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If you’re suffering from pain related to arthritis, joint injury, spine pain or other degenerative condition, you’re not alone. We’ve helped thousands of patients avoid surgery and get back to doing the things they love.
Regenexx Procedures are the trusted alternative to surgery. Imagine being able to reduce your pain and return to normal activities without the need for surgery. To speak to a Regenexx Specialist and learn more, contact us at the number below.
Your body is full of living cells, some that act as repairmen of the body. However, as we age or get injuries, we sometimes can’t get enough of these critical repair cells to the injured area to do their work. Regenexx procedures work without surgery by increasing the concentration of your body’s own healing agents to stimulate the natural healing response in your injured or degenerative area.
Our patients benefit from less downtime, less pain, and faster recovery than invasive surgical procedures. Many of today’s most common surgeries have been shown to be ineffective and can begin a cascade of joint degeneration that leads to early-onset arthritis. Sometimes at an alarming rate. Regenexx seeks to reduce pain and restore function, without removing tissue and creating additional problems, which is often the case in surgeries that claim to “clean-up” a joint.
Regenexx procedures use image-guidance technology to place customized doses of your own cells precisely into the area of need.
Have you been told that steroid injections or invasive surgery are your only options to treat your pain? Interventional orthopedics provides a non-surgical alternative. If you experience joint or spine pain during normal activity, you may be a good candidate for a Regenexx procedure.
Surgery should always be your last option. Post-surgical recovery can be painful, requiring a lengthy rehab period to restore strength and mobility to the area.
As an alternative to surgery, Regenexx procedures help alleviate pain and restore joint or spine function with a non-invasive injection procedure. Downtime is minimal, with little need for pain management medications, lengthy rehab, or time off of work.
Patients receive a candidacy grade that rates the likelihood that a Regenexx procedure can help them.
6151 Thornton Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50321
Michael D. Jackson, M.D., FAAPMR is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. As a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation he has been practicing occupational and sports medicine for 20 years. As a leading interventional orthopedic and pain recovery physician in the Greater Midwest, Dr. Jackson is specialty-trained in the Regenexx procedures.
Dr. Jackson’s work at Regenexx Des Moines focuses on providing pain recovery. Simply managing pain resulting from musculoskeletal conditions fails to address the patients’ overall health and wellness. As a result, Dr. Jackson works with patients to improve biomechanics and reduce disability, thus improving their physical function and allowing them to return to many normal daily activities. He brings his extensive experience in pain recovery to Harbor View where he uses the highest level of evidence-based medical technology and therapies available in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
Areas treated: Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Shoulder
Dr. Jolene Smith graduated from medical school at Des Moines University and went on to complete her intern year, anesthesiology residency, and pain medicine fellowship at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. During her fellowship training, Dr. Smith gained extensive experience in interventional pain medicine techniques, including those involving the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine. This experience, combined with the holistic and hands-on training she received during medical school, afford her the ability to treat the entire patient. After moving back to Des Moines in 2015, Dr. Smith began working in private practice as a pain management physician, where she manages medications, performs interventional procedures, and implants devices to treat pain arising from various conditions. Her academic interests include cannabinoids for pain, the treatment of cancer pain, neuromodulation, and regenerative medicine/orthobiologics; she has given numerous talks at local, regional, and national conferences on these and other topics. Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine at Des Moines University and has co-developed a special topics course that is currently in its second year. A lifelong learner, Dr. Smith is currently pursuing a master’s degree in cannabis medicine at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Smith believes regenerative medicine/orthobiologics represents the future of pain management for many conditions. Her specialty training in osteopathic medicine, pain medicine, interventional spine techniques, and Regenexx procedures allow Dr. Smith to diagnose and treat each patient’s pain individually, based on their particular life circumstances and functional goals. She is a firm believer in the biopsychosocial model of pain management that operates at the intersection of patient support systems, psychological/behavioral health, and biologic conditions. As someone who lives with chronic back pain herself, Dr. Smith has a unique window into the pain experience of her patients.
Dr. Smith lives in the Des Moines metropolitan area and enjoys being outside, hiking, birdwatching, amateur astronomy, CrossFit, and is being roped into doing martial arts with her family that includes 4 cats.
Areas treated: Lumbar Spine, Thoracic Spine, Cervical Spine
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*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else.
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