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  • Regenexx® Procedures Help Reduce Pain and Restore Function Without Surgery.
  • Patented Protocols That Are 100% Focused on Orthopedic Conditions.
  • Backed by Extensive Research and Published Patient Outcome Data.
  • All Regenexx Doctors Are Musculoskeletal Specialists With Advanced Training.
  • Precise Image Guided Injections Ensure Patients of the Best Possible Results.
Licia
8 months ago
I would definitely recommend Dr. Richnak! He really takes the time to explain the procedure as well as what is expected. I…
Stephanie Prima
5 months ago
Dr Richnak and staff are very caring and helpful. The Dr. Takes plenty of time to actually LISTEN to you and address…
Jerry Greif
2 years ago
I had plasma therapy done on my left knee. First round didn't quite do it. Probably my fault from pushing things too…
Vitals Reviewer
12 months ago
Dr. Richnak performed stem cell therapy on both knees. Everything went as expected. Level of care was very good. I trust him…
Bambi Flanigan
1 year ago
I needed first my right hip replaced and then my left. I went to see Dr Richnak about stem cells instead of…
Dan S
12 months ago
Dr. Richnak just performed stem cell therapy on both knees. He was very candid about what to expect and what result was…
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My doctor told me I needed total hip replacement. I wanted to see if stem cell therapy was an option. I sent…
Kenneth Love
3 years ago
My elbows have a lot of miles on them!! Hair stylist for 30 + years and lifting weights have worn them out.…
SN
1 year ago
Dr Richnack is a very caring and knowledgeable doctor. I have had stem cell and PRP injections in my knees and foot…
Tom Stokely
2 years ago
I have had my back, knees and elbows treated by Dr. Richnak and Dr. Glaze. I could barely walk a mile with…
CA
10 months ago
I was impressed with Richnak's quick discovery of my specific soft tissue injuries during the initial exam. You can tell that he…
Healthgrades User
2 years ago
" I first visited Dr. Richnak for a Regenexx consultation in April 2018. I knew I had issues with the cartilage and…
David Huisman
2 years ago
Had stem cell replacement on my left knee in August of this year, with great results. Would recommend this procedure and Mountain…
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I am sure every patient is different but I can tell you from my experience Dr Richnic and his staff are very…

Life's Too Short To Live It In Pain. We Can Help.

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.

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Your Alternative to Surgery

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.

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America's Top Orthopedic Specialists & Industry-Leading Regenerative Treatments

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Our #1 priority is to produce the best possible outcomes for our patients. And while our patented protocol is far more complex than you will find at other regenerative medicine clinics, we do not cut corners. Everything about your treatment is designed for results.

Regenexx procedures use image-guidance technology to place customized doses of your own cells precisely into the area of need.

Regenexx Procedures May Be the Right Solution for You

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.

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Commonly Treated 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.

Regenexx Benefits

  • Increased function
  • Pain reduction
  • Most individuals do not experience extensive downtime
  • Minimal time off of work
  • No surgery
  • Minimal use of mobility tools (crutches, etc.)
  • Minimal disruption of regular routine

Clinic Locations

Grass Valley

380 Sierra College Drive
Suite 200
Grass Valley, CA 95945
530-444-4767

Mountain View Rehabilitation Medical Doctors

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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Life’s too short to live in pain. Take advantage of new regenerative treatments that are helping people avoid joint replacement and other invasive surgeries. Get back to doing the activities you love, faster and without surgery.

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*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.