Regenerative Therapy and Pain Relief [Video]

Ask the Expert: Regenerative Medicine Video Series

About the video: How quickly can regenerative medicine treatments provide relief?

Factors such as type of injection and what body part is needing the therapy, play a role in the time needed to feel pain relief. Listen to experts Andrew Clary, D.O., Steven Stulc, D.O., and Brennan Boettcher, D.O. discuss how quickly regenerative therapies can provide pain relief.

Meet the Expert: Andrew Clary, D.O.

Dr. Clary’s approach: “I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”

Dr. Clary’s background: Dr. Clary completed his undergraduate studies in Cleveland, OH at Case Western Reserve University. After earning his medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, he attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for both an Anesthesiology-focused residency and an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship.

Meet Steven Stulc, D.O.

Dr. Stulc’s approach: “My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”

Dr. Stulc’s education: Dr. Stulc studied at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN for his undergraduate degree, and he completed his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. Following his residency in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic, he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Penn State University’s Department of Anesthesiology in Hershey, PA.

Meet Brennan Boettcher, D.O.

Dr. Boettcher’s approach to care: “My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”

Dr. Boettcher’s education: Dr. Boettcher completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He attended medical school and received his degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. His residency was in physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine from the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.

Expert care

Summit’s team of experts provide innovative regenerative medicine therapies for those looking for an alternative to traditional treatments. They can treat arthritic joint pain, sports injuries, neck and back conditions—creating an environment to trigger tissue repair and healing.

Start your journey to better function and less pain. Visit our regenerative medicine services hub and find your expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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Video Transcription

The interesting part about regenerative medicine is that everybody’s different. Everyone has a different concentration of cells, has a different quality of cells, so their amount of healing is different. The initiation of pain relief typically depends on what product we’re using and what body part we’re putting it into. But, for an example, say the knee, with bone marrow aspirate concentrate, we may not be seeing any relief of knee pain until about the four- to six-week mark. By 12 weeks, things should be fairly maximally kicked in, but people can get a delayed benefit even from 12 weeks up to three or four months. Our hope is, with arthritic joints, that they might be able to get pain relief upwards of two years or more. If we’re doing PRP into a joint, generally people notice benefits somewhere between three and six weeks, with a maximum benefit at about three months. And that can last anywhere from nine months, to a year, to a year and a half. If we’re doing PRP into a tendon or a ligament, our goal is to heal that area, and so generally people are feeling better at about four to six weeks – with, again, maximum benefit around three months. But our goal is to make it so they don’t need subsequent treatments in that area, and they can return to their activity without pain.

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  • Andrew Clary MD

    Andrew M. Clary, D.O.

    “I want to learn about you, your interests, and help you get back to the life you want to live.”

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  • Steven Stulc DO

    Steven M. Stulc, D.O.

    “My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”

    More about this expert

  • Brennan Boettcher

    Brennan J. Boettcher, D.O.

    “My goal is simple; getting you back to the activities you love. At Summit, we help you achieve your healthiest version of yourself by rehabilitating injuries, utilizing cutting-edge treatments such as minimally-invasive ultrasound guided procedures and regenerative medicine, and reserving surgery as a last resort.”

    More about this expert

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