Joseph’s Case Study: Stem Cell Therapy Helps Patient with Broken Rotator Cuff Pain
History of Joint Problems:
Joseph came to us in early 2015 and presented with a broken rotator cuff, a common cause of pain and disability among adults that can require surgery. We discussed an alternative treatment, and set the appointments.
The Stem Cell Procedure Solution:
Joseph had 2 appointments in January & February and by March the treatment was completed. Dr. Grana whose key area of practice is stem-cell joint therapy treated Joseph with the non-surgical treatment that harnesses the body’s healing potential through a natural process that combines growth factors and bioactive cells to repair the joints. Stem cell therapy is routinely combined with platelet rich plasma (PRP). This is a concentrate of platelets from the patient’s own blood. Among the effects of platelets is the release of growth factors into diseased or injured tissue. These growth factors stimulate the stem cells to regenerate new tissue. Stem cell therapy is a repair process than takes several weeks to occur. Even though the repair can take 2-3 months, improvement of pain and function can be seen much earlier.
At the end of the treatment, Joseph’s follow up visit showed he was progressing. Now at the end of 2015 he tells us he feels he has achieved an 80 to 85 percent range of motion and is still recovering his full strength/ability but says that is improving greatly also. “I would say overall I am three quarters (3/4) improved from where I was when I first visited,” says Joseph.
“How do you feel now?” we asked.
“I came in with a broken rotator cuff and walked out with a smile. And the only thing I noticed from my visit after my arrival is that I felt better. I experienced no pain, no misery and none of the things normally associated with a medical procedure, except wonderful success.”
When asked if he would recommend the procedure to his friends, Joseph replies: “I’ve been a missionary! I’ve been passing out business cards and literature and referring people to the website as often as the subject comes up.”
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