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Regenerative Medicine

THE WONDERS OF REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY

People today live in an extremely busy and fast-paced environment.  Young and old, we are not exempt from numerous debilitating health conditions, joint pains, or diseases.  Because of this, our Team of Medical Doctors are dedicated to finding the best solutions to restore your health, help you live better, longer, and make life more enjoyable.

Our Regenerative Cellular Medicine Therapies at Pace Yourself To Health can provide remarkable improvements for you when other traditional medical processes have failed or had limited efficacy. In addition, our Regenerative Cellular Medicine using regenerative cells can even help you avoid the need for costly and painful surgery and long recovery periods.  As a result, Pace Yourself To Health Cellular Medicine can be used to treat an array of conditions caused by injury or degeneration.

The initial part of our Pace Yourself To Health pain management process would be to schedule a Free No-Obligation Consultation with a pain-relief physician in our practice to determine what is causing your pain and find the approach to best manage the pain that will be most effective for you. You will receive the ideal combination of treatments and therapies that can assist you in finding relief from your degenerative condition. Discover what our non-surgical, pain relief using Regenerative Cell Medicine can do for you!

REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY TREATS MANY MEDICAL CONDITIONS

  • Neck Pain Treated
    Cervical Pain, Cervical Joint Degeneration, Cervical Arthritis, and more
  • Shoulder Pain Treated
    Shoulder Injury, Rotator cuff tears, Shoulder Degeneration, Shoulder Bursitis, and more
  • Back Pain Treated
    Back Pain, Facet Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Arthritis / Osteoarthritis, and more
  • Wrist/Hand Pain Treated
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Wrist Arthritis, and more
  • Elbow Pain Treated
    Variety of Elbow Conditions, Lateral Epicondylitis, Golfer’s Elbow, Distal Biceps Tendon Tear, and more
  • Hip Pain Treated
    Variety of Hip Pain Conditions, Labrum tear, Hip Osteoarthritis, Hip Degeneration, Hip Bursitis, and more
  • Knee Pain Treated
    Meniscus Tear, Knee Degeneration, ACL or PCL Injury, Chondromalacia, and more
  • Foot/Ankle Pain Treated
    Foot and Ankle Pain, Planter Fasciitis, and more

*As with any medical procedure, results are not guaranteed. Individual results and recovery time will vary.

Regenerative Cell Therapy Procedures Can Help Treat A Variety of Ailments

Regenerative Umbilical Cell Procedures are one of the newest and best surgery alternative treatments for chronic joint pain and degenerative disorders.

Regenerative cells are the building blocks of all tissue, cartilage, and bone and they are found inside everyone’s bodies naturally. When you are injured, your body sends regenerative cells to the injured area to repair it. As the body ages, it has fewer and less potent cells, so when joints are injured or suffering from arthritis or degeneration, we just don’t have as many regenerative cells to repair the damage as when we’re young. As we age the number of our stem cells and the viability of our cells decrease significantly.

Umbilical-derived regenerative cell therapy offers patients 3 essential properties that enhance the ability to restore joint health:

  • A high concentration of regenerative cells
  • Hyaluronic Acid for joint lubrication and movement
  • Anti-inflammatory cytokines and cellular growth factors that improve results

The umbilical regenerative cell therapy consists of an injection directly into the specific area or joint causing pain. It has the potential to actually alter the course of the condition and not simply mask the pain. Regenerative Cell Therapy has significant potential for those in pain or discomfort, and could actually address structural problems while reducing pain and inflammation simultaneously.

Where Do The Regenerative Cells Come From?

It’s important to note that these are not embryonic regenerative cells and have nothing to do with unborn or aborted fetuses. The regenerative cells used in this revolutionary treatment come from the donated umbilical cords of mothers who have had a healthy cesarean section delivery. There is no harm or pain to the mother or her new baby. It’s an incredible gift they have chosen to give. Each donor is prescreened and tested in advance.

The regenerative cell material is processed at an FDA regulated lab and is checked for a full slate of diseases per FDA guidelines. Umbilical regenerative cells act as an “immunologically privileged” material, meaning it has NOT been shown to cause any rejection reaction in the human body. This means there is no “graft versus host” problem.

Since umbilical-derived regenerative cell therapy is NOT derived from embryonic regenerative cells or fetal tissue, there are no ethical issues with the treatment.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR CERVICAL PAIN, DJD & ARTHRITIS

The bones of the neck are made up of several cervical vertebrae. Between each vertebra sits a cartilage disc that acts as a spongy cushion, allowing the neck bones to move smoothly without friction or discomfort. When cartilage starts to degenerate or becomes damaged, cervical neck pain and stiffness can occur. Cervical neck pain from an injury, inflammation, or disc degeneration can become chronic and increasingly difficult to treat.

Regenerative medicine has revolutionized treatment options for those suffering from chronic neck pain. Regenerative Cell Therapy uses Regenerative cells to target the painful areas, help recharge the immune system, and reduce inflammation. This allows the body to naturally heal itself at an accelerated pace. Many patients have been able to avoid the risks of surgery and medication with our minimally invasive, in-office procedures. The rehab time to full activity varies from patient to patient, but can be as little as a few days, to a few weeks, to 2 to 3 months or more.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR BACK PAIN DJD & ARTHRITIS

At Pace Yourself To Health, we specialize in back pain treatment. We have pioneered the industry’s latest proven alternatives to surgery and steroids. Our in-office, same-day, cost-effective, procedures can alleviate your back pain regardless of the cause. We treat a range of conditions including spondylolisthesis, spinal arthritis, intervertebral disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, and herniated discs. Even those with little or no disc cartilage have benefited from our Regenerative Cell Treatment Program.

Pace Yourself To Health’s Regenerative Cell Therapy procedures is designed to address the damage and underlying conditions that cause you pain. Our doctors inject regenerative cells into the target area giving the body an influx of cells it can use to rebuild and strengthen the damaged tissue which causes back and neck pain.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR SHOULDER INJURIES

Sports activities that require repeating overhead movements like lifting weights, tennis, racquetball, swimming, throwing or pitching, and also swinging of the arms put added strain on the shoulder. Even regular, everyday activities can damage the shoulder joint such as gardening, hanging curtains, or even scrubbing the floors or walls. Often, injury to the shoulder is difficult to heal, and can easily become a recurring problem, even if the immediate pain has been reduced. Once ligaments and tissues have been damaged, scar tissue and inflammation can continue to form and build. It is also quite common for the same injury to reappear, and flare up at later times.

Sports or other injuries to the shoulder can now be treated with minimally invasive, regenerative medicine procedures like regenerative cell therapy. This treatment option has helped many patients avoid harmful addictive medications, steroid injections, and even costly and risky surgery.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR WRIST ARTHRITIS AND CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Despite the inherent risks involved, many have tried prescription pain medications, steroid injections, and even surgery to relieve their pain and discomfort. Now there are revolutionary, advanced, non-surgical techniques to reduce inflammation and pain throughout the body. Regenerative Cell Therapy takes healing cells from umbilical fluid that contains a high concentration of immune cells, healing and growth factors that help the body reduce joint inflammation and can also help to rebuild tissues. This is a same-day, in-office, lunchtime procedure, that can help your body address arthritis in your hands and wrists naturally, without the need for surgery.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR KNEE PAIN & INJURY

The knees are used in so many daily motions that feeling pain with each movement can be extremely debilitating. Joint degeneration generally develops over time, however it can suddenly worsen and become more severe and disabling. Recent developments in Umbilical Regenerative Medicine make it possible to treat degenerative joint conditions naturally, without the need for medications, steroids, or surgery. Concentrated amounts of umbilical regenerative cells are injected into the affected joint area, to help reduce inflammation right away and also aid in the treatment of damaged and deteriorated tissues.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR HIP PAIN & INJURY

Our Pace Yourself To Health Medical Team has extensive experience when it comes to hip pain treatment. We have pioneered the industry’s latest proven alternatives to surgery and steroids. Our in-office, same-day, lunchtime procedures can totally eliminate or significantly reduce your hip pain regardless of the cause. Our Umbilical Regenerative Cell Therapy addresses the damage and underlying conditions that cause you pain. Our doctors use regenerative cell therapy to rebuild and strengthen the damaged tissue of your hip, eliminating your pain and improving your quality of life.

LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS (TENNIS ELBOW), MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS (GOLFER’S ELBOW) AND DISTAL BICEPS TENDON TEAR

Many patients that suffer from tennis elbow do their best to avoid surgery and steroid injections. At Pace Yourself To Health, we offer an effective, minimally-invasive alternative to steroid injections and surgery. Our procedures seek out the underlying damages and degeneration that cause the elbow pain rather than just masking the pain and providing temporary relief.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR FOOT / ANKLE PAIN

Our Pace Yourself To Health’s doctors have extensive experience when it comes to foot and ankle pain treatment. We have pioneered the industry’s latest alternatives to surgery and steroids. Our same-day, lunchtime procedures can help alleviate foot and ankle pain regardless of the cause.

What Can Regenerative Cell Therapy Treat?

  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Degenerative Cartilage and Ligaments
  • Low Back Pain
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Labrum Tear
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Degeneration
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Chondromalacia
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • ACL/MCL/PCL Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ligament Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder Degeneration
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
  • Wrist/Hand Pain Treated
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Tear

How Does Our Regenerative Cell Therapy Work?

Regenerative Cell Therapy is a non-surgical, in-office, option for patients considering elective surgery or joint replacement, by utilizing the highest quality specialized regenerative cells to assist in healing the damaged tissues.

Regenerative Cellular Medicine works with the body’s natural ability to heal itself as nature intended. Unlike treatments that simply address the symptoms, regenerative therapy actually promotes the natural process of healing and repair in the body, assisting in the repair and restoration of degenerated tissue and joints. These revolutionary treatments can help heal and repair tissue in the body that has been damaged from age, disease or degeneration. They do this by pinpointing the damaged areas, reducing or even removing the inflammation with powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and improving these areas by helping to regenerate new cells and tissue and blood supply to the affected area.

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY

HOW ARE REGENERATIVE CELLS COLLECTED?

The regenerative cells used in this particular treatment are from donated umbilical cords from mothers who have had a healthy, live birth, cesarean section delivery, so there is no harm or pain to the mother or her new baby. It’s an incredible gift they have chosen to give. Each donor is extensively prescreened and tested in advance.

IS REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY SAFE?

The regenerative cell material is processed at an FDA regulated lab and is checked for a full panel of diseases per FDA guidelines. Regenerative cell treatments have been used by ophthalmologists & plastic surgeons for over 20 plus years now. All donors go through an extensive and rigorous screening process Our practice was built on a commitment to the highest standards of patient safety and quality of service!

IS MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT NEEDED?

For the vast majority of our patients, this is a “once and done” therapy program. Of course, if you do something to injure the joint again, you’ll likely need additional treatment. Similarly, if a disease or health-related condition is the cause of your joint damage (e.g. degenerative disease) then those factors will still be at work in your body and may accelerate the degeneration once again (just as it did in the first case). That stated, not every person is the same. The possibility does exist that a single treatment may not be enough, and that’s why we take our patients through our advanced assessment and functional exam so we can carefully determine if they might be the one of those special cases.

WHAT DETERMINES THE OUTCOME OF MY REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY?

Various factors will determine the outcome of your regenerative cell therapy treatment, such as the extent of damage, current age and state of health of the patient, the degenerative disorder and the specific location being treated. Most people respond extremely well to this therapy option and experience relief from pain in the first week or two, in some cases within the first few days.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO TO INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MY STEM CELL THERAPY?

Absolutely! Our treatment plans are very comprehensive. Not only will we provide you with the best treatment options, but we can also assist you through rehabilitation and restoration. By following your custom program created for your specific needs it has the potential to significantly increase the effectiveness.

HOW MUCH “DOWNTIME” SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY?

Each and every patient and situation is unique, however there’s potential to have virtually little or no downtime at all. Depending on the location of the injury being treated, the doctor may ask you to simply go easy on that area for a few weeks (no tennis tournaments or marathons please).

HOW LONG DOES THE REPAIR PROCESS TAKE?

Generally, the repair process begins immediately and the good news is that it can continue to do its work for up to eight additional months or more from the date of the initial treatment.

HOW OFTEN DOES THE PROCEDURE WORK?

Regenerative Cell Therapy has extraordinary results on a wide range of degenerative conditions. Most people generally feel significant relief in a very short period of time, and in some cases, complete elimination of pain from this non-surgical, lunchtime procedure. In a recent study from a regenerative cell manufacturer, it was discovered that in a group of over 60 participants the average pain scale went from an 8 to a 0 in just 5 weeks for all the participants! Very exciting outcomes considering the painful, risky, alternatives.

CAN THE PROCEDURE FAIL?

Just like any other medical therapy or procedure, there is no 100% guarantee. In certain cases, it is possible that you may need additional therapy or your cells may not have enough repair potential relative to the severity of your disease.

IF THE REGENERATIVE CELL THERAPY DOES NOT WORK CAN I STILL HAVE SURGERY?

Yes, absolutely. There is nothing about these procedures that would preclude you from having traditional surgery. We evaluate and assess each case carefully, so if it’s possible to tell that the best course of action is truly conventional surgery we will advise you on that. Regenerative Cell Therapy is in our opinion the best, first option prior to committing to surgery. If it works for you as it has on countless of our other patients suffering from the same or a very similar condition, it’s worth temporarily holding off on surgery, and it’s associated costs, risks, and recovery. 

*As with any medical procedure, results are not guaranteed. Individual results and recovery time will vary.

Lipogems® adipose tissue stem cell therapy is a very effective procedure when small amounts of fatty (adipose) tissue are taken from specific areas of the body, such as the stomach or thighs.

Using a specialized process, cells are extracted from adipose tissue and injected into areas of your body that have become damaged or have degenerated through wear and tear, injury, or disease. Adipose tissue therapy can also be used as an additional treatment alongside other orthopedic procedures to help with bone and tissue healing.

The Healing Power of Fat!

Fat plays a number of specific roles in our body, including how we heal and repair. Studies carried out over many years have explored this extraordinary healing potential, which was recognized as early as World War 1, when fat was used to speed up the healing process of wounded soldiers’.

Fat as part of a balanced diet is essential for our health and wellbeing and has many benefits alongside providing energy, including cushioning the joints and repairing damaged tissues. These are highly important functions necessary for good health. 

The advantages of using fat to help with healing include:

  • There is typically an abundance of fat in the body
  • Fat can be easily ‘harvested’ using a minimally invasive procedure carried out using a local anesthetic
  • Fat contains stem cells that help to heal damaged tissue
  • Research has shown that, no matter how old you are, fat is still able to retain its healing properties and contribute to good health

How does it work?

The cells that are stored in your own body’s fat (or adipose tissue) are able to respond to problems in other areas of the body that are causing pain, discomfort  or dysfunction, providing natural ‘tools’ to help with healing process. Your cells can help to:

  • Repair damaged tissue (for example, after an injury or surgery)
  • Accelerate tissue growth and regeneration
  • Reduce inflammation, helping tissues to heal more rapidly
  • Improve blood flow by creating new blood vessels
  • Reduce areas of internal or external scarring

Lipogems® and MSCs by the “Father of the mesenchymal stem cell”.

Professor Caplan is widely regarded as the “Father of the mesenchymal stem cell” (MSC). MSCs are really “natural drug stores” for sites of damaged tissue or degeneration. The Lipogems® process, invented by Professor Tremolada, and the results/clinical outcomes that are being achieved, Professor Caplan confirms how the Lipogems® process enables MSCs, taken from your own adipose (fatty) tissue, to be injected directly into sites of tissue damage, thus boosting their local presence and aiding the recovery process. Professor Caplan is convinced that MSC technology will change the way medicine is practiced around the globe. A naturally occurring “product” rather than a drug, and essentially “You Into You” is how MSCs have the entire human geno at their disposal to pick out and heal and regenerate the problem area, as well as additional properties that kill bacteria on contact, which is a helpful, natural safeguard in any clinical setting.

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)

What is BMAC?

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is a revolutionary regenerative therapy procedure that uses cells from a patient’s own bone marrow to initiate healing and regeneration for a number of orthopedic conditions, including osteoarthritis and cartilage injuries, etc.

Chronically painful areas often have inadequate blood supply, and diminished healing potential and regenerative cells to repair damage. BMAC can provide a rich supply of regenerative cells with the ability to replicate into various types of tissue, etc.  It has extraordinary potential for patients with moderate to severe orthopedic conditions or injuries and is most often used to treat severe arthritis in the shoulder, knee and hip.

It has also been successful in the treatment of:

  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Meniscus tears
  • Low back pain from disc herniation
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinitis

What our Patient should know about Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate?

BMAC is derived during an outpatient, in office procedure, in which a minimal amount of the patient’s bone marrow is extracted from the back of the pelvis, using local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort.  The marrow is then processed in a centrifuge to produce a high concentration of stem cells which will then be injected into the patient’s damaged tissue/joint to promote healing.

The procedure involves minimal down time and patients typically feel a bit sore for two or three days at the site of the procedure.  As with all regenerative procedures, anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin should definitely be avoided for at least two to three weeks following the treatment, as they may potentially interrupt the healing process.

Patients should follow up with a short period of physical therapy and regular stretching to accelerate recovery.  The full benefits of the procedure should be felt within six to eight weeks of the procedure, in some cases less.

Key Points to Remember

  • BMAC can provide an abundant supply of growth factors to initiate healing in areas that lack a natural blood supply and other vital healing properties.
  • BMAC has been successful in the treatment of many common chronic orthopedic conditions. High patient satisfaction.
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines should be stopped before and after an Amniotic Matrix procedure, as they may interrupt or delay the healing process.
  • It may take 6 – 8 weeks to feel significant pain relief, in some cases less.
  • Generally speaking, regenerative and biologic procedures are not yet covered by insurance. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with one of our Regenerative Medicine Specialists to learn if BMAC is the right treatment for you.