Who We Are
We are a team of board-certified regenerative and pain specialists dedicated to helping you use your own stem cells to heal, improve quality of life, and battle acute pain or illnesses.
Premier Regenerative Stem Cell and Wellness Centers is one of the leading research and treatment facilities in Colorado providing innovative techniques and therapies using the natural healing power of the body’s stem cells.
Our practice is not only using stem cell therapies, but we also perform a specialized technique using bone marrow concentrate stem cells (BMC or BMAC) for better, longer-lasting results. Premier Regenerative physicians have a vast amount of Experience, Research, and Data in the field of utilizing biologics for orthopedics and spine, therefore, promoting the natural healing power of patients own stem cells.
Our Patient Philosophy
We welcome you with respect and compassion. We treat you with customized care.
Our team has worked with professional athletes, weekend warriors and thousands of patients seeking relief from debilitating pain or illness. We treat every one of our patients with the utmost respect and get to know each as an individual with a unique set of circumstances. Our personalized service means we are available at all times, with physicians often talking to patients via phone in the evenings or weekends to make sure all questions are answered. Our concierge service makes you feel comfortable from your first phone call through every step of your time with us, making you feel comfortable and welcomed. From our first meeting with you to follow-up visits five years after procedures, your case is personal and important to us.
Headquartered in Colorado, Regenexx focuses on developing breakthrough non-surgical options for people suffering from various orthopedic disorders. We have developed a patent-pending procedure that uses your own stem cells and blood growth factors to regenerate bone and cartilage. The physicians that make up the Regenexx Physician Network are dedicated to educating our patients, providing choices, offering options and encouraging people to take an active role in their own treatment. We strive to improve the quality of life for each patient through compassion, dedication, and innovative treatment plans designed to meet the individual needs of the patient.
In creating Spine & Joint Solutions, PLLC, Dr. Martin’s hope is to provide patient-focused care using appropriate, advanced treatment options to improve pain and restore function. The initial goals of SJS are to provide comprehensive evaluations, give accurate diagnoses and thoroughly educate all patients about their ailments, allowing patients to make informed decisions about their care. Available treatment options range from a comprehensive rehabilitation program to more advanced treatments including spine or joint injections
Regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and stem cells, is emerging within the field of musculoskeletal medicine for the safe and effective treatment of spine and joint pain. PRF and stem cells, usually retrieved from the patient’s own body, offer patients more appropriately conservative and effective approaches to pain relief and tissue repair than traditional treatment options.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Dr. Martin will take time to discuss the diagnosis with each patient and make sure the patient better understands the pain generator. Creating a treatment plan is an individual and interactive process.
Our cutting-edge treatments have given patients an excellent non-surgical option to actually healing damaged tissue and avoid surgery. Dr. Martin has had groundbreaking success in using regenerative medicine products in the spine, joints and soft tissue.
STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cell therapy is an exciting part of a rapidly growing area within medicine termed Regenerative Medicine. Stem cells are cells that have the opportunity to become several different tissue types and also have the ability to self-replicate. Stem cells are found throughout the body in certain tissues and in varying concentrations. Bone marrow and adipose tissue both have high concentrations of stem cells and are readily available within the body.
Bone Marrow Aspiration (BMA)
At Spine & Joint Solutions, a procedure called bone marrow aspiration is performed to collect stem cells for use in areas of injury. The procedure is performed at a surgical center so that sterile technique can be used, as well as x-ray guidance to ensure that the whole procedure is as safe as possible. The aspiration process typically takes between 5 and 10 minutes and begins with having a patient lie on a bed on his/her stomach. The iliac crest bone, or top ridge of the hip bone, is the location chosen from which to draw bone marrow out. The region is sterilized and then anesthetized to reduce any discomfort. A needle is then advanced into the iliac crest, and only of the amount of bone marrow product that is needed for treatment is aspirated from the region. The needle is then removed. Given that the bone marrow aspiration technique that is used by Dr. Martin is the most advanced on the market at this time and effectively concentrates the product during the aspiration process, no centrifuge duration of the bone marrow is necessary. This, in turn, shortens the overall procedure and causes less potential harm to the bone marrow product. The bone marrow aspiration (BMA) product is then ready to be injected into the desired area. If the target is the joints or soft tissue, then an ultrasound is used to help guide the needle directly into the region of damage. If the target is the spine, a fluoroscope (x-ray machine) is used to help guide the needle into the region of damage. When stem cells are placed in an area of degeneration or injury within the body, these cells have the ability to decrease local inflammation and heal damaged tissue.
Donor Stem Cells
There are certain situations in which using bone marrow-derived stem cells is not the best option. In these situations, further discussions about donor stem cells are reasonable and necessary. Any individual who is known to have a chronic illness, such as a rheumatologic condition, or a person who has been treated with chemotherapy or radiation, may not have extremely healthy stem cells, as your stem cells are only as healthy as you are. In addition, more recent literature has outlined that any individual over the age of 60 should consider using donor stem cells due to having a low concentration of stem cells within their own body.
Following a healthy, full-term delivery, the placenta, and umbilical cord may be collected. Stem cells are then collected from the Wharton’s jelly within the umbilical cord. The final stem cell product is then placed in a vial and stored at -196°. At the time of your treatment, the product is thawed within the vial, drawn into a syringe and placed into the target area under either ultrasound or fluoroscopy guidance.
Stem cell therapy is a safe and conservative treatment option for multiple musculoskeletal conditions, including joint degeneration, cartilage injury, tendon injury, ligament injury, facet joint injury and disc injury.
All regenerative medicine patients at Spine & Joint Solutions will receive a comprehensive approach to their treatment process. This will include a full consultation, during which all questions will be answered. A packet will be provided that includes information on what to expect before, during and after the procedure. This will include post-injection protocols and activity modifications, as well as what to expect from the rehabilitation process, which begins four weeks after the injection. An outline describing an anti-inflammatory diet suggested supplements, and recipes will also be included. Patients may be asked to wear a brace or use crutches to offload the joint or spine region that was treated.
Additionally, each patient who undergoes treatment with either PRF or stem cells will be asked to take part in the research that is being conducted at Spine & Joint Solutions. This will consist of filling out simple questionnaires before treatment and again at specific points following treatment. Repeat imaging may be pursued to ensure tissue healing.
Dr. Matthew Provencher is a shoulder, knee, and sports medicine surgeon at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He is an author, lecturer, researcher and educator heavily involved in orthopedic arthroscopy techniques and the prevention of new and recurrent sports injuries. He has held numerous local, national and international appointments, including Arthroscopy Association of AANA, AOSSM, ISAKOS, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) and the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS). Dr. Provencher was recently named one of the Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons in the United States and also one of the Top 28 Knee Surgeons in the United States by Orthopaedics Today, and is recognized by Becker’s Orthopaedics as “One of 59 Great Orthopaedic Surgeons.”
Stem cell therapy, as practiced at Colorado’s thriveMD in Denver & Vail, is an innovative minimally invasive treatment that is part of the growing field known as regenerative medicine. Stem cell therapy utilizes your own adult stem cells to treat acute sports injuries and chronic joint, soft tissue and disc degeneration. The procedure provides your body the potential to heal itself naturally.
Do you have a nagging sports injury?
Do you experience pain due to arthritis?
Have you been told by other physicians that you have a joint that is ‘bone on bone’ and are a candidate for joint replacement surgery?
Are you experiencing back pain and looking to avoid spinal fusion surgery?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, read on to learn if stem cell therapy in Colorado may have the potential to get you back to living an active, healthy lifestyle.