Pain Medicine Specialist Dr. Nancy Henry-Socha.
Essentia Health Interventional Pain Specialist Nancy Henry-Socha, MD, recently instructed physicians on Regenerative Medicine techniques at a national review course and cadaver workshop in Memphis, Tenn.
She was invited by Dr. Lax Manchikanti, CEO of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, which sponsored the course. Dr. Henry-Socha was an instructor for the cadaver workshop.
The three-day event was designed for physicians interested in being certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) in Regenerative Medicine. It was also open to physicians interested in incorporating Regenerative Medicine into their practices and those looking to enhance their existing skills.
Regenerative Medicine focuses on techniques that assist the body’s natural healing capacity to help it heal more effectively, such as in chronic tendon injuries, including golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. Regenerative Medicine can also provide longer duration of pain improvement with mild to moderate osteoarthritis in the knee. Treatments include use of the patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) for less severe injuries, and stem cells from bone marrow for more severe issues.
Dr. Henry-Socha is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and subspecialty certified in Pain Medicine. She works at the Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd Clinic.