Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine
Did you know that your body can be stimulated to heal itself with stem cells? We each possess millions of adult stem cells that play a key role in response to injury. Stem cells accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and prevent scarring. But, not all treatments are the same. Choose the leader in pain relief - Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.
Comprehensive Team Approach
When choosing the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine, you are choosing a comprehensive, team approach to your care. Your care team may include:
Care Provided at the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine
Learn why the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine is a world leader in both stem cell procedures as well as other methods for living pain free including acupuncture, applied kinesiology, bio modulator, cold laser, cryotherapy, cupping, electrical stimulation, manipulation, neuro bio feedback, prolo therapy, prp facial (vampire), and TDP lamps.
Dr. Klee Bethel discusses SCNM and the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine with Health Star Center Stage with Mark Lewis.
Dr. Klee Bethel explains a comprehensive team approach to care with Health Star Center Stage with Mark Lewis.
Dr. Klee Bethel discusses stem cell treatments with Health Star Center Stage with Mark Lewis.
Dr. Klee Bethel discusses questions that patients should ask when considering stem cell treatments with Health Star Center Stage with Mark Lewis.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cell Therapy
An expert, conscientious physician takes the time to properly evaluate you to determine whether you are good candidate. This includes a thorough review of your case history, physical exam, MRI or other imaging studies. Also, an assessment of other factors that influence the success of regenerative treatments, such as nutrition and lifestyle are evaluated as well.
Stems cells will be harvested from your own bone marrow. The typical collection site is the posterior pelvis. You will also have the option for allograft stem cells derived from amnion or umbilical cord if we decide that would provide superior results.
Yes, you are awake during the procedure. You are given a local anesthetic that numbs the area of the body that is being worked on.
The visit takes a total of 90-120 minutes.
The number of treatments needed depends on how responsive the patient is to the treatment. Healthier patients usually respond better to the treatment and start feeling better sooner. Some patients start feeling better after one treatment, while others take several treatments to see progress.
Just like any medical procedure, there are always risks involved. With stem cell treatment, there is the risk of infection, bleeding, bruising, and nerve injury. At the Neil Riordan Center, our experienced staff uses sterile techniques to minimize these risks
This completely depends on the patient. However, most patients feel soreness after the procedure for about a day or two, which is then followed by gradual improvement for months after the treatment.
Responsive patients usually have good health, a balanced diet, exercise, are not smokers or drinkers, and don’t have advanced stages of diseases.
To be effective, the treatment must occur in the right place. This depends on accurate assessment and diagnosis, which is why our physicians complete a thorough review of your history and imaging studies and complete a comprehensive physical exam before deciding if you are a candidate for this therapy.
To ensure accuracy of the stem cell placement, the physician will use ultrasound or fluoroscopic imaging. Fluoroscopy gives a real-time image that allows the physician to confirm needle placement in a joint. Ultrasound can help to show the physician the exact location where a tear in a muscle, ligament, or tendon exists.
Both methods give the physician the ability to locate and identify nerves or blood vessels that should be avoided. The Neil Riordan Center has the equipment to safely, effectively and precisely perform the treatment.
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Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine at SCNM operates independently from the Riordan Medical Institute and the Stem Cell Institute. While the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine at SCNM operates thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Neil Riordan, PA, PhD, he does not practice at SCNM.