Stem Cell Therapy

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

Regenerative medicine might sound like the medicine of the future – but with stem cell therapy, the future is now. Dr. Henry Small in Houston offers stem cell therapy using state-of-the-art treatments and procedures to treat Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord injuries, autoimmune disorders, and other chronic diseases and injuries. Use online booking or call for your appointment today.

Stem Cell Therapy

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can help with a wide variety of diseases, conditions, and injuries. In this treatment, Dr. Small injects concentrated stem cells into areas where you have tissue damage or loss.

Stem cells are the building blocks of the human body. They’re both the most basic and yet the most sophisticated cells. Stem cells don’t have a special function, at least not at the beginning. But they can change into whatever type of cells that you need so they can restore all types of damage.

Stem cell therapy is such a powerful treatment because it’s true regenerative medicine. Instead of giving you a quick and temporary fix like medication, stem cell therapy helps you to regenerate damaged tissue.

When is stem cell therapy a good choice?

Dr. Small often recommends stem cell therapy for the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Lupus
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Spinal cord injuries

Whether you’re dealing with a chronic disease or you’ve suffered a sudden injury, stem cell therapy can be an excellent option for beating pain long-term.

Where do the stem cells come from?

There are three possible sources for stem cells:

  • Amniotic stem cells: harvested during a scheduled C-section from the amniotic tissue
  • Cord blood stem cells: harvested from umbilical cords after healthy deliveries
  • Bone marrow stem cells: harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow

Dr. Small uses cord blood stem cells for several reasons. Stem cells from the umbilical cord blood are brand new and extremely powerful. There are also 10 times as many stem cells in cord blood as in bone marrow.

All of the stem cells that Dr. Small uses during treatment are ethically and safely harvested. The stem cells from umbilical cord blood are taken immediately after a healthy delivery. The cord blood goes directly to an FDA-approved lab, where it’s processed and concentrated using state-of-the-art sterile methods.

Stem cell therapy could be the answer to your pain-causing condition, so schedule your consultation with Dr. Henry Small by phone or through the online tool now.