Regenerative Therapies Specialist

Advanced Pain Management Center -  - Interventional Pain Management Physician

Advanced Pain Management Center

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Portland, OR

Too often, pain management solutions merely mask the symptoms instead of treating the cause. Interventional pain management physician Vladimir Fiks, MD, and his team at Advanced Pain Management Center in Portland, Oregon, are firm advocates of regenerative therapies. These techniques can provide significant pain relief and overall healing, giving you back your quality of life. Make an appointment through the online booking tool or by calling the office today, also serving the surrounding areas of Aloha, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tigard & Lake Oswego.

Regenerative Therapies Q&A



What are regenerative therapies?

Regenerative therapies treat painful conditions using the body’s own resources to speed up the natural healing — or regeneration — process. Three of the most common types are MLS laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and bone marrow concentrate therapy.

Dr. Fiks has years of experience working with regenerative therapies. He’s happy to assess your condition and discuss the suitability of this treatment.

How does MLS laser therapy work?

MLS laser therapy uses light to treat painful and debilitating conditions. Specific wavelengths of light energy are focused on damaged cells, reducing pain and accelerating the recovery process.

It’s a quick and painless treatment, lasting less than 10 minutes, and it has multiple benefits such as relieving pain relief and decreasing inflammation. Dr. Fiks uses it to treat a number of musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Degenerative joint conditions
  • Inflammation
  • Neurological pain
  • Sore muscles, muscle strains, and tears
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Most patients need up to 10 treatments and see decreased swelling and pain relief by the first, second, or third treatment. MLS laser therapy can be used for both acute and chronic conditions.

What happens during platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Plasma is the liquid part of your blood, while platelets are blood cells that make your blood clot. To perform the therapy, first, a small sample of blood is drawn from your arm. It’s spun in a centrifuge to separate out the blood components. The platelets are mixed with a small amount of plasma to make your PRP, then the PRP is injected into the treatment area to repair damaged tissues.

PRP therapy can treat pain-related conditions that include:

  • Arthritic joints
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn tendons
  • Joint injuries
  • Muscle injuries

PRP therapy is done right in the office and you can go home afterward.

How does bone marrow concentrate regenerative therapy work?

Bone marrow is the tissue found in the center of your bones that contains stem cells. For bone marrow concentrate therapy, Dr. Fiks uses regenerative stem cells taken from your bone marrow. The concentrate of stem cells is then injected into the treatment area to accelerate the body’s natural healing of issues like tendon injuries and osteoarthritis.

The treatment is successful because stem cells are undifferentiated, which means they can replicate themselves into multiple tissue types.

Find out more about regenerative therapies by calling Advanced Pain Management Center or booking a consultation through the website.