Dr. Stephenson attended the University of the Pacific where he received a degree in English Literature, during the summers he worked as a whitewater raft guide on the Colorado, Green and Yampa rivers. After college he worked as an EMT with the Blue Ridge Hotshots, an elite U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighting crew.
After graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of California, Davis.
What is a Regenerative Medicine Specialist?
Dr. Stephenson uses prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma, injection-based treatments for chronic musculoskeletal conditions. These are nonsurgical regenerative injection techniques that introduce small amounts of an irritant solution to the site of painful and degenerated tendon insertions, joints, and or ligaments. These treatments cause the body to heal itself naturally. These treatments can be used for low back pain, neck pain, knee and hip pain. Anywhere there is chronic pain due to sprains, strains and or degenerative arthritis is a target for regenerative injections.
Dr. Stephenson teaches prolotherapy locally and internationally.