Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, simply get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer your questions!
Here are a few of our frequently asked questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, simply get in touch with us and we will be happy to answer your questions!
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Regenokine® is a non-surgical, anti inflammatory treatment indicated for osteoarthritis, joint pain, back pain, neck pain and some muscle, tendon and ligament issues. This treatment is a new biological approach to treating arthritis, joint and spine pain. The Regenokine® program uses a patient’s own anti inflammatory proteins and the body’s own natural healing processes to reduce pain, improve function and restore the joint. Regenokine® is a serum created by the patient’s own blood containing high concentrations of anti inflammatory proteins and growth factors. These proteins counteract the inflammatory process in the joint or spine. While most therapies focus on interim pain relief, the Regenokine® program focuses on addressing the root cause of the pain and inflammation. Regenokine® works to slow the progression of osteoarthritis and reduces pain, stiffness and swelling.
Regenokine® works by stimulating blood cells to produce specific proteins. These proteins are isolated from the blood and injected into the joint, tendon or ligament. Once the protein is injected into the area it binds to inflammatory receptors on the surface of your joint, blocking and ultimately dismantling the receptor. Blocking and dismantling these receptors reduces inflammation, allows healing to occur and protects the healthy cartilage in the joint for months to years. The decrease in inflammation leads to a decrease or elimination of pain, increase in mobility and helps preserve the healthy cartilage in the joint.
The Regenokine® Program has been in clinical use for approximately 10 years. It is estimated that over 20,000 patients have been treated with the Regenokine® Program in Europe and the US in this time period. Over 100,000 patients have been treated with sole serum injections (ACS).
Duration of effect depends on the individual, the treated disease and its severity. We typically note a lasting effect between 1 to 5 years in knee and hip osteoarthritis. In disc prolapses we sometimes observe a permanent effect, this may be due to the Regenokine® Program, the natural course of the disease itself or a combination of the two.
The best candidates are those with mild to moderate osteoarthritis in any natural joint including back and neck. We treat individuals with advanced or “Stage 4” osteoarthritis, however, the result of treatment varies based on the stage of cartilage degeneration. Why? Regenokine® does not regrow cartilage. It works to protect healthy cartilage in the joint. Stage 4 OA or bone-on-bone clients have very little or no cartilage left in the joint. For these clients Regenokine® may be successful but we typically give clients a less optimistic outcome of treatment.
Pain, stiffness and swelling are all symptoms of inflammation in a joint. Using anti inflammatory proteins to decrease the inflammation leads to a reduction or elimination of these symptoms. Chronic and persistent inflammation in the joint also leads to destruction of cartilage. Reducing or eliminating chronic inflammation works to protect the healthy cartilage in the joint as well.
The primary protein isolate in Regenokine® is your own IL-1Ra. IL1-Ra (good anti-inflammatory protein), has been identified as the primary mediator (or boss) of the inflammatory process in about 70% of the population. Introducing your own IL-1Ra into the joint at higher concentrations then normally present changes the balance of good and bad proteins. The increase in good proteins (anti inflammatory IL-1Ra) in the joint allows the good proteins (IL1-Ra) to reach the receptors before the bad proteins (inflammatory IL-1). Over the course of treatment the good proteins will block and disable more and more of the receptor on the surface of the cartilage leading to less pain, better range of motion and protection of the healthy cartilage.
The treatment is totally safe. There are no side effects from the Regenokine® serum as this is a product that is made from and comes from your body. There is no risk of reaction or allergy. There is an inherent risk of infection from any joint injection however this risk is lower with Regenokine® because your blood and serum is inherently antimicrobial.
- Peripheral: If you have had a joint injection before it is the same process and procedure. The injection is given into the joint space. Clients typically report a full or filling sensation in the joint.
- Spine: If you have had spine injection before it is the same process and procedure. You will be asked to change into a gown and lie face down on the table. They will clean your back, anesthetize (numb) the area and then perform the Regenokine® injections using x-ray guidance
- Tendon: Tendon injections are similar to joint injection. They sometimes give a burning sensation.
- Peripheral: Clients typically feel joint fullness for about an hour after the injection. After that you should feel normal. If you have your injections on consecutive days you may experience some soreness at the injection site.
- Back/neck: Clients will experience some soreness or stiffness immediately after each injection. If your injections are on consecutive days the soreness will increase. Soreness typically takes about a week to fully resolve.