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Oregon Medical Centers

Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Sunita Bhasin, DC, and her specialist medical team can offer stem cell therapy to help you manage chronic tissue conditions. If you have problems such as arthritis, rotor cuff tears, joint-related injuries, or degenerative joint disease, then thismay be a treatment option for you. The on-site medical team has advanced training and experience in providing safe and effective stem cell injections. As an alternative to surgery, stem treatment is a cutting-edge treatment designed to repair and regenerate damaged tissues while being minimally invasive.  

How does stem cell therapy work?

All cells in the body with a specialist function develop from stem cells. Stem cells can be used to replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues such as nerves, muscles, bone, and cartilage. Mesenchymal cells are a group of stem cells that make specific types of tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle, and fat. They have a unique capability to promote healing and regeneration, multiplying into new skeletal tissues. 

Stem cells can be injected into areas of damaged tissue such as joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons to help reduce inflammation and improve function. They repair and replace the damaged tissues, stimulating your body to heal naturally and reduce the pain associated with tissue injury.

What conditions can this therapy help?

There is a range of conditions, including:

Arthritis
Tendinitis
Sports injuries
Shoulder stiffness and pain
Wrist pain
Hip pain
Knee pain
Ankle and foot pain
Persistent pain post-surgery

Stem cell therapy can also be used alongside other treatments to assist with healing, pain relief, and restoring functions such as platelet-rich plasma injections. 

What does the procedure involve?

  • Before treatment, your doctor will complete a physical, take a full medical history, and assess if stem treatment is appropriate for your condition. 
  • When having stem cell injections, the medical provider will clean your skin and prepare the area for treatment.
  • Stem cells are injected carefully into the affected area with a sterile syringe.
  • After the injection, the area is cleaned and covered with a bandage. 
  • You can usually return to your normal activities the same day.

The number of injections you need will depend on the problem being treated. Your doctor may recommend a series of injections over several months to help you get the most benefit and pain relief, but everyone is different. Your doctor will create an individualized treatment plan best suited to your requirements. 

What are the risks?

Stem cell therapy injections do carry the same risk as any other medical procedure, like a small risk of infection. You may get some temporary mild pain or swelling around the injection site, but the procedure is very minimally invasive. Your doctor will discuss aftercare instructions with you.

Why choose stem cell therapy?

If you struggle with pain from a serious injury or degenerative condition and want to avoid surgery, then stem treatment could be an effective treatment option for you. It can help if you are seeking relief from pain, have reduced mobility due to injury, or have not responded to other therapies.

How can I find out if stem cell therapy is suitable for me?

Here at Oregon Medical Centers, our expert team of clinicians can offer you treatment options. To find out if you could benefit, make an appointment by giving us a call on (503) 390-1552 or fill out our contact form here.