Liveyon - The Future of Regenerative Medicine

Discover the science behind stem cells and why this revolutionary process is changing lives, forever. The future of regenerative medicine is here with Liveyon. 

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STEM CELL THERAPIES ARE HERE!

Are umbilical cord stem cells FDA approved?

The FDA recently confirmed there is only one registered and approved stem cell product on the market: umbilical cord blood-derived hematopoietic progenitor cells (blood-forming stem cells) used for certain indications. While there is enormous promise in stem cell therapies, and thousands of ongoing experiments trying to establish efficacy, stem cell treatments do not yet meet the FDA’s scientific approval standard.


Practitioners tapping into this enormous promise of stem cells for any therapeutic use must exercise their professional judgment and expertise. We urge anyone embarking on the use of stem cell therapies to consult the national health databases to evaluate current clinical trial information, and the FDA’s website on human tissue to get its current therapy evaluations.

In 2018, the FDA’s commissioner and research director reported that the agency will be incorporating some “new concepts for how small investigators and firms can seek and meet the approval standard for products through efficient expedited pathways.” You can keep up with the latest developments on the FDA’s website.


What are the side effects of stem cell injections?

Most patients tolerate stem cell injections well, with few or no side effects. However, all medical procedures present the possibility of side effects. Most commonly reported are slight pain or soreness near the injection site. As with any other injection procedure, there is a small risk of bacterial infection NOT associated with the cellular product.

Discuss your medical history, expectations, and any medications you’re currently taking with your doctor. While most people are good candidates for stem cell injections, certain medical conditions may interact with stem cell therapy.


If you experience any severe or prolonged side effects, don’t wait—contact your healthcare provider or seek emergency medical attention right away.


Where do these live stem cells come from?

Liveyon processes the umbilical cord blood of healthy newborns. If a pregnant woman scheduled for cesarean section decides she does not want to keep and store her unborn child’s umbilical cord, her OB/GYN asks whether she would like to donate it. After an informed consent form is signed, a medical and social history review is conducted, as well as a blood test.

If the new mother meets all donor eligibility requirements, she is accepted as a donor. After her baby is born, the umbilical cord blood is collected in a sterile collection bag and sent to a lab.

The cord blood is processed within 48 hours using proprietary methods. A sample of the finished product is tested by an independent third-party lab for sterility. Only after all lab reports have passed the regulatory requirements can the umbilical cord stem cells be distributed.


Regenerative Cellular Therapy Treatments

Live Stem Cell Therapy

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How can regenerative therapy heal my injury?

The cells in your body are brimming with regenerative potential. Together, your cells and our cells may be able to reduce or eliminate your pain, regenerate your tissue, and revive the range of movement you may have thought you had lost permanently.

Unlike surgery, which removes tissue and bone from your body, regenerative medicine harvests live cells. These are injected directly into your pain site, stimulating your own cells to regenerate themselves.

Depending on your age, body type, genetics, and injury severity, the live nucleated cells we deliver to your tissue may continue producing human growth factors for weeks, sometimes even months. As with all medical procedures, success rates will also vary depending on all these factors. To find out whether stem cell therapy is for you, schedule a consultation today!

How do stem cells regenerate tissue?

Injured cells in your skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective joints send out signals. Stem cells respond to those signals, migrate, to the injured tissue, and release proteins that nourish and stimulate your own cells to begin regenerating.

Once your practitioner injects them, Liveyon’s cells dock next to your cells and release growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines, which then may:

activate T-cells to secrete proteins

open up your blood vessels and form new ones

move cells out of your blood vessels and into the tissues surrounding them

stimulate your cells to regenerate your tissue

inhibit your inflammation

regulate your immune system

Where do these live stem cells come from?

Liveyon processes the umbilical cord blood of healthy newborns. If a pregnant woman scheduled for cesarean section decides she does not want to keep and store her unborn child’s umbilical cord, her OB/GYN asks whether she would like to donate it. After she signs an informed consent form, a medical and social history review is conducted, as well as a blood test.

If the new mother meets all donor eligibility requirements, she is accepted as a donor. After her baby is born, the umbilical cord blood is collected in a sterile collection bag and sent to a lab.

The cord blood is processed within 48 hours using proprietary methods. A sample of the finished product is tested by an independent third-party lab for sterility. Only after all lab reports have passed the regulatory requirements can the umbilical cord stem cells be distributed.

Is stem cell therapy safe?

Stem cell products have the potential to treat a vast number of medical conditions. They’re already becoming a common alternative to risky, expensive surgeries in orthopedics, especially sports medicine, which has been treating athletes with regenerative therapies for over 20 years. However, the science demonstrating the benefits and safety behind each of these products is still in developmental stages.

That being said, thousands of studies around the world have demonstrated positive outcomes of stem cell use and show that stem cells derived from the umbilical cord are able to regulate our immune system more effectively than stem cells derived from bone marrow or fat.

Liveyon’s stem cell product has been used successfully by practitioners all across the globe. Before embarking on any stem cell therapy, however, you should consult the clinical trials on the national health databases and always seek the advice of your healthcare provider.



Torn ACL Stem Cell Treatment

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Does your knee ache and swell up after vigorous physical activity? Have you been hearing a popping or crunching sound followed by pain or knee weakness? You may be suffering from a torn ACL, a common injury among physically active people and sports enthusiasts.

Regenerative medicine specialists have been performing stem cell therapies on professional athletes for over 20 years. When live stem cells are injected into damaged ligament tissue they can stimulate your cells to repair and restore your torn ACL, relieving or reducing pain while promoting the growth of new cells in your knee tissue.

A torn ACL can be very painful and debilitating, but stem cell therapy may help you return to the workplace and leisure activities that have been curtailed by your injury.

What are the symptoms of a torn ACL?

The signs and symptoms are fairly straightforward:

• a loud popping sound or popping sensation in your knee

• severe knee pain and inability to walk or stand without pain

• swelling that starts within a few hours

• limited or lost range of motion

• a feeling of knee weakness when weight is applied

People who experience ACL injury are more likely to develop knee osteoarthritis, a condition that deteriorates joint cartilage and makes its smooth surface rougher. Even if you have reconstructive surgery on your ligament, arthritis may still develop.

The severity of your original injury, related knee injuries, and your level of post-injury activity may influence the incidence of arthritis.

What causes an ACL to tear?

Your ACL is the anterior cruciate ligament—one of the major ligaments in your knee. It gives your knee rotational stability and mobility. Sudden stops, jumps, or direction changes, like those often executed in basketball, soccer, football, tennis, and gymnastics can damage it, causing a partial or complete tear. Mild knee injury may overextend your ACL but not tear it.

How is a torn ACL diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will first perform a physical exam, checking your knee for swelling and tenderness, and moving it into different positions to assess range of motion and overall function.

A physical exam often suffices to make a diagnosis, but your provider may also recommend the following tests to rule out other causes or to determine your injury’s severity:

• X-ray: can show bone fractures, but cannot provide images of damaged soft tissues like ligaments and tendons

• MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): radio waves and a magnetic field create images of your tissues, showing the extent of your ACL injury and other damaged knee tissues

• Ultrasound: sound waves create images of your body’s internal structures, including soft tissues like ligaments, tendons, and muscles

How can stem cells treat a torn ACL?

Traditionally, knee replacement surgery and other invasive procedures have been the leading methods of treating a torn ACL, offering mixed results. For over 20 years clinical trials have been demonstrating promising results of stem cell injections as an efficacious ACL and knee tissue treatment.

An ACL tear may be treated by injecting 5 million live-nucleated cells into your injured knee tissue. Live-nucleated cells, including mesenchymal stem cells, are harvested from an umbilical cord shortly after a mother gives birth. The umbilical cord is the leading source of viable mesenchymal stem cells.

When your provider injects stem cells into an area near injured tissue, they may inhibit damaging inflammation and regulate your immune system. At the same time, mononucleated cells produce growth factors that increase vasculature, repair damaged cells, and stimulate tissue regeneration with growth factors, proteins, and cytokines.

Shoulder & Rotator Cuff

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If pain, inflammation, and reduced mobility are making it difficult or impossible to move your arm and shoulder, you may have injured your shoulder or rotator cuff. This injury is common in patients whose occupation or hobby requires repetitive overhead arm motions. Desperate patients often turn to surgery.

The vast majority of rotator cuff patients aren’t aware that often their surgery does not fully repair all of their damaged tissue – despite the pain relief and improved range-of-motion they feel... for a while. Long-term outcomes, however, aren’t always so good when damaged tissue is left behind.

Regenerative medicine offers effective treatment of shoulder and rotator cuff damage via one of the most potent methods known to science: stem cell injection therapy. This advanced method may help repair your shoulder or rotator cuff without the need for costly surgeries or potentially dangerous medications.

To discuss treatment options for your shoulder or rotator cuff injury with a highly trained, compassionate Liveyon provider Contact Dr. Lopez at 913-647-3999.

What are the symptoms of a shoulder or rotator cuff injury?

Repetitive overhead motions put stress on your shoulder and rotator cuff, straining the muscles and tendons and causing a dull, aching pain that may radiate down to your upper chest or back. This condition, that develops slowly over time, is called a degenerative tear. Symptoms include:

difficulty sleeping due to pain

arm weakness

severely reduced range of arm motion

difficulty reaching behind your back or over your head

While this injury is more common among people who do repetitive motions, a hard fall on your arm, lifting something heavy with a quick jerking motion, or a car accident injury can also damage your shoulder or rotator cuff. This type of injury occurs quickly and is called an acute tear. Symptoms include:

sudden pain in your upper arm or shoulder after impact or heavy lifting

arm weakness that starts suddenly

reduced range of arm motion

difficulty reaching behind your back or over your head

If your pain started suddenly, call your medical provider or get emergency care right away.

How is shoulder and rotator cuff injury treated?

Unlike costly, time-consuming surgeries or risky medications, Liveyon’s stem cell product may power up your body’s own restorative potential, minimizing or eliminating your pain and stimulating a natural healing response in your muscles and tendons.

Unlike surgery, which removes skin and bone, regenerative therapy injects harvested live cells directly into your pain site. These stimulate your native cells to regenerate. Your provider will use live x-ray or ultrasound imaging for guidance, so the injection will be delivered precisely to your damaged cells.

When your injured cells bond with Liveyon’s stem cells, they may regenerate your tissue and restore your range of movement, allowing you to once again participate in your usual activities.

The live-nucleated cells injected by your Liveyon provider may generate human growth factors for weeks, sometimes even months. How long they remain active depends on your age, body type, genetics, and type of injury. Treatment success also varies depending on these factors.


Back Injuries & Stem Cells

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Falls. Car accidents. Sports injuries. Repetitive heavy lifting. Post-menopausal or andropausal hormone depletion. All of these factors can contribute – some suddenly and some gradually – to the degeneration of your spine, causing pain that can leave you severely incapacitated.

When simple daily tasks become grueling chores – as they do for millions of Americans every year – you should protect your lifestyle and joy with the most potent possible treatments available. When pharmaceuticals, exercise, weight loss, and surgery are ineffective or undesirable, stem cell therapy may be your ideal option.

Unlike surgeons who remove tissue and bone from your body, we harvest the most potent regenerative treatment known to science: mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs can stimulate your own damaged cells’ regenerative potential to restore your tissue, eliminate your pain, and revive your range of movement, along with the joy that movement brings.

Depending on your age, body type, genetics, and injury severity, the live-nucleated cells we deliver to your tissue may continue producing human growth factors for weeks, sometimes even months. As with all medical procedures, success rates will also vary depending on all these factors.

What Causes Back Injury?

Common causes of back injuries and chronic lower back strain include:

injured ligaments, muscles, and tendons

lumbar disc degeneration

herniated or slipped discs: the soft tissue between spinal discs slips out

bulging discs: these may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain

degenerative disc disease: torn or worn discs cause bones to rub against each other

inflammation of sacroiliac joint: wearing away of cartilage between spine and pelvis

pinched nerve: caused by bone spur or herniated disc

spondylolisthesis: a spinal bone slips out of position in the lower back

arthritis: the degenerative form of spondylolisthesis

sudden trauma: falls and accidents cause sprains, strains, and fractures

osteoporosis: weakened vertebra can’t withstand normal stress and easily fracture

lifestyle factors: slouching, smoking, inactivity, long-term high heel wear, and stress

How Are Back Injuries Diagnosed?

Back injuries are diagnosed through a variety of tests, such as:

a complete health history assessment and thorough physical exam 

x-rays to detect broken bones and fractures

CT or MRI scans to provide details about spinal discs

bone scans to detect compression fractures

How Can Stem Cells Regenerate My Back Tissue?

Mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to differentiate into tissue, cartilage cells, and bone cells. How? Injured cells in your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective joints send out signals. Mesenchymal stem cells respond to those signals, migrating to the injured tissue and releasing proteins that nourish and stimulate your own cells to begin regenerating.

Your Liveyon provider will use x-ray or ultrasound imaging to ensure that the stem cells will be injected precisely into your damaged spinal tissue. The stem cells will dock next to your damaged cells and release growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines, which then may:

activate T-cells to secrete proteins

open up your blood vessels and form new ones

move cells out of your blood vessels and into the tissues surrounding them

stimulate your cells to regenerate your tissue

inhibit your inflammation

regulate your immune system

How many stem cells will you need? That depends on the extent and duration of your injury, your genetics, and the state of your health. You may see the results of your treatment within 2-3 months. Liveyon providers are trained to access your unique needs, then inform you how concentrated and how frequent your stem cell therapy for lower back pain should be.

Chronic Pain & Stem Cells

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Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. While everyone has aches and pains from time to time, a 2010 study estimates that about 30% of Americans have chronic pain. That's why it’s so important to understand your chronic pain treatment options.

While narcotic medication is commonly used to treat this pain, heavy painkillers can cause addiction. A recent New York Times article described how opioid overdose caused 59,000 deaths in 2017, a 19% increase from the previous year. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50, and many of these are caused by opioid abuse.

Chronic pain is a huge contributor to opioid drug addiction because so few methods exist for treating it successfully. After spine, back, knee, and hip surgery many patients need opioid pain medications. Sadly, many surgeries are unsuccessful or require further painful and costly procedures—often with little or no successful pain management.

Stem cell therapy may be on the verge of changing that. Stem cell injections are fast, non-invasive, and non-surgical. They also contain no addictive ingredients or dangerous drugs.

That's why we're proud to offer regenerative medicine for chronic pain in the form of stem cell therapy. These stem cell injections stimulate your own damaged cells’ regenerative potential to eliminate your pain, reduce your inflammation, and restore your tissue. Ultimately, these injections for chronic pain could reduce the need for opioid medication prescriptions.

Chronic pain can have serious effects on your mental health and quality of life, but regenerative medicine may help.

What Causes Chronic Pain, and How Is It Diagnosed?

There are many different conditions that can cause chronic pain, such as:

injuries like broken bones, sprains, or strains

infections

surgeries

diseases that cause inflammation, like arthritis (joint inflammation) and tendinitis (inflammation of the tendons)

conditions that cause nerve damage, like fibromyalgia (which causes muscle pain)

Overweight or obese people have a higher risk of chronic pain. Besides discomfort, chronic pain may also cause symptoms like fatigue, mood changes, and insomnia.

Since pain is subjective, diagnosing your pain will require asking questions about your pain, using imaging tests like x-rays and CT scans to search for conditions that may be causing the pain, and electrode machines to identify muscle or nerve issues.

How Can Mesenchymal Stem Cells Regenerate My Damaged Tissue?

Injured cells in your skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective joints send out signals. MSCs respond to those signals, migrate to the injured tissue, and release proteins that stimulate your own cells to begin regenerating.

Common chronic pain regions that are treated with stem cell therapy include the joints, the back, and the neck. Stem cells have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, which may also help reduce pain in conditions like tendinitis.

Hip Injuries & Stem Cells

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Repetitive use. Abrupt falls. Autoimmune disorders. Menopause induced bone density loss. The causes of hip injuries are many, but the pain they cause in our body’s largest ball-and-socket joint effects every patient’s mobility and quality of life.

At Liveyon, we provide one of the most potent regenerative treatments known to science: stem cell therapy. When injected directly into injured areas, these stem cells may stimulate your own damaged cells’ regenerative potential to restore your tissue, eliminate your pain, and revive your hip’s range of movement. Depending on factors like age and genetics, the live-nucleated cells we introduce may continue producing human growth factors for weeks, sometimes even months.

What causes hip injuries?

The most common hip injuries are caused by osteoarthritis, a chronic degenerative condition that destroys the cartilage that cushions joints, causing weak and brittle aging bones to break more easily.

Other conditions that can cause hip injuries include:

· overuse of the tendons and hip joints often during manual labor or excessive exercise

· hip labral tear: damage of cartilage surrounding the bony edge of the pelvic socket

· bursitis: swelling and inflammation of fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate joints

· tendinitis: inflammation or irritation of tendons from repetitive stress

· rheumatoid arthritis: a chronic inflammatory joint disease that attacks healthy tissue

· lupus: a chronic autoimmune disease that damages tissue (can cause the death of bone cells due to decreased blood flow)

How are hip injuries diagnosed?

Hip injuries can be diagnosed in the following ways:

· physical exam and medical history review

· X-rays to reveal the condition of the bones and hip joints

· CT and MRI scans to analyze soft tissues like tendons and muscles

· blood test to detect levels of antibodies that indicate rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

· arthrocentesis or joint aspiration: hip-joint fluid is extracted for laboratory study

How does stem cell therapy compare to hip replacement surgery?

Hip surgery often requires patients to stay in a hospital overnight for several days and is followed by several months of physical therapy. Patients may not be able to perform certain movements like bending or twisting for up to a year and may no longer be able to enjoy activities like sports, jogging, and dancing.

Stem cells may be able to bypass these issues. While it may take several weeks for your hips to return to full functionality, stem cell therapy does not take away tissue, but rather encourages the growth of new tissue. Stem cells can be used to treat hip arthritis by reducing inflammation and repairing and regenerating the cartilage around the hip joints. Stem cells also have the potential to alleviate debilitating pain and even repair damage caused by conditions like bursitis and osteonecrosis.

How can stem cells regenerate my hip tissue?

In the case of a hip injury, stem cell therapy may help relieve pain and repair damage caused by common injuries and conditions like bursitis, osteoarthritis, hip arthritis, labral tears, and avascular necrosis. Injured tissue cells send out signals. Stem cells respond to those signals and migrate to the injured tissue, releasing proteins that nourish and stimulate your own cells to begin regenerating.

Your Liveyon specialist will begin by cleaning and numbing the area and using x-rays to guide the needle into the precise injury spot. Once your practitioner injects the cells, they dock next to your damaged cells and release growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines which then may:

· activate T-cells to secrete proteins

· open up your blood vessels and form new ones

· move cells out of your blood vessels and into the tissues surrounding them

· stimulate your cells to regenerate your tissue

· inhibit your inflammation

· regulate your immune system

The whole procedure usually takes less than an hour, and you can return home the same day. You should rest as much as possible for the first 24 hours after your stem cell hip injection. You will need to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and any load-bearing activities for at least two weeks. You can walk and perform cardio usually after about 3-4 weeks and can run and weightlift after about four weeks (once your healthcare provider gives the okay).

As with all medical procedures, success rates will depend on your age, body type, genetics, injury severity, and follow up care.

Knee Tendon Tear & Tendinitis

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If pain, inflammation or weakness is making it difficult or impossible to straighten your knee you may have tendinitis, or you may have torn your knee tendon. Knee injuries usually occur after a hard fall, sudden impact, or stressful twist, and can impinge on your ability to stand, walk, exercise, and enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Regenerative medicine offers one of the most potent knee treatments known to science – stem cell therapy – which may repair knee tendons without invasive surgeries or potentially addictive medications.

What are the symptoms of knee tendon tears and tendinitis?

Common symptoms of these conditions include:


a popping noise in your knee at the time of injury, followed by severe pain

extreme pain or inability to move your knee

walking with a limp and limited mobility

pain, swelling, and tenderness in your knee

While knee injuries are more common among people who participate in strenuous physical activities like sports or vigorous physical labor, a sudden fall, hard impact, or car accident injury can also damage the front of your knee.


How are knee tendon tears and tendinitis treated?

Unlike risky surgeries or potentially dangerous medications, Liveyon’s stem cell therapy taps your body’s own regenerative potential to reduce or eliminate your pain and stimulate your tendons to heal naturally – cell by damaged cell.


A recent report from Northwestern Memorial Healthcare states that National Football League (NFL) players who receive knee surgery due to a tendon tear are 50% less likely to return to play. The report explains that half of the athletes choosing knee surgery experience significant declines in performance, sometimes to the point of never playing the sport again because they never recover completely from their knee tendon tear even after a successful surgery. Stem cell injections may help you avoid the risk and downtime of surgery because, unlike invasive procedures, stem cell therapy taps into your own body’s natural regenerative abilities.


As your injured cells synergize with our mesenchymal stem cells they may reduce or eliminate your pain, regenerate your tissue, and revive your range of movement, allowing you to enjoy your exercise routine and leisure activities again.


Unlike surgery, which removes tissue and bone from your body, regenerative medicine harvests live cells. These are injected directly into your pain site, stimulating your own cells to regenerate themselves. Your provider will use live x-ray or ultrasound imaging for guidance, so the injection will be delivered precisely to your affected area.


The stem cell product your Liveyon provider delivers to your tissue may continue producing human growth factors for weeks, sometimes even months. How long they’ll remain active in your case will depend on your age, body type, genetics, and injury severity. Treatment success rates will also vary depending on all these factors, as they do with all medical procedures.

How many cells does it take to treat my knee tendon tear or tendinitis?

Worldwide clinical research and experience over almost 20 years have given us some effective parameters for various types of injury. After examining and accessing the nature and severity of your injury, medical history, and general health, your medical provider will decide how many million cells are needed for fast, effective treatment.


Is it normal to have an inflammatory response after my injection?

Experiencing an inflammatory response after a stem cell injection is common. This is not because your body is rejecting the cells. It may actually be a positive sign that the live cells are creating a healing response.


The degree of inflammatory response to our live-nucleated cells can vary based on:


the levels of IL-6 within your joint or tissue

the severity of damage and current inflammation in your joint

PRP therapy in conjunction with stem cell injection may increase the probability of an inflammatory response

How long does it take to get relief?

Pain relief typically begins immediately after your treatment. Regeneration time varies depending on your age, genetics, general health, injury severity, and your ability to follow post-treatment care, along with your rehabilitation program to strengthen affected areas.

Torn Meniscus Stem Cell Treatment

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Is your knee swollen, stiff, and slow to straighten? You may have torn your meniscus. That's the C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions your shinbone from your thighbone like a shock absorber and distributes weight across your knee joint. This very common knee injury has traditionally been treated with surgery to remove frayed cartilage and tissue, often leaving them vulnerable to further damage in the future.

Liveyon's stem cell product may target the root cause of your pain by stimulating your body to regenerate its own damaged cells.

Physicians have been using stem cell injections to regenerate the meniscuses of professional athletes for over 20 years. Introducing mesenchymal stem cells into torn cartilage may stimulate the patient's own cells' regenerative properties, helping to repair the injury, relieve pain, and promote healthy new cell growth.

Don't allow a torn meniscus to degenerate your knee stability and range of movement , or even develop into osteoarthritis. 

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus?

You'll know your meniscus is probably torn when you consistently feel the following symptoms:

swelling or stiffness

a popping sensation

pain, especially when twisting or rotating your knee

difficulty straightening your knee fully

knee locking with limited mobility

What can cause my meniscus to tear?

Whenever you suddenly and forcefully twist or rotate, aggressively pivot, or stop and turn your knee, you risk tearing your meniscus. Kneeling, deep squatting, or heavy lifting can also cause a tear. Athletes who play contact sports like football, basketball, tennis, soccer, or lacrosse, as well as runners who jog on uneven terrain, are at a higher risk for a meniscus tear. The degenerative changes that come with aging can also cause a torn meniscus with little or no trauma.

According to the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, more than 850,000 meniscal tears are treated each year in the US, making it one of the most common athletic injuries. While surgery is typically used to repair these injuries, its failure rate is enough to discourage many patients from choosing it. Stem cell injection may treat pain and immobility without the need for painful or risky surgery.

How is a torn meniscus diagnosed?

First, your Liveyon provider will give you a physical exam and discuss your symptoms, medical history, and any medications you're taking. Special attention will be given to your symptoms' duration, severity, and intervals. Your provider will also examine the spot along your joint where your meniscus lies and test your range of motion.

Performing a McMurray test is a common and effective way of confirming or ruling out a medial or lateral meniscal tear. Your practitioner will ask you to lie down on an exam table and flex your knee as far as you can, then relax it. He or she will then grasp your ankle while palpating and rotating your lower leg internally and externally and extending the knee. If you hear a “click” while your knee is rotating and extending, you've likely torn your meniscus.

If these exams are inconclusive (potentially because of the size or position of the tear) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can produce detailed images of all your knee's soft tissues and determine whether your damage extends beyond the meniscus.

How can stem cells treat a torn meniscus?

Injured cells in your skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective joints send out signals. Stem cells respond to those signals, migrating to the injured tissue and release proteins that nourish and stimulate your own cells' regeneration process.

Once your Liveyon provider injects them, these stem cells dock next to your damaged cells and release growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines which then may:

activate T-cells to secrete proteins

open your blood vessels and form new ones

move cells out of your blood vessels and into the tissues surrounding them

stimulate your cells to regenerate your tissue

inhibit your inflammation

regulate your immune system

What is a common torn meniscus recovery time?

Usually, pain relief begins immediately after treatment. Regeneration time varies depending on your age, genetics, general health, injury severity and your ability to follow post-treatment care instructions, along with your rehabilitation program to strengthen affected areas.

Intramuscular Tear Treatment

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If muscle pain, swelling, or loss of function is affecting your ability to walk, run, or stand, you may be suffering from an intramuscular tear. Muscle injury usually occurs during strenuous activities like sports, high impact exercise, heavy physical labor, or lifting. One wrong move or hard pull on a muscle may strain or even tear it, causing severe pain and impairing movement.

Regenerative medicine offers one of the most effective muscle tear treatments known to science: stem cell therapy. This treatment may repair your torn muscle without the need for invasive surgeries or potentially dangerous medications.

What are the symptoms of an intramuscular tear?

When you exert too much force on your muscle you risk tearing it. Your muscles are flexible, but overextending them abruptly can strain them, causing a painful tear. Symptoms include:

a straining or burning sensation of the affected muscle at the time of injury, followed by severe pain

inability to flex the affected muscle without extreme pain

walking with a limp and limited mobility if leg is affected

loss of function or reduced range of motion if your arm is affected

pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area

Muscle tears are more common among people who participate in strenuous physical activities like sports or physical labor. However, a hard impact, stressful muscle strain, or car accident can also cause a muscle tear.

How are intramuscular tears treated?

Potentially dangerous medications or risky, expensive surgeries aren’t always necessary. Liveyon’s stem cell product may promote your body’s ability to reduce or eliminate pain and stimulate natural muscle tissue restoration – cell by cell.

Unlike surgery, which removes flesh and bone, regenerative medicine applies live harvested stem cells. These are injected directly into your pain site, stimulating your damaged cells to regenerate, gradually reconstructing your painful tissue, reducing or eliminating your pain, repairing your muscle, and restoring your range of movement.

Your Liveyon provider will use live x-ray or ultrasound imaging for guidance, so the injection will be delivered precisely into the area where your damaged cells are causing your pain.

The stem cell product your Liveyon provider introduces into your tissue may continue producing human growth factors for weeks, or even months. The duration of active stem cell therapy varies depending on your age, body type, genetics, general health, and injury severity. Treatment success rates also vary depending on these factors. Our goal is to enable you to return to your regular work and leisure activities as much as possible.

How many cells does it take to treat my intramuscular tear?

Modern scientific research and experience during the past 20 years have given us a robust protocol for many different types of injuries. After examining your medical history and general health, as well as determining the severity of your injury, your healthcare provider will decide how many million cells are needed to treat your specific injuries as effectively as possible under your unique health circumstances.

Runner's Knee Treatment

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Whether you call it runner’s knee, patellofemoral pain syndrome (frontal knee pain) or iliotibial band friction syndrome (pain in the side of the knee) – it hurts. And not just for runners.

Runner’s knee can account for up to 40% of the knee complaints in sports medicine clinics where patients are commonly instructed to rest, ice, wrap, elevate, and stretch their knee while taking NSAIDs. In severe cases, surgeons remove damaged cartilage. These aren’t always effective long-term solutions, especially as our knees begin to age.

Regenerative medicine specialists have been performing stem cell therapies on the knees of professional athletes for over 20 years. When live stem cells are injected into damaged knee tissue they may be able to stimulate your cells to repair themselves, and also promote new cell growth, while relieving or reducing your pain.

What are the symptoms of runner’s knee?

Pain. Lots of it. You know you have runner’s knee when you feel:

pain in front of your kneecap, though it could be around or behind it

pain when you bend your knee to walk, squat, kneel, run, or even get up from a chair

pain that worsens when you walk downstairs or downhill

pain with swelling, popping or grinding around your kneecap

What causes runner’s knee?

There are so many ways to put our knees through the wear and tear required to cause this common debilitating condition. Here are the most common:

direct hit: from a fall or blow

overuse: high-stress exercises, repetitive lunges and too much running

bone malalignment: a kneecap that’s slipped out of position can cause painful pressure

foot conditions: hypermobile feet, fallen arches, or overpronation can lead to knee pain

weak, unbalanced thigh muscles: weak quadriceps fail to keep the kneecap in place

chondromalacia patella: cartilage under your kneecap breaks down

How can stem cells treat runner’s knee?

For over 20 years clinical trials have been demonstrating promising results of stem cell injections as an efficacious runner’s knee tissue treatment. After a thorough physical knee exam, and maybe an X-ray, your Liveyon provider will inject 5 million live-nucleated cells into your injured knee tissue using ultrasound technology as a guide.

These stem cells will migrate to your damaged cells and release growth factors, cytokines & chemokines into your blood. These substances may then:

activate T-cells to secrete proteins

open your blood vessels and form new ones

move cells out of your blood vessels and into the tissues surrounding them

stimulate your cells to regenerate your tissue

inhibit your inflammation

regulate your immune system

How quickly or potently this regeneration occurs in your knee depends on your age, genetics, injury severity, general health, follow up care, and other environmental factors.

When can I expect to feel results?

People heal at different rates. Your recovery time depends on your age, genetics, damage severity, general health, and environmental factors, as well as your dedication to post-treatment care.

Give your cells time to regenerate by taking it easy on your knee. Temporarily switch to a new form of exercise that won't hurt your joint (e.g., joggers, consider swimming laps for a couple of months instead of jogging).

Your body’s regenerative powers work slowly and steadily – observe your unique pace and respect it. If you return to your usual workouts before your tissues have had a chance to regenerate you could damage your knee permanently. You can return to your usual robust routine after your doctor informs you it’s okay to do so, generally after:

your knee is fully bending and straightening without pain

you can walk, jog, sprint, or jump pain-free

your treated knee is just as strong as your uninjured knee.

Reserve Your Appointment Today

Runner’s knee can cause intense pain, limiting your ability to walk, work, and enjoy the best things in life. Stem cell injection therapy may be able to repair your knee tissue, reduce or eliminate your pain, and improve your quality of life. Call us at 913-647-3999.

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