Osteoarthritis Patient’s Regenexx Thoughts

Up until now, we’ve heard about how Joe came to find the Regenexx procedure and we heard how it went during the course of the treatment’s 3 appointments.

But what surprised Joe? What was the easiest part and what was the hardest part?

These are some of questions we know you’re dying to ask!

 

Joe Young Regenerative and Performance Specialists Regenexx Stem Cells Pittsburgh - Osteoarthritis Knee Replacement AlternativeWhat surprised Joe most during the course of the treatment protocol?

“How early I got to leave.”

Having experienced previous knee surgeries, Joe was used to procedures being an all day ordeal. Anesthesia isn’t something that sits well with his body, so he’s had some experiences he wouldn’t like to repeat. This time, he came in for about 3 ½ hours on the longest day, and then was done!

Joe also was surprised at how minimally invasive it truly was.

“They tell you it’s minimally invasive, but you think, what does that really mean? And it really is! They do so little to you, that it just amazes me that it isn’t standard procedure before you would ever be allowed to go and have your knee cut out and replaced with a fake one. It’s almost barbaric! It’s so backwards. It was so simple.”

 

What was the easiest part of the treatment?

“When they injected the stem cells. That’s the big moment of change! But they just come in with the needle, inject you in a few places, and you’re done.”

 

What was the hardest part of the Regenexx-SD Stem Cell procedure?

“Getting to the office!”

Having nothing to do with the actual procedure, the hardest part Joe experienced was getting back and forth from his home. Joe traveled to Regenerative and Performance Specialists from Ohio and had his Dad graciously drive him back and forth.

 

Joe Young Regenerative and Performance Specialists Regenexx Stem Cells Pittsburgh - Osteoarthritis Knee Replacement AlternativeDid the process go as you expected?

“Yes, it went exactly as they described. I thought they did a great job of really preparing me for what was going to happen. I did everything they told me, no aspirin or NSAIDs – to a T!

What were some of the things he was instructed to do post stem cell treatment? Joe used his infrared heating pad 3 times a day, for a half an hour.  He took the Regenexx supplement. And after a week, he started becoming more active again. Getting on his bicycle in the basement for 10 minutes or practicing a seated yoga sequence. He says that movement was one of the biggest assets in his recovery.

“One thing that makes Regenexx really great, is that they offer you so much in the way of education. If you’re willing to read it. Regenexx lays it all out on the table – what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, case studies.”

Because Joe had done his research, he knew how important it was to follow the directions and promote a healthy environment in his body. He wanted to give his knee the best chance for healing after all!

 

Having completed a TON of research before finally settling on this Regenexx solution, what advice does Joe have to offer?

“Don’t just trust what you’re told. You really have to educate yourself and advocate on behalf of yourself. Not many people have your best interest at heart. There are a lot of people out there that have their own interest at heart – what they’re promoting, what they’re selling. I wish I would have discovered this earlier. It would have saved me the mental anguish, the anti-depressants, to getting to such a place of detachment from myself. I could have saved myself from that if I had found this earlier.”

 

Have other questions you’d like to have answers to? Comment on our social channels and we’d be more than happy to answer them!

And be on the lookout for our next update from Joe during his recovery.

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