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Leading Regenerative Medicine Expert, Dr. Mayo Friedlis, Authors Chapter on Advances in Bone Marrow Aspiration to Help Patients in Pain

Dr. Mayo Friedlis

Dr. Mayo Friedlis, one of the nation’s most sought after pain management physicians with expertise in regenerative procedures, was recently published in the Regenerative Medicine Issue of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. His chapter is a truly unique contribution in the field of pain management; it details a significant advancement in bone marrow aspiration which provides little to no pain for the patient as well as increases effectiveness of results.

“When most people hear the term bone marrow aspiration, it brings to mind an unpleasant procedure.  However, the Regenexx program has spent substantial time and research to figure out how to perform this procedure in an almost painless fashion” said Dr. Friedlis.

Bone marrow aspiration (BMA) is a technique used to harvest stem cells for use in regenerative medicine. The use of ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance represents an advance over traditional palpation-guided techniques. BMA, combining anesthesia with guidance, can improve patient comfort. Furthermore, Dr. Friedlis found through his research, how to obtain five times as many cells then the standard procedure that other physicians are using. The upshot is that more cells means better healing.

It is quite uncommon for people to experience more than a level 1 or 2 discomfort on a 1-10 scale with this new approach.” ~Dr. Friedlis

Dr. Friedlis was very pleased to be invited to author this book chapter and is eager to help other doctors understand the importance of performing a bone marrow aspiration with this new approach which minimizes discomfort and maximizes results for patients.

Dr. Friedlis joined National Spine & Pain in 1983, and since then has helped the practice expand into the thriving, nationally-recognized leader it is today. He is passionate about the science of pain management and committed to delivering the most effective therapies possible to each of his patients. In addition to being skilled in conventional interventional techniques, Dr. Friedlis is one of few physicians in the Washington, DC metropolitan area trained to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and is one of the first doctors in the area to use Stem Cell Therapy for musculoskeletal injuries, in particular knee and hip arthritis and has been showing positive results over the last 2 years. Continue learning more about Dr. Friedlis and request your appointment online to schedule a visit!