Types of Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapies


Learn about the different types of stem cells and regenerative therapies used at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists.

Adipose Stem Cells

Adipose Derived Stem Cell therapy takes advantage of the plentiful stem cells found in your own fat tissue.

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  • What is it?

    Concentrated adipose tissue, or fat tissue, is an injectable regenerative medicine product that we utilize at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists. Adipose tissue has been shown to be high in mesenchymal stem cells, which can assist in natural regeneration and healing.

  • When is it used?

    Concentrated adipose tissue injections can be used in any occasion and are our most common procedure. Scientific literature suggests that inclusion of PRP with adipose tissue provides a better healing environment.

  • What does it do?

    When injected into areas of pain, damage, or injury, the adipose tissue supplies stem cells to the area. This can allow for an enhancement in healing and recovery.

  • Where does it come from?

    The adipose tissue is taken from the patient’s abdomen through a lipograft procedure on the day of the injection.


Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate therapy utilizes the potent stem cells found within your own bone marrow.

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  • What is it?

    Bone marrow aspirate concentrate is an injectable regenerative medicine product that we utilize at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists. Bone marrow has been shown to be high in hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells, which can assist in natural regeneration and healing.

  • When is it used?

    Bone marrow aspirate concentrate injections can be used in any occasion, but are often used in very specific situations. Scientific literature suggests that the stem cells found in bone marrow are able to assist in bone regrowth better than other types of regenerative therapies.

  • What does it do?

    When injected into areas of pain, damage, or injury, the bone marrow supplies stem cells to the area. This can allow for an enhancement in healing and recovery.

  • Where does it come from?

    The bone marrow is taken from the patient’s iliac crest, near the hip, through a aspiration procedure on the day of the injection.


Amniotic Stem Cells

Amniotic stem cells are a revolutionary source of stem cells taken safely from placenta during scheduled C-sections.

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  • What is it?

    Human amnion and amniotic fluid is an injectable regenerative medicine product that we utilize at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists. Amnion, which is part of the placenta, and the amniotic fluid have been shown to be high in different types of stem cells, which can assist in natural regeneration and healing.

  • When is it used?

    Human amnion and amniotic tissue injections can be used in any occasion, but are often used in very specific situations. We will often use this product when a small volume is needed, or when patient age and health are a concern.

  • What does it do?

    When injected into areas of pain, damage, or injury, the amnion and amniotic fluid supply stem cells to the area. This can allow for an enhancement in healing and recovery.

  • Where does it come from?

    The human amnion and amniotic fluid is harvested during scheduled C-section from pre-screened, qualified donors. The placenta is minimally processed and tested for quality and safety.


Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma therapy uses the power of your own blood platelets to improve recovery and natural healing.

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  • What is it?

    Platelet rich plasma therapy is an injectable regenerative medicine product that we utilize at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists. Platelets are naturally particles within the blood that contain growth factors. These growth factors can assist in natural regeneration and healing.

  • When is it used?

    Platelet rich plasma therapy can be used in any occasion. PRP is often added to other therapies, such as adipose and bone marrow concentrates, to promote a better response.

  • What does it do?

    When injected into areas of pain, damage, or injury, the growth factors from the platelets stimulate a natural healing response.

  • Where does it come from?

    Blood is taken from the patient and centrifuged to produce platelet rich plasma. This process separates blood cells from the platelets. The platelets are injected back into the area of injury.


Bioactive Tissue Matrix

Amniotic tissue matrix provides highly active growth factors taken safely from placenta during scheduled C-sections.

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  • What is it?

    Bioactive tissue matrix is an injectable regenerative medicine product that we utilize at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists. Bioactive tissue matrix is high in growth factors, anti-inflammatory agents, and more. These substances can assist in natural regeneration and healing.

  • When is it used?

    Bioactive tissue matrix therapy can be used in any occasion. It is often added to other therapies, such as human amnion and amniotic fluid, to promote a better response.

  • What does it do?

    When injected into areas of pain, damage, or injury, the growth factors and anti-inflammatory agents from the bioactive tissue matrix promotes a natural healing response.

  • Where does it come from?

    Bioactive tissue matrix is harvested during scheduled C-section from pre-screened, qualified donors. The placenta is minimally processed and dehydrated. All products have been tested for quality and safety.


Viscosupplementation

Knee injections that replace the body’s natural joint lubricant. These are typically done over several injections.

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  • What is it?

    Viscosupplementation is a hyaluronic acid injectable regenerative medicine product that we utilize at Rocky Mountain Pain Specialists. Hyaluronic acid is a way to increase the natural lubrication of joints. This substance can assist in the resilience of joints.

  • When is it used?

    Viscosupplementation can be used directly with PRP. Otherwise, it is often used after other injections to continue to promote healing and recovery.

  • What does it do?

    When injected into areas of pain, damage, or injury, the hyaluronic acid lubricates the joints. It will also promote the joint’s natural lubrication and protection ability.

  • Where does it come from?

    Viscosupplementation is harvested from animal by-products. The hyaluronic acid is separated and purified. Our viscosupplementation product is considered the safest on the market.