Retired Physical Education Instructor & Coach Uses His Own Body To Heal

George, 72, Retired Physical Education Instructor and Coach was diagnosed with Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder and osteoarthritis of shoulder. Unsure of where to turn, George came to RAPS and had procedures done in May of 2014 and June of 2014.

Before Stem Cell Therapy

During his career as a physical education teacher and coach in the Pittsburgh public schools, George was active in a variety of sports, from swimming to baseball, wrestling and basketball.

“You get banged up and you pay later—but you would do it all over again,” he says.

In George’s case, the “payment” was arthritis in his left shoulder, which slowly worsened after he underwent rotator cuff surgery in 2003. By 2014, the pain and stiffness were severe.

“My range of motion was cut in half,” he says. “I could not reach back and get my wallet out or take anything off the shelf. I also had trouble putting on a jacket or shirt.”

When a friend mentioned the success he had with stem cell therapy at Regenerative and Performance Specialists, George made an appointment to see Dr. Paul Lieber.

After Stem Cell Therapy

In May and June 2014, George had prolotherapy treatments and stem cell therapy in his left shoulder. By the time he had completed two months of physical therapy, his pain and stiffness were greatly reduced.

A year later, his range of motion was 90% restored and the pain was nearly gone.

George knew that athletes like Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning traveled overseas to have stem cell therapy, so he was grateful to find a highly experienced physician practice offering the treatment in Pittsburgh.

“This is the way to go,” he says. “It’s much better than having surgery because there is no scar tissue and no side effects.”

“And it’s your own body doing your healing—you are not getting anyone else’s blood or stem cells,” he adds. “And it’s working!”

Disclaimer: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx Procedures have a success & failure rate. Not all patients will experience the same results.

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