stem cell therapy myths & misconceptions

10 Stem Cell Myths & Truths

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy can serve as an alternative treatment for many patients with joint pain, ligament and tendon damage, and back injuries. As new information and findings rapidly emerge, both new and old stem cell myths persist. Ongoing stem cell research and clinical experience in regenerative medicine is beginning to clarify many of these misconceptions. With offices in Vail and Denver, Colorado, ThriveMD possesses the unique experience and knowledge to educate our active communities about the power of stem cell therapy in helping one's body heal itself. Proven stem cell research studies, combined ...
ACL injuries of the knee

Stem Cell Therapy for ACL Tears in the Knee

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

We have all heard of that all too familiar story of the epic powder day that’s ruined when a ski gets turned the wrong way, and the skier feels a pop in their knee followed by pain, swelling and a toboggan ride down to the nearest MRI scanner. The pop is a result of the rupture or partial rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament - ACL tear. Similarly, mountain bikers, water skiers and other intensive summer enthusiasts can face a similar season-ending injury in the blink of an eye. Stem cell ...
a2m arthritis

Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Injections – A2M: A New Treatment for Arthritis

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Other, Stem Cell Therapy

ThriveMD is proud to announce the newest biologic treatment in our regenerative armament for the management of arthritic and degenerative conditions. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common health problems we face today, with nearly 30 million Americans suffering with this disease. Alpha 2 macroglobulin, or A2M injection therapy, uses proven scientific techniques and natural healing methods to successfully treat osteoarthritis at its source. It is used to prevent cartilage breakdown in patients, promote tissue growth and support the overall restoration of an affected joint. Share this post: Contact our ...
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Interventional Pain Management – Dr. Brandt and a 25-Year Retrospective

Joe Krieger Other, Research

Approximately twenty-five years ago, interventional pain management was a novel concept with less than 500 physicians actively using fluoroscopy to specifically target painful spine conditions. The “Interventional Pain Management Revolution”, began with physicians like Dr. Scott Brandt, who saw the value of using live X-Ray guidance to target these structures in a minimally-invasive manner. Share this post:At the Forefront of TechnologyThe results of Dr. Brandt, and other physicians like him, were industry-wide shifts in applying new technologies to treat a variety of pain syndromes, and ultimately to help to beneficially ...
When is the Best Time for a Stem Cell Procedure

When is the Best Time for a Stem Cell Procedure?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Other, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

There is not necessarily a perfect time to undergo a stem cell procedure for the repair of arthritis and injury, but treating the damage as early as possible provides the best opportunity for positive results. The long-term outcomes from regenerative procedures may dramatically improve as we treat patients earlier into the degenerative process. That said, we are also having excellent outcomes from patients who waited to choose a stem cell procedure until they were ready to undergo a total joint replacement. Share this post: Contact our Vail or Denver office to find ...
testosterone pellets for women

Testosterone Pellets for Women

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Hormone Therapy for Women, Testosterone Replacement

Testosterone can be delivered in many formats for the treatment of female hormone replacement therapy. Delivery methods include topical creams, oral capsules, sublingual dissolvables, injections and implanted pellets, including testosterone pellets for women. I have always believed that the combination of proper dosing and good compliance can allow for excellent therapeutic levels with the use of any of these formats. Share this post:I have had a recent caveat to this belief. I have some women patients who despite strictly following directions, steady compliance, and regular dosing adjustments to maximize blood ...
stem cell injections for back pain

The Secrets to Effective Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Facet Joints, Stem Cells for Low Back

There are a number of clinics across the country that have begun to offer stem cell injections for back pain and its variety of conditions. Sorting out whether your condition is amendable to treatment using a regenerative medicine injection, and who to seek out to make both the evaluation and treatment, requires a thorough understanding of how back pain injections work. Share this post:How Back & Spinal Disc Injections Have EvolvedLive X-ray guidance and ultrasound have allowed targeting of very specific spinal locations.First we must clarify that spinal injection work ...
ONCOblot early detection cancer test

ONCOblot, Early Detection Cancer Testing

Scott Brandt, M.D. Other

ThriveMD is constantly looking to incorporate new and innovative procedures, therapies and testing that can decrease the risks of acquiring the diseases associated with aging. In the testing arena, there is a relatively new, highly sensitive blood test that can confirm the presence of cancer and identify the tissue that is affected. This test, the ONCOblot, was originally designed to follow levels in cancer patients but is now available as an early warning screening test. Share this post:Benefits of Early Cancer DetectionDetecting cancer early opens the opportunity to treat the ...
ACL Injuries in Women

Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for ACL Injuries of the Knee In Women

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Numerous studies have been done to investigate ACL tears in female athletes, and what is well known is that in sports that place a significant demand on the ACL, such as skiing, basketball and soccer, ACL injuries are up to ten times more common in women than in men. Share this post:Cases of ACL Injuries in Female SportsIn ski racing, a missed landing or a turn a fraction of a second too late can have a devastating effect.Sports fans are keenly aware of the potential loss of a star player due ...
Mobile IV Nutrient Therapy case

Mobile IV Nutrient Therapy Case Report

Scott Brandt, M.D. Elevate IV, Hangover Healer, IV Nutrients, Mobile IV

I run a regenerative medicine clinic in Vail, Colorado which is located at approximately 8000 feet above sea level. As a result of this, many of the calls we receive for mobile IV nutrient therapy are due, in part, to dehydration. Exercising and drinking alcohol at this altitude also compounds the baseline dehydration that many visitors naturally experience just arriving at this altitude. Share this post:Waking Up with a Pounding Headache, Nausea and Extreme Fatigue.Arrived from sea level the afternoon before, went to dinner, then on to a cocktail party and a few drinks.ThriveMD Mobile IV ...