Preventive Health Medical Institute differs from most other regenerate medicine clinics in that it is staffed by a Board-Certified Preventive Medicine physician, experienced with thousands of joint injections.
We specialize in the comprehensive treatment of the musculoskeletal system using whatever form of treatment is best suited for your problem whether it be non-operative treatment, regenerative therapies or a combination. If a clinic does only stem cells, it is more likely that they will recommend stem cell treatment whether you are a good candidate or not.
This field is basically the study of how we can help the body to heal itself by utilizing and optimizing natural repair processes. These processes are mediated by molecules in the body know as growth factors. New cell formation is accomplished when these factors activate quiescent stem cells to differentiate into the appropriate mature tissue cells. Much of the stem cell research in the past was based on cells taken from embryonic tissue, posing both an ethical and logistical problem. We use only BioBurst Rejuv, produced locally at the research facility in Boise, Idaho. BioBurst Rejuv is an impactful umbilical cord blood (UCB) derived fluid allograft designed to harness the body’s own healing mechanisms. The signaling molecules included in our unique composition have been used to initiate regeneration for soft tissue and ligament conditions.
Every joint in the body and most tissues contain stem cells that are responsible for maintaining health in that location. Degeneration of tissues or joints occur when the stem cell population becomes depleted and that structure losses its ability to heal itself as a result of injury of the natural aging process. Stem cell therapy is an attempt to repopulate tissues or joints with stem cells thereby restoring the body’s ability to heal itself.
These treatments are intended to reverse tissue damage and degenerative changes, but they do not stop the natural aging process which starts again once the tissues have regenerated. Overall, these therapies should provide good relief of pain from two to six years after treatment. Patients will require repeat treatment throughout their life as they get older and joints continue to degenerate. Preventive Health Medical Institute patients can now benefit from a treatment called platelet-richplasma (PRP) injections. This non-surgical treatment can reduce pain, providing long-term relief from chronic tendinitis to degenerative disorders. PRP injections use your own body’s natural growth factors to promote healing and alleviate pain. Each individual’s treatment plan will vary, but our typical patient requires one or two injections, a minimum of four weeks apart.
Although these treatments are done worldwide and have been proven an effective alternative for treatment of pain related to damage and degeneration of joints, they are still considered experimental and not covered by insurance plans. Payment is due at the time of service.