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If you have joint or spine pain, consider Regenexx® non-surgical procedures to help reduce pain, improve function & return to activity.

Regenexx procedures use your body’s natural healing ability to help repair damage to bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments without surgery. Our proprietary, research-based techniques and patented protocol allow us to concentrate your cells and place them in the precise area of your injury to help promote healing and achieve optimal results.

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*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else.

Life’s Too Short To Live It In Pain. We Can Help.

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Regenexx® Procedures provide non-surgical options for those suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, joint injuries, spine pain, overuse conditions, and common sports injuries. These medical procedures are performed by highly-skilled doctors trained specifically in Interventional Orthopedics and are used to help reduce pain and improve function. Regenexx procedures have helped thousands of patients improve their quality of life, return to the activities they enjoy, and avoid the need for surgery or joint replacement*.

Industry-Leading Musculoskeletal Specialists and Research – Focused on Results

Regenexx Physicians represent a very selective, highly-skilled, interventional orthopedics network that is 100% focused on orthopedic conditions. All Regenexx physicians are musculoskeletal experts with extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as complex, image-guided injections of your body’s own healing agents to treat orthopedic issues. Regenexx patient outcomes are tracked in a registry and with that information, we provide transparent outcome data for those who may be considering this treatment option. Our top priority is to produce the best possible outcomes for our patients.


Dr. Russo is a dual board-certified physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management specialist. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley followed by medical school and graduate degrees in Public Health and Clinical Research and Education at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

He continued his graduate medical education and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by a fellowship in pain management at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Russo is an expert in pain treatment and regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal conditions.

He is a medico-legal adviser and technical consultant in areas of risk management, peer review, clinical toxicology, and organizational development.

Areas treated: Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine

Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as addiction medicine, Dr. Rigert came of age professionally before interventional pain management and chronic opiate therapies (COT) were popularized.

His experience includes the medical directorship of two inpatient physical rehabilitation programs, as well as an inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary chronic pain program. He is proficient in interventional pain care and is the founder of Columbia Pain Management in Hood River Oregon.

He has a loving wife and four children, as well as a beagle. He enjoys the typical Hood River sports – kiting, skiing, and mountain biking – and is a member of Toastmasters, Hood River Rotary and Hood River CMA church. He also coaches the Horizon Christian School FTC robotics team and has a weakness for chocolate.

Areas treated: Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine

Vishal Khemlani, MD, is a compassionate and skilled anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. We’re excited that he has decided to join our practice!

Dr. Khemlani provides extensive conservative and minimally invasive solutions to spinal pain, back pain, nerve pain, and limb pain, so patients can feel better and experience an improved quality of life.

Dr. Khemlani was born and raised in Beaverton, Oregon, and earned his medical doctorate from Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in Portland. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Irvine and then pursued a pain management fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Khemlani understands the complexity of acute and chronic pain conditions and uses a multidisciplinary approach to pain management to address the patient as a whole person rather than a collection of symptoms. He strives to educate patients about their conditions and treatment options and offers a range of conservative and minimally invasive treatments for a comprehensive solution to pain. Dr. Khemlani aims to resolve patients’ pain while improving their overall functionality for a better quality of life.

When he’s not with patients, Dr. Khemlani enjoys spending time with his wife and son and experiencing all that Oregon has to offer.

Areas treated: Knee, Cervical Spine (Not Upper Cervical or CCI)*, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, Hip

Patient Results

Regenexx maintains an active patient registry that tracks patients’ progress or side effects, post-procedure. Our outcomes database contains records on tens of thousands of Regenexx procedures performed by physicians in our network.

Below, you can explore the outcomes database and see the number of currently tracked procedures as well as patient-reported results.

Select a body area to view outcome data:

Regenexx Procedures – Commonly Treated Orthopedic Conditions

  • Knee arthritis, meniscus tears, ACL tears, other injuries
  • Hip arthritis or labral tear
  • Shoulder rotator cuff tear or arthritis
  • Back or neck pain due to herniated or degenerated discs
  • Ankle arthritis, ligament sprain or tear
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Texting thumb or thumb arthritis, Carpal tunnel
  • And many more common musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain

Detailed Evaluations and Diagnostics

Correct diagnosis takes time. Regenexx physicians spend an average of an hour with new patients evaluating every aspect of their injuries and developing a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses not only the site of pain but its underlying causes.

Patients receive a candidacy grade that rates the likelihood that a Regenexx procedure can help them.

Regenexx Benefits

  • Reduced pain
  • Improved joint or spine function
  • Most individuals do not experience extensive downtime
  • Minimal time off from work or activity
  • Avoid or prolong the need for surgery or joint replacement
  • Minimal use of mobility tools (crutches, etc.)
  • Minimal disruption of regular routine

Clinic Locations

Columbia Pain Management, PC - Hood River

1010 10th Street
Hood River, OR 97031

Phone: 541-386-9500


  • Sat-Sun: Closed
  • Mon-Fri: 8AM–5PM

Columbia Pain Management, PC - Milwaukie

6542 SE Lake Rd
Suite 101
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Phone: 503-654-5636

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*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else. Providers listed on the Regenexx website are for informational purposes only and are not a recommendation from Regenexx for a specific provider or a guarantee of the outcome of any treatment you receive.