stem cell therapy

Stem Cell Therapy Treats the Cause & Restores the Tissue

Increasingly, patients in the United States want to avoid the side effects of medication and complications of surgery. One relatively new innovation in medicine is stem cell therapy treatment, which often uses the body’s own cells to regenerate tissue naturally.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine is a relatively new and diversely powerful medical field. The objective of treatments such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is to introduce healthy and functional cells in areas where injury or illness has rendered the body incapable of recovery on its own. Through stem cell therapy, cells, often sourced from the patient’s own body, are used to help with tissue repair.

Specialists in this area believe that regenerative medicine could allow many patients to heal and stop their chronic pain. In fact, the broad population who could be assisted by stem cells is simply enormous, encompassing 128 million Americans. Here are four sample patient groups that would benefit, with conservative estimates of how many people could be helped:

  1. Autoimmune disorder patients – 35 million
  2. Diabetes – 16 million
  3. Osteoporosis – 10 million
  4. Heart disease or stroke patients – 5.5 million

Stem cell therapy is also considered a safe and potent method to treat osteoarthritis (OA) and injuries. In terms of injuries, NFL quarterback Peyton Manning had a phenomenal, record-breaking season his first full year after receiving stem cell therapy for his neck. The State of California believes so much in this therapy for OA that it has its own state agency to research it, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). “Stem cells have tremendous potential for treating disease and replacing or regenerating the diseased tissue,” notes CIRM. “This treatment [has] a huge impact on the large numbers of patients who suffer from arthritis as well as in reducing the economic burden created by arthritis.”

How does stem cell therapy work?

Stem cell therapy allows the body to heal through the use of stem cells, which can be sourced from the patient’s own body or produced in a lab setting. Specialists can manipulate the cells to become nerve or blood or heart cells, for instance. They can also be directly introduced to an injured area, where they will naturally develop into the type of cell that is needed most. Either way, the stem cells help with repair and recovery.

Expert treatment

Do you think stem cell therapy might be right for you? Regene-Flex takes the most advanced and effective FDA-approved elements of Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, and combines them into one unique and extremely effective protocol. Learn more.

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    Michele Seville

    Will this work for bone on bone issues. Was informed not long ago that I have a very thin layer of cartilidge on my right knee and it’s close to bone on bone. Looking for other alternative than total knee replacement. Have Blue Cross Blue Sheild insurance.
    Thank you,
    Michele Seville

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Michele, We have treated patients who were “bone-on-bone” and had tremendous results. You can give us a call at 1-888-YES-FLEX for more information and to schedule a personal consultation. Also, we are in network with most Blue Cross plans, however, to be sure about your plan, please give us a call.

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    marc smith

    does stem cell therapy heal a torn knee meniscus?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Marc, We have had success with treating torn knee meniscus’ but it ultimately depends on the patient and situation. Our physician can meet with you and provide a consultation and evaluation without any obligation. Simply call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule an appointment.

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    Zequek Estrada

    I always think it’s interesting to learn about different types of advancements with stem cell treatments. It was nice to have clarified what the objective of the treatment is. Though it’s nice to understand how things like therapy work, I’m curious to hear about personal experiences with it.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Zequek, If you would like to visit the ‘Treatments’ and ‘Home’ pages on our site, you will be able to watch videos with actual patients talking about their personal experiences with our treatments. If you would like to learn more you can call us 1-888-YES-FLEX.

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    Linda

    Does Medicare like Humana/Medicare cover this procedure or just the first visit? I’ve been told it is very expensive

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Linda, Various treatments that we offer are covered by Medicare and most major medical insurances. Regenerative treatment plans are typically not covered by insurance. To get more in depth information about our treatments and insurance coverage, feel free to schedule a personal consultation by calling 1-888-YES-FLEX or on our website.

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      dean hines

      I would like to know the answer to this question!

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        The Flexogenix Team

        Hi Dean, regenerative treatment plans are typically not covered by insurance, however, several other treatments that we offer are covered by Medicare and most major medical insurance plans. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX for more details.

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    Martha Ann Tuck

    Is the PRP the same as stem cell? I’ve had the PRP and do you do it again?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Martha, In our Regene-flex treatment, PRP and Stem Cell therapy work together, although they are different. You can read more about the differences between the two on our Regenerative medicine page under ‘How it Works’ at flexogenix.com/regenerative-medicine/
      And yes, you can have the PRP treatment again. If you would like to schedule a personal consultation call 1-888-YES-FLEX.

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    Joan Diamond

    I have Kaiser Senior Advantage and Medicare. Do you accept this medical insurance?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Joan, Regenerative medicine treatment plans are typically not covered by most major medical insurance policies. However, some of our other treatments are covered by Medicare and most major insurances. Feel free to call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to find out more information on the treatments and coverage.

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    A. Smith

    If medicare and supplement ins.do not cover this procedure, What is the average cost for the Regene_flex treatment PRP-Stem cell ? To have one knee done and how many visits ?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi A. Smith,
      The cost of treatment is highly dependent upon multiple factors, including type of presenting condition and eventual treatment plan prescribed by the physician. During the initial consultation, these questions will be more effectively answered. Feel free to schedule a personal consultation by calling 1-888-YES-FLEX or schedule online to discuss in depth the options we have for you.

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    Karen

    I weigh 280. Can I still recieve knee treatment, without getting close to my normal weight? I need a full replacement, but am having trouble losing the weight for surgery. Thankyou.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Karen, you should be able to receive treatment. Please feel free to call 1-888-YES-FLEX for more information and/or to schedule a personal consultation.

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    Will Michaels

    I am a new patient and have had my first treatment . The next morning when i got up from bed , i was amazed that 80% of my knee joint pain in both legs was gone. My question is it possible for me to get the stem cell procedure ? I am hiv positive , i believe my Dr said no . i was wondering if i could get stem cell therapy from another alternate way . bless all of you … my knee pain is very minimal after my first treatment .

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Will, That is great to hear about your first treatment! Please give us a call at 1-888-YES-FLEX to find out more specific information and if you would be able to receive stem cell therapy. Thanks!

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    Patricia Kiefer

    My husband needs a new hip, I have been looking into alternative treatments beside surgery. He is 5 11 and 170 lbs and in good health. No medication except baby asprin, celebrex, due to hip pain and kell oil and vit d supplement.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Patricia, We would be happy to discuss the treatment options with you and your husband. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule a personal consultation or you can schedule on our website.

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    Brenda

    Hello my daughter has a tore her ACL and need surgery.
    Would she be able to receive treatment for this at your facility?
    Thanks
    Brenda

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Brenda, please give us a call at 1-888-YES-FLEX to schedule a personal consultation. Our physician can personally analyze your daughter’s condition to find out if the treatment can help her.

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    margrit goldstein

    can you give me more details about the therapy?how long will it take?
    Thank you

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Margrit, please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX to get more in-depth information about our treatments.

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    Mike

    Hi, how are the stem cells acquired? Are they embryonic, umbilical, etc? Thanks.

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Mike! Please contact the clinic directly at 1-888-YES-FLEX for specific information about the stem cells and the procedures.

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    Tony Ojay.

    Hi, I had left shoulder pains, which wouldn’t let me sleep at night. I have heard of possibilities of ‘hemiphlegic shoulder pains’ as,a result of stroke which I suffered in March 2016. (almost seven months ago). Is it true that most Stroke Survivors do ‘suffer’ shoulder pains during recovery periods?. If true, how long will this go for? Can I fix this with Stem therapy? If possible? How much will this cost me? AND what is your process in ‘fixing’ this?

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Tony, please call us to schedule a free consultation. During the consultation we will be able to determine if you are a candidate for our treatments, and then come up with a treatment plan that can work for you. Cost of treatment depends on type and severity of your condition as well as eventual treatment plan prescribed by the physician. We’re looking forward to speaking with you! 888-YES-FLEX

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    Ashley S.

    My mother has degenerative back disease and has had back surgery (plates and rods in her back).
    With the degenerative BD you still have the pain and the deterioration over time. Has this process been studied in this area and if so what was the ratio and determination? Also, do you work with everyday folks that may be retired and on medicare and have a supplemental plan (Humana). Do you know if that they have either covered partially or full of the treatment? Does your process only deal with stem cell or do you have other forms of regenerative therapy as well. Thank you!

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      The Flexogenix Team

      Hi Ashley, we do accept Medicare and most major insurance plans. Unfortunately at this moment we are not yet offering treatments for the back. We currently treat the major peripheral joints including the knee, shoulder, and hip. We would be happy to provide a free personal consultation if your mother is experiencing pain in any of those joints, where we can have a more in-depth conversation about our treatments and insurance coverage. Please call us at 1-888-YES-FLEX so we can answer any other questions you may have and/or schedule a free consultation.

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    Edward J. Ross

    I live in West Palm Beach, Florida. Where is your nearest office?

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      The Flexogenix® Team

      Hi Edward. At the moment we don’t have any clinics in Florida. We have two clinics in North Carolina and two in California and are expecting to open a clinic in Atlanta before the summer. Feel free to give us a call if you are traveling to any of these areas in the future. We would love to help!

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    Sharon Pearl

    My 93-yesr-old mom has RA and worn hips and knees. Could you help her avoid surgery and relieve pain so she can be more mobile?

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      The Flexogenix® Team

      Hi Sharon, she would need to come in for a free personal consultation with us, where the physician will analyze her condition and determine if she’s a candidate for treatment. Simply call 888-YES-FLEX to schedule it.

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    ANNETTE NORWOOD

    My husband had stroke in 2015 and his now not able to use left arm or leg well. Would stem cell therapy help? Does medicare cover these treatments and are they inpatient? We live in Arkansas.

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      The Flexogenix® Team

      Hi, Annette. Unfortunately Flexogenix has not explored using stem cell therapy for conditions other than joint pain.

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    Rick Puckett

    Twenty years ago I had meniscus tear and medi meniscus removed. Holes were bored in my femur to promote scar cartiledge. Now have early onset medial compartment OA. Orthopedist recommends partial knee replacement. Would flexogenix be an alternative for me? Rick-greensboro

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      Hi, Rick. Our treatments were made exactly for that reason, to help those who are seeking to delay and/or avoid a knee replacement surgery. Please call us at 888-YES-FLEX to schedule a free personal consultation, where our physician will review your specific condition and determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment.

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    Larry Billig

    I noticed that insurances doesn’t cover the regenerative procedures. Is the treatments for arthritis in the regenerative category?

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      Hi Larry, we do have other treatments for arthritis which do not fall under the regenerative category. Feel free to give us a call if you have any other questions or to schedule a free consultation, 888-YES-FLEX

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