FROM OUR PARTNERSThe Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine: Approaching Pain Differently

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Specializing in pain management using naturopathic medicine and stem cell therapy methods, the team at the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences (SCNM) takes pride in their holistic, drug-free approach to treating patients with acute and chronic pain.

Patients seek treatment for a wide range of concerns when they visit the center. “The most common concerns are lower back and knee pain, frequently relating to arthritis. Another common concern are headaches ranging from your typical tension headache to a migraine.” explains Dr. Casey Seenauth, ND, Regenerative Medicine and Pain Management physician.

The team at the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine is comprised of nine physicians with specialties ranging from regenerative medicine, pain management, acupuncture, and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Patients begin with a comprehensive consultation with a staff physician that includes a full review of medical history, physical examination, and customized treatment recommendations which can include stem cell therapy.

“Stem cell therapy is a powerful method to manage pain.” says Dr. Seenauth. “Rather than using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opioids to manage pain, stem cell therapy involves a process where tissue from a patient is harvested and then re-implanted in their own body to heal themselves.”

While the price of a customized treatment plan varies, the center offers a competitively-priced, comprehensive stem cell and regenerative medicine package. “This package includes the consultation, nutritional optimization, and any other procedures determined to be helpful such as acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and even IV-nutrient therapy.” says Dr. Seenauth.

In addition to the multi-disciplinary approach to pain management, the team utilizes state-of-the-art imaging equipment during procedures. Speaking to the benefits of using a fluoroscope, Dr. Klee Bethel, MD, Acting Medical Director for the Neil Riordan Regenerative Medicine Center explains “This allows us to perform procedures safely by taking live motion pictures, allowing visualization of where the medication or stem cells will be applied, and more importantly, where they should not be injected.”

The center, located in Tempe, Arizona, is named in honor of a generous gift given to SCNM by Dr. Neil Riordan, PA, PhD, the international leader in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy. To learn about treatment options available at the Neil Riordan Center for Regenerative Medicine as well as the questions that patients should ask about regenerative medicine, visit patients.scnm.edu/painfree.

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