July 25, 2016

Naturopathic Care

We are all about helping you get better, naturally

Valleyview Injury + Physical Medicine is an integrative medical practice specializing in natural treatments for pain through Joint Care, Naturopathic, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapies. Located in Gresham Oregon, near Portland.

Joint pain can happen to anyone and joint care is important for everyone.

Many people suffer from chronic joint or ligament pain after an accident. Sometimes pain will occur immediately after an injury, other times the onset is delayed. You do not have to live with chronic pain. You have natural treatment options to recover. One effective way of helping your body heal is getting regenerative injection therapy with one of our naturpathic doctors. Through Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP Therapy) and Trigger Point Injections (TPI) you can treat pain and avoid invasive procedures. These treatments are effective in treating chronic pain from sports injuries and arthritis, including Osteoarthrits. 

One effective way of helping your joints heal and maintaining joint health is with regenerative injection therapy in the affected joint to replace damaged fluids and boost your joint’s natural ability to take care of itself. There is no cure for damaged cartilage, arthritis, or osteoarthritis currently, but regenerative injection therapies can prevent the degeneration of the joint, relieve pain, and increase joint stability.

How We Can Help 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy, also known as PRP therapy, promotes pain relief by injecting a concentrated level of your own platelets into the site of your pain and repair your joint naturally. PRP therapy starts by drawing a small amount of your blood and separating the healing platelets using a centrifuge. Your platelets are then harvested and combined with a natural activating agent, and then injected in and around your joint or ligament. Platelets found in blood contain many proteins and growth factors that help heal the body and can relieve joint pain. It has been shown to be an effective treatment for reducing lingering pain from injury, several tendinopathies, and forms of arthritis. Many professional athletes including professional golfer Tiger Woods, previous Trail Blazers Brandon Roy, and professional tennis player Maria Sharapova have used PRP Therapy to treat joint and tendon pain. 

Trigger-Point Injection Therapy (TPI) is used to treat painful ‘knots’ of muscle (trigger points) that form when muscles do not relax. The definition of a trigger point, is an isolated spasm affecting just a patch of muscle tissue (not a whole-muscle spasm like a “charlie horse”). Often felt under the skin, the knots may cause localized pain and may irritate the nerves around them, causing pain elsewhere in the body.

 

Stem Cell Therapy (Coming soon)
We are working hard towards offering Stem Cell Therapy to our patients in the near future. Please contact us if you have any specific questions about when treatment will be offered and what health issues this treatment is designed to help.

How Long is Treatment?

This first visit includes your health consultation and can take between 30 minutes to an hour to asses the current health of your joints and discuss a treatment plan. Follow up visits are generally faster and only require 15 to 30 minutes. It easy and convenient to stop in for your treatment and enjoy the rest of your day. Most treatment plans last a few months depending on the severity of the issue.

When Will I Feel Better?

Improving the health of your joints may take a few treatments. Treatment is usually one to three injections in the joint and relief can begin as a few weeks after treatment begins. Some patients report treatments lasting years. We advice returning after six months and a year after your first treatment to assess the health of your joints and plan for the next steps in your journey.

People Say Nice Things

“These guys are the greatest! Every single member of the staff is super nice and helpful! They work hard to get you feeling better and offer a lot of treatment options. They try to schedule all your appointments in one day and that is helpful for my busy schedule.” ~S.B.

Who Covers Care?

Most of our joint care treatments are covered by health and workers compensation insurance. We offer conventional care that may be covered by your provider as well as advanced therapies. Contact us to learn more about your options and what types of care are covered by your provider.

You, Naturally Better

100% of auto and workers compensation insurance cover Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Massage.

No referral necessary.

 

We can refer you for x-rays, MRIs and other tests that you may need.

We can even refer you to trusted specialists and ethical, experienced attorneys if necessary.