Integrative Medicine That Is Truly Complementary and Functional
Led by Dr. John C. Hughes, D.O., our Colorado family practice Aspen Integrative Medicine treats patients from Aspen, Vail, Denver, Grand Junction, Boulder, and beyond with the latest evidence-based innovations in modern, alternative, and functional medical care.
With locations in Basalt and Aspen, Colorado, our physician-supervised clinic specializes in keeping patients healthy with natural treatments whenever possible. We often administer alternative medicine such as stem cell therapy and prolozone therapy to reduce their pain without resorting to surgery or long-term medications.
Using these sophisticated, ultrasound-guided proliferative and regenerative injections in tandem with osteopathic manipulation and nutritional supplements, Dr. Hughes employs an integrative medical approach to treat patients at the source of their pain.
Along with treating chronic pain from arthritis, bone spurs, and herniated discs, Dr. Hughes also treats major medical problems, including high blood pressure, obesity, altitude sickness, sports injuries, back pain, knee sprains, headaches, arthritis, and chronic fatigue.
Looking forward, we guide patients in disease prevention with functional medicine focused on diet, exercise, mindfulness, and the natural environment.
THROUGH INTEGRATIVE CARE, WE OFFER ADVANCED ORTHOBIOLOGICS, INCLUDING ADULT MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL THERAPY, PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP), PROLOTHERAPY AND OTHER SERVICES.
The primary goal of integrative and regenerative medicine is to augment the human body's ability to heal itself. This is done predominantly by utilizing the innate healing capacity of the individual's biologics while incorporating rehabilitation and nutrition faculties to meet this end. The use of stem cells and other biologic therapies are at the forefront of this medical frontier. Over the next ten to twenty years, orthobiologics will continue to evolve. Many injuries that necessitate surgery today will soon be treatable with minimally invasive in-office procedures.
Dr. Jason Glowney is committed to making orthobiologics accessible to a diverse clientele with a high focus on patient satisfaction. By incorporating his experience in the field with an evidence-based approach, he offers integrative care options for healing injury as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
STEPHEN D. HOLT., M.D.
Dr. Holt has more than 35 years of experience in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He has seen the field of regenerative medicine grow and develop into a far-reaching discipline which provides treatment options that heal the root cause of a patient’s pain and dysfunction. Dr. Holt is committed to providing state of the art treatments that his patients could not have even imagined at the beginning of his career. He enjoys restoring mobility, reducing pain, and improving the overall quality of his patients’ lives.
Dr. Holt developed the rheumatology department at Little Rock Diagnostic Clinic, now one of the largest rheumatology practices in the U.S. He is a founding member of the Arkansas Osteoporosis Center with the first bone density measuring device. He is also a founding member of the LRDC research foundation. Currently, he is a highly experienced doctor are our Denver stem cell therapy clinic.
Colorado Clinic offers multiple regenerative medicine stem cell treatments. These treatments are provided as an outpatient by a double board-certified doctor. Each treatment maintains minimal risk, with the possibility of repairing and healing of injured tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and muscle. We have kept up with the latest in stem cell research so that we can offer our patients proven, evidence-based procedures that can provide them with the pain relief they’ve been looking for.
At Colorado Medical Solutions we specialize in pain and disease management through natural treatments and are very passionate about getting to the root cause, or as close to the root cause as possible, of what ails you. The traditional healthcare model focuses on symptoms and generally only symptoms. We look at our patients like a “wilting plant” and we need to address the reason why that plant is wilting. The other model wants to simply paint the plant green with whatever medication they can paint with.
At Colorado Orthopedic Consultants, provide advanced techniques in regenerative medicine. These include platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatments.
Conditions which may benefit from Stem Cell Therapy
Tendinitides such as golfers elbow and tennis elbow
Ligament and meniscal tears
Plantar fasciitis or other foot and ankle conditions
Labral tears or rotator cuff tears
Tendonitis or arthritis in the hand or wrist
Osteoarthritis or cartilage tears
Nerve pain or nerve damage
Spine or Neck degenerative disc disease
Understanding Platelet-Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is derived from your own blood. Blood is drawn in the office and then processed to separate out a layer which is very high in platelets and growth factors. Platelets are a component of blood involved in clotting which also happens to contain a large number of growth factors and healing factors. By concentrating the platelets and growth factors together, this can be injected under ultrasonic guidance for a variety of diagnoses to help the body’s own natural healing process. The entire process takes about 30 minutes. d be a last resort.
How Can the Colorado Pain Care Team Help You?
It all starts with an accurate diagnosis. In your FREE consultation, The Colorado Pain Care Doctors will utilize patient history, focused physical exam and advanced imaging to determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. At that point, they will build a treatment plan specifically for your condition.
You will learn about the incredible benefits of Stem Cell Therapy and how it can help reverse painful conditions like osteoarthritis and muscle/tendon tears. A customized rehab program is a part of every patient’s treatment. With the Colorado Pain Care team, you could be on your way to rebuilding cartilage, rejuvenating your body and reclaiming your life!
Dr. Jason Krutsch and the Colorado Pain Care team are thrilled to offer you the best in Regenerative Therapies for your painful orthopedic condition. Your care is provided by Medical Doctor Anesthesiologists, a 5280 Magazine Top doctor and the finest procedural team in Denver’s Front Range!
Stem Cell Therapy injects tissue containing stem cells near a patient’s injured area. Stem Cells can regenerate damaged tissue by stimulating healing in damaged areas. CROM uses non-fetal sources of Stem Cells. Stem Cell Therapy Regenerative Medicine is a great option because it’s an easy, minimally invasive injection. Stem cell therapy can potentially replace surgery in certain cases of labral & rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, and degeneration of the knees, hips, and shoulders. CROM’s Board Certified Doctors perform Stem Cell Therapy in our Denver clinics.
Dr. Christopher Jones is an orthopaedic surgeon with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. He has practiced in Colorado Springs since 2003 and specializes in the treatment of disorders and injuries of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and earned the Added Certificate of Qualification for Sports Medicine by the ABOS.
He has a special interest in Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery, as well as advanced arthroscopic techniques, of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Dr. Jones became interested in Shoulder Replacement as a resident training under Kevin Speer, MD at Duke. The fact that they require exacting technique in dealing with not only the bone but the soft tissues appealed to him. Further, he loved seeing the great outcomes for patients.
Dr. Jones also has a keen interest in Joint Preservation which involves both surgical and non-surgical treatments. Surgical Options include Autologous Cartilage Implantation, allograft meniscal and cartilage transplantation. Non-surgical options include stem cell treatments, platelet-rich plasma, and viscosupplementation.
He prides himself in perfecting the most current surgical techniques and treatments in order to give his patients the most state of the art care available. Dr. Jones is also active in education, instructing other surgeons on these procedures.
COLORADO SPINE INSTITUTE | YOUR PREMIER SPINE CORRECTION CENTER
Colorado Spine Institute provides the most advanced medical procedures and cutting-edge diagnostic tools to treat all aspects of spine and orthopedic pain. Dr. E. Jeffrey Donner and his team in Johnstown, CO strive to create the best patient experience possible and maximize the success of all procedures performed. With 25 years of serving patients from around the world, Colorado Spine Institute is dedicated to finding and treating painful spine and orthopedic conditions effectively.
Call 970-342-2220 now to schedule your appointment with an orthopedic and spine doctor in Johnstown, CO.
ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR SURGERY
In the past, the only option for those who suffered an orthopedic injury to a joint was a surgical procedure to repair the damage. This meant going under the knife for several hours, a stay in the hospital for observation, and an extended recovery time. With regenerative therapy, the joint can be healed by using the body’s own resources, and the need for surgery can be eliminated. The stem cells can begin to rebuild the affected joint and the surrounding tissue, helping the patient recover faster and avoid an inpatient visit to the hospital.
ABOUT ORTHOPEDIC STEM CELL THERAPY
At the Colorado Spine Institute in Johnstown, we use stem cell therapy instead of and in addition to surgery to treat orthopedic injuries and conditions that are brought on by aging and joint degeneration in knees, hips, spine, shoulders, feet, ankles, and other joints. Our autologous stem cell treatment uses adult mesenchymal, multipotent stem cells taken from a patient’s own bone marrow. These cells are then injected back into the injured, damaged, or painful area.
Mesenchymal stem cells are those capable of regeneration – they take cues from surrounding cells of a specific type (bone, cartilage, or other connective tissue) and develop into that type of cell. They are typically found in bone marrow, and mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent, which means they can only develop into specific types of cells and not something completely different such as a brain cell or a kidney cell.
The function of adult stem cells is to serve as repair cells in the body. They lie dormant in areas of the body such as the bone marrow and “wake up” when they receive signals that the body has suffered some type of injury. These signals come from inflammation and the cells move to the inflamed site in the body, release proteins to regulate the inflammation, release other proteins to stimulate new cell growth, and then begin to change into the same type of cell that was damaged to promote healing.
Unfortunately, the number of stem cells in the human body begins to decline shortly after birth. This reduction in stem cells is the reason why our body shows more wear and deterioration as we get older – the fewer stem cells lead to less effective healing. Our goal in using stem cell therapy is to take cells from one part of a person’s body where they exist in higher concentrations, such as in the bone marrow in the iliac wing, and inject them into an injured joint to potentially help reinforce the healing power.
The stem cells we use may create healthy tissue to repair damaged tissue and potentially help the body heal itself. For example, these stem cells, when injected into an area with damaged bone, may develop into bone cells to aid the body in healing the damage. The goal of this minimally invasive procedure is to help patients heal faster and regain pain-free motion, while avoiding the need for surgery.
While orthopedic surgery remains the most effective treatment for some injuries, it can come with potential complications. With adult stem cell therapy, the goal is to help your body heal itself without using surgery. Stem cells exist naturally within the body with their function being to provide healing in the event of injury.
Autologous stem cell therapy is performed in our on-site procedure suite where an experienced orthopedic surgeon uses live X-ray to remove stem cells from a high-concentrated area (the iliac wing of the pelvis) and inject those regenerative cells into the injured or painful joint or area. The goal of this procedure is to boost your body’s healing process, increasing cellular communication and providing support cells to heal where the normal process would otherwise be unable to. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes.
If you’d like to learn more about stem cells and how they can benefit you, please contact us today or fill out the form on this page.