I’m a 55 y/o male who still wanted and desired to live an active lifestyle post retirement from serving in the Army for 31 years and 6 months. I once loved being socially active including softball, running, football, road biking 20-26 miles or mounting biking with the family, bowling, golfing, fishing, and skeet shooting. I began to experience needling pains about four years post retirement which was treated by the steroids in the bursa every six months for a year. The pain levels would normally increase following those treatments.
The orthopedic surgeon indicated during the last steroid procedure that hip replacement was the next step. I decided I wanted to try the umbilical cord therapy at Brandon Stem Cell Clinic first. The procedure was conducted in the office with my spouse in attendance (less than 30 min). The most pain I felt was a pinch, and I walked out as I walked in.
There’s no miracle cure when you receive the injection, and I was cautiously optimistic but I monitored myself for the “placebo” effect and thus far at 40 days I feel 25% better in strength and length (I can tie my shoelaces ). I look forward to my continued healing and what is to come!