Regenexx Procedure for Spinal Disorders - Columbia Pain Management, P.C. (2023)

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The highly qualified and certified doctors who are part of the Regenexx network have a variety of procedures aimed at relieving pain, improving function and avoiding spinal surgery and the harmful side effects of epidural steroid injections. Guided by highly specific and accurate images, these injection procedures use your own body's healing materials to promote the body's natural healing ability in the treatment of herniated or herniated discs, degenerative diseases of the spine, and other disorders of the back and neck.

The origin of back pain is often misidentified, which can lead to inadequate treatment and unnecessary surgeries. As pioneers in the field of interventional orthobiology and with over a decade and a half of experience using these advanced interventional orthobiology procedures for spinal pain, our highly trained and certified physicians are able to identify the most likely sources of pain and select the minimally invasive appropriate non-surgical treatment options available.

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Commonly treated spinal/nerve disorders

Diseases of the spine and neck, which are usually treated in the Regenexx doctor network

This is not an exhaustive list of conditions treated and some of these conditions may not be treatable by our doctors. Therefore, if you have any questions about whether you or your condition can be treated with these treatments, please contact us or fill out the Regenexx Candidate Form. surgical. Procedure.

  • Ring function
  • spinale Arthritis
  • back pain
  • bone spurs
  • disc prolapse
  • canal stenosis
  • collapsed disc
  • degenerative disc disease
  • degenerative pimples
  • Extrusion / Disc protrusion
  • Facet gel syndrome
  • Back surgery failure syndrome
  • Foramenstenose
  • disc prolapse
  • Herniated Nucleus pulposus (HNP)
  • neck pain
  • Neuralgia
  • pinched nerves
  • Radiculitis
  • radiating nerve pain
  • broken disc
  • Sciatica
  • SI-Gelenk-Syndrome
  • disc prolapse
  • spinal stenosis
  • spondylosis
  • torn disc
  • Radiculopathy
Outcome data from spine patients

Results of spine patients

About Regenexx and our network of highly qualified doctors

Regenexx® processprovides non-surgical treatment options for those suffering from pain associated with osteoarthritis, joint injuries, back pain, overuse conditions and frequent sports injuries. Performed only by highly qualified doctors, these medical procedures help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.

Regenexx doctorsThey represent a very selective and highly qualified interventional orthobiology network, 100% focused on orthopedic diseases. All Regenexx doctors are musculoskeletal specialists with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as complex image-guided injections from the body's own healers to treat orthopedic problems. Treatment outcomes for Regenexx patients are recorded in a registry and with this information we provide transparent treatment outcomes (below) for those considering this treatment option.

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Regenexx alternative to spinal surgery or epidural steroid injections

A steroid epidural is an injection in which steroid medication is placed around irritated or inflamed nerves in the spine. While helping patients avoid surgery, epidurals use steroids in very high doses, which can cause serious side effects and actually impair the body's ability to heal.

Regenexx offers a variety of minimally invasive procedures that deliver ultra-precise spinal injections of platelet lysate (or bone marrow concentrate in some cases) as needed, using advanced image guidance to ensure accurate placement in the injured area.

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Platelet treatments for bulging or herniated disc pain

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Bulges and herniated discs explained

a bulging discalso called bulge or bulging disc. This means that the outer covering of the disc (annulus) is partially torn or damaged and the gel inside is causing the area to swell. This can press on a spinal nerve and cause numbness and tingling (sciatica).

a herniated discIt is also called herniated disc, herniated disc, sequester or “HNP” (Herniated Nucleus Pulposis). This means that the outer covering of the disc (annulus) is completely torn or damaged and the gel inside is spurting out. This can press on a spinal nerve or cause severe inflammation and cause numbness and tingling (sciatica).

Treatment of herniated discs and herniated discs

Platelet lysate is commonly used to treat herniated and herniated discs. This highly specialized procedure developed by Regenexx uses natural growth factors from the patient's own blood platelets. Regenexx's extensive experience with platelet lysate, platelet rich plasma and patient's own bone marrow concentrate allows us to determine the best treatment options to address the source of your pain.

Spinal platelet lysis procedures are performed with precise imaging guidance to target the specific areas that need treatment and can provide relief from back or neck pain, buttock and leg pain, or numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet. It is a highly specific and accurate image-guided non-surgical treatment alternative for patients with herniated discs and problems related to cervical, thoracic or lumbar hernias, performed only by specially trained Regenexx doctors.

A better option than epidural steroids

nerves in the spine. While they can help patients avoid surgery and temporarily relieve pain, epidurals use steroids in very high doses, which can interfere with the body's ability to heal and cause serious side effects.

Regenexx Platelet Lysate is a highly specific and accurate image-guided injection-based alternative to epidural steroid injection. It uses the patient's own body's natural growth factors, derived from their own blood platelets, and helps patients avoid surgery and the negative side effects of steroids.

Use of endogenous remedies for degenerative disc pain: bone marrow and platelet concentrate

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Advanced treatments for degenerative discs

Patients with a degenerated disc tend to lose disc height, which can lead to a variety of complications.

  • Pinched nerves (stenosis)
  • Overuse of the facet joints leading to arthritis
  • Loose ligaments leading to general instability of the spine

Our advanced interventional orthobiologic treatment protocol focuses on the patient's autologous platelets and/or implanted bone marrow concentrate to treat disc movement due to lax ligaments and arthritic joints.

Each of these critical areas mentioned above can benefit from different types of procedures.

Because Regenexx was the first to develop this type of treatment modality, we have experience and a wide range of procedures that allow the treatment of all these conditions. Regenexx procedures provide highly specific and accurate image-guided non-surgical treatment options using autologous remedies for patients suffering from complications associated with degenerative disc disease. Our highly trained physicians carefully assign the correct procedure to the affected areas of the spine with precise image guidance, allowing patients to avoid spinal fusion surgery or frequent high-dose epidural steroid injections and the associated side effects.

Advanced treatments for torn and painful discs

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Torn and painful intervertebral discs

Disc tears are also referred to as annular tears or HIZs (High Intensity Zones) on MRIs. A patient with a painful herniated disc has “discogenic pain”. The outer covering of the disc can tear due to an injury, and painful nerves can grow in the area, causing lower back pain, usually when sitting or engaging in activities. In addition, a herniated disc can allow harmful chemicals to leak out and irritate the spinal nerve, which can lead to sciatica.

Patients with this type of disc damage and pain may benefit from a Regenexx bone marrow concentrate injection procedure.

This highly specialized and accurate image-guided non-surgical procedure uses cells isolated from the patient's own bone marrow. Bone marrow is harvested using a special needle and advanced imaging guidance during an in-office procedure at your Regenexx doctor. Patients tolerate the harvesting procedure well and many patients report that they do not feel any pain. After collection, the bone marrow is centrifuged to concentrate scar cells and unnecessary cells are removed. These cells, along with a concentrated platelet preparation, are injected into the damaged disc the same day using precise and advanced imaging techniques.

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Free download: speaker user manual

How to avoid back pain and life-changing surgeries

Written by Dr. Chris Centeno, this eBook is about the spine and its function within the human musculoskeletal system and the body as a whole. Everything inside the body works together as a precisely coordinated symphony to support our well-being, a healthy spine and all its components (e.g. spinal nerves, ligaments, muscles, etc.) are fundamental to the overall health of the body. . When a single component of the spinal chain is damaged, it can lead to a cascade of problems, not just in the musculoskeletal system but throughout the body, and even more damage to the spine if left untreated. The result is chronic pain throughout the body, which can be traced back to damage to the spine if the diagnosis is correct.
Using the Regenexx SANS approach, the Spine Owner's Manual provides a clearly defined set of tests and exercises that you can do yourself to measure and monitor the health of your spine. This allows you to examine where your own body may be struggling to maintain proper stability, articulation, symmetry, and neuromuscular function, and it will help you make connections between these deficiencies in other parts of the body and in the spine.

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Does Regenexx work? ›

The overall long-term success in treating musculoskeletal pain is, on average, reported to be between 50% and 78%. Most regions of the body report between 50 and 60% improvement. This is impressive considering that almost the entire Regenexx population is being surveyed.

What is Regenexx injection? ›

Regenexx® Procedures are non-surgical injection treatments that are intended to help reduce pain and improve function for those who are suffering from pain due to common injuries, arthritis, and overuse conditions.

How much does Regenexx procedure cost? ›

Regenexx cost is $1,500-$9,000

Even some fans of this kind of injection often find themselves admitting to getting them over and over because the injections don't give a lasting apparent benefit as mentioned above. So to estimate real cost, you have to multiply the cost per injection by all these repeat injections.

How long does it take for Regenexx to work? ›

The results should become apparent over 1-3 months but sometimes can take as long as 6-9 months.

Is Regenexx painful? ›

The Regenexx SCP and PL injections produces a micro injury in the joint. As a result, expect the joint to be sore for one to three days. Your physician may prescribe pain medicines that will not hinder the healing caused by the procedure.

What are the ratings for Regenexx? ›

Customer reviews

Regenix has a score of 2.5 stars on Trustpilot from a total of 23 reviews. Positive reviews reported an improvement in hair appearance, suggesting the treatment was effective in making customers' hair look and feel thicker.

Is Regenexx FDA approved? ›

FDA Information on Regenexx Procedures

We are in compliance with all procedure codes; the FDA does not have any issues with the procedures we offer in the U.S. The Regenexx procedures performed in the United States are compliant with CFR 21 Part 1271 and fall under the same surgery exemption discussed in 1271.15 (b).

What is the Regenexx controversy? ›

Regulators have argued that the Regenexx procedure is equivalent to the administration of a drug because the stem cells that are re-injected into patients constitute an "'article' that is intended to treat, cure, and mitigate diseases and to affect the structure and function of the patient's body," therefore fitting ...

Is stem cell therapy covered by insurance 2022? ›

In general, stem cell treatment procedures are paid out-of-pocket by patients, because they are not covered by medical insurance. The cost of platelet rich therapy (PRP), which can be used separately or in conjunction with stem cell therapy, is typically $500-700, but may be as high as $2,000 at some locations.

Does Medicare pay for stem cells? ›

Medicare covers stem cell therapy for FDA-approved treatments, which are typically for hematopoietic stem cell transplants. These are stem cell therapies that promote the growth of healthy blood cells. These therapies are sometimes used to treat certain cancers, including: lymphomas.

How long does it take to get spinal injections after stem cells? ›

Healing from regenerative injections, whether joint or disc, takes time. Stem cell therapy is a biologic regenerative treatment that supports the body's own healing abilities. It usually takes about three months for discs to respond and many times it can take seven months for joints to respond.

How long do injected stem cells stay in your body? ›

The stem cells injected into the target area will continue working for up to one year, and many patients do not require multiple treatments. Consider the benefits of trying stem cell therapy for your joint problems and experience an effective alternative to surgery.

Does stem cell therapy increase lifespan? ›

Our current knowledge of human stem cells makes it feasible to delay aging and improve health and lifespan. Stem cell treatments can play a crucial role in delaying the aging process. Together with anti-aging genes, a stem cell infusion can create a sophisticated shield that can prevent or slow the effects of aging.

What are the disadvantages of stem cell therapy? ›

Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplant Side Effects
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  • Nausea and vomiting. ...
  • Infection. ...
  • Bleeding and transfusions. ...
  • Interstitial pneumonitis and other lung problems. ...
  • Graft-versus-host disease. ...
  • Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) ...
  • Graft failure.
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What is the average cost of a stem cell injection? ›

How much do stem cell injections cost? These treatments can range from $4000 - $8,000 in the United States.

Do stem cell injections work for back pain? ›

There is a specialized treatment known as intradiscal mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) transplantation, or intradiscal stem cell injections, that scientists have identified as safe and effective in treating the disc degeneration that leads to lower back pain.

Which stem cell company is best? ›

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Is stem cell therapy worth the cost? ›

Is Stem Cell Therapy Worth the Cost? Stem cells have been more widely used as part of regenerative medicine. As such, stem cell therapy is a successful treatment that offers many benefits that make it worth the price.

Why is stem cell therapy not approved? ›

These unproven, unregulated stem cell treatments carry significant risk. The risks range from administration site reactions to dangerous adverse events. For example, injected cells can multiply into inappropriate cell types or even dangerous tumors.

Where is the best stem cell therapy in the world? ›

India is the early adopter of medical advancements. They have the best stem cell specialists. The cost of stem therapy is significantly lower when compared with other countries. Below are some of the hospitals in India to get world-class stem cell therapy.

What are the risks of stem cell injections? ›

Side effects have different levels of severity, especially when it comes to stem cell treatment. Most of the procedure's risks result in short-term side effects such as infection, bleeding, and pain from tissue or nerve inflammation.

Why is Regenexx different? ›

The Regenexx method of isolating PRP and Stem Cells translates to a more powerful response to each individual injection. This is because the Regenexx method results in a significantly higher yield of platelet concentrations than bedside kits and with fewer contaminants.

How long does stem cell rejuvenation last? ›

How Long Does Stem Cell Therapy Last? After a stem cell therapy procedure, the stem cells injected into the patient will continue to repair in the target area for up to one year.

Why do people disagree with stem cell therapy? ›

Opponents argue that the research is unethical, because deriving the stem cells destroys the blastocyst, an unimplanted human embryo at the sixth to eighth day of development. As Bush declared when he vetoed last year's stem cell bill, the federal government should not support “the taking of innocent human life.”

Where did Joe Rogan do stem cell therapy? ›

“Like Dr. Neil Riordan who has been on the podcast before, he runs a clinic down in Panama. I sent my mom down there twice and it did wonders for her. And I've had some other friends, a lot of fighters I know have gone down there.”

What is Regenexx made of? ›

Regenexx SCP is made from the platelets in your blood in our on-site lab by a skilled technician who can include more of the blood components that encourage and support your body's natural healing process while removing other components that cause unnecessary inflammation and discomfort.

Can stem cells regenerate nerve damage? ›

“This study indicates that placing adult, human muscle-derived stem cells at the site of peripheral nerve injury can help heal the lesion,” Dr. Huard said. “The stem cells were able to make non-neuronal support cells to promote regeneration of the damaged nerve fiber.” The researchers, led by Dr.

Is stem cell therapy for back pain FDA approved? ›

Currently, the only stem cell treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are products that treat certain cancers and disorders of the blood and immune system.

Is stem cell covered by insurance? ›

While Insurance companies generally do not pay for stem cell treatments, they may pay for your consultation with the doctor and other associated costs that are incurred during the procedure.


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