Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of answers to common questions below. 

How do I know how many cells I need?
Exact numbers for peak efficacy is still not known for many conditions; however, worldwide research over almost 20 years has given us some effective parameters. Most research supports the notion that more cells are often better and the body may utilize the extras in other ways that can be beneficial.
Can I continue with my current treatment program while I get stem cells?
Absolutely! At CPCP we believe in the integration of care and the power of complementary medicine. Because certain medications may interact in the short term and prevent the stem cells from working optimally Dr. White may advise a temporary change but generally you should continue on your current course of treatment, physical therapy and rehab and can quickly return to normal activities.
How soon will I see results?
Short answer; it depends on the patient. Unlike a steroidal injection, you will most likely not feel immediate pain relief after your stem cell therapy. Typically, you can start to see results as early as 2 weeks and the healing process will continue over months with optimal improvement at 6-9 months.
Is this procedure safe? What are the risks, side effects?
No procedure is completely without risks. The injection procedure to transfer cells is minimally invasive and therefore very safe. We use careful aseptic techniques to minimize the risk of infections. No long-term negative side effects or risks have been reported. The side effects of umbilical cord derived stem cell therapies are rare and may include but are not limited to: infection, minor bleeding at the treatment site, and localized pain. These side effects typically last no longer than 24 hours.
Is stem cell therapy FDA approved?
Stem cell therapy is too new to be approved by the FDA. The lab where we source our samples is certified by the FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks and follows cGMP (certified safe) handling procedures. The samples are extensively screened, tested for safety and come with a guaranteed number of live stem cells. There are FDA guidelines for treatment with stem cells and we follow this guidance at our clinic.
What guarantee will I have that I will be satisfied with my results?
In medicine, because bodies are unique, there is no guarantee of results. We are happy to report that our overall patient satisfaction rate is very high. Our growth depends almost entirely on word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied patients. We help more people than we don’t help, but we don’t help everyone. We have found that the severity of the condition, the overall health of the recipient and their follow up self-care plan all play a part in predicting success.
Will I see a change in my X-Ray or MRI results?
We apologize in advance to you engineer minded folks as the answer is muddy. While the goal of stem cell therapy is to treat your pain, improve and increase your activities of daily living and quality of life, it most likely will not lead to hugely noticeable improvements in your X-ray or MRI…we’re okay with that and believ,e given your improvement, you will be too. To us, success is being able to normally walk up a flight of stairs, keep up with your grandkids, or go surfing, skiing etc. Although we use infrared imaging to view decreased inflammation, we don’t put heavy emphasis on the before and after diagnostic images.
Are the results permanent? How many treatments will I need?
Nothing in this life is permanent and even total joint replacement surgery is not permanent; even the latest prosthetic devices must eventually be replaced. The treatments we offer are intended to reverse tissue damage and degenerative changes and turn back the hands of time, but they do not stop the hands of time. Our overall experience has been that one year after a treatment, about 50% of patients are still going strong, and 50% come back for a second treatment. Depending on the underlying condition causing pain, most people require tune-up treatments every two to six years.
Is stem cell therapy covered by insurance?
At this time stem cell therapy is considered investigational and insurance companies do not cover the cost. Payment will be required at time of treatment.  We have no or low-cost financing options that we can discuss with you at your initial consultation.
How much does stem Cell therapy cost?
At Regenerate Clinic we strive to keep our overhead costs contained and want to help as many people as possible. We source cells with a very high viability. We believe one size does not fit all and will strive to match the right size of cell transfer to your specific needs, keeping cost as low as possible. Typically, treatment starts at $2900 for a small joint.
How do you know you are injecting in the right place?
Dr. Rosenblum and Dr. Clark use imaging for 100% of the diagnostics and procedures we perform; ultrasound is the standard for imaging soft tissues (i.e. hip, knee, rotator cuff, Achilles, plantar fascia, etc.) in real time to ensure we inject the stem cells with precision and accuracy and Dr. Clark has received advanced training in the use of the infrared diagnostics and imaging to pinpoint care and measure outcomes.
Why should I choose Regenerate for my stem cell therapy?
Regenerate exists under the CPCP umbrella, a name to trust, providing top notch chiropractic and medical care in Portland for more than 2 decades. We have made the decision to add stem cells to our services because our number one goal is to help our patients recover their quality of life. While it’s early days and the research still needs to catch up, we see the huge healing potential with this therapy. We have the resources and personnel to truly offer an integrated approach, use the highest quality stem cell source and provide exemplary before and after care to optimize your results.