Regenexx procedures use your body’s natural healing ability to help repair damage to bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments without surgery. Our proprietary, research-based techniques and patented protocol allow us to concentrate your cells and place them in the precise area of your injury to help promote healing and achieve optimal results.
*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else.
Life’s Too Short To Live It In Pain. We Can Help.
Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are performed by highly-skilled doctors trained specifically in Interventional Orthopedics and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.
Industry-Leading Musculoskeletal Specialists and Research – Focused on Results
Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly-skilled, interventional orthopedics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body’s own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data for those who may be considering this treatment option. Our top priority is to produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Dr. Joel Richnak is Managing Partner at Mountain View Rehabilitation Medical Associates where he is Co-Chairman of their sports and spine specialty clinic. He is also a Consulting Physiatrist for Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, CA. Dr. Richnak received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1999 and went on to complete his residency in Physiatry at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY in 2003. He has been board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2004 and earned his Sports Medicine sub-specialty board certification in 2013. Since completing his residency, Dr. Richnak has consistently pursued additional professional training, driven by his strong interest in regenerative medicine and its ability to help the human body heal itself. This led to training in prolotherapy in 2007, followed by training in regenerative medicine concepts and treatments in 2014. In 2015, he was brought on as a Regenexx affiliate – the foremost regenerative medical company, offering the most advanced stem cell and platelet procedures. Since 2003, Dr. Richnak and his family have lived in the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. He is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, with experience as a climbing and back-country ski guide. He and his family spend much of their leisure time cycling, running, backpacking, and skiing the mountains of the Sierra Nevada.
Areas treated: Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine
Dr. Gary Glaze was born in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors in Science degree in Biology. He went on to Des Moines, Iowa and attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines University) where he graduated with honors. After an internship in Cleveland at Richmond Heights general Hospital, he practiced medicine in the United States Navy. By 1988, he had completed both a Residency in Anesthesiology and Fellowship in Pain management at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland. From here he went to Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California to become the Director of the Pain Management fellowship program. He moved to Sacramento, California in 1990 and practiced Anesthesia and Pain Management at Mercy General Hospital. While still in the US Navy Reserves, he went to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1991. He moved to Nevada City, California in 2001 and began a solo practice in Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesia in 2005. He continues to practice Sacramento, Roseville and Grass Valley, California. He consults and treats patients at the Regenexx Clinic in Grass Valley, California. Dr. Glaze is Board Certified in Anesthesia and also in Pain Management.
Areas treated: Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine
Regenexx maintains an active patient registry that tracks patients’ progress or side effects, post-procedure. Our outcomes database contains records on tens of thousands of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network.
Below, you can explore the outcomes database and see the number of currently tracked procedures as well as patient-reported results.
Select a body area to view outcome data:
Regenexx Procedures – Commonly Treated Orthopedic Conditions
- Knee arthritis, meniscus tears, ACL tears, other injuries
- Hip arthritis or labral tear
- Shoulder rotator cuff tear or arthritis
- Back or neck pain due to herniated or degenerated discs
- Ankle arthritis, ligament sprain or tear
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Texting thumb or thumb arthritis, Carpal tunnel
- And many more common musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain
Detailed Evaluations and Diagnostics
Correct diagnosis takes time. Regenexx physicians spend an average of an hour with new patients evaluating every aspect of their injuries and developing a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses not only the site of pain but its underlying causes.
Patients receive a candidacy grade that rates the likelihood that a Regenexx procedure can help them.
- Reduced pain
- Improved joint or spine function
- Most individuals do not experience extensive downtime
- Minimal time off from work or activity
- Avoid or prolong the need for surgery or joint replacement
- Minimal use of mobility tools (crutches, etc.)
- Minimal disruption of regular routine
*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else. Providers listed on the Regenexx website are for informational purposes only and are not a recommendation from Regenexx for a specific provider or a guarantee of the outcome of any treatment you receive.