How Does Regenerative Cell Therapy Work?
The human body is composed of more than 200 cell types and each of these cells in the body is designated to perform a particular function. For example, the liver cells ensure your liver is functioning properly. There is another type of cell in the body, called a regenerative cell, that is not assigned a specific function. Regenerative cells have the unique ability to turn into specialized cells and tissues and can replicate or produce even more regenerative cells.
When the regenerative cells are introduced into the injured joint or body, they can become tissue cells, bone cells, or other kinds of cells needed to repair the damage and inflammation. This ability to become whatever cells are necessary in the affected area is what makes regenerative cells extraordinary. Introducing a significant number of regenerative cells into the patient’s body will help heal injuries at an accelerated pace.
Is Regenerative Cell Therapy Safe?
Yes! There should be no concern as to safety with regenerative cell treatment that is properly performed by a qualified medical provider. We are born with a significant amount of regenerative cells and they are naturally occurring in the human body. In fact, it is considered to be safer than taking conventional prescription medications and surgical procedures.
Key Benefits of Regenerative Cell Therapy:
- No downtime
- High success rate
How do I Get Started?
We hold free weekly seminars that will allow you to experience first hand how regenerative cells can transform your health. After you attend the seminar, you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our medical providers for an evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if you are a candidate for regenerative cell therapy. If you qualify for the treatment, we will provide you with a comprehensive support program that includes acupuncture, supplements, nutrition, and physical rehabilitation exercises to enhance your healing process.
Start your journey to better health and quality of life by contacting our clinic to reserve your seat for the next regenerative cell seminar near you. (858) 295-3057
See videos of patients who have experienced pain relief through Regenerative Cell Therapy!
What is regenerative therapy?
Regenerative therapy can be a safe and effective solution for pain. The procedure consists of an injection containing natural healing and anti-inflammatory properties into the joint or area that is painful. Many of our patients who successfully received this treatment suffered from osteoarthritis induced pain, stiffness, instability, nerve issues, and restricted range of motion. The injection contains growth factors, cytokines, hyaluronic acid, regenerative cells and many other components that help relieve the foregoing complaints. Regenerative therapy is considered a superior alternative to pain medications, steroid injections, and surgery.
What kind of regenerative cells do you use? Are they from my own body?
We do not collect regenerative cells from the patient’s fat or bone marrow because the number of regenerative cells in our body decrease significantly as we age. Instead we use regenerative cells that are derived from the umbilical cord and amniotic tissues collected after the birth of a live and healthy newborn. There is a vast amount of nutrients and healing properties available in these tissues which is unparalleled to what can be found in our own body.
Is regenerative therapy safe and are there any side effects?
Yes the regenerative product we use has a 100% safety record! There have been over 60,000 treatments with zero reported serious adverse effects. The healing properties contained in the product injected, including the regenerative cells, are naturally occurring in the human body. The only side effects our patients have experienced are increased swelling or bruising at the injection site. Less than 5% of patients experience increased pain after the injection, which resolves within 24-48 hours.
Am I a candidate for regenerative therapy?
As there are no serious adverse effects or contraindications associated with our procedure, most people would be able to undergo regenerative therapy. However we want to make sure you receive the maximum benefit and have the highest chance for success. This determination is based on a variety of factors that our medical provider will review during your evaluation and physical exam. Factors include level of degeneration and health history.
Does the injection hurt?
The injection is relatively painless because it is performed quickly and often with a topical anesthetic.
How long does it take?
The injection takes less than a few minutes, but the office visit can last up to one hour. At the visit, we thoroughly review post care instructions and schedule your follow up appointments.
Who performs the injection?
The injection will be performed by our medical provider who has extensive experience with joint injections and training on regenerative medicine.
How long does it take until I see results?
Depending on the individual, most patients experience relief between 4-12 weeks. However, it will take up to 6 months to feel the maximum benefit.
What is the recovery period?
There is no real downtime. Most of our patients drive themselves to and from the appointment. We simply ask that you take it easy by not putting excess pressure or strain on the injected joint or area for the first several weeks following your procedure to assist the healing process.
How many injections do I need?
Most of our patients receive only 1 injection. Some patients may need an additional injection, however this will be determined by the medical provider at your evaluation.
How long do the results last?
When effective, research has shown the results can last many years. The longevity of the outcome often depends on the individual’s lifestyle and activity level.
Does insurance cover the procedure?
Currently insurance companies including Medicare do not cover regenerative therapy. However we accept Health Savings or Flex Spending Accounts (HSA/FSA) and the procedure may be tax deductible as a medical expense. If needed, we have deferred interest financing options available.