Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

River City Pain Management

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in San Antonio, TX

When it comes to healing the human body, sometimes the best resources lie within, as is the case with stem cells. At River City Pain Management in San Antonio, Arnold DeLeon, MD, offers the latest treatments using regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy, to help his patients find long-lasting relief from a host of musculoskeletal problems. To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, call the office schedule an appointment online with Dr. DeLeon today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What are stem cells?

The human body is amazing in its ability to repair and regenerate itself, and nowhere is this more evident than with your stem cells.

Most of the cells in your body are designed for one purpose only — for example, your liver cells tend to your liver and your skin cells take care of your skin — and they never stray from their task. Your stem cells are undifferentiated though, which means they have the ability to become whatever cell is needed and multiply indefinitely as that cell.

Human stem cells are the most powerful, and numerous, during embryonic development, which makes sense given that they’re helping to form a human body. As an adult, you still have stem cells in your body residing in your tissue and bone marrow, and they jump into action whenever you need reinforcements for repair and regeneration. However, these stem cells aren’t as powerful as they once were and they may be slower to respond.

How does stem cell therapy work?

In an effort to tap into the human body’s incredible regenerative capabilities, Dr. DeLeon bypasses your slower systems and injects stem cells directly into any area that can use more healing resources. Once he injects the stem cells into your damaged tissue, they go to work to repair the area, often calling in more resources to help get the job done. In effect, Dr. DeLeon is encouraging healing on a cellular level for long-lasting results.

What conditions can stem cell therapy address?

The orthopedic field was one of the first to realize the potential of stem cell therapy in helping people recover from tissue damage. Seeing the success, Dr. DeLeon offers stem cell therapy to patients who suffer from:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Ligament or tendon damage

The bottom line is that the medical world is only scratching the surface of regenerative medicine, and the use of stem cell therapy is being explored for almost any situation where your body could use a healing boost.

If you’d like to explore your options using stem cell therapy, call River City Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.