Neck Pain Specialist

Dr. Stem Cell

Regenerative orthopedics located in Encino, Ventura County, Calabasas and Los Angeles, CA

Chronic neck pain affects 10 to 20% of adults, often costing them time at work, and preventing them from enjoying daily life. If you struggle with ongoing neck pain, Bruce Fishman M.D. M.P.H., F.A.C.S. cellular therapy can help. As a specialist in orthopedic surgery and cellular therapy, Dr. Fishman and his team including Melat. Haile, FNP, have extensive experience performing advanced cellular and acellular injections that alleviate neck pain by assisting the damaged tissue with their biological healing process.

 To schedule an appointment, call the office in Encino California.


Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Sprains and strains, the top causes of neck pain, can easily occur as daily activities stress the ligaments and muscles. Traumatic events such as sports injuries and car accidents also frequently cause neck pain.

As you get older, you may develop neck pain from degenerative conditions, including:

  • Herniated discs
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease

The pain from a sprain or strain is caused by the damaged soft tissues and inflammation. Degenerative diseases often cause pain as they compress nerves, a condition called cervical radiculopathy.

How does Bio Cellular therapy alleviate neck pain?

Adult stem cells live throughout your body. When you’re injured, they migrate to the damaged area and perform multiple tasks: They regenerate new tissues to repair the injury, regulate inflammation, and release biochemicals such as nanovesicles and cytokines that stimulate healing.

When you receive cellular therapy, a concentrated number of biologic materials is injected into the injured tissues in your neck. The injected cells relieve your neck pain as they heal the tissues.

Where do Cellular and Acellular Tissues come from?

We use mesenchymal signaling cells and nanovesicles because they help regenerate tissues such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage. Our mesenchymal signaling cells (M.S.C.) are harvested from the Umbilical Cord. We get our (M.S.C.) cells from an FDA Certified Transplant Laboratory. Our staff has personally toured the facility to ensure the highest quality and standards for our patients.

What should I expect before and during stem cell therapy?

If you have neck pain and you’re interested in cellular therapy, it starts with an initial consultation at our medical facility to determine if you’re a good candidate for cellular treatment.

Dr. Fishman performs a complete exam, including X-rays, and possibly orders an updated MRI, CT, or nerve study to evaluate the source of your neck pain. If you’re approved for cellular therapy, -

Before your cellular treatment you will receive our unique IV infusion treatment containing vitamins, peptides and proteins. This will boost your cellular function and enhance your response to cellular treatment.

Dr. Fishman then uses fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance to inject the biologic material precisely into the damaged tissues that are causing your neck pain.

In some cases, Dr. Fishman may use both cellular material with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and alpha-2 macroglobulin (α2M), which supports and accelerates healing. They produce PRP in the office from a sample of your blood.

After your cellular procedure you are immediately sent for Hyperbaric Oxygen immediately or within 24hours post injection.

Most patients need only one cellular therapy session, with one injection for each damaged disc or joint, to alleviate their neck pain.

You will follow up with Dr. Fishman 4 weeks after your cellular procedure. At that time, you may have your first FDA approved muscle building Emsculpt treatment if appropriate to your condition.

You need to rest for a few days after your procedure, and you’ll notice that your neck pain improves over the next few months as the cellular biologics rebuild tissues and rehabilitate your injury. You will have regular follow-ups with your doctor at 3, 6 and 12 months to document your improvement.

If you suffer from chronic neck pain, call Dr. Stem Cell (818)808-2828 or email to book an appointment.