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Orthopedic Injuries Benefit from Regenerative Medicine

Your quality of life is severely diminished when you experience persistent joint pain for weeks, months or even years. Chronic pain in your back, shoulder and neck is debilitating. Weakness in your hands, wrists and elbows result in missed work and play. With your knees you may think you need surgery.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Dr. Payson Flattery, a Bend area naturopathic doctor for sports injuries, back, knee and joint pain, and degenerative conditions, is well known as the region’s expert in treating chronic orthopedic pain. As a physician he targets the root of the pain and not just the symptoms. Regenerative medicine helps the body heal itself when the physician utilizes advanced technology with a deep understanding of the human anatomy.

Dr. Flattery combines his skill and knowledge as a physician with his commitment to research to offer solutions as an accepted alternative to traditional surgery for sports injuries – specifically back, knee and shoulder pain. Treatments are designed to target specific injury and degenerative orthopedic conditions and include Prolotherapy, Adult Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (PRP), and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.


Back, shoulder and neck pain is the most common orthopedic condition, resulting in invasive surgical solutions and years of physical therapy. In some cases, surgery doesn’t relieve the pain, or causes other negative effects after surgery.

Because of the complex involvement and connectiveness of all the tissues in the neck, shoulder and back, symptoms can be as obvious as stiffness, pain, and swelling, or the not so obvious, such as numbness or pain in the arms, headaches, eye pain, and dizziness. People often visit their doctor with a complaint of shoulder pain only to find out they have a pinched nerve in their neck.

As a Bend naturopathic doctor, Dr. Flattery treats patients with shoulder and lower back pain caused by degenerative disc disease or trauma/injury, with a wide range of Regenerative Medicine options.


Known as upper extremities, your hand, wrist and elbow can become damaged from repetitive stress injury, or tendonitis. It’s also one of the areas most likely to be damaged in an injury as you fall and catch yourself.

Because these joints are in constant use, it’s easy to push them to extreme with little rest, resulting in inflammation and damaged tissue or tendons.

The result of damage can produce swelling, tingling, numbness, weakness or stiffness and lack of flexibility.  It’s important to not wait until the symptoms are severe as the healing process can take longer with more treatments and recovery.

If you are experiencing these symptoms in your upper extremities, call Dr. Flattery today for a consultation and treatment options. These conditions can be healed.


Primarily affecting those over 50, joint inflammation contributes to osteoarthritis, which can result in pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joint.

Newer studies are showing remarkable improvements to mobility and pain relief with regenerative medicine. Targeted treatments specific to the diseased joint will help the body heal itself and provide relief from pain while offering increased mobility.

When you feel the onset of arthritis, call Dr. Flattery for a consultation. He utilizes a variety of Regenerative Medicine treatments to aid the body in its fight against aging.


Central Oregon is one of the most active places to live in the country. And if you spend time running, biking, hiking, climbing, kayaking, skiing or boarding, you may have experienced a sports injury.

Knee injuries are common, but when they happen to you, they interrupt your training, impact your well being, and often cause extreme discomfort. In addition, after a lifetime of active sports many feel their knee is ready to be replaced after years of wear and tear.

Before you commit to a major medical procedure like knee replacement, there are non-surgical alternatives to reduce pain and stimulate healing, like a visit with our Bend naturopathic doctor who specializes in back, knee and shoulder pain relief. In addition, people who regularly get steroid injections can benefit from the healing properties of Prolotherapy.


When tendons are stretched and pushed to the limit with repeated frequency, tendonitis can develop as inflammation, resulting in swelling, tingling, numbness, stiffness, weakness and sensitivity to cold or heat.

Sports Medicine is an orthopedic specialty that’s fully embracing progressive treatments such as Prolotherapy and PRP, which work by stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms into a precise targeted area of damage, thereby accelerating the repair and reducing the need for surgery.

Dr. Flattery is an expert at the analysis and diagnosis of these types of injuries and offers a non-surgical solution with regenerative medicine. It’s important not to delay treatments until the damage is severe and the injury is debilitating, which requires more treatments and longer recovery time.


One of the most debilitating injuries is in the ankle or foot, reducing mobility and in some cases, requiring strict adherence to wheelchair, crutches or cast walking. Examples of severe injury can be ligament strains, achilles tedinosis or partial tendon tear, and even arthritis.

These conditions may be treated with Regenerative Medicine to eliminate pain and foster healing.