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If you’re suffering from pain related to arthritis, joint injury, spine pain or other degenerative condition, you’re not alone. We’ve helped thousands of patients avoid surgery and get back to doing the things they love.
Regenexx Procedures are the trusted alternative to surgery. Imagine being able to reduce your pain and return to normal activities without the need for surgery. To speak to a Regenexx Specialist and learn more, contact us at the number below.
Your body is full of living cells, some that act as repairmen of the body. However, as we age or get injuries, we sometimes can’t get enough of these critical repair cells to the injured area to do their work. Regenexx procedures work without surgery by increasing the concentration of your body’s own healing agents to stimulate the natural healing response in your injured or degenerative area.
Our patients benefit from less downtime, less pain, and faster recovery than invasive surgical procedures. Many of today’s most common surgeries have been shown to be ineffective and can begin a cascade of joint degeneration that leads to early-onset arthritis. Sometimes at an alarming rate. Regenexx seeks to reduce pain and restore function, without removing tissue and creating additional problems, which is often the case in surgeries that claim to “clean-up” a joint.
Regenexx procedures use image-guidance technology to place customized doses of your own cells precisely into the area of need.
Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your pain? Interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative. If you experience joint or spine pain during normal activity, you may be a good candidate for a Regenexx procedure.
Surgery should always be your last option. Post-surgical recovery can be painful, requiring a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the area.
As an alternative to surgery, Regenexx procedures help alleviate pain and restore joint or spine function with a non-invasive injection procedure. Downtime is minimal, with little need for pain management medications, lengthy rehab, or time off of work.
Patients receive a candidacy grade that rates the likelihood that a Regenexx procedure can help them.
380 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
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, 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, Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine
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