Regenerative Medicine FAQs

Commonly asked questions about regenerative medicine using stem cells (often refered to as stem cell therapy).

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of human tissue. They have the ability to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate tissues throughout the body. When disease or injury strikes, stem cells respond to specific signals and set out to facilitate the healing process by differentiating into specialized cells. These specialized cells then release healing growth factors in response to the distress cell signal in an injured or pathologic area of the body required for the body's repair.

We use human cell and tissue products that are derived from the umbilical cords of healthy, full-term deliveries. Our products do not contain any embryonic or fetal tissue. They are minimally processed to preserve what's valuable. Then they are cryogenically frozen in an FDA-registered lab. We adhere to the highest standards for handling by storing the stem cells in cryotanks in our office so that when it's time for a patient to receive them, we ensure optimal vivacity of our product.

Our products are rigorously tested to FDA guidelines in our CLIA registered lab. Thousands of patients have used our lab, Predictive's, tissue allografts with no adverse effects. Some patients have experienced some stiffness in the joint from the medication process or possible redness around the injection site. This is just your body's natural healing process hard at work!

Comprehensive medical and social histories of the donors are obtained and reviewed. All tissues are procured, processed and tested in accordance with FDA requirements to minimize potential risks of disease transmission to recipients. Infectious disease testing is performed at a registered laboratory in accordance with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and 42 CFR part 493.

Our office participates with all major insurances, but, unfortunately, they have chosen to not cover this type of regenerative medicine at this time. However, the cost of our procedure is typically less than most deductibles or what would spent on medications. And, regenerative medicine is a noninvasive procedure, with long-lasting results, not an invasive surgery or a medication that will mask symptoms.

The cost of a regenerative medicine therapy in our office depends upon the patient's specific condition and recommendation, but here is the good news...in the long run regenerative medicine could actually SAVE you money. The regenerative medicine that we offer encourages your body to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate tissues throughout the body. We have made this therapy affordable and we are happy to also offer financing.

Depending upon the severity of the injury and your personal health, recovery time can vary. Your physician will be able to provide you with more information regarding your recovery timeline. However, some patients begin noticing results within 6 weeks – 3 months. It could be something like, "Hey, I just walked up the stairs one foot in front of the other!" or "Wow, I slept great last night!"

Therapy in our office is a simple in and out process. Appointments are 30 minutes long and you can drive yourself to and from the appointment as our procedure is not a surgery and no medication is administered. Our staff will explain the procedure in depth after your consultation.

The answer is a resounding YES! If you are able to bend your knee at all, you still have tissue in your joint. The human cell and tissue products we use will seek out the inflammation in your joint(s) and allow your body to begin regenerating and repairing that tissue.

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Meet Our Team


Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Bryant Snyder
Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Peggy Maercklein
Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine, Renee Dreher
Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine, Jenneane
Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine, LeeAnn Hill
Chronic Care of Richmond & Regenerative Medicine, Tiffany

We partner closely with Predicitive Biotech, the lead provider of our human cell and tissue products (HCTPs). Check out their site and learn more about regenerative medicine using stem cells and the products that we provide.


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Reviews & Success Stories

Chronic care of Richmond has relieved the pain in my knee that I had been going to get fluid drained and shots that only lasted a couple of weeks. I was told that I needed to have my knee replaced because it was bone on bone but I was not old enough so my future for the next 6 to 7 years was to keep getting fluid drain...
— Keith Swann
Posted September 9th 2019
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The cartilage in both of my knees had eroded to the point where I could hardly walk without a cane. After talking to my doctor, he informed me that the only choice I had was to have both knees replaced. Fortunately, while browsing thru Facebook one day, I ran across this ad from Dr. Snyder offering a treatment using st...
— Ronnie Godley
Posted March 5th 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Bryant Snyder for over 5 years. Before seeing Dr. Snyder I had two prior surgeries on my lower back and my quality of life was miserable. I was unable to participate in most of the activities that I would typically enjoy doing with family and friends. I remember when I first talked to him I...
— areseetee
Posted May 24th 2018
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Totally recommend this place 110%
— Patti Hughes
Posted February 27th 2018
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I love this place! I have suffered with neuropathy for years thinking I just had to learn to deal with the pain. I refuse to take the typical medicine given to a neuropathy patience. Dr. Snyder’s treatment is about healing the body not masking the problem with medicine. I am halfway through my treatments and alrea...
— Maria Christoforatos
Posted January 15th 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr. Snyder's for years. He has helped me with so many issues throughout the years. From adjustments during pregnancies, adrenal problems, migraine problems from misalignment and so many other issues. I cannot say enough good things about his work. He is very thorough, consistent, gentle and ge...
— Shauna Stanton
Posted March 3rd 2016
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Dr. Bryant Snyder has been treating me and members of my family for several years. I have seen Dr. Snyder for general injuries I've obtained from running and he has always been able to identify the problem and help me get back on my feet. The office is run extremely well. He takes his patients on time, which is impo...
— Michael Barnett
Posted November 2nd 2015
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Dr. Snyder really cares for his patient's wellbeing and getting them better! You are in the best hands in this office. The office and staff are very warm, caring and very professional. Highly recommended!
— Gabriel O'Brien, DC
Posted October 14th 2015
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