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Bellevue WA Top Sports Injury & Chronic Pain Clinic Offers Stem Cell Therapy Bellevue's own Dr. Otoño Silva is a regenerative medicine specialist and he can help patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Silva believes in treating the underlying causes of joint pain, degeneration, and disease, focusing on methods that promote long-term functional improvement and pain reduction or elimination without the use of anti-inflammatory medicines. IOW offers bone marrow - BMC - cellular therapy, which uses a small amount of concentrated bone marrow from the patient's hip to restore damaged bone, cartilage, and soft tissues. Many different types of cells may be used as part of a therapy or treatment for a number of diseases and disorders thanks to new technology. For BMC cellular therapy, Dr.Silva extracts a tiny amount of hip bone marrow aspirate, via a minimally invasive short procedure, before processing the cells into a concentrate. He then injects that concentrate into the injury sites, using ultrasound or x-ray guidance. Additional services offered by the clinic include platelet-rich plasma - PRP - therapy, evidence-based treatment that uses your own blood to repair injuries. In this case, Dr. Silva draws blood from a patient’s arm, concentrates the platelets and growth factors found in the blood in his lab, then injects the serum of platelet concentrate back into the patient’s tissues. This procedure can target many of the same conditions as BMC cellular therapy. Recommended treatments will vary and depend on discussions between the patient and Dr. Silva. Otoño Silva, MD is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and fellowship- trained in Interventional Orthopedics. His specialty is non-surgical and natural regenerative injection therapies, used to address sports injuries, common neck and back pain problems such as degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and nerve pain. Dr. Silva is among only a few doctors in the country with the training to offer these advanced diagnostics and treatments. Go to https://iowmed.com to learn more.