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Regenerative Medicine

When you’re dealing with chronic pain, regeneration therapies can help get back to the things that matter most.

When you’re dealing with chronic pain and reduced function, regenerative medicine treatments at Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine can help you get back to the things that matter the most. At locations in Old Bridge, Jersey City, and South Plainfield, New Jersey, interventional pain and sports medicine physician Shady Hassan, MD, and a team of specialists offer the latest innovations in regenerative medicine. To learn more about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell treatments, call the office nearest you or click on the online scheduler now.

Regenerative Medicine Q&A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine treatments trigger your body’s inner healing abilities to treat the cause of pain where it originates. Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine offers two types of cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatments, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells. Both are nonsurgical outpatient procedures.


Your blood platelets contain many growth factors, proteins, and enzymes that stimulate your body’s healing powers. PRP treatment delivers up to 10 times the normal amount of platelets at the site of an injury or tissue damage to kick-start rapid recovery. For PRP treatment, Dr. Hassan extracts healing platelets from your own blood. He then uses a special procedure to concentrate and increase platelet potency.

Stem cells?

Stem cells are the most remarkable of all human cells. These cells can divide repeatedly, making more cells. During division, stem cells can alter themselves, turning into any other kind of cell that your body needs. For this reason, stem cells offer tremendous healing potential when you’re injured or have wear-and-tear damage. For stem cell treatment, Dr. Hassan harvests stem cells from your own body during a minor procedure. He uses an advanced protocol to separate the stem cells from fat tissue or bone marrow, creating a purified solution of powerful stem cells. 

For both types of regenerative medicine treatments, Dr. Hassan uses X-ray or ultrasound guidance to ensure ideal injection placement and maximum benefits.

What types of pain can regenerative medicine treat?

Dr. Hassan may recommend regenerative medicine treatments for chronic pain, particularly back and neck pain. Stem cell and PRP treatments can help you heal from both sports injuries and degenerative conditions such as tendon degeneration and osteoarthritis.

What happens after regenerative medicine treatments?

Most people are in less pain and have improved function as soon as two weeks after stem cell treatment, and 2-4 weeks after PRP treatment. Depending on your needs and results, Dr. Hassan may recommend a series of treatments to get the maximum long-term benefits. Dr. Hassan takes an integrative approach to pain management to give you the best results. He may also recommend lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and other minimally invasive procedures to enhance your quality of life and give you the most from your regenerative medicine treatments. To learn more about how regenerative medicine can start your healing journey without surgery, call Hassan Spine & Sports Medicine or click on the online appointment link now.

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