What is the Regeneris Spine Protocol?
The Regeneris Spine protocol targets the patient’s own cells to repair damage. This approach builds on the established field of cellular therapies that have proven valuable for a variety of medical purposes today. Our research with stromal vascular stem cell and platelet rich plasma treatments cover various conditions, including arthritis. The Regeneris Spine protocol is a minimally-invasive procedure using injections that can be performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.
Don’t Operate – Regenerate!
Back, neck, and spine pain can really put a strain on daily life activities and may prevent you from living life to its fullest. If you are experiencing pain in your back, neck, or spine, you may be a candidate for the The Regeneris Spine protocol. Surgery and steroids are possible solutions for the pain, but for these treatments patients must commit to strict and lengthy recoveries. Regeneris Medical offers a minimally-invasive procedure that uses cells from your own body in an effort to target growth factors to the damaged joint. The hope is to offer relief with an injection rather than with surgery.
Benefits of the Regeneris Spine Protocol over Surgery
There are numerous reasons why The Regeneris Spine protocol might be a better choice than surgery:
Surgery, which is often performed under general anesthesia increases a patient’s risk of complications during and after surgery. General anesthesia is also more likely to cause side effects like nausea and vomiting and extends the recovery process. The Regeneris Spine protocol is performed using local anesthesia, reducing many of those risks.
Time in Hospital
The Regeneris Spine protocol is performed on an outpatient basis, which means you return home a few hours after your treatment to recover in the comfort of your home. A spinal/back operation requires a hospital stay of 1-2 days, and a full recovery time of several months.
Recovery from spinal surgery is extensive and often painful. For most patients, it takes at least 6 to 8 months before any true relief can be felt after the surgery and only after to committing to a strict strength training regimen to regain strength in the joint. Regeneris Spine protocol patients are instructed to refrain from rigorous physical activity for about two weeks, although gradual stretches and exercises are encouraged almost right away in order to keep the joint mobile after treatment.
Surgery on the spine can cause more problems for a patient than it can solve. Operations performed on the spine tend to carry higher risk due to the various side effects of invasive procedures. Efficacy of the Regeneris Spine protocol is still under investigation but generally differs for each patient, so the amount of time before a patient needs another injection varies.
A Regeneirs Spine protocol involves two distinct, state-of-the-art technologies:
Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)
This technology is used to extract stem cells from autologous fat tissue, rather than blood or bone marrow. Removing stem cells through this method results in a much higher yield of the cells, which produces the best possible outcome from your procedure. The autologous fat is removed from the body via a minimally-invasive liposuction procedure under local anesthesia.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
This substance in your blood contains a high concentration of growth factors that stimulate the body’s healing response. When administered to an injured area, the platelets create an environment that can induce healing of the tendons, muscles, ligaments and joints. PRP has been used as a dental and cosmetic therapy since the 1990s and more recently, has shown potential benefit in the medical realm.
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Whether you are experiencing pain as a result of injury or trauma, or if a condition such as arthritis has made it difficult to stand, walk, or run, our doctors can discuss your candidacy for regenerative treatments as well as answer any other questions you may have. Each case is unique, so personal consultations and customized treatment plans are determined based on your condition and goals.