Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Palm Beach Pain, LLC

Ricardo Leano, MD, MBA

Interventional Pain Management located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

At Palm Beach Pain, LLC, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, pain management specialist Ricardo Leano, MD, considers stem cell therapy your body’s secret weapon. He offers the regenerative medicine therapy to eradicate or reduce your pain to tolerable levels so that your mobility and independence are restored without side effects. To learn more about stem cell therapy, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that focuses on repairing diseased or damaged tissue with stem cells. Palm Beach Pain, LLC, specializes in regenerative medicine and uses stem cell therapy to help alleviate pain conditions. 

Stem cells, which are found in your body, serve as the raw material for repairing damaged tissue. These are blank cells that can transform themselves into the specialized cells needed to create new bone, connective tissue, nerves, or blood vessels. 

While your body is a source of stem cells, they may not be able to get to the area of your body that needs them due to a low supply or poor circulation. With stem cell therapy, the stem cells are injected directly into the diseased or damaged tissue.

Where do the stem cells come from?

Palm Beach Pain, LLC, obtains the stem cells used for stem cell therapy either from you or a healthy donor. The source of stem cells include:

Adipose mesenchymal cells

Your adipose tissue, also known as your body fat, is a source of stem cells. Your provider can extract stem cells from your adipose tissue in your abdomen during a quick outpatient procedure called lipo-aspiration of adipose. 

Allograft tissues

Allograft tissue comes from living healthy donors. These tissues have been scientifically shown to support the repair of soft tissue, decrease inflammation, and reduce scarring.  

Am I a good candidate for stem cell therapy?

Your provider at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, determines if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy during your consultation. They offer the therapy to treat many common pain conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip, knees, or shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Joint injuries

While there are many conditions that can benefit from stem cell therapy, your provider may recommend it as a treatment only after you’ve failed to get relief from your pain and an improvement in your mobility from less invasive treatments. 

What can I expect during stem cell therapy?

Palm Beach Pain, LLC, performs stem cell therapy as an outpatient procedure using fluoroscopic X-ray guided imagery. To ease your discomfort before the injection, you may first receive a local anesthetic. Once you’re ready, your specialist at Palm Beach Pain, LLC, injects the stem cells carefully and expertly into your diseased tissue. 

You may experience some redness and inflammation after your injection, and your provider may suggest some modifications to your usual activities for a day or two. You may start to notice an improvement in your pain and function within a few weeks of your injection and continued improvements over the next several months.

Most patients only require one injection, although your provider may suggest additional stem cell therapy injections on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about stem cell therapy, call the Palm Beach Pain, LLC, office or book online today.