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PRP Procedures Rescue New Age Blue-Collar Workers from Injury Blues

About 75% of Regenexx patients are hard-working Americans who spend lots of time on their feet. These new age blue-collar workers include small business owners and tradesmen such as plumbers, contractors, electricians, construction managers, and service technicians, to name a few. Regenexx patient, Jim, is no exception.

About Blue-Collar Business Owner and Regenexx Patient, Jim

KDKA news-radio sat down with Dr. Jesse Sally, Dr. Paul Leiber, and Regenexx patient Jim to discuss the results of several treatments he has received over the years. A 64-year-old HVAC business owner, Jim spends about 12-14 hours per day on his feet. You can imagine the mobility needed to be able to run a blue-collar business such as this: so much up and down movement, heavy lifting, bending over, kneeling, and of course being on the go constantly. 

You can listen to the entire interview below [1]:

The Demands of Being a New Age Blue Collar Business Owner

About 4 years ago, the physical demands of Jim’s career started catching up with him and he found himself unable to get through his long days without experiencing pain. His feet, neck, and shoulders took the brunt of it, qualifying him for several different procedures with Regenexx over the years. Many new age blue-collar workers find themselves with similar aches and pains simply due to the constant movement and overexhaustion their jobs demand. Dr. Sally first diagnosed Jim with Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes) and later spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spinal canal).

For his foot pain,Jim was treated with his own platelet rich plasma (PRP). This treatment was administered to Jim right before a big two-week trip to Italy with his wife. He recalls feeling so much relief after treatment and having no issues walking all over the country, enjoying every minute of it without pain.

PRP Procedures as an Alternative to Surgery

Later down the road, Jim came back to Regenexx seeking treatment for his back and shoulders. A side effect of spinal stenosis is often Sciatica (pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back). He was also experiencing pain down his left bicep and across his chest. To treat these pain points, Dr. Sally again performed platelet rich plasma procedures. After three months, Jim said he felt completely pain-free.

“To be pain-free…it’s a miracle. I tell people, these PRP procedures are like a human super glue. It’s just amazing – it’s an alternative for surgery that would put you down for weeks without knowing the outcome.”

It’s true – many people experiencing recurring joint pain often opt into risky surgery with long recovery times, or steroid shots that wear off quickly, simply because they are unaware of the non-surgical regenerative options available to them through Regenexx physicians.

Jim is back to full mobility, unphased by 14 hour days on his feet. In fact, so impressed and satisfied with the outcomes of his treatment, Jim referred his wife, who was experiencing arthritis in her hands and bursitis in her hips. He says the Regenexx treatments she received helped ease her pain significantly as well.

Are You A Candidate?

Jim noted in his conversation with us how truly supported and cared for he felt in the hands of our doctors here at Regenexx.

We do truly put our patients first and want to help all the other new-age blue-collar workers out there work towards a pain-free existence.

There’s a lot of pain treatment options out there right now, and it’s important to know which ones are legitimate and which ones will waste your time, money, and may even cost you your health. We want to help you decide if a procedure at Regenexx is right for you.To learn more and see if you’re a candidate for advanced regenerative PRP or procedures using your own bone marrow concentrate with Regenexx, tap the “TALK TO AN EXPERT” button in the “Are You A Candidate” visual below.

References

[1] https://www.audacy.com/kdkaradio/podcasts/pittsburgh-works-22235/regenexx-6521-429033078

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Dr. Jesse Sally

Dr. Jesse Sally

Dr. Jesse Sally

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