A Simple Approach to Avoid Opioids and Surgery
If you live with chronic pain from arthritis, or a past injury, you understand the limitations and restrictions that are placed on your life because of it. With advances in modern medicine, there are now better and more comprehensive options available for comprehensive treatment of the root cause of this pain. Dr. Tait saw the promising effects of what stem cells and other regenerative medicine treatments could offer patients to promote healing and repair, and changed his practice model more than 5 years ago to focus exclusively on these treatments. Dr. Tait was one of the first physicians in Arizona to perform in-office stem cell treatments for non-surgical treatment of Orthopedic conditions. Rejuv Medical Southwest is the only dedicated Regenerative Medicine clinic in Tucson offering the most advanced regenerative treatments including stem cell therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy.
Regenerative Medicine is a revolutionary and rapidly evolving sub-specialty of Non-Surgical Orthopedic Medicine that has been pioneered by our Tucson Regenerative Medicine Clinic.
Rather than cutting out and replacing damaged joints with artificial joints, we use procedures that deploy your body’s natural healing cells (including stem cells and platelets) to:
- Halt chronic pain and inflammation
- Heal non-healing injuries
- Slow down or reverse the pain and limited function associated with arthritis
- Rebuild and regenerate injured tissues
Regenerative Medicine treatments allow you to lessen pain and regain mobility quickly and effectively without invasive surgery. Successful treatments often eliminate the need for chronic NSAIDs, opioids, and other potentially addictive pharmaceuticals that only “treat” the symptoms of the problem.
Even if you think you have exhausted all your options, tried physical therapy, or other injections therapies, such as cortisone, but have not seen the results, Regenerative Medicine treatments like PRP, Prolotherapy and Stem Cell therapy at Tucson based Rejuv Medical Clinic may be exactly the right thing for you!
If you have been told you need surgery, it is not too late. There is a good possibility that you could avoid such surgical procedures with a more comprehensive approach to your pain.
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Though these procedures cannot guarantee results for all, the amount of research backing the effectiveness of these treatments continues to expand. Only to confirm what many leading experts have seen in their practices over the past decade when practicing regenerative treatments.
This is the future of Non-Surgical Orthopedic Medicine.
What if you could drop the pain, but keep your knee or hip?
Our unique process focuses first on what many Regenerative Medicine clinics do not – the preparatory work to get your body back into a healing regenerative state. Once your body has been primed to heal, Regenerative treatments can be the powerful nudge needed to treat the root cause of pain and inflammation while restoring health to your joints.
Regenerative treatments have been shown to be effective treatments options for patients who:
- are restricted from performing common tasks due to stiff joints and pain
- suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis
- are trying to return to a sport quickly following an acute injury
- have recent or past acute injuries and are looking to speed up recovery
- have failed to get results from other treatment options offered
- are exploring other options than surgery
- want to move better and feel better
Regenerative treatments target the components of a joint, such as cartilage, ligaments and tendons that are damaged or otherwise weakened injury or aging, promoting healing and repair. This stimulation of your body’s healing mechanism helps to restore strength and integrity to the damaged area.
This is much different than treating the symptoms of the underlying problem, or inflammation, with various medications.
To have maximum results with treatment you must live a “Regenerative lifestyle” with a personal focus on nutrition, stress management, movement and exercise, and continued optimization of your body’s systems through Functional Medicine.
Inflammation (and inability to heal) can be triggered and/or maintained by many contributing factors including:
- Sub-optimal diet
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Food/environmental allergies or sensitivities
- Gut/microbiome dysfunction or infections
- Persistent stressful environment
- Improper movement patterns
- Imbalance of hormones
If the underlying causes are explored and effectively treated first, then the success rate with treatment increases dramatically. In some cases, Regenerative treatments may not even be needed once the inflammation is controlled by correcting/optimizing nutrition and other lifestyle tweaks.
Not everyone is a candidate for Regenerative Medicine. As mentioned above, the success of Regenerative treatments in our opinion will be determined by the patient. Those who put some consistent effort into health habits to restore their health will often see amazing results with these treatments. Those who put little effort into living a healthier lifestyle unfortunately see little effect, or little lasting effect, with these treatments – almost guaranteeing a joint or spine surgery in their future.
At Rejuv Medical we believe that you can and should heal with the proper treatment.
With more and more practices jumping on the Regenerative Medicine band-wagon each day, we see that most of these clinics fail to investigate the potential reasons why your body cannot heal, or why it remains inflamed.
Functional Medicine is a comprehensive deep dive on exploring the inner-working systems of your body to optimize health, not simply mask the symptoms of a disease process. It is the foundation upon which we build your treatment program – focusing on recreating and restoring health rather than managing disease or symptoms of the disease.
LIVE. HEALTHY. SIMPLY.
Regenerative Treatments Available at Rejuv Medical Southwest
Every patient is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to our treatments. You are unique and no two shoulders or knees are identical in their presentation. Each case is investigated at depth to determine the right treatment plan for you.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is the most powerful non-surgical treatment available to repair and regenerate tissue. Rejuv Medical’s Tucson stem cell therapy treatment begins with harvesting your body’s own stem cells from your bone marrow during an in-office same-day procedure, and then re-injecting the cells into the region of damage. These cells have the unique ability to differentiate, meaning that they can convert into new healthy cells to replace the damaged tissue.
They also have a dual action to shut down pain and inflammation by releasing various growth factors that neutralize the inflammatory environment in or around the region being treated. This is why some patients experience noticeable improvement in pain and other symptoms during the first couple of weeks following treatment.
Other physicians may be using stem cells harvested from adipose (fat) tissue, but the results have not been as effective as bone marrow stem unless they are activated with additional growth factors.
Regenerative Stem Cell Success Stories
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
Platelets are regenerative “orchestrator cells” containing a rich supply of PRP growth factors that sequence healing by recruiting the appropriate cells (including stem cells) into the area of damage.
The high concentration of platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. Similar, but not quite as powerful as stem cells, PRP can release bioactive proteins and growth factors that can initiate healing of various type of tissue including bone, tendon and ligament. Our clinic in Tucson’s PRP treatments can promote development of new blood vessels and also stimulate wound healing by promoting new collagen formation.
Platelets are taken from you through a simple blood draw from your arm, similarly to what you have experienced when having blood drawn for labs at your annual visit.
Regenerative Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Success Stories
Furthermore, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are used for the repair of chronic degenerative joints, ligaments and tendon injuries. This new technology is changing the way doctors and sports physicians treat injury, pain and aging. Conditions treated include: chronic overuse injuries to the ankles, knee and shoulders; arthritic joints; chronic back and spine arthritis and pain; degenerative disc disease. More specific injuries include; tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, knee ligament tears, shin splints, partial thickness rotator cuff tears, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and IT band syndrome can be effectively treated with PRP. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets.
Prolotherapy, or ligament reconstructive therapy, has been around since the 1950s. It is a safe, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain, injury and arthritis.
Rather than using cells from your body, Prolotherapy at our Tucson regenerative medicine clinic involves injecting a solution of medications (usually an anesthetic and a dextrose, or sugar-based solution) into the damaged joint, ligament or tendon. This stimulates some local inflammation, or a micro-injury, that wakes up your immune (healing) system. By inducing a small injury with the needle and injecting the irritant substance, this sounds the alarm and is interpreted by your body as a new injury. The body then floods the area with platelets and other natural growth factors to stimulate the healing cascade of events that would normally occur with an injury.
Regenerative Prolotherapy Success Stories
Arizona Industry Leaders in Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Tait continues to pioneer the field of Regenerative Medicine from his practice in Tucson, and further his training in the latest available treatments through strategic affiliations with world-renowned Regenerative Medicine physicians.
Rejuv Medical is an industry leader in Regenerative Medicine.
Regenerative Medicine: This is all we do.
We have won awards from our peers for our innovative leading-edge treatments. You too can experience Rejuv Medical’s award-winning care, as shown in the following video.
I don’t mind sharing that don’t like doctors and have not been able to find one I like.. until Dr. Tait. I feel very comfortable with him. He takes the time to explain treatment options and lets me be in control. I wish he could be my Primary Care Doctor !
Dr. Tait and his entire staff are very professional, answered all of my questions in a freindly manner and made me feel at home. Anyone thinking about knee replacement should first consider stem cell therapy. I had my left knee treated 3 months ago and am very happy with the results.
Dr. Tait took a lot of time intaking me. It was clear he had read all my paperwork and imaging in advance. He had questions for me to start off which I liked. He listened to all my questions. I didn’t feel rushed. He spent an hour with me. More time than any other doctor. He took a systems approach and not just focusing on one part. He wants to be proactive and not just reactive. I like that too. He had a different take on my pain and our path to better health than anyone else has. I really felt he knows his stuff and I could trust him. I haven’t had any treatment yet so I can’t speak to that. But the first appointment experience was excellent.
I had a wonderful experience being treated by Dr. Tate and his staff! Kind, caring, and professional.
Dr. Tait helped me with some chronic pain. Haven't felt this good in a long time. Very happy that he was referred to me.
Nice office, conveniently located and a fun competent staff. Dr T performed 2 PRP treatments for severe chronic (40+ years!) Achilles tendinopathy. First treatment got me to ~80% pain free. Now 14 weeks since my 2nd treatment and I am pain free. Have to do the exercises and stretches too, but I am thrilled with the outcome. Back to most normal activity.