.
The pain management doctors at Bay State Pain Management will always recommend the safest and most efficient procedures for all of our patients. You and your physician will review any possible risks associated with this treatment. Prior to proceeding with administering an injection you and one of our doctors will discuss any medical conditions and past medical history to help determine if this chronic pain management solution is right for you.
WE DO NOT HARVEST OR USE EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS
The problem with the embryonic stem cells are the many complications associated with them. Besides the ethical considerations, from a practical point of view, we are still a long way from being able to utilize these cells in a safe and consistent manner.
When using embryonic stem cells, you are inheriting any potential diseases that the baby may have. For instance, the baby may have a gene that increases susceptibility to cancer. In fact, the embryonic cells themselves may act as a tumor since there is no natural check on these cells. Furthermore, these cells are foreign materials to the body, and the body will react and attack these cells in an immune response. This can sometimes cause a serious medical condition called graft versus host disease. In that case, the patient may have to be placed on immunosuppressant drugs—like an organ transplant patient. With our present technology, embryonic stem cells are not the answer. For those reasons, the FDA has put significant restrictions on the use of this type of cell in humans.
WE DO NOT CULTURE CELLS
There are some centers which recommend taking the stem cells from the bone marrow and growing them in a laboratory and then injecting them back into a patient. This process may not be the best way to treat your orthopedic problems.
There are studies which suggest that once the stem cells are manipulated outside the body they lose their effectiveness. Furthermore, there is a suggestion that by reproducing these cells outside the body the genetic makeup of the cells may be altered leading to any number of significant problems. Among other factors, it is believed that the telomeres, or ends of the DNA strands, may be significantly altered.
The FDA has ruled that cultured cells by and large cannot be used in the United States. We adhere to the FDA regulations, only minimally manipulating cells and we do not use any dangerous chemicals like collagenase.
There are some very common questions that are asked at our clinics regarding Minimally Invasive Spine Treatments. Some of which include:
Are You a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment?
A great amount of people will experience back and neck pain in their lifetime. Many people also suffer from pain in their legs and arms due to the back pain as well. Minimally invasive spine treatments are most successful and effective when targeted at pain or symptoms caused by compression of the nerves in your spine. These minimally invasive spine treatments are designed to relieve pressure on your spinal nerves that are causing the pain therefore giving you relief of your symptoms.
Is Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment Safe?
Minimally Invasive Spine Treatment unlike traditional surgery no longer involves a long incision which helps prevent the risk of getting an infection and avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding your spine. This will allow you to recover faster and have less pain after the surgery.
It is important for you to book a consultation with an expert spine physician to determine if this procedure is right for you. Meeting with one of our pain management experts can help you determine the severity of your condition and what treatments will work to solve your spine and back pain conditions. Let Bay State Pain Management be your choice for pain management treatment. Contact our clinic in West Bridgewater or Norfolk, MA today to book your consultation. Let us help you get back to better health and walk out of our clinic pain free.