Regenerative Medicine Specialist

The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute

Rehan Ali, MD

Pain Management Specialist located in Paramus, NJ

At The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute in Paramus, New Jersey, board-certified pain management specialist, Rehan Ali, MD, offers the latest advancements in pain management, including regenerative medicine therapy. Dr. Ali uses injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that work with your body’s natural healing processes to heal damaged joints and muscles from the inside out. Find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with regenerative medicine by calling The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute today or by requesting an appointment online now.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a treatment option for chronic pain that results from degenerative joint disease, soft tissue damage, and trauma-related injuries, such as from work or sports. 

This type of treatment requires minimally invasive injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that stimulate the power of your body’s healing abilities.

Dr. Ali injects high concentrations of PRP into the areas of joint damage or tissue injury. Over time, the growth factors in PRP trigger the production of new, healthy cells that replace damaged cells contributing to chronic pain and mobility limitations.

What’s involved in regenerative medicine therapy?

The PRP Dr. Ali uses in treatment at The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute comes from your blood. To access the growth factors, Dr. Ali draws a sample of your blood and processes it in a centrifuge. This device quickly spins the blood, separating platelets from other materials.

The resulting high concentration of platelet-rich plasma is what Dr. Ali injects into the affected joint or muscles, according to a customized treatment plan. By injecting PRP directly into the damaged area, your body begins to produce new cells that heal tissue and bone to ease your pain.

What conditions can regenerative medicine treat?

You may be a candidate for treatment with regenerative medicine if you have chronic back, neck, or spine pain or limited mobility in your joints, muscles, or other soft tissues that results from:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle tears
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Other back, neck, or joint pain conditions

In addition to using regenerative medicine for degenerative health conditions, Dr. Ali may also recommend it as part of a treatment plan for sports injuries, work-related injuries, and direct trauma from auto accidents and falls.

How long does it take to see the results of regenerative medicine therapy?

Because it takes time for your body to produce new cells, you may not experience immediate relief of pain. However, within 4-6 weeks of treatment, you may notice a significant decrease in the severity of your pain.

As new cells continue to replace the old, damaged cells, you should also experience improvement in your range of motion and overall mobility.

Since PRP injections address the root cause of your pain, you can expect long-term results and possibly reduce the need for more invasive treatments for pain, including surgery.

To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with regenerative medicine, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali at The Pain, Spine, and Sports Institute today by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online now.