Regenerative Medicine

Breakthroughs in regenerative medicine offer a new path forward for men and women dealing with new or chronic pain, low mobility, and restricted movement. By stimulating the body’s natural healing process, regenerative medicine treatments can help minimize your reliance on medication and reduce your need for surgery.

Medication Isn’t the Only Solution for Chronic Neck, Back, Joint, and Muscle Pain.

Chronic pain currently affects around 50 million people in the United States alone. That number, while staggering, doesn’t even take into account the number of people who simply don’t seek treatment for chronic pain conditions. Chronic pain refers to any type of pain that lasts for longer than
six months.

While medications, such as over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatories and prescription narcotics, can mask the pain, they don’t treat the underlying source. Chronic pain is often the result of unhealed injuries, nerve dysfunction, or scar tissue. By addressing the underlying cause, many patients experience lasting relief from pain.  In addition, treating new or acute injuries early on can be an effective strategy to heal the damage and prevent chronic pain.

As a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist with more than a decade of experience, Dr. Frank Ocasio focuses on uncovering the root cause of pain and developing the proper treatment for each patient. North Shore Headache & Spine in Huntington, New York, is a pain management practice founded by Dr. Ocasio to restore whole-body function and relieve pain for men and women with debilitating pain.

How Is Regenerative Medicine Different?

Regenerative medicine utilizes substances found in the human body to repair tissue and organ damage. Regenerative techniques work by activating your body’s natural healing mechanisms. The human body has the ability to heal itself in many different ways, from repairing a papercut to mending broken bones.

By injecting regenerative substances, such as growth hormones, directly into your area of pain, Dr. Ocasio can help treat the underlying cause.

What Are the Benefits of Regenerative Medicine?

  • Low-risk treatment, since your body is using its own cells and materials to heal tissue damage
  • No general anesthesia required
  • Complements other non-surgical treatments, like physical therapy
      • Slows the progression of degenerative conditions
      • Lower need for surgery and other invasive procedures in the future
      • Accelerated healing after an injury
      • Can provide longer-lasting relief than cortisone injections
      • Minimally invasive treatments with little-to-no downtime

What Can Regenerative Medicine Treat?

Every patient is different, however, generally Dr. Ocasio recommends growth hormones for mild to severe musculoskeletal degeneration. Regenerative medicine treatments may be right for you if you experience new or chronic pain, low range of motion, and poor mobility and flexibility from:


  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Joint, intervertebral disc, or facet joint degeneration
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck or back pain

Contact Our Pain Management Clinic For Relief Today

Regenerative medicine is an excellent complement to physical therapy and other rehabilitation programs that can minimize your reliance on medication. The results are often longer-lasting than cortisone shots and may help heal the root cause of your pain. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ocasio, contact us today at our Huntington, New York office.

Why Choose North Shore Headache and Spine?



With our in-office diagnostic imaging, dozens of innovative treatments, and full regenerative medicine service offerings, we are able to examine, diagnose, and treat patients experiencing chronic pain all under one roof.


Integrative Philosophy

Instead of masking symptoms with a quick-fix approach, we focus on every lifestyle aspect to determine the root causes of pain and develop non-narcotic solutions.



Our team values each and every one of our patients. We understand the toll that chronic pain takes on your physical and mental health, and we’re committed to listening to your concerns and creating the right treatent plan for you.

Pain Management Treatment Options

North Shore Headache and Spine offers the latest modalities for back and joint pain treatment, including, but not limited to:

Intracept Basivertebral Nerve Ablation

The Intracept Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that targets the basivertebral nerve, which is often responsible for lower back pain.

Central and Peripheral Stimulation

Central and peripheral nerve stimulation involves using electric devices to disrupt pain signals from damaged nerves.

Nerve Blocks

A nerve block delivers a combination of medication and an anesthetic directly into the space surrounding a damaged nerve to quickly relieve pain.


Joint fusion surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing damaged cartilage and fusing the connecting bones to prevent inflammation-causing friction.

Epidural, Steroid, and Trigger Point Injections

Steroid injections, including epidurals and trigger point injections, introduce anti-inflammatory medications into your area of pain to simultaneously alleviate chronic pain and treat inflammation.

Radiofrequency and Cryoanalgesia

Radiofrequency Ablation is a minimally invasive treatment in which heat is applied directly to a dysfunctional nerve, while cryoanalgesia uses extremely cold temperatures to produce reversible nerve degeneration, stopping pain signals at the source.

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