We hear that a lot. The lubricating gel we inject into the joint space helps cushion and soothe the joint and so many people who have been told they are bone on bone, or even people who are told they need a knee replacement, find relief from our treatments.
H.A. is the lubricating, anti-inflammatory gel naturally found in all our joints. So, we are injecting an FDA approved, synthetic version of something that’s already in your body. It’s like a lube job for your joints! Football and basketball players that are really tough on their joints often get these injections.
Early on this technology did use hyaluronic acid extracted from rooster combs, but that is no longer the case. The material we use is manufactured in the lab, and no animal products are used. Plus, it’s much superior to the old rooster comb.
Yes, we are in network with all major insurance carriers, plus Medicare and Medicaid
It depends on your specific medical condition and your insurance, deductible and copays. Once you are at our office, we will run your insurance for you, and then after one of our physicians examines you, one of our billing staff will be able to tell you what your approximate out-of-pocket cost will be.
Several things: First, we do all our injections under image guidance to make sure the medicine goes exactly where it needs to go. Secondly, we combine your injections with physical therapy to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the affected joint, this gives much better results. Third, we often will add bracing to stabilize and properly align the joint. And finally, we will work on your nutrition, because excess weight can greatly affect your joint health.
We have a treatment called radiofrequency ablation, or RFA, where we can deaden the nerve endings in your joint, keeping them from sending pain signals to your brain. This often helps in the cases where the HA or Toradol injections don’t give the relief you seek.
Many people say they feel better after the first injection, but since HA is a 3 to 5 injection series, it sometimes may take the entire series to find relief.
No. The injections do not grow back cartilage or solve other damage in your joint, however we have various different treatments to try, and the HA injections can be repeated every 6 months, if needed. Individuals can have different results.
85 – 90% of people we’ve treated say they were helped.
Physical therapy can be a very important part of our treatments. You will be evaluated by our physical therapy doctors, and they can create an individualized treatment plan for you right there at the office, so you can go right from your injections into physical therapy at the same appointment.
Our physicians are all board-certified, licensed doctors with specialized training in joint care. Our main goal is to help our patients delay or avoid surgery, and our doctors have extensive experience in treating patients with knee and other joint pain.
Our injections are done with the same pain as any shot. We can numb the injection sight beforehand, if you are a bit needle shy.
Weight can definitely be a contributing factor in joint pain, especially in the knees. Every pound you shed, saves four pounds in pressure on your knees. That’s why we counsel our patients on weight management and weight loss. Many of our patients do lose weight from the treatment regimen and counseling.
Not at this time.
Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that we often inject first. It reduces swelling and pain in the joint and can help prepare the joint for the hyaluronic acid injections.
Yes, there are. Different versions of the same medication are used for various reasons, but they all are very similar. Sometimes we find that one version of HA works better than another for an individual. Different insurance companies will cover different hyaluronic acid products, just like all medications.
We can treat you without insurance and will work with you to set up a payment plan that works for you.
Our initial screening is informational only with a physician and yes, it is at no cost to you. 90% of the time, people will choose to move forward with an exam and treatment at that initial office visit. We bill you and your insurance only if the doctor performs an exam or imaging is performed.
You should not need a doctor’s referral, but sometimes your insurance will require a prior authorization to begin treatment. We take care of that for you once we know what insurance you have and what exact treatment plan we recommend.
At this time, we do not treat the spine.
The average cost of a total knee replacement surgery in Virginia is close to $25,000, with some facilities approaching costs near $50,000. A typical Medicare patient with no supplemental health insurance can have out-of-pocket costs between $5,000 and $10,000.
At Rejuvinix, we offer a cost-effective, non-surgical solution to decrease pain and increase function without any downtime, so you do not have to undergo a costly and complex surgery.
Most insurance plans cover Rejuvinix’s Visco-6 Knee Series treatment, but the exact cost can vary depending on the type of insurance, if you have met your deductible, and if you have supplemental health insurance. On average, a typical Medicare patient with no supplemental insurance will have a co-insurance cost between $400 and $900 for the entire treatment series.
We have also partnered with GreenSky Patient Solutions to make it possible for you to receive the healthcare treatments and services you need without experiencing delays. This program provides flexible financing options and offers you an easier way to pay for treatments and procedures that your insurance may not cover. GreenSky can help you cover your deductibles as well.
Yes, Medicare and most major insurance carriers cover all aspects of our Visco-6 knee treatment series, customized therapy treatments and stabilization systems, hip bracing solutions, preventative knee braces, and sports medicine services. Depending on the exact plan you have, you may have little to no out-of-pocket expenses.
When you first experience joint pain, your initial line of treatment will usually be your primary care physician, who can then prescribe oral anti-inflammatories or administer a steroid injection. Following these treatments, you will likely try physical therapy to help further decrease your joint inflammation. If these methods do not relieve your joint pain, it may be time to visit Rejuvinix, specialists in interventional pain management.
Our non-surgical and minimally invasive therapies can help lubricate and cushion the joints, alleviating any pain and stiffness.
However, if you have exhausted our line of treatments and have not experienced pain relief, then you should reach out to an orthopedic surgeon to begin considering joint replacement surgery.
At your first appointment with Rejuvinix, we will conduct a detailed medical history to determine which treatment is right for you. Our treatment plan may include the following:
- Biomedical Assessment
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Toradol Injections
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections
- Alter-G and Physical Therapy
- Genicular Nerve Block
We encourage every patient to maintain a regular follow-up schedule to make changes to your treatment plan as necessary to help you achieve optimal pain relief.
Rejuvinix provides a series of non-surgical treatments for patients experiencing knee pain, and which treatment is best for you will vary depending on your individual condition. Based on your biomedical assessment during your first appointment, our physicians will create a treatment plan that best relieves your pain and improves your quality of life.
We have the ability to treat a wide variety of conditions, from ligament injuries and fluid collections to inflammation and chronic joint pain, all through non-surgical methods. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Knee pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Swimmer’s shoulder
- Swollen bursa
Yes, our Visco-6 treatment series is very safe and FDA approved. Prior to treatment, our team will perform a biomedical assessment of you and your joint to determine the exact source of your pain. Then, after forming a personalized treatment plan, our team uses advanced medical imaging to determine the precise injection location needed to achieve optimal results. Once the injectable medication has entered the joint, it helps lubricate and decrease inflammation, with a very low risk of any complications occurring.
No serious side effects have been associated with Rejuvinix’s treatments or therapies. In some cases, minor redness, swelling, bruising, and pain may arise after treatment, but these cases are rare and mild. Remember to speak with your physician about any allergies that you may have before receiving treatment.
To lubricate and decrease friction between stiff joints, Rejuvinix offers our Visco-6 treatment series, which involves our FDA-approved injectable medication. This medicine is composed of hyaluronic acid, an essential nutrient located in the synovial fluid between joints. Synovial fluid is the naturally occurring lubricant that serves as a cushion and shock absorber between bones and other structures in the joint.
If synovial fluid decomposes or changes consistency, it can lead to stiff and achy joints. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the joints, it allows the synovial fluid to maintain high fluid viscosity and nourishes the cartilage. With replenished synovial fluid, your joints are able to move pain-free once again.
We conduct a full medical history and health assessment at your first visit, so it is typically the longest appointment. After that, each appointment usually takes less than 30 minutes. Depending on which therapy is right for you, your appointments will be once or twice a week for 3 to 5 weeks.
Although each patient tends to respond differently to their therapy, patients usually have pain relief for at least a year or more. Following the injections, our registered dietitians, physicians, and physical therapists work with you to develop a customized holistic treatment plan to optimize your injections’ success. Paired with a nutrition and fitness plan, we will prolong your newfound quality of life to a long-term solution.
After your non-surgical joint treatment, you will work with our registered dietitians to develop a customized nutrition plan to naturally reduce inflammation in your body. In general, your diet should include:
- Fatty fish
- Cruciferous vegetables
- Green tea
- Olive oils
While including these products in your daily diet, you also should make sure to avoid refined grains, red meat, and excessive amounts of alcohol.
In addition to a customized nutrition plan, our dietitians may also recommend supplementation. Some of the most helpful supplements in relieving joint pain include glucosamine, fish oil, turmeric, and chondroitin. Talk to your Rejuvinix dietitian about which supplement(s) are best for you.
Rejuvinix is different from traditional orthopedic practices in that we specialize in non-surgical treatments to decrease joint pain and inflammation for our patients. With little to no downtime after treatment, our patients are able to experience immediate pain relief rather than undergoing an invasive and complex joint replacement surgery. Along with our FDA-approved injections, we offer a holistic wellness approach with fitness and nutrition plans to enhance the long-term results of our treatments.