How Regenerative Medicine helped me!

 

Are you considering  regenerative treatments to relieve your arthritis and spine pain? Are you skeptical that this can work? Let me share with you the story of how cell therapy worked for me.

 

I grew up in a middle-class family and we rarely went to the doctor. When we did, we knew the doctor would have all the answers and be able to help. So, it was only to be expected when I entered medical school that I was anxious to be able to cure illness myself.

I spent years in medical school in basic sciences and years on hospital wards and all the while I found myself learning more and more, but after a decade of training and early practice the thing that stood out most to me was how much doctors CANNOT cure!

I participated in a variety of surgeries but saw many patients fail to improve. I watched my colleagues have the same results. I was surprised how many patients came seeking relief from arthritis and spine pain but left without help. I wondered what had happened to my childhood idea of a physician able to solve all problems and I looked for more answers.

Then some time after I entered private practice, I developed an elbow injury. I sought help but the pain and loss of function became worse and worse. At the peak of my illness I could not hold a full glass of water because of pain.

I had to stop tennis
I had to stop golf
I could not lift weights or do arm exercises
My forearm muscle mass decreased dramatically.
My life was changing, and like anyone with such an injury, I did not like the change.

I tried many treatments including:

  • using a brace
  • steroid injections
  • physical therapy
  • acupuncture

The pain always recurred. So, I finally made the decision to go ahead with surgery and guess what?

THE SURGERY WAS A FAILURE!
I WAS STILL IN PAIN AND MY FOREARM BECAME WEAKER STILL.

My pain persisted for years and I had resigned myself to learn to live with it, knowing I had tried everything.

Then one day in the hospital an orthopedist friend, Dr. John Ernst, showed me a journal article about
A WAY TO HEAL INJURIES WITH AN INJECTION OF A PATIENT’S OWN CELLS.

I was skeptical, and other doctors laughed and told me the idea was silly. I thought about options and of course knew no one who had done such a procedure, but I finally decided there was little to lose, so I asked Dr. Ernst to do the injection.

As incredible as it may seem, the injection worked!

My pain resolved.
After years of pain and a failed surgery, ALL IT TOOK WAS THE INJECTION OF MY OWN CELLS TO END MY PAIN. THAT PROCEDURE CHANGED MY LIFE AND CHANGED MY APPROACH TO MEDICINE!

Since that time
I have treated thousands of patients with spine and joint pain.
I have followed hundreds of patients with lasting pain after spine surgery.
I have seen many patients have knee replacement and be left with chronic pain.
Through it all I have searched for newer treatment options trying find some way to help.
All the while I remembered how much my elbow injury had limited me, and the seemingly simple solution that solved my problem.

SO, WHEN ARTICLES BEGAN TO APPEAR IN MEDICAL JOURNALS STATING THAT CELLS FROM OUR OWN BONE MARROW MAY HEAL ARTHRITIS AND SPINE PROBLEMS, I PAID ATTENTION, KNOWING SOMETHING SIMILAR HAD HELPED ME!

Doctors now know that the injection that cured me was really because of the incredible healing power of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This is a portion of our blood that calls stem cells to help with injury! Now, years later, research has clearly shown that these cells can heal bone, cartilage, ligament and muscle. We know where these cells live in our bodies and how to capture them to use their power to stop arthritis and spine pain and heal injury. I have partnered with one of the most prominent Regenerative Medicine groups in North America (Bluetail Medical with over 50,000 procedures done) in order to bring the best options to my patients!

If you have arthritis or spine pain, I’m sure you too would like to learn how you can avoid surgery and still end your pain and heal your tissues using your own cells. Skepticism is normal and this may sound too good to be true, but these treatments can work! Read Dr. Hernigou’s study on knee arthritis and see how his patients preferred outcomes from cell therapy to surgery.

The online magazine Bioinformant
lists many professional athletes who have used cell therapy including: Stephen Curry, Tiger Woods,
Kobe Bryant, and Peyton Manning. These athletes could have any treatment but chose this option.

We at Southcoast Regenerative Medicine know cell therapy has incredible potential and can work.
We can help you take advantage of the incredible healing power of your own cells.

Come see us and allow our board certified physicians to hear your story, examine you and review your imaging, and then decide the best option for you.

But please, DON’T WAIT TOO LONG BECAUSE THESE TREATMENTS WORK BEST WHEN USED EARLY!

Take the advice of a physician who learned about the healing power of cell therapy when this option worked for him! Your body has a reservoir of healing cells that can stop joint and spine pain. We can show you how this can help you. CALL US TODAY 843 990 8390 or sign up for an appointment online, or even simply request more information. We want to help.

Charleston office:
171 Church Street, Suite 150  Charleston, SC  29401  843 990 8390 or 843 212 5686

Aiken/ Augusta office:

440 Society Hill Dr., suite 100
Aiken, SC 29803  803 226 0102