Joint Pain Specialist

Andrew J. Rochman, MD -  - General Surgery

Andrew J. Rochman, MD

General Surgery & Alternative Medicine located in Plainview, NY

As you get older or after an injury, the intensity of pain in your joints can increase. When medications aren’t enough to alleviate chronic joint pain, it may be time to consider the benefits of stem cell therapy. At his practice in Plainview, New York, Andrew J. Rochman, MD, uses innovative stem cell therapies to help your body heal from the inside out and repair joint damage that’s causing your pain. To find out if you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy for joint pain, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What causes joint pain?

There are many factors that can cause pain and dysfunction in your joints. As you get older, your joints begin breaking down and showing the side effects of years of wear and tear. You may also develop an underlying health condition that causes joint pain, such as:

  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Lyme disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Chronic joint pain may also be the result of an injury to your joint that doesn’t heal properly.

How is joint pain diagnosed?

To get to the root cause of your joint pain, Dr. Rochman reviews your personal and family medical history to determine your risk factors for conditions, like arthritis. He also discusses your lifestyle and usual activities that may contribute to your pain.

Dr. Rochman performs a physical exam of the joint, checking your range of motion and flexibility. He may request imaging tests, like X-rays or a CT scan, to confirm the cause of your pain and provide other necessary information that he needs to create a treatment plan.

What treatments are available for joint pain?

Initially, Dr. Rochman may recommend pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to keep you comfortable and improve your mobility.

If your pain doesn’t respond to medications or your pain continues to worsen, Dr. Rochman may recommend treatment with stem cells.

What’s involved in stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy uses your natural healing ability to regenerate damaged areas of your joint. As a certified stem cell therapy provider, Dr. Rochman can address your existing symptoms and slow down the progression of chronic diseases, like arthritis, to prevent additional joint damage.

Dr. Rochman uses your body’s own stem cells he collects from your bone marrow or fat tissue during a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. 

He isolates adult mesenchymal stem cells before injecting them into the damaged joint. Dr. Rochman can also deliver stem cells through an intravenous (IV) line, intrathecally (into the spinal canal), or intramuscularly.

Over time, new cells form to replace the damaged cells in your joint. Within several weeks of treatment, you can begin noticing a reduction in your pain and an increase in your range of motion. 

Results continue to improve as stem cells trigger the growth of new cells, providing you with long-term relief of joint-related pain.

If joint pain is limiting what you can do, schedule a consultation to discuss your options for stem cell therapy. You can book an appointment with Andrew J. Rochman, MD, online or by calling the office today.