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WEBINAR Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine 1


– For those that do not know me, my name is Dr. Bryant Snyder. I’m the owner and clinical director of Chronic Care of Richmond
& Regenerative Medicine. I’ve been in private practice here in Richmond for over 17 years. I’m a board-certified
chiropractic physician, board-certified in functional
and integrative medicine, and I hold a diplomate
in Whole Medical Systems. I have completely integrated my office so we have a medical doctor that oversees our nurse practitioner, and our nurse practitioner
is the one that is skilled in doing the stem cell injections. About eight or nine years ago, Mel Gibson’s father was
92 years old at the time, and they took him to the Mayo Clinic. Everybody heard of the Mayo Clinic? Okay, so the Mayo Clinic,
this is in Arizona. So they took him there. At 92 years old, he had
congestive heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease. He had a very bad hip. He was not walking, at all. So they took him there to try to help. And they said, “Hey,
if you leave him here, “he’s gonna end of dying here.” There’s not a whole lot they can do. They’ll try to stabilize
him but that’s about it. So they were trying to figure out what else could they do. So Mel Gibson’s brother
started to figure out hey, there’s some things called stem cell that can be very beneficial. So they took him to Panama, okay, to get stem cell injections done. What would be the reasons of why, coming to a seminar like this? Is it that you may have some type of chronic health condition? Could it be that you have some type of arthritic joint problem? Maybe you’ve got a bad knee. If you’ve got a bad hip,
maybe you’ve got a bad back. Maybe you’ve got a bad neck. Maybe if you’ve got some feet issues. Maybe you’ve got an elbow problem. There’s lots of different things that could be going on with that. Maybe you’re trying to avoid surgery. Maybe you’ve already had
surgery, and you’re like, “Eh, I don’t really wanna do that again. “What are the other options?” Maybe you’re just here
to help a loved one, maybe just to help a loved one or a friend or a neighbor, somebody like that. Maybe you’re just here for
learning about other options outside of doing surgery
or some type of medication. Or improve the quality of your life without drugs and surgery. Maybe that’s why you’re here. Well, knowledge is key
to success when we talk about stem cells because stem
cells is just a broad term, okay, because if you don’t
know anything about stem cells, a lot of people still
think that it’s coming from a fetus, a dead fetus, or an embryo, right. That’s not what’s happening. Well, it’s illegal in the United
States for that to happen. Got to be able to understand
what we’re actually offering to help patients so that is very key. So, also, I would highly
recommend in that 24-minute video that I’m gonna recommend
it for you guys to see, there’s also an interview
with Dr. Neil Riordan. That’s his clinic in Panama. Dr. Neil Riordan, anybody
heard of his name? Yeah, one person over here. Dr. Neil Riordan, so if
you see that right here, write his name down and go to YouTube and put his name in there. There’s a ton of research. He’s one of the top researchers worldwide, not just the United States, worldwide. So we have to understand, well what is regenerative medicine? It is a non-drug, non-surgical approach to helping four major things, and that’s to reduce inflammation, repair and regenerate damaged tissue, and it modulates the immune system. So those are what these
cells actually do, right? So when we talk about
decreasing inflammation, it’s not just talking about
if you’ve got a bad knee and you see that it swells. Yeah, that’s inflammation, okay. That’s your bodies natural ability to try to heal itself, right? But we’re talking about not only that, we’re talking about systemic
cellular inflammation. What that means is there’s a lot of people in this room right now that are dealing with systemic cellular inflammation. That means you have inflammation
in all of your cells. We’re gonna go over a couple
of things in a few minutes to see if anybody’s got any of
that going on in their body. Right, so I know you’re probably thinking, well okay, decreasing inflammation
but repair or regenerate, you can actually do that? Repair and regenerate damaged tissue? Yes, so if you’ve got loss
of cartilage in your knee, or if you’ve got a torn
labrum in your shoulder, if you’ve got a rotator cuff tear, if you’ve got a torn meniscus, if you’ve got disc problems in your spine, if you’ve got bursitis, capsulitis, if you’ve got any of this inflammation, all these different chronic
inflammatory issues, this is what these cells can actually do without drugs and surgery, right? And it modulates the immune system. Modulate the immune system
means it helps ramp up or ramp down your immune system so if you do have an autoimmune disease, it can potentially help improve by helping the balance of the cytokines
in the immune system. So pretty neat to see. FDA regulations, we are
able to be able to do this. With the type of cells
that we’re talking about, we’re able to do this for about five years in the United States so you
don’t have to go to Panama, or you don’t have to go to Mexico. You don’t have to go
to Costa Rica or Europe to be able to do this now, and it’s at a reasonable cost. So you’re gonna learn that as
you go through this process. This is the future of medicine
so you’re gonna see this, more and more and more
and more about stem cells, and how amazing things can happen. And you’re gonna see more
and more about stem cells and the different categories
of stem cells as we go along. So I wanna explain how
regenerative medicine works, the various forms of
regenerative medicine, including stem cells, how and
why we offer it at our clinic, and you’re going to see success stories. So you’re going to see people that came in for specific conditions, did injections for stem cells, and then you’re going to see followups. So you’ll see video testimonies of patients as we go through. So the reason why we don’t
call it stem cell therapy is because it’s not just stem cells. That’s only a piece of the puzzle. If you look here, there’s a lot going on, so what we actually call it is human cell and tissue transplant, okay? So right here, this is where
you have the stem cells, so this is called mesenchymal stem cells. That’s where these cells help
repair and regenerate tissue but it’s not just that. Also, in the product,
there are general cytokines that have proteins that
help the immune system, homeostatic cytokines which
helps balance things out from a physiological
standpoint in the body. Growth factors, platelet-derived fibroblasts, and this is really cool if
you do have bone on bone because I know there’s
people in this room right now that their doctor has told them that they have bone on bone, right? Show of hands? Yep, it’s happening, right? So this right here is
scaffolding cytokines. It has collagen and hyaluronic acid and antiinflammatory factors. Those help begin to rebuild the structure and help rebuild the damage. So what we have to get a
little bit more scientific in understanding what
these cells, you know, most people don’t know this but everybody in this room has these type of cells. They’re called MSCs,
mesenchymal stem cells. This right here, mesenchymal stem cell, also know as medicinal signaling cell. This is what is looks
like on a microscope, okay, everyone in this room. These are the regenerative
cells of the body. We all have them. They live on our tissue,
they live in our organs, they live in our teeth. Most people don’t know this. You have MSCs in the teeth, and
you’re going to start to see, and this is already starting to come out that you can extract MSCs, these type of cells, out of a tooth and begin to regrow teeth. Okay, that’s what’s going to happen. So this is what it looks like, so this is the body of the cell. You have all these little
pouches through here, and you have all these little legs. Well there’s a reason why
they look like that, right? So what allows those cells to go to work in your own body is you
have to have some type of trauma or injury or how
the cells start to break down. All right, this is what
activates those stem cells to go to work so inflammation is the key. So if you have inflammation,
it activates those cells to go to work to help
decrease the inflammation, repair, and regenerate tissue. So if we look over here,
I also highly recommend to write this down, this
name, it’s another name here. It’s Dr. Arnold Caplan right here. Dr. Arnold Caplan, he’s a
godfather of stem cells. So if you start doing
some research with him, he’s the one who coined the term, mesenchymal stem cell or
medicinal signaling cell. So he’s got a tremendous amount
of background and research. So if you look here at these cells, these pouches and those legs, now when there is an injury to a joint, pick a joint, any joint, it
doesn’t really matter, right? So if you’ve got that damage there, you’ve got loss of cartilage,
you’ve got osteoarthritis, and you’ve got a tear of the ligament or a tendon or a muscle
or whatever it may be. Those cells, right here
the pouches and the legs, are going to go to the area, and it’s going to start to
attach to the damaged tissue. All those legs are going to get in there and start attach to the tissue, right? And the pouches are going to, all those things that we just looked at, all those pouches are
just going to release. They’re going to release
anti-inflammatory factors, cytokines, growth hormones, hyaluronic acid, collagen, all those things we were
just talking about, right? So this happens every single day, and every single year of your life. This is your innate
intelligence of the body. It just does that. You don’t have to tell your heart to beat. You don’t have to tell
your lungs to breathe, and these cells are medicinal cells which have a signaling
cell that go to the area to do what they’re supposed
to be doing, right? So if that’s the case,
and if you get older, why would you have any
degeneration to begin with? If you already have
these cells in your body, they’re supposed to do the work, right? Why would you have degeneration? Why would you have things
starting to break down? Why would you have osteoarthritis? Why would you have rheumatoid arthritis? Why would you have all these
chronic inflammatory conditions if you already have
these cells in the body? Well, we have to understand
how this process works. Time did an entire piece on
this about “The Secret Killer,” and the secret killer,
well we have to understand, well, degeneration, what does that mean? How does that even happen? Well, it is the deterioration
and loss of the function of all the cells of a tissue or an organ or a muscle or any soft tissue. So inflammation, here
comes that word again, inflammation is the reasons why. Is is the primary reason of
why your body breaks down. When it starts to break down,
and you can’t keep it up, right, it’s just out of control. It becomes destructive, and
when it becomes destructive, that’s when you begin to lose
the cartilage in your knees, or loss of cartilage in your hip. Or you’ve got degenerative
disc disease and bulging disc. All of those type of things,
right, and shoulder problems. Well, that’s because you have these cells but you have too much inflammation and your body can’t handle it, right? So then it can learn it, it can go into other types of issues. It can go into, look at these things. This is all driven through inflammation. So neurologic, pulmonary, cancer, cardiovascular, Alzheimer’s,
type II diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune diseases. Every single one of these are a chronic inflammatory condition
that leads to that, right? So what allows that to get out of control? What allows your body
to get out of control of this inflammation, right? Is it one thing? Is it two things? Well, it could be multiple things. It could be, hey we’re in, I call it the Standard American Diet, right? We’re in America, right,
so Standard American Diet, SAD, spell that out. – [Participant] SAD. – SAD, right, it’s sad, right? So we, as in the United States, typically love stuff that has sugar in it. All right, we eat cereals
every day in the morning, and we eat a big sub
or pasta at lunchtime, and then we do the same thing at night where we have to have
some bread, right, right? Day in and day out, what
do you think happens when you eat like that for
year after year after year? All right, so when all those we call simple carbohydrates
turn into what? – [Participants] Sugar. – Sugar, which then turns into what? Inflammation, right, day in and day out. That’s just one little aspect of it. It could be your lifestyle. It could be reduced sleep. I’m sure no one here
has any stress, right? (some people chuckle) Everyone’s got stress. It could be physical stress. It could be chemical stress. It could be environmental stresses, right? I see chronic patients, you know, my chronic patients,
the probably average is about 70 years old, right? And most people that come in to see me, they have chronic inflammatory problems. And most are taking
some type of medication, typically five, 10, 15. I’ve seen up to 25
medications a day, right. It could be that you’ve had an injury. It could be you’ve been in a car accident. It could be you’ve had a fall, all right. Then you’re not able to go and do the things that you would like to do. You can’t go walk. You can’t go do this,
you can’t go do that, and it’s just a bad cycle. All of this leads to all this inflammation that is out of control. So when that happens, and then you’re left with a bad knee or a bad hip or a bad shoulder or a bad back, typically you go to your doctor, right, your primary doctor or
your orthopedic doctor, and do x-rays. So we can’t look at every
x-ray of every area, so, but just substitute whatever
the problem may be for you. So this is what a normal
knee joint looks like, okay. So this space right here
is where the cartilage and the meniscus and all, you can’t see it but the space is nice and open, which means it’s nice and healthy. There is no osteoarthritis
in this joint at all. There’s no bone spurs. It looks nice and healthy. Guess how many people come into my office that look like this? – [Some Participants] Zero. – Zero, zero. Now this is what I see day in and day out, this particular, this
is their knee, right? This space is open here,
which means they have some cartilage left here,
but if you look here, all the way across, it’s really
cloudy and it’s really thin. This is degenerative
cartilage damage right here, and you look at this space, it’s osteoarthritis
everywhere in this joint. There’s a bone spur right here. It’s kind of hard to see but
you can see it right there. So this person is not in good shape. So they come in to see me,
to see is there any way that I can get, ’cause
they’re, guess what, their orthopedic doctor’s telling them, right then and there,
“That’s bone on bone.” What are your options? – Knee replacement.
– Surgery. – That’s one of them. So you’re going to see the
doctor, and you say well, “Let’s try this before we
talk about a replacement.” Anybody done a cortisone shot? – [Some Participants] Yes. – Lots of people have
done cortisone shots. So what we have to understand is okay, the doctor is trying to help
you by giving you some relief, right, we wanna help decrease that inflammation with a steroid. Well the problem is that’s short-term. So we have to understand,
well what’s long-term? Well, if you know what the
cortisone actually does, because your doctor
doesn’t really sit down with you knee-to-knee
and explain this to you. They’re just going to jab a
shot right into your knee, and then let it go, and said,
“Hey, come back in six months, “if you need to.” Cortisone shot, steroid,
goes right into the joint, and how it helps is it
will decrease inflammation, but we have to understand how. The how is very important
because the how is it’s going to slow kill the
blood supply to that joint. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? – [Participants] A bad thing. – Okay, it’s a big fancy word. It’s called catabolic. It’s catabolic to the tissue. It means it breaks the tissue down because that steroid gets
right into that joint, and then you have little
micro vessels in there that has oxygen and red blood cells, and that is what’s needed for healing, and that is what cortisone
does is it destroys it, okay? So that is an option. How about, anybody done the SYNVISCs, the gel shots in the knees or
in the shoulder, gel shots? All right, yep, typically
most people don’t get a really good result? Yes, no, did it help? – No.
– Yes. – It helped, yes, a
little bit, a little bit? No, not at all? All right, so most of the time you may get three to six months,
and you have to go back, typically in some, it’s like
it didn’t help me at all. I did three shots of that,
and it didn’t help, right. So, now, maybe you’ve
done physical therapy. Maybe you’re doing your
anti-inflammatory medications, right, and then if none of that’s working, right, what are you left to? What are you left? So I’m here to tell you
there are other options outside of going through
those things, right. So we’re going to start
off with Lottie Sacks here. She’s 85 years old. She came in to see me,
and she’s in great shape, 85 years old, except her right
knee is in bad shape, okay? Bone on bone, came in with a cane, and she said, at, excuse me, “At 85 years old, I don’t want to have a complete replacement of my knee.” “Everything is healthy
except for my knee.” So she came in, and this
is her five-week followup. She did one injection in her right knee, and this is her five-week followup. – My name is Lottie Sacks. I’m 85 years old, and I’ve always had a lot of energy, and good physical being, but my knees starting bothering
me, starting bothering me, and I came to Dr. Snyder for stem cell. I have been so pleased with the treatment. My energy has increased. My balance is better. I sleep better at night without the pain that I was having. My life is just much fuller. I was having trouble walking on the cobblestone driveway at our house, and now I maneuver without holding on to someone or using a cane. So Dr. Snyder has helped me a lot. I was so apprehensive
about having knee surgery that when I heard of stem
cell here in Richmond, I was very pleased to know that
I was eligible to have that. – [Interviewer] So you
recommend this to anybody else who had the same feelings
that you were having prior? – I would recommend this
highly to anyone else that has had those
feelings before stem cell. – [Interviewer] Thank you. – All right, so this was about a year ago, and she’s doing really well, still. So she’s got a cool story, so she’s not actually from Richmond. She’s from California but she was visiting her boyfriend who lives in Richmond. (audience laughs) All right, so I was
like that’s pretty cool so she was visiting her
boyfriend for six weeks. I normally do six-week followups. We did a five-week followup for her because she was going on a
cruise with her boyfriend, on the sixth week. So no longer using a cane so she’s doing great. All right, so this is very similar. We watched that video with Mel Gibson. Mel Gibson and Don here are very similar. So have really bad
osteoarthritis, bone spurs, as well as torn labrums. Cannot bring their arms up. It’s really a bad range of motion. They couldn’t bring their
hands behind their back. Couldn’t bring their arms up like this. So with Don, we did an injection for his right shoulder, his left shoulder, and he
also had a really bad neck. So he had osteoarthritis, bone spurs, ostenosis, all those nasty things. So his options, at the time, were replacement for both shoulders, so bilateral shoulder replacement, and then a fusion for his neck. So if you don’t know what a fusion is, in the spine, you take
two rods, metal rods, and then screw them in
into your cage, right? So this is his six-week followup after having an injection
for each of those areas. – Hi, my name is Don Sussenbach. I live in Richmond, Virginia. I was diagnosed with arthritis in variable places up and down my spine, and back, neck, shoulders, years ago. And the last two or three years, I’ve developed bone spurs
in those same areas. I came to Dr. Snyder to check
out the stem cell seminar that he held and really liked what he had to say, and tried it. And now, my left shoulder is 100% better. My right shoulder that was giving me so much pain I couldn’t
even sleep at night, I would say 75% better. My right side of my neck is 100% better. Left side of my neck
still gives me some pain but I’d say it’s at least 50% better so I’m very pleased with the success. And we’re only six weeks into the process, and it keeps regenerating from what I understand for a year, so I’m really look forward to living a lot less, pain-free life. – [Interviewer] Show us
how those shoulders work. – Woo. – [Interviewer] That’s great, so you would recommend this
therapy to anybody who had, who was in the similar
situation as you before? – Absolutely. – [Interviewer] Thank you. – All right, also, so he can
do all this range of motion. That was more than a year ago, and he’s still doing fantastic. All right, so we can’t always
see inflammation warning signs so I’m not gonna read this but I want you to just scroll down, and if you have any of this going on in your
body, or multiple areas, or multiple things in your body like this, then you have chronic
inflammatory conditions, chronic inflammatory system
cellular inflammation. Right, anybody have any of this stuff? Show of hands. You don’t have to tell me what it is but most people have more
than one of these things, a handful of these things, right? That means you are inflamed
from the inside out, which is leading to all of these things. So, here’s where we’re gonna talk about the different, various forms
of stem cells out there, right? So this over here is
autologous, over here, and that one over here is allogenic. So, we’ll talk about what autologous. Autologous means that you are getting stem cells from your own body. Okay, and there’s a couple
of ways that you can do that, and they’re both surgical procedures. So one surgical procedure is you actually get your own stem cells. What you have to do is bore
a hole deep into your hip and extract your own stem
cells from your bone marrow. Okay, sounds like fun, right? So that’s one way. The other way is, there’s another surgery. With this one you get it
from your own adipose tissue, which is your fat tissue, okay. So that’s two ways to
get your own stem cells from your own body, right? Now, when we talk about allogenic, allogenic is actually coming
from a donated tissue. And I know you’re thinking,
how do you get a donated how do you get a donated tissue, and do you get stem
cells from that, right? So, briefly, I’m gonna go over, like a healthy mom has a
healthy baby at the hospital, right, and she does not
want to bank her own cord, and her own placenta, and
amniotic fluid, and all that, then she can be a candidate to donate that tissue to an FDA-regulated cord bank. So healthy mom has a healthy
baby in the hospital, and the baby is healthy, day zero, right, and she can donate it as long as she goes through the screening so all infectious diseases
have to be screened in order for her and the baby to be able to donate the tissue to an
FDA-regulated cord bank. So, now within that, allogenic meaning donated tissue, you can get cells from the placenta. You can get cells from the amniotic fluid, and you can get cells from
the human umbilical cord. Now, within the human umbilical cord, you can get different cells, right, so that’s why we have to talk about and educate about what we’re doing here. So umbilical cord, you can get cells from the human umbilical cord blood, and it’s really not blood
but that’s what they call it, which doesn’t have any of the MSCs. This is very important so
if you’re taking notes down, MSCs, they don’t have, that particular product
does not have MSCs. Now, there’s human umbilical
cord-derived tissue that has the MSCs, and it’s
called Wharton’s jelly. That’s really important to understand. Wharton’s jelly is the
jelly-like substance coming, basically in the umbilical
cord there are little veins, and that’s where you get them, that’s where you get the
Wharton’s jelly from. So if you start doing some
research about Wharton’s jelly, then you’ll start seeing a
lot of the research, okay. So there’s a lot going on with
a lot of different products, and a lot of things out there. And there’s lots of people
doing lots of different things. So, doing a recap, autologous, getting it from your own fat or your own bone marrow,
from a surgical procedure. It’s gonna be cleaned, and
than it’s gonna be administered through an injection, wherever
that injection needs to go. Concerns, major surgery, pain, infection, contamination, unknown
quantity, and unknown potency. This is very important. Unknown quantity, you don’t know how many cells you’re going to get, how many stem cells you’re gonna get. Unknown potency, well that
depends upon your age, and it also depends upon what type of health that you’re in. If you’re not in good
health, then most likely, the potency of your stem cells
is not gonna be very good. This is very important in
understanding this whole process. When you’re a baby, you have 100% of the amount of MSCs left, 100%. That’s why we choose to use human umbilical cord-derived tissue, or specifically Wharton’s jelly because it has the highest concentration, and it has the most when you are a baby, what we call day zero. Now, as you age, 18 years old, you’ve already lost 60% of those MSCs, and you’re down to 40%. When you’re 30, you’re
down to 75%, loss of 75. You’re down to 25%. And now, most of the people that come to see me are gonna be 60 plus. 50, 60, 60 plus, you’re dealing with 5%. Okay, so you’ve lost 95%
of your own stem cells. Right, so as you age, that’s also called aging, right? That’s why, if you look at
a picture, if you’re 60, 50 or 60 years old, and
you look at a picture when you’re 20, do you
look a little different? (people murmur) Yeah (chuckles), you’re slowly losing all your stem cells, right, which causes you to age. So that’s why regenerative
medicine is also anti-aging. So MSCs rapidly decline with age resulting in a longer repair and recovery times. So you’re more prone to
aging and disease as you age because of the loss of
your own stem cells. So very important to understand that. So this is the reasons why we use human umbilical
cord-derived tissue. So, that’s one reason. These are a lot of the other reasons. Coming from the umbilical cord, again, that’s the Wharton’s jelly right here. So you remember when I was talking about the umbilical cord that
doesn’t have the MSCs in it. That’s more cord blood, right, that’s where it’s coming from, okay? It does have some other
great factors in it but it doesn’t have the MSCs in it. Also, if you look over
here, Wharton’s jelly, this is where the little veins are, that’s where they’re
getting the jelly tissue that has the highest
concentration of those MSCs. Now, also, there is no
potential for allergic reaction. There’s no blood-typing. You don’t have to know
what your blood type is. There’s no DNA or genetic transfer, okay, and there’s not been one
instance of rejection through this whole process, right? Youngest, most vital adult tissue, adult stem cell tissue, right? It’s very confusing, right? Because we’re talking a baby but we’re also talking about adult. So when the baby comes
out, and it’s day zero, they’re not even one day old yet, now they’re considered
adult stem cells, okay? So again, where do we get them from? A healthy mom has a healthy baby. If she wants to donate it, or excuse me, if she wants to bank
her own cord, she can. She goes through that process. Typically, it’s a lump sum down, from a payment standpoint, and
then it’s a monthly payment for year after year after year after year. And if she does want to donate
it, she can donate it, okay? And if she doesn’t wanna
do either one of those, it’s basically going to go in the trash. So this is how the process works. So the umbilical cord is sent
to an FDA-regulated cord bank. And that FDA-regulated cord
bank is Predictive Biotech, and this right here, Predictive Biotech. It’s a publicly traded company. They’ve been around since 2005, and it’s not just the type
of stem cells that they do. They do a lot of incredible things so I highly recommend to go to predictivebiotech.com
so you can see them. So once they’re at Predictive Biotech, that’s where the tissue
is gonna be harvested. It’s cleaned, cryo-stored, so these cells are gonna
be live cells, okay? They’re cryo-stored,
quarantined for three weeks. Quarantine is to make sure
they’re no infectious diseases. And then they go right
back, and then we are able to order them from Predictive Biotech. So, just to make it simple, somebody comes in for a consultation, and they’ve got a bad knee,
and they wanna move forward. They come in for a procedure day. Then our nurse practitioner
evaluates them. They’ve already been evaluated. Everybody is on the same page, and we have our cryo tank
that keep everything frozen. And then the patient comes in. Right in front of them, we
unthaw the patient’s cells, and then they go right into an injection. It’s a very small needle. If you’ve already had a Cortisone shot, it’s nothing like a Cortisone shot. It’s a very small needle,
like a pediatric needle. They numb it down really, really well, and then an injection goes
right in, and then you’re done, 30 minutes or less. All right, pretty simple. So this is Rodney. He came in to see me, again,
bone on bone, right knee, and this is his six-week followup. – Hello, my name is Rodney Allen. I’m here in Richmond, Virginia. I’m a patient of Dr. Snyder. Prior to me coming in to his office, I had no, I had extreme
pain in my right knee. I could barely move. I could halfway walk. I could take one step and stop. I had no sense of balance, and I was, I had tried, I had went to get these shots in the knee, and I was gonna have a knee replacement, but I figured out I was too young, so I had to come in and try this. It does work. Within one week after having
the stem cells put in, I can walk, I have a full gait. I have no pain. My pain level was a 10
before the procedure. Now I have no pain. Also, I have range of motion. It’s wonderful to be able
to get into the bathtub now. I haven’t done that in two years. I can do that fully. Anyone, please, give it a try. It is worth your investment. – All right, he’s doing extremely well. So he’s a funny guy, too. He’s a fun guy to talk to. So in his consultation, his knee has been like that for four years. When I talk about that,
when he came in to see me, he could not bend his knee at all. Literally, he walked in like this. I don’t know how he did it
because all you do is go to work, on concrete, and then come home. He did that for two years straight, and he was like, “Oh my gosh,
I gotta have something done.” And he was already scheduled to do a complete knee replacement. So he was telling me all of
the things he wanted to do when he got better, and one of that is, “I wanted to get a sports car.” Well, I was like, “Okay,
well that’s awesome. “We’ll see if we can get you
well enough to get you in.” And he goes, “The reason why is “because I haven’t been living my life. “I can’t get down into a sports car. “I can’t even bend my knee at all.” So, anyway, about three
or four months ago, he came in for his
followup, and he was like, “Dr. Snyder,” the first
thing he did, he said, “Check this out, I wanna
show you something.” And he goes, “Okay,
Rodney, what’ve you got?” And he goes, “Check this out.” (people laugh) I swear he did, and I’m like, “Whoa.” And he goes, “I told you
if I was gonna get better, “I was gonna live my life.” He goes, “Well, I want
you to come outside. “I gotta show you something real quick.” I was like, “I’m seeing
patients, you know.” And he goes, “No, no, this
is real quick, real quick. “Come outside.” So I went outside. He had gone out and bought
a brand-new Corvette. (people chuckle) I said, “Rodney, you went and
brought a brand-new Corvette?” He said, “I told you I
wanted a sports car.” I thought that, okay. He goes, “I’m living, I’m back to living. “You changed my life.” I was like, “Well, Rodney, thank you “but I didn’t change your life. “I just gave you the
option to do stem cells, “and that did all the work. “I didn’t do all the work.” I thought that was a pretty cool story. All right, so who would benefit? All right, anybody that has a chronic joint or damaged soft tissue, or any chronic inflammatory condition, or those that are looking for a non-drug, non-surgical approach to improve
the quality of their life. Those are the people that
you really wanna consider doing something like this. So frequently asked questions
because there’s always people that still think that, “Ah,
this is investigational. “There’s no research. “We’re still not, this is so new.” This is not new. They’ve been doing this is
in Europe for 20-plus years, and Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico. We’re now able to do this
because the FDA has allowed us to be able to offer this, right? So, if you like to do lots of research, here, start writing notes down. Go to www.clinicaltrails.gov, www.clinicaltrials.gov. There’s over 7,000
clinical trials going on as we speak worldwide. Go to pubmed.com, pubmed, right up here, pubmed.com. You can go to pubmed.gov, pubmed.gov. You can to to NIH, which is National Institute of Health, .gov, National Institute of Health, N-I-T or nih, rather, nih.gov. And these are all the different types of conditions that are, or we’re doing all these clinical trials to see how your body’s responding to this. So pretty cool, and this
is just a snapshot of some. So who, can I benefit if
I’m truly bone on bone? And the answer is yes because you’re already
seeing a few patients, and I highly recommend to go to my website, chroniccareofrichmond.com. You’ll get all the literature
right here, to take that. Go to my website, and you’ll see a ton of video testimonials. Go to my YouTube channel. Go to YouTube, type in my
name, Dr. Bryant Snyder, and you’ll see all the video, different types of video
testimonials out there. So if you’re bone on
bone, the answer is yes. How long is the procedure? For most, it’s 30 minutes
or less, 30 minutes or less. It’s a really simple
process, really simple. How many times will I
need to get this done? Well, it really depends
upon what your age is, how severe your conditions are but for most, the general answer to that, is typically just one time. Do I have people that want
to do this once a year because they already know
what the benefit will be? Absolutely, yeah, you don’t have too, you can’t do too much. You can do too little. It depends on your condition, right? So that’s where we have
me, my medical doctor that oversees our nurse
practitioner to come up. Everybody understands what the best recommendation
that will be, okay? So, this is the big one. Does insurance over regenerative medicine? What do you guys think? – [Participants] No. – No, gosh what if they did, right? So how much saved, how much savings the insurance would cover, or how much they would benefit for not only the patient
but they would save so much money, right? $85,000 for a typical knee, right? A knee replacement, average is $85,000. You start getting into the spine, about 125, $150,000 right? So hips, I mean you’re look at that. So maybe down the road
but I tell you what, it would help a lot of people. So those that, so insurance is out, right. So insurance is out, so what is the cost? So when we say, it’s reasonable. It’s reasonable when you compare all the other things out there. So if you do, you have the
option to go get the surgery, to get into the bone marrow
or to the adipose tissue. That’s a surgical procedure. Insurance doesn’t cover that, right, so we’re talking big bucks. You can go to Panama. It starts off about $23,000
just to get there, right? You can go to Mexico. It may be a little bit cheaper but then you’ve gotta fly down. You gotta fly there, right. You’ve gotta stay there. You’ve gotta make sure
that is a good place to be. All right, so what is the cost? Typically, depending on what joint it is, the big joints, for one cc, I want everybody to write this down. One cc for the big joints, meaning your knee, your hip, your shoulder, your lower spine, your neck, your SI joints,
those are the big joints. Typically one cc is
what you’re gonna need, and the cost is $4,075, four zero seven five. $4,075, four zero seven five. Now, a lot of people come in to see me, and they have two different areas. It could be a bad knee and a bad shoulder. It could be a bad hip or a bad SI. Putting two of those together, two ccs, the cost is $7,500. That’s seven five zero zero, $7,500, seven five zero zero. So it’s not double, so
you are getting a discount because of how we order our stem cells. You get a bulk price. Now if you truly have bone on bone. So I have a lot of patients
to come in to see me, and they’ve already had their x-rays done by their orthopedic doctor
or their primary doctor, that their doctor said that they really do have bone on bone, then there’s gonna be a little extra, half of a cc, which is gonna give you a little extra cost
but it’s all customized for each individual patient. So at that point, we’ll
go through the steps to determine if you
need that or you don’t. All right, so you do you pay for that? You could do a check. You can do any credit card,
or you can do financing. And I have people that
do a little bit of both. It’s really simple to do in my office. We use Lending USA. It’s a three-year term
or a five-year term. It take about three minutes to apply, and if it’s approved, then it’ll tell you what your percentage is,
what your monthly payment and what your percentage it is. For the three-year term
or the five-year term, if you paid it off in six
months, it’s zero interest. There are no hidden fees. I got rid of the 8% processing fee. That was a big thing for patients. They did not like that 8% on top of what they are paying
for their stem cells. All right, so we were
able to get rid of that. All right, so Joanie is
our last video testimonial. She came in to see me. She’s a farmer as well as horses, so horses, gardens, all this stuff. She was not able to do this here. She had really bad wrists, meaning like cracking and
popping, had hardly any strength so she could not open bottles or jars. At nighttime, her wrists
would go numb completely, and she was always
freezing cold all the time. And she had hardly any
function in her wrists. So she did a one cc in
each individual wrist, and this is her six-week followup. And since then, she’s done
her three-month followup, and it’s even gotten better results but, so the numbness is gone. Her hands are completely warm now. There’s no clicking or
grinding and popping. She can do, she can, again, jars, she can open up jars and the little tops. She’s actually taken her horse trailer and actually picking it up
and putting it on the truck. And she’s gardening. She’s doing a lot of these things now. – Hi, I’m Joanie Pond
from Ashland, Virginia. I attended one of Dr. Snyder’s seminars to learn more about stem cell injections, very interested in having
them done in my wrists. I’ve had years of complications
with my wrists, very sore. I couldn’t do the gardening
that I love to do. They would crack. My hands would become very
cold, numb, when I’d sleep, very, very frustrating. I’m now here at my six-weeks checkup after stem cell injections. I can open bottles. My hands are warm. These age spots on my skin have (chuckles) lightened significantly. I’m definitely able to open bottles and do things that I haven’t
been able to do before. – [Dr. Snyder] Oh that’s fantastic. So so far, you’re happy. It’s only been six weeks. – Yes. – Okay, would you recommend it for those that are dealing with arthritis and bad joints in the wrists to get injections? – Absolutely. – [Dr.Snyder] Okay. – I’m excited about how it’s
gonna continue to strengthen. – Absolutely, very good. All right, so what is
the process in my office? I’m gonna recommend to come to my office to do a consultation to
determine if you’re a candidate for what we’re offering, right? So not everyone is a candidate. Not everyone is a
candidate, and I don’t say that anybody comes into my
office that I’m gonna heal. It’s not one of those things
where everyone do stem cells, and everything is, it’s
not the way it works. So we have to do a consultation to go over whatever your chronic health or regenerative condition may be. We do a full history. If we do need to do x-rays, I have digital x-rays in my office. It’s really simple to do
x-rays for me, and it’s really simple and quick,
(fingers snap) and then I actually have,
I go over the x-rays with you right then and there. All right, and if you have x-rays already, right, bring those in. MRI, CAT scan, bring those things in, and I can go ahead and go
over all that with you. I’ll answer any question you have and determine if you’re a candidate. And at that point, we’ll determine what your recommendation is, so my staff goes over, total, with that so we know exactly what your
recommendation should be. This is our medical doctor. Her name’s, she goes by
Peggy, Dr. Peggy Maercklein. She’s been in private practice
for more than 30 years. She started with emergency medicine, and now she’s more into
regenerative medicine. And her job is to, she’s
our medical director that oversees our nurse practitioner. Our nurse practitioner is LeeAnn Hill. LeeAnn Hill is extremely
experienced in doing injections. So it’s either going
to be a joint injection or it’s gonna be an
intramuscular injection so it’s gonna go into a muscle. So it’s either gonna be an intraarticular in a joint or into a muscle. All right, so she’s been in practice for more than, for 19 years now. So what is the procedure? All right, so again, we’ve
already done the consultation. We’ve set up to do our, if
somebody wants to go forward, and do the injection, our
nurse practitioner will do a brief exam, and vitals, and also go over the chief complaints, which
I’ve already gone over with her. All right, so everybody’s on
the same page, making sure. The therapy is performed,
and then you’re done. You can, if you drive
yourself to the appointment, you can drive yourself home. There’s no waiting around. It’s not a drug. It’s not a surgery. Okay, it’s just a simple injection. All right, so what we do
is six week followups, three month, six month,
and nine month-followups, and observing how your body is responding. So this is my all-star team. Tiffany, who’s actually in
back, she’s our office manager. This is Jenneane. She’s my wife. She is co-owner with me, and then we have Claire who is also an assistant with us as well. So we have our whole team,
and able to what we’re doing. Normally, it’s $195, okay. Today, since you’ve
already spent time with me, and you’ve already gotten an education of what we’re doing and
all the different types of things out there, it’ll be $95 to do the consultation today. And the $95 is really simple. You can do any credit card,
cash, or check to do that. Now, it’s very important to understand that you get your paperwork, okay. So you set up your consultation. You’ll know what, we’ll
pick the best time, and then at that point,
you’ll take your paperwork. So when you take your paperwork, you do it at home, right? I don’t have anybody filling out paperwork in my office because it takes too long. Right, we’re very efficient. If you, I don’t know if you like to go to a doctor’s office and sitting around for 30, 45 minutes to an hour. Who likes to do that? All right, no one, including
myself so very efficient. So when you come in for your appointment, at 11:00 o’clock or 2:00 o’clock or 3:00 o’clock or whatever it may be, guess what time we’re starting? That time. The crux is you’re paying your $95, and if you’re a candidate, and you say, “Hey, I’m on board,” I will take your $95 and I’ll subtract it to the cost of your stem cells. So you’re not losing that $95. So everybody understand that? So if you come in and you
say, you pay your $95 today, and you do want to do the procedure, then I’ll just subtract the $95, okay? I’ll take it a step further. If you come in to see me, like I said, I don’t know if everyone is a candidate. Not everyone is a candidate. So if you come in, and
we go through everything, and I’ll say, “Hey, you know what? “I don’t think that you’re a candidate.” And I’ll tell you the reasons why, and I’ll point you in the right direction on what you probably should do, rather than pay the
money to do stem cells, is I’ll give you your $95 back. Okay, even though we’ve
spent time together. I mean ultimately, my goal is to be able to help improve the quality of your life, and if I can do it
through stem cells, great. And if I can’t, I can point
you in the right direction, and maybe you can, and I’ll
give you your $95 back, okay? Also, out of that, you’ve made it through. I thank you for being here. I hope this was educational for each and everyone of you guys.

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