Regenerative medicine works to heal, restore, or regenerate damaged cells and tissues throughout your body. Traditionally, musculoskeletal problems required surgery. However, thanks to regenerative medicine techniques, it’s possible to promote healing with a series of outpatient procedures. The team of holistic medical experts at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health in Downtown Portland, Oregon, proudly offers several types of regenerative medicine, including regenerative joint injections and neural therapy. To request your regenerative medicine appointment, call the office or click the online booking tool today.
Regenerative medicine is a branch of holistic health care that replaces damaged or diseased tissues and cells with healthy substitutes. Eventually, regenerative medicine may also enable scientists to grow tissues and organs in a laboratory setting.
At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, regenerative medicine refers to a group of clinical therapies that involve injections of blood platelets, dextrose, sterile water, and anesthetics like Procaine. These treatments ease swelling and inflammation, encourage circulation, and promote your body’s natural healing process.
At the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health, the team offers several different types of regenerative medicine, including:
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma therapy, involves your doctor drawing a sample of your blood and separating your platelets or natural growth factors from it. Afterward, your doctor injects your platelets into a site of injured or damaged tissue, like a bruised knee, stiff elbow, or arthritic joint.
Regenerative joint injection therapy, also known as prolotherapy, involves your doctor injecting a solution of dextrose and sterile water in and around your joints. Ultimately, this process strengthens damaged connective tissue like ligaments.
Once injected, the solution acts as a minor irritant, causing inflammation. Your body responds to this inflammation by creating stronger, healthier connective tissue. This type of regenerative medicine is especially beneficial for joint pain.
Neural therapy involves your doctor injecting an anesthetic like Procaine beneath the surface of your skin. Neural therapy is very versatile and can address a variety of problems.
The team at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health regularly recommends neural therapy to address chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, and sprains. Neural therapy can also soften scars and heal chronic infections.
Regenerative medicine is safe and well-tolerated. It also presents far fewer side effects than traditional orthopedic treatments like surgery. Your doctor administers regenerative medicine treatments using a needle.
As a result, you may experience swelling, bruising, or inflammation at or around the site of your injections.
To determine the type of regenerative medicine you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health.
Following a physical exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, the team can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs.
Request your regenerative medicine appointment at the Portland Clinic of Holistic Health today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.