Regenerative Medicine

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Regenerative medicine therapies available at SpineNevada include platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy and bone marrow aspirate therapy (also known as stem cell therapy). Regenerative medicine is the specialty focused on using new technologies and therapies to address and reverse the effects of aging on joints and disc problems. To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

Degeneration or aging of the human body is a natural process and creates most of the illnesses people obtain in their lifetimes — including joint and back pain. Currently, most doctors focus on managing patients’ symptoms rather than being able to address the root cause. Regenerative medicine is the process of trying to restore and prevent the deterioration of aging or injury within the human body. Current diseases like osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis of the spine, hip and knee, ligament sprains, and rotator cuff tears can be aided by new regenerative medicine techniques.

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What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been clinically proven to treat pain and stimulate healing in the body. This procedure includes simply injecting a high dose of platelets, concentrated from your own blood, into areas affected by pain. This is a safe and natural way for your body to accelerate the healing process, rather than blocking or masking your pain.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy treatments are unique because they help the body jump start the healing process. Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells and replace dying cells, and the potential of rebuilding damaged tissue, muscles, tendons or ligaments.

Why Choose Regenerative Therapy?
Reduce the Necessity for Major Surgery

Greatly reduce the need for surgery by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses any further. Imagine alleviating your knee pain without having to get a knee replacement. The goal of regenerative therapy is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain. To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

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Quicker Healing Process

Regenerative therapy has helped many professionals and athletes heal rapidly from an injury and return to full activity. Regenerative therapy procedures are ideal for individuals who face ailments such as back pain, knee arthritis, tendonitis, ligament injuries, arthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, hip bursitis, patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injuries.

Cost

The cost of regenerative therapy procedures depend on your specific treatment. For more information, call 775-348-8800 to receive pricing information for your specific regenerative therapy plan.

Recovery Time

Although recovery times vary, most patients can expect to see improvement in their pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Patients will continue to see improvement in pain and mobility for up to 12 months. Regenerative therapy patients experience rapid recovery and are back to their daily activities very quickly.

Benefits

No surgery, no medication, and no hospital stays are just a few of the reasons why thousands have chosen regenerative therapies over traditional methods. Most procedures are performed in less than an hour with very little post recovery. Many patients are able to return to work the next day. Because most regenerative procedures use your own body’s platelets and cells for healing, it’s safe and natural!

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is super-physiologically concentrated platelets and growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration of injured tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments. PRP is derived from your own body and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery because of the great results patients of all ages are obtaining. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Weekend Warrior,” regenerative therapies, including PRP, are an effective and safe nonsurgical therapy to treat forms of acute and chronic pain.

Treat Your Condition With Platelet Rich Plasma
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PRP therapy procedures can treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to:

Back and neck pain

Tennis and golfer’s elbow

Arthritis of the joints

Rotator cuff injuries

Foot and ankle pain

Ligament, cartilage, & tendon injuries

If your condition is not listed please contact us at 775-348-8800 or please click here. to see if PRP therapy is the best treatment option for you.

Where does platelet rich plasma (PRP) come from?

To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.

What should I expect from PRP treatment?

PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that stimulates healing and treats acute and chronic pain. Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 12 months. The cost of a PRP treatment varies based on your specific treatment needs.

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets and regenerative growth factors directly into the area in need.

Platelet rich plasma is a very simple and safe nonsurgical procedure that is performed by a qualified physician. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1 A small sample of your blood is drawn and collected into a special device.

Step 2 The special device is then centrifuged at a high speed, two separate times, to isolate the purest PRP.

Step 3 Once the PRP has been isolated, it is ready to be injected into your affected site. It is carefully injected using refined techniques to ensure advanced healing and regeneration.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells have been clinically and scientifically proven to effectively treat chronic and acute pain.

Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells, replace dying cells, and regenerate damaged tissue. Stem cells are derived from your own body’s bone marrow or fat deposit (adipose). To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.


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An alternative method for regenerative medicine is through allograft tissues (from a purified amniotic source). These tissues have a high concentration of collagens, structural proteins and growth factors that support healing. This immune-privileged tissue can have some advantages over other regenerative therapies. Speak with our physician about which regenerative medicine technique would be right for you and your injury.

Stem Cell Therapy
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Stem cell therapy is a very simple and safe outpatient procedure that is performed by a qualified physician. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1 Removal of bone marrow or fat tissue. If you choose to use amniotic stem cells, half the battle is already over.

Step 2 Once a sample of your bone marrow or fat tissue has been obtained, the cells are isolated with a specialized centrifuge. If you decide to use amniotic stem cells, they are delivered to the doctor’s office ready for injection.

Step 3 The stem cells are then carefully injected into the site where the injury exists and the healing and regeneration begins!

Important questions to ask:

What is the recovery time?

Two advantages of a stem cell injection over surgery are:

No need for hospital stay

No prolonged recovery

Most patients find themselves back in their daily routine the day after the procedure. Healing gradually happens over the course of 2-6 weeks and can continue for up to 12+ months. To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

What are the results & benefits of stem cell therapy?

Uses your own body’s master cells to heal

Heals and doesn’t just mask the pain

Outpatient procedure

Simple procedural process

Quick recovery

Back to work the next day

Treat your pain with stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy procedures can treat the following conditions (but not limited to):

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tears

Ankle and foot arthritis

Ankle sprains

Arthritis

Back pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cartilage defects

Degenerative disc disease

Elbow tendonitis

Failed back surgery syndrome

Fractures

Golfer’s elbow

Hand and wrist arthritis

Hip arthritis

Knee arthritis

Knee ligament injuries

Knee tendonitis

Neck pain

Pelvic pain

Phantom limb pain

Plantar fasciitis

Post-herpetic neuralgia

Post-laminectomy syndrome

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rotator cuff tendonitis

Rotator cuff tears

Sacroiliac joint pain

Sciatica

Shoulder and elbow arthritis

Spinal arthritis (facet syndrome)

Spinal stenosis

Tendonitis

Tennis elbow

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Tension headaches

Trigeminal neuralgia

If you don't see your condition, please contact us. You may still be a candidate for stem cell therapy.

Meet SpineNevada's Regenerative Medicine Specialists

Dr. Matthew McAuliffe is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and fellowship-trained in Interventional spine and sports medicine. Dr. McAuliffe's goal is to diagnose and cure complex problems that don't fit neatly into one particular specialty or have a straightforward solution. He uses a variety of methods to diagnose and treat problems including performing nerve conduction studies, electromyography, musculoskeletal ultrasound and a variety of image-guided procedures. He completed his fellowship-training at the Bodor Clinic with Dr. Marko Bodor. platelet rich plasma, stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, Dr Andrew Hsu, Dr Matthew Mcauliffe physical medicineThe Bodor Clinic was among the first to combine high resolution ultrasound with computers (EMG) to diagnose muscle and nerve disorders. To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

Dr. Andrew Hsu has expertise in performing spine and ultrasound guided procedures to help diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and orthopedic problems. These include: lumbar transforaminal and interlaminar epidural injections, lumbar facet injections, cervical interlaminar epidural injections, cervical / lumbar / thoracic medial branch blocks and radiofrequency ablations, thoracic interlaminar epidural injections, ultrasound guided joint and peri-tendon injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnostic examinations, regenerative procedures including prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP). Dr. Hsu completed an Interventional spine and sports medicine fellowship in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University and Cornell University in New York. To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

Dr. Maria Pirraglia provides in-office consultations for acute pain syndromes requiring musculoskeletal care and neurodiagnostic assessment. An experienced electromyographer, platelet rich plasma, stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine, Dr Andrew Hsu, Dr Matthew Mcauliffe physical medicineDr. Pirraglia utilizes EMG and nerve conduction studies to diagnose and monitor patients suffering from backaches, neck pain, and repetitive strain syndromes, such as carpal tunnel, and to evaluate symptoms of numbness, tingling, muscle spasm, weakness, atrophy, or loss of coordination. Dr. Pirraglia performs therapeutic injections for arthritic joints and stiff, painful muscles, including cortisone, hyaluronan viscoelastic supplementation, and trigger point therapy. She completed her residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College and affiliated institutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Rockefeller University. To request more information about regenerative medicine or to schedule an appointment, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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