What Is Regenexx?
Is arthritis, spine pain, joint or muscle injury, sports injury, or other degenerative orthopedic condition preventing you from doing the things you love? You are not alone – these types of musculoskeletal problems prevent millions of people just like you from going to work, playing their favorite sport, or even taking care of their families. Years ago, people with these orthopedic problems had very few choices: they could take a bunch of pills, undergo risky surgery, or just put up with the pain.
Fortunately, advances in medical technology have led to a number of breakthroughs and alternatives to pain, pills, or surgery. Regenexx is perhaps one of the most viable alternatives when it comes to treating bone or joint pain, strained or torn ligaments and tendons, or other common injuries and degenerative conditions.
Regenexx is not a single treatment, but rather a “family” of procedures that include stem cell therapy and blood platelet treatments.
How Stem Cell Therapy & Platelet-Rich Plasma Works
Stem Cell Treatments
Stem cells exist in every part of the human body. Their job is to repair damage, such as broken bones, paper cuts, sports injuries, torn ligaments, muscle tears, and more. The human body contains a finite number of stem cells, which means an injured area of the body cannot get enough of the stem cells it needs to heal properly. Regenexx Procedures solve that problem by delivering a high concentration of stem cells directly to the injured area.
Stem cell therapy works quickly, which allows patients to avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods normally associated with surgery or other approaches. Furthermore, there is very little downtime associated with stem cell therapy, so patients can get back to their normal lives right away.
Adult stem cells are different from other cells in your body in that they can differentiate, or turn into other cells. They live in various tissues around the body, ideally located to quickly repair damage as soon as it happens. We may not always have enough stem cells in a given area to repair damage quickly, though, which can lead to a slow or incomplete recovery. Those who sustain a large injury may not have enough stem cells in the area of the injury to respond adequately, for example, and the number of available stem cells can decrease as we age.
Utilizing a personalized lab prep method, we concentrate your own bone marrow into a high concentration of stem cells and growth factors. Then utilizing the highest level of imaging guidance, your cells are then injected into the tissue that is damaged and requires treatment.
The highly trained physicians at Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine use the patented Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures for a wide variety of conditions. Proven safe and effective, our stem cell procedures have become the treatment of choice when it comes to treating arthritis, tendinitis, injuries, and back pain.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Your blood contains healing growth components that give your body the ability to repair itself naturally by stimulating the stem cells in the targeted area. These healing growth components make stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Injection Treatments use the healing growth components found in your own body to accelerate the healing of injured muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.
Platelets are small fragments of cells, stocked with compounds that initiate clotting to stop bleeding and growth factors that trigger healing.
These growth factors are specialized chemicals that communicate with other cells, organize the cells for healing, and energize the healing effort. Blood platelet therapy with PRP simply concentrates the platelets in a sample of plasma, which is the watery part of the blood.
We create a personalized platelet product by taking a blood draw from you, concentrating in our lab, and creating a platelet product specific for your condition.
The concentrated platelets known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) slowly release growth factor over the course of a few days. Platelet Lysate is similar to PRP, except that it adds a step in the procedure that breaks open the platelets to make the growth factor more readily accessible to the affected tissue.
Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine vs Other orthopedic stem cell clinics
Depending on the procedures used and the doctors that perform them, stem cell treatments and their results can vary widely – in the hands of highly trained regenerative medicine practitioners, advanced procedures like Regenexx can promote greater healing faster than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics.
At Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine we are your preferred option for nonsurgical management of your arthritis, tendinitis, injuries, and back pain:
- We offer the best available nonsurgical procedures with imaging guidance during all procedures.
- We offer the highest quality stem cell and platelet products via the patented Regenexx methods.
- We are more experienced than other clinics, specializing in Regenerative Medicine since 2008.
- We are singularly focused on optimizing your musculoskeletal health with treatments that help you avoid surgery. We do not offer steroid injections or other procedures that damage tissue and worsen your condition long term.
- We track our results with the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, with real time results publicly available.
If you are suffering from arthritis, joint or muscle injury, spine pain, a sports-related injury, or other degenerative orthopedic condition, you may be a good candidate for this ground-breaking treatment. Please complete the Procedure Candidate Form below and we will get back to you with more information after your form is received.
Please note: Regenexx Procedures are not reimbursable by Healthcare or Medicare.