Regenerative Medicine Specialist


Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine Specialists & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapists located in Portland, OR

Surgery isn’t your only option when it comes to relieving chronic pain and repairing damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints. At Rise2Health in Portland, Oregon, Joshua David, ND, offers a number of regenerative medicine treatments to restore function, improve mobility, and relieve pain. Whether you have chronic pain, a sports injury, or arthritis, regenerative medicine can help improve your quality of life without invasive surgery. To learn more, call Rise2Health or book an appointment online today.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine replaces or regenerates damaged muscles, tissues, or organs by triggering your body’s natural healing response. Dr. David uses regenerative medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Muscle injuries
  • Tissue damage

What makes regenerative medicine unique is that it relies on your body’s healing response to repair the damage. When used properly, regenerative medicine can treat an injury at the source, rather than alleviating the symptoms, for lasting relief that eliminates the need for addictive prescription pain pills like opioids or even surgery.

What can regenerative medicine treat?

Regenerative medicine at Rise2Health can treat an array of chronic pain conditions, such as:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Whiplash
  • Facet syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Sciatica
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Occipital neuralgia

Dr. David also recommends regenerative treatments if you’ve suffered a severely strained muscle or sports injury, or after a car accident in certain instances.

What are the most common regenerative treatments?

Rise2Health provides individualized care for every treatment. Some of the most common regenerative treatments Dr. David uses to eliminate pain include:

PRP therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your body’s platelet-rich plasma to repair damaged tissues and create new, healthy cells. Plasma is a component in your blood that contains special growth factors, which help repair tissue damage and promote healing.

When injected directly into an injury site, PRP helps speed up the healing process, so your body recovers faster.

During PRP therapy, Dr. David takes a vial of your blood and runs it through a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. This ensures that you receive the most concentrated PRP possible. Next, he injects the PRP directly into your injury site. 

While you may feel the effects of PRP therapy right away, most patients notice improvements in their mobility, range of motion, and pain levels a few weeks after treatment.


Prolotherapy involves injecting a combination of anesthetic and dextrose directly into your injury site to promote healing. Much like PRP therapy, prolotherapy tricks your body into triggering its natural healing response. After the first injection, your body begins to create new tissues and regrow ligament and tendon fibers. 

Both PRP therapy and prolotherapy are non-surgical regenerative medicine procedures with little to no side effects. You can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment and return to Rise2Health for additional treatments until you achieve your desired results.

To schedule a visit with Dr. David, and learn more about the power of regenerative medicine, call Rise2Health or book an appointment online today.