Cellular Therapy in Asheville, NC

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Regenexx-SD is Bone Marrow Concentrate, which contains stem cells. These repair cells from your own body live inside all of us in various tissues, poised to leap into action to repair damage as it occurs. As we age or have big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area. The Regenexx-SD Procedure helps overcome this problem by harvesting Bone Marrow from an area of the back of the hip that contains a dense population of these important cells and then concentrating those cells before precisely injecting them into the injured area using advanced imaging guidance. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain and improve function by promoting the body's own ability to heal naturally. This Patented Bone Marrow Concentrate Protocol can be used for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Dr. Lehman will evaluate your condition and your imaging to determine whether a bone marrow concentrate or platelet-based treatment is the best option for your orthopedic condition.Not all patients are candidates for the Regenexx SD treatment. Schedule a consultation today to find out whether you are a candidate.

What Are The Benefits Of Cellular Therapy?

Cellular therapy treatments with Regenexx at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provide a number of great healing benefits, including:

  • Uses the body’s own healing powers
  • Stimulates the growth of healthy new cells
  • Improves function and mobility
  • Speeds healing time
  • Treats a wide variety of conditions and injuries
  • Helps to address pain
  • Minimally invasive, no surgery required
  • No medications

Am I A Candidate For Cellular Therapy?

Because cellular therapy in Asheville, NC at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine harnesses the body's innate power to heal and rebuild damaged tissues, almost anyone can be a great candidate for this revolutionary treatment. Able to reduce symptoms and improve numerous acute and chronic injuries and conditions, cellular therapy can benefit a wide variety of patients. Typical candidates for cellular therapy include patients who:

  • Have a muscle, joint, or tendon injury
  • Have a chronic condition like osteoarthritis
  • Have cartilage damage
  • Are experiencing acute and/or chronic pain
  • Want a more natural, nonsurgical treatment option for orthopedic conditions
  • Prefer to avoid medications with possible side effects

Some candidates with more advanced joint wear or damage may not be a candidate for cellular therapy because a surgical procedure could provide a better outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Lehman will examine you, review your medical history, and listen to your concerns to ensure cellular therapy is right for you and your health needs.

How Is Regenexx-SD Performed?

Before the procedure begins, a member of the Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team will extract regenerative cells from either your bone marrow or bloodstream. These cells will then be injected into the problem area via state-of-the-art imaging technology that allows us to make the injection precisely where it will benefit your body the most. The newly injected cells will stimulate the body's natural healing process, allowing the muscle, tendon, ligament, etc. to slowly repair itself. Afterward, we'll need to monitor you for just a few minutes before you'll be able to leave our Asheville, NC facility and continue with your day.

What Should I Expect After The Regenexx-SD Procedure?

Following your injection of bone marrow concentrate at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, you will likely still have pain in the treated area. This is normal and is part of the Regenexx-SD healing process. You should limit joint activity as much as possible for a day. After about a week, you should be able to resume light activities. From there, your pain should be alleviated progressively, and it is likely that you will be able to resume vigorous exercise at the 6 – 8 week mark. Healing from cellular therapy continues over many months thereafter. However, the recovery process is not something you have to tackle alone. At each step of the journey, Dr. Lehman will monitor your progress and your return to performance over time.

Cellular therapy FAQs

Why is cellular therapy useful?

There are many conditions that can be addressed with cellular therapy. Common conditions include osteoarthritis, back pain, or a chronic injury due to natural wear and tear, or a sports injury. Bone marrow concentrate can even improve damage to cartilage, tendons, and ligaments to restore function.

Who should I go to for cellular therapy?

It's important for cellular therapy to be administered by a trained professional with experience performing Regenexx procedures. Only they will know how to produce safe and effective outcomes. The team at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine works hard to ensure the highest level of safety and best results possible.

What is the cost of treatment?

The cost of cellular therapy through Regenexx varies depending on your treatment goals in Asheville, NC. Our administrative staff can give you an accurate estimate during your initial appointment — so you know what to expect. We also offer easy payment plans — so your procedure is cost-effective and affordable.

How does cellular therapy differ from traditional treatments like surgery or medication?

Cellular therapy differs significantly from traditional treatments such as surgery or medication. While surgery may involve invasive procedures, cellular therapy is minimally invasive, typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Medications often provide temporary relief, whereas cellular therapy aims to address the underlying cause of musculoskeletal conditions by promoting tissue regeneration and healing. Cellular therapy offers the potential for long-term benefits, reduced pain, and improved function without the risks and downtime associated with surgery.

What is the recovery process like after receiving cellular therapy?

Recovery after cellular therapy is typically quicker and less demanding compared to surgical interventions. Patients can often resume their daily activities within a short period, with minimal downtime or post-procedure restrictions. The specific recovery experience may vary depending on the individual's condition and the type of cellular therapy administered. However, most patients can expect to experience gradual improvements in pain relief and function over several weeks to months as the body's natural healing processes are stimulated.

Are there any potential risks or side effects associated with cellular therapy?

Cellular therapy is generally considered safe with a low risk of complications. Since the treatment uses the patient's cells or derived materials, the risk of allergic reactions or rejection is minimal. However, as with any medical procedure, there can be some mild, temporary side effects such as swelling, discomfort, or bruising at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve on their own within a short time.

Regenexx Patient Outcome Data

Regenexx is unique in that it maintains an active patient registry that continually prompts patients to update their progress or side effects post-procedure. As a result, we keep records on tens of thousands of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network in our outcomes database. Regenexx is the only company that has tracked an orthopedic patient population of this size, who were treated with bone marrow concentrate.

In our effort to be completely transparent with potential patients, we make these results available through our website. You can see for yourself how many procedures we’re tracking and the results patients have reported. With Regenexx, you have the tools you need to make an informed decision about what treatment option is right for you.

Regenerate From What Ails You

If you have an injury or chronic pain that’s keeping you from being as active and vibrant as you’d like, but you don’t want traditional pain treatment or orthopedic surgery, cellular therapy with Regenexx SD performed at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine may be a great treatment option. Please contact our Asheville, NC facility today to find out more info and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lehman or another member of our skilled team.

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