JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY JUST WASN’T AN OPTION
After a double knee replacement surgery 10 years ago, I hoped I would never have to suffer through anything like that again. Not only was the surgery itself terrible, but the physical therapy and rehabilitation was extremely painful. But, as I turned 70, the arthritis in my shoulders had worsened to the point I had to do something about it. My first appointment was to see an orthopedic surgeon, who unfortunately, recommended another joint replacement surgery.
COMPLIMENTARY JOINT PAIN ASSESSMENT
This news was very discouraging. I began searching for alternatives to surgery to try and prevent going through that excruciating process once again. My research led me to IMAC Regeneration Centers. Known for their cutting-edge regenerative medicine clinics throughout the country, IMAC centers specialize in helping people like me recover- without surgery or prescription pain medication. I truly felt I had to give it a try.
The first step in determining if I was a candidate for the treatment at IMAC, was to have an evaluation by their medical team. After viewing my X-rays and MRI, the doctors felt their non-invasive treatment for my arthritic shoulders would not only repair the degenerative tissue, but allow me to avoid surgery. That was encouraging news!
AVOIDING SURGERY AND NARCOTICS FOR PAIN RELIEF
The treatment I needed, which was based on the severity and damage to the tissue and joints in my shoulders, included stem cells and platelet-rich-plasma injections. A few weeks after my first procedure, I began a customized physical therapy program at IMAC which was the key to the stem cells and PRP growing and repairing new tissue as quickly as possible. I saw immediate pain reduction which continued to decrease as each week passed. Now, my shoulders are completely pain-free and I no longer have to consider joint replacement surgery.
I am so thankful for finding out about IMAC Regeneration Centers. A real advantage for me is they opened a new clinic right down the road from my house in Brentwood – the David Price IMAC Regeneration Center. It was certainly worth the long-distance drive before, but now the convenience makes it even better. I am glad I did not take the advice of the orthopedic surgeon and got a second opinion from the doctors at IMAC. It is amazing that I was able to avoid joint replacement surgery and prescription pain medication- and still ended up pain-free and problem-solved!