Oregon Regenerative Medicine
Oregon Regenerative Medicine is dedicated to empowering patients to create healthy, active longevity through the use of PRP, stem cell joint regeneration, Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma PRP, condition-specific nutritional programs, hormone optimization, education, and inspiration. They live and practice what they preach. They are the experts in Regenerative Medicine in the Portland and Lake Oswego region. Since 1978, they have pioneered the use of safe, effective natural medicine in Oregon.
Regenerative Medicine includes the use of non-surgical injection procedures for the permanent repair of damaged tendons, ligaments, joints, and skin. These treatments enhance the natural cycles of repair in aging and chronically injured joints, ligaments, tendons, and skin. Regenerative orthopedic injections are an effective treatment for all manner of acute and chronic pain in any joint. They specialize in back and neck injuries, as well as osteoarthritis and injuries of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, TMJ, foot and ankle. So many patients who have been told that their only solution is surgery or a lifetime on pain medications, the vast majority have been able to achieve drug-free, pain-free function without surgery or joint replacement.
Indeed, they use adipose-derived stem cell therapy to treat a wide range of orthopedic and degenerative diseases, including inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis at Oregon Regenerative Medicine. They use adult stem cells that are harvested from your own adipose tissue. Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells are approved by the FDA for research and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Adult adipose tissue is the most abundant source of stem cells in the human body and has shown great promise in the treatment of a host of conditions.
Moreover, your skin is a living, breathing organ that reflects your overall health. Their holistic dermatology doctors provide individualized skin care for all ages. They specialize in the special needs of aging skin. They seek the underlying cause of skin disorders and consider the metabolic, hormonal, nutritional and emotional factors that are essential to creating healthy skin. They tailor your treatment to your specific needs, using restorative naturopathic medical therapies along with a full complement of aesthetic and regenerative skin treatments.
They go beyond the treatment of damaged joints. They have been practicing holistic and functional medicine in Lake Oswego since 1978. Their goal is to identify the underlying causes of illness and restore normal function. They know that nutrition is the foundation for healing and that condition-specific diets enhance regeneration of tissue. They assess each individual beginning with a detailed history, a thorough physical exam and appropriate lab testing to gain a clear understanding of current health issues. They then create treatment plans and options that are tailored to each individual. Their treatments are evidence-based and proven effective, both by modern science and traditional healing wisdom.
“After two years I still had a constant headache after I got a concussion by falling on my head. I was plagued by constant headaches that would not go away no matter what I did. I had x-rays, an MRI, and I tried all the drugs that several of my doctors prescribed to me. Nothing helped and I did not want to just live on drugs. I tried different massage therapist, acupuncture, a couple different chiropractors, and all sorts of natural medicines and exercises. My headache was quite severe. After over a year of constant neck and headache pain, I was finally referred to Dr. Peterson. The first PRP prolotherapy injections into my neck were painful, but in just three days I started feeling better. I had four treatments done by Dr. Peterson. Other than the painful treatment, I greatly enjoyed myself there, for all the people were so kind and tried their hardest to help. Now my headache is gone and all around the area of my neck that was treated feels amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Peterson and PRP prolotherapy.”
“I am a 50-year-old mother of two. Several years ago I started having terrible migraine headaches which would incapacitate me for days. I was taking Topamax to lessen the frequency and also AltMax for when I would get a migraine despite the Topamax. The longer I took Topamax, the less effective is was and I was starting to get more and more migraines. Dr. Peterson has treated me twice with Prolo Therapy for my migraines and the change has been remarkable. I no longer take the Topamax, which was costing me $200/month and in the past 6 months Ive only had 2 migraines, which were greatly reduced in strength and I was able to handle them with Excedrin. The Prolo has also had the added benefit of lessening my neck aches and making my neck feel much stronger. Dr. Peterson had also treated my hip with Prolo. I sleep on my side and was finding it difficult to get a full nights sleep because my hip would start aching, feeling like it had slipped out of place. Chiropractic didn’t help, but with Prolo my hip became stronger and no longer slips out. I no longer have the constant ache in my hip and can now sleep on my side without pain. It is such a relief to know that as I age, I don’t have to just put up with the pain, but can, in fact, make my joints stronger.”
“I am often cautious when I hear someone exclaim, that treatment was amazing or what a miracle, however, hear I am saying those same words after just a few treatments of prolotherapy from Dr. Peterson. I came in to get treatment for some old athletic injuries from a water skiing accident in 1994 and many various crashes alpine skiing, plus the usual aches and pains of being athletic. I had sustained quite a bit of trauma to my sacro-iliac joint 15 years prior to seeing Dr. Peterson in a water skiing accident and then many years of alpine skiing crashes on top of overuse injuries in weightlifting, running, cycling and mountaineering. I had pain and limitation in range of motion mainly in the sacroiliac joint area, but with many areas to include shoulder joint, knee and along my sacrum and lumbar spine. After receiving just 2 treatments, I already had significant improvements in pain and motion, plus I was getting stronger. As I continued my treatments, it was as if the injuries no longer even existed and I had new supportive ligamentous support. Now, telling my story many years later, I feel I can actually say, wow, that was a miracle treatment by Dr. Peterson. I have competed in various CrossFit competitions, continued to cycle even harder, continue to excel in my strength, recovery from workouts and backpack and climb for days and days without pain or dysfunction.”
“After 3 Orthopedic surgeons told me I needed a total hip replacement, I tried prolotherapy and PRP up here in Seattle. The pain continued and had gotten severe enough that I was making plans for surgery. Then a friend told us about stem cells, and we saw Dr. Peterson and I had my first stem cell treatment October 2013. Within 5-weeks I was having a lot less pain, and I was able to use my hip in ways I had not been able to for 5 years. Now, 8 months later I can say I’m 80-85% back to full function and use of my hip and no pain, and Im still seeing gradual improvement. I tell everyone with a bad knee or hip or back about my results and those that have seen Dr. Peterson have all had great results.”
“Dear Dr. Peterson”you been a very significant influence on the health over the last 20 years, starting with finding that my digestive problems were due to low stomach acid. None of the G.I. specialists came up with anything. The initial PRP prolotherapy back in 2009″what a difference, especially noticeable in the osteoarthritis of my thumbs and knees.”
“Now with the addition of stem cells to the mix, my foot and ankle has healed and I actually have realistic hope of being able to hike long distances again. Thank you for your drive, intellect, capability, etc., etc., etc. that have brought you to this level of healing ability, gratefully”
“I was having pain in both knees and thought it was just part of growing old. After a 2nd acute hyperextension injury I was told I needed surgery. I saw Dr. Peterson and unlike the orthopedist who did a quick exam and ordered an MRI, Dr. Peterson examined my knees and figured out exactly where my problem areas were. After 3 PRP treatments, I have no pain and feel completely stable. I’m confident that my 35-year-old knees will be back to where they were when I was younger. My job as a firefighter is physically demanding and I was able to remain active throughout all of my treatments. Worth every penny! Is also way better than going under the knife! Thanks Dr. Peterson!”
“34 years ago I had surgery to remove the cartilage in my knee. Gradually my activity became more and more limited and I used to plan my day around how much use I could get out of my knee. As years went by I could be on my knee for no more than 45 to 60 min. at a time and had to rest it for several hours to reduce the pain and swelling before resuming even the simplest physical activity. I began prolotherapy with Dr. Peterson about 18 months ago, and slowly began to see the difference in leg strength, the ability to work, and reduced wobbling and swelling of 30+ years. Now I do the usual things that others may take for granted like walking, gardening, climbing a ladder, going up and down steps without pain. I will say that Ive regained 75% to 80% of the use of my knees and I can enthusiastically encourage those who look at prolotherapy is a noninvasive procedure with proven results.”
“Dr. Peterson-thank you so much for the prolotherapy-I feel great! I can bend my knees with no pain-squat with no pain-I am walking out with no pain!”
“I’ve had considerable stiffness and facial spasms on the left side of my face for 30 years. I read about prolotherapy in a book. Over 2-years, I’ve probably had 10 prolotherapy sessions in the TMJ, in my neck, and all down my spine. Miraculously this has healed the surgical damage I had to the nerve on the left side of my face, and I now have freedom from pain in ways no one could possibly understand. I even brought in my friend to see Dr. Peterson to repair both of his knee joints. His results were miraculous too.”
“Since 2003 I’ve had intermittent sciatic pain from lumbar stenosis alongside of scoliosis. In 2008, two West Coast orthopedic surgeons offered to rebuild my spine but my friend Jean Lusk told me about her comparable medical situation resolved from PRP prolotherapy by Dr. Peterson. I agreed to 6 months treatment which lasted from February till July 2010. The conclusion is that I have achieved 80% success in relieving the pain. What I have gained has been just short of miraculous! My attending M.D. remarked that as a 75 year-old my progress was just short of a miracle!”
“I’ve been extremely busy since returning to the United Kingdom and my water polo team. Tomorrow will be exactly one month since my first PRP prolotherapy and my hip is definitely improving-I am very pleased with the results so far. I do still have some pain, but is less than before therapy. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt at all. I’ve played in competitions since the prolotherapy and didn’t feel my hip aching. I will be in Oregon in late December and I was hoping to get more prolotherapy on both hips in preparation for the Summer Olympics.”
“My name is Jene Denis, I’m 51 years old and have been an athlete all of my life. One day while running an 8-miler through the hills where live I felt my hip pop; man it hurt and I still had at least 4 miles to go. I thought my hip dislocated. I went to several doctors, most were top in their field and the diagnosis was ripped labrum cartilage in my hip, with degeneration of the cartilage and bone loss as well. The doctors were talking about hip replacement. At 51?”
“My Dr. here in Bend knew about Dr. Peterson’s success with hips and with each PRP injection the pain lessened and I was healing and I could not believe it. This year I skied and snowboarded all winter.”
“HCG: What does this weight loss and change in diet mean for me? Its like a rebirth. The weight was acquired so gradually, that it just snuck up on me, and I truly didn’t realize how desperately handicapped I had become. I fluffed off the limitations is just part of getting older. Well, now I am older and fat-free and feel as if I could live forever. Every move I make is a move of freedom. My mood is lighter as well, as light as my weight. The vague depression faded as I became physically lighter. I’m healthier because of the weight loss in every way my body functions. I look forward with joy to my future as a healthy, active, very happy, great-grandmother. I could not have accomplished any of this without the help of my good friend Dr. Noel Peterson. Hes been my doctor for over 12 years. His supporting and guidance kept me on the mark.”