“My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”



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Defining Orthobiologics: Steven Stulc, D.O.

Summit Orthopedics’ orthobiologics specialist Steven Stulc, D.O., discusses how this emerging treatment works with our bodies’ natural healing process, as well as the kinds of conditions it is most commonly used to treat.

Dr. Steven Stulc’s Approach to Care

“My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”

Education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Steven Stulc studied at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN for his undergraduate degree, and he completed his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. Following his residency in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic, he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Penn State University’s Department of Anesthesiology in Hershey, PA.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “PM&R” is a medical specialty that aims to enhance and restore functional ability, decrease pain and improve the quality of life of patients. Dr. Stulc has a wide knowledge of spine, musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. He performs thorough history and physical exams, interprets medical imaging, guides physical therapy and medical treatments and performs interventional spine/pain procedures in order to help decrease pain and improve function. Learn more about how spine injections work in this video featuring Dr. Stulc.

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Specialist in Orthobiologics

Dr. Stulc has done extensive study around the use of regenerative medicine as an alternative to traditional treatments for a host of back and joint conditions. Regenerative medicine therapies seek to use concentrated platelet and stem cell injections to decrease pain and improve function, supporting the body’s ability to heal itself.

Types of Orthobiologic therapies:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Platelet-rich plasma is obtained by drawing the patient’s own blood and then making a PRP preparation that concentrates the platelets. The concentrated solution is then precisely injected back into the injured area using guided imagery.
  • Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) Concentrated bone marrow contains adult stem cells and a host of other regenerative properties. It can be used in guided regenerative injections. The marrow is extracted from the patient’s pelvic bone and concentrated to isolate stem cells and growth factors. This bone marrow aspirate concentrate is then injected into the injured area using guided imagery.

Orthobiologic resources featuring Dr. Stulc:


Medical School
Des Moines University — Des Moines, IA

Undergraduate Studies
Southwest Minnesota State University — Marshall, MN

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic — Rochester, MN

Interventional Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Penn State University — Hershey, PA

  • Board Certified: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)
  • Board Certified: Pain Medicine (ABMS)

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
  • Spine Intervention Society (SIS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)

Patient Education

Spine Animated Conditions and Treatments Library

Spine Injections Animated Library


Dr. Stulc has published research on ultrasound guided spine interventions

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My experience was very good. Dr. Stulc and his team were excellent. My procedure went very well. I feel very thankful that my primary provider refered me to Dr. Stulc. It’s always difficult seeing a new physician. For me, I need to feel like I “click” with the physician. This happened for me right away.

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I was in such severe neck, shoulder and lower back pain that I was unable to move at all without pain. I was bed ridden at times. It’s been a year now since I last saw Dr. Stulc and I am still relatively pain free. I got my life back! Thank you Dr. Stulc and staff 😊.

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Dr. Stulc and his team are AWESOME!

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Dr. Steven Stulc is a kind, gentle caring doctor who really listens to you! None better.

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Best Dr. ever – Dr. Stulc.

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I have recommended this staff to relatives and friends out of state! This Dr. is awesome. I am so happy that I found Dr. Stulc. My life has gotten so much better. Very positive out come. Thank you.

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Dr. Stulc and Staci are awesome – Today and for the past 6 days I have been pain free for the 1st time in almost 3 yrs.

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