A 68 years young Contractor from Pittsburgh, who was suffering from immense shoulder pain due to a rotator cuff tear.
Tom was treated by our clinic in April 2014 and this is his story.
Before Stem Cell Therapy
In the summer of 2013, Tom’s car was hit from behind on two separate occasions. During the following months, he suffered troubling symptoms: decreased range of motion and chronic pain in his left shoulder and—worst of all—severe insomnia.
Tom’s shoulder pain woke him every 30-45 minutes, every night. He found it hard to concentrate and often dozed off at work. “I could not get comfortable at night,” he says. “If you don’t get enough sleep you are miserable.”
He struggled to perform simple tasks, like lifting his left arm while getting dressed and pulling a ticket from a parking garage machine. When months of physical therapy did not resolve the pain, Tom’s orthopedic surgeon suggested tendon repair surgery.
Because he wanted to avoid the 8-to-10-month recovery period, Tom searched online for alternatives. He was pleased to learn he could receive stem cell therapy at the Regenerative and Performance Specialists Pittsburgh office, a short drive from his home.
After Stem Cell Therapy
Tom had stem cell therapy on his shoulder in April 2014.
He completed physical therapy for several weeks to rebuild his muscle and regain range of motion. Within six weeks of the Regenexx procedure, Tom’s sleep was nearly back to normal.
By the end of summer, his shoulder was 95% pain-free.
“I went into it with very high expectations and came out with the same. Everything I hoped about the treatment came to pass,” he says. “I am very satisfied and I recommend it to many friends.”
In Tom’s opinion, stem cell therapy is “what the future should bring to us as we age.”
“If I am ever thinking about getting knee or hip surgery, I will talk to these guys first,” he adds.
Disclaimer: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx Procedures have a success & failure rate. Not all patients will experience the same results.