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18/Oct/2018
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National Academy of Sciences - Knee Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Injections for Lower Back Pain

Case Study: Ken, 43.  Avid Golfer, Weight Lifter & Former College Athlete

Ken is a Brilliant,  43 year old entrepreneur from Philadelphia who recently visited us in Florida with a Major Game-Stopping problem. He had built his Fitness Business from one small gym,  into five thriving Fitness Centers that were ready to dominate the market and change many lives. A vision so important that he deserved all of our attentions.

But one problem was holding him back.


You guessed it … Back Pain.


Back pain was stopping his game.

Stem Cells For Lower Back Pain From Golf


Making him take a time out, when he was still ready to play. Making him ride the cart, when he really wanted to walk. Making him stop after 9 holes, instead of blazing through 18.  It hurt him both in business and on the links. Here is how we evaluated him and got him back-In-the-game.


Ken had one major problem: a nagging low back pain, which stopped him from enjoying everything that had helped him become the man he is. Yet, he still is the only man who created all this fitness business. He did not want to lose it all to back pain.


After completion of our unique, Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) the origin of his pain was starkly elucidated.


The Medical Masters Way

Taking a note from from basic osteopathic medicine, and looking at the history and physical findings, we quickly realized that the patient will tell you what their medical problem is, if you just listen to them long enough. Next we did a proper, old school history and physical.


No computer can yet do that.  Yet.


The doctor does not control this process, even though she or he may think they do. The patient and their story control it all. The osteopathic way predates what is now called “Functional Medicine”.


We can see so far today, because we stand on the shoulders of Giants. Even if we don’t know who they were or what they contributed to human evolution.


Andrew Taylor Still M.D. was one of the earliest and biggest of those Giants in medicine, starting in 1892.  He envisioned and then created the healing system of Osteopathic Medicine. Less drugs, less surgery, more touching and healing the patient. Real medical leaders.


Hail to the Victors!

When taking the comprehensive history of Ken, we had to look far back in his life. All the way back to the origin of his pain. Discussing it and analyzing it is also therapeutic. The patient had seen a dozen doctors, yet none of his previous providers had let the patient tell his story, in his own way, and listened to understand. He finally was able to fully share the rocky journey he had endured.


Fact Check (See The Video)


Prescribing a True Regenerative treatment plan including stem cell therapy , nutritional support or intravenous rescue, should never be a one size fits all, never a routine approach.


It is not off the shelf, It cannot be: “off the shelf”.


Your exact cells at this time and place are the exact cells your body needs to heal itself.


The purpose of our individualized regenerative medicine approach is that it is specific to this patient at this time based on the needs of this patient.


It is not designed for the benefit of the Doctor, the payment involved or the chosen intervention.


If only mainstream medicine would learn from the patient, what the patient needs, not what the system needs.


It requires a careful diagnostic evaluation of the patient’s entire medical history.

Each person has a unique physiologic historic timeline that’s influenced by several traditional medical treatments over the years. These surgical or pharmaceutical approaches may work for a while but ultimately fail to address the root cause of disease and its messy effects.


This is the Medical Masters, Osteopathic way.


This was exactly the case in Ken’s dilemma.


“Dr. Coleman, I’m having pain in my lower lumbar area which has increased over the last month or so.   I went golfing yesterday and it aggravated the pain, mostly in my left hip. It’s a shooting, stabbing pain that leads to spasms and makes me tighten up,” he said.


Ken was obviously in peak shape for his age, having spent years playing athletic sports like football and golf. He certainly looks like a major fitness expert.


After detailed questions and additional orthopedic and neurological testing of the Spine and extremities, it emerged that two key incidents were the progenitors for his present condition.  They both happened decades ago.


The details of the  first event, that he only recalled with caring questioning , happened when he was  just 18 years old while lifting groceries out of his car.


“I was leaning over and pulling stuff out of my trunk. I suddenly felt my lower back spasm. It was a strange sensation that I have never felt. After that, it would flare up every once in a while. Now it's out of control” he said.


In fact, after further prodding, it emerged that over a period of decades he would recall sometimes getting up from a seated position only to find himself spasming, literally rocking his body and unsettling his balance.  


 Then, suddenly it would be gone, and things would be good for a while. What gives?


The second incident(s) involved athletic activities like golfing or lifting weights where he sporadically experienced a sharp tweak or pinching pain in his lower sacroiliac joint. This pain was separate and intermittent, but often related to the other disc related back pain.


After further investigation, it emerged that the pain evolved and spread to his shoulder blades.


“I almost felt like a knife had been stabbed behind the left shoulder.   I tried moving around to loosen it up, but this only made it worse, to the point where I started experiencing pins and needles in my fingers and even legs.   My legs and hands would go just go very weak,” he said. Nothing, including manipulation, and traction decompression helped.


An MRI would later reveal a herniated disk requiring several months of physical therapy which provided some short-term relief but never enough to stop the pain train.

He was eventually compelled to undertake a Microdiscectomy surgery,  which removes a small piece of bone over the nerve root with the goal of relieving the nerve entrapment. In theory, it should relieve the pain totally. In theory. But since the body is held together with an omnipresent connecting material called fascia, rarely is there one single problem that can be cured with the magic bullet approach.


This all too common,  but incredibly invasive procedure, to relieve the so-called “bulging disk” did work for a while,  but always, the pain would return, usually with a vengeance.


This really is a dilemma.


Ken confirmed that in the last five years he had seen a consistent increase in the stabbing pain and spasms, particularly when playing golf or moving  from sitting to the standing position.


Forget swinging a club.


The last two months had been particularly unpleasant until he saw an old friend of his, a physician who had seen Dr. Coleman for severe chronic pain in both shoulders.

“When I met Dr. Len, I couldn’t get out of my chair. I literally could not walk. The pain shot through my lower back and I had repeated pain spasms.”


It was at this meeting that Dr. Len mentioned the successful treatment he had undergone at Medical Masters.org.


Ken continued to stretch and use physical activity like golf in an attempt to get the blood flowing and his joints loose again.


Then, two weeks ago, he woke up and his world was frozen.

“I was shocked.  I could barely get out of bed and walk. I was in agony and literally bent over from the pain.”


This was the tipping point for his initial call to MedicalMasters.org, where we put him through a 100 Point Health Score and began to build a treatment strategy specific to Ken.


I informed Ken that once you experience disk issues it can have residual effects in surrounding joints and ligaments. This tightening effect along the lamina and adjacent vertebrae is also influenced by imbalances in muscle tone or general posture.  The fact that he experienced pain while in - or moving to - a standing position offered additional clues as to the possible problems.


Offering Hope. Not Hype. 


In his case, I believed that stem cell therapy involving the precise extraction of the patient’s own cellular cells including bone marrow (hematopoietic stem cells) and adipose derived stem cells (mesenchymal cells)  and its re-injection into the lumbar and sacroiliac joint. would assist in returning normal body function and reducing overall pain levels. These injections do not specifically target nerve roots, but can benefit Neurogenic pain coming from smaller nerves.


The joints, ligaments and trigger points, do get targeted. Specifically the lower lumbar facet joints (see link) are excellent targets in those with arthritis in the back.


The procedure took around three and one half hours to complete and Ken reported a positive mood immediately after the same-day treatment.


“I feel a little sore but overall really great.   I am super optimistic and excited. I am glad it’s done and look forward to the process of healing.  The entire medical team made me very comfortable before, during and after the process.”


This quick procedure,  which is done under local anesthesia only (level-1 anesthesia) is designed to be minimally risky while helping patients like Ken have less pain while performing daily activities with less limitations.     


Ken will now be monitored, coached, and encouraged over the next 6 to 9 months as part of a patient centered, systematic regenerative approach to healing the human body.  


This is more than he signed up for, and we are passionate about delivering it.


Why?  


Because we care, and it helps us and all of humanity to act on this higher level. It also feels really really good to us in the trenches.  This is our glory too. His improvement really matters to us.


While he may experience some physical discomfort over the next weeks, this is a common attribute of the healing process which includes powerful invisible cytokines at work helping with tissue regeneration.


Within a month of the procedure Ken should experience greater mobility and lower pain levels, signaling that this body’s own cells are at work strengthening the surrounding ligaments and tissue in his back.


We invite our readers to return to MedicalMasters.org or visit us on Facebook for follow ups on Kens’ recovery process.


We  hope he will be back on the golf course,


Going for that Hole in One.


Hail to the Victors!


They have earned it through blood, sweat and tears.

Naples Stem Cell Therapy - Golfing Case Study

18/Oct/2018
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Rebel Lilly, an active 50-year paddle boarder and outdoor enthusiast is no stranger to pain: She had undergone several past knee surgeries and additional procedures to remove tumors. However, when she pulled her shoulder out of position almost three months ago it put a stop to simple daily activities such as driving or simply sweeping the floor. Full patient video is further below.


Dr. Steve Coleman Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine,  MedicalMasters..org

What you will learn:

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    Positive outcomes from same-day cellular therapies
Shoulder Tear From Paddleboarding

Worse, she was unable to enjoy her primary passion, paddle boarding, due to a severely restricted range of motion. Unable to raise her arm more than 10-20 degrees off her hip without screaming in pain, she faced the uncomfortable prospect of more orthopedic surgery to repair her torn rotator cuff with uncertain outcomes.

Barely able to move her arm or neck, she began researching possible alternatives.

After attending one of our previous Stem Cell Seminars in Bonita Springs, Rebel took the brave decision to try regenerative joint healing approaches encompassed in a Medicalmasters.org Stem Cell Injection program.

Dr. Coleman, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, carefully compiled a 100-Point Health Score or Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) of Rebel’s condition to determine her candidacy for the Stem Cell Program. Precise shoulder palpation and manipulation, along with MRI scans, confirmed an almost full shoulder tear which accounted for the severe pain and reduced mobility.

National Academy of Sciences - Knee Osteoarthritis

More About Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries

The Danger of Repetition

Repetitive motions in work and play, can lead to rotator cuff injuries. This includes occupations such as carpentry or sports such as CrossFit, where athletes perform high-rep pull ups on a regular basis. In Lilly’s case, paddle boarding, which involves short, similar strokes can also aggravate and put pressure on the shoulder joints if not done correctly or performed hundreds, if not thousands of times, during a calendar week.

Rebelling Against Pain

Her qualification by Dr. Coleman in the CMA, enabled her to undertake a same-day procedure to extract her bone marrow and fat adipose cells to galvanize rich regenerative stem cells containing Cytokines for accelerated joint repair. These were re-injected back into group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, the so-called Rotator Cuff, which keeps the head of your upper arm bone firmly with the overall socket of the shoulder.

The 4 to 6-hour procedure allowed Rebel to go straight home following the stem cell injections.  In the days and weeks following the procedure, Rebel’s cells began their mission of rebuilding and re-invigorating the joint. While the healing process can be slightly uncomfortable during the first 14 days following the procedure, this is usually a normal sign that indicates the tissues and ligaments are responding to stem cell differentiation which leads to repair.

MedicalMasters.org used a systematic healing program to accelerate the healing process in Rebel’s shoulder joint.  This included precise physical therapy movements such as the wall crawl to increase mobility and range of motion. Rebel performed these 2-3 times per day to oxygenate the blood stimulate tissue repair.  MedicalMasters.org works closely with nearby rehabilitative clinics including Bonita Springs Sports & Physical Therapy Center and Therapy Clinics to align regenerative programs with new advances in physical rehabilitation.  This symbiotic relationship was described in one of our recent articles The Golden Age of Regenerative Medicine Unites Osteopathic Doctors, Physical Therapists & Compassionate Inventors.

Patient Success Story - Rebel Lilly

18/Oct/2018

Laurie Norman was scheduled for bi-lateral knee replacement. At the last moment, she decided to try MedicalMasters.org’s stem cell therapy program and the promise of regenerative medicine to keep her off the operating table.  A well known local dog breeder and dog show contestant, Laurie had for years been struggling with painful joint pain and restricted mobility as she pursued her vocation.   In this video, Laurie describes in her own words the results of the stem cell therapy program with Dr. Coleman and its impact on her quality of life.


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When a former college football quarterback, with letters in 3 sports, throughout high school, walked through our doors complaining of chronic pain in both knees due to previous sports injuries, and the residual effects of previous orthopedic surgery (for partial ACL and Meniscus Tears), it confirmed the growing suspicion that aging athletes are fighting an uphill battle.


18/Oct/2018
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National Academy of Sciences - Knee Osteoarthritis

THE COMEBACK

How Elite Athletes Can Inspire Us

We look to super athletes for inspiration in how they train and win.  Yet it’s the injuries that show us their true character and grit, while also revealing their technical approach to healing and fighting the aging process. Video is further below...


While delivering a thundering double-handed backhand on the tennis court several years ago, legendary tennis player Rafael Nadal placed his entire weight on his left knee, forcing his quadriceps to step in and stabilize the entire complex of joints.

In that single moment, which involved twisting, turning and extending his body to relay the shot back to his opponent, he ripped his patellar tendon forcing him out of competition for several months.

Nadal backhand


Nadal Knee Injury on Tennis court


The Weight of a Champion

Around 1000 pounds of pressure was delivered to the knee joint just as the left heel struck the ground, causing an unbearable hyperextension of the knee just before bending.

Watch the Full Analysis

With the ACL and Medial Meniscus working overtime to compensate, Nadal felt a rush a of pain shoot into the fat pad around his knee.  The video below shows the tibia in a fixed position, with the femur still moving; a perfect recipe for disaster as Nadal goes into his fabled body rotation. 

The Layoffs

This injury turned out to be one of many for this hard-working athlete, with the most recent one coming during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, forcing him to question the brutal regime of the ATP tour and whether his body can truly stand up to the effects of aging.

Weight on the Knee



Experiencing knee pain



Fear of Surgery

The biggest fear for athletes, especially once they go beyond the age of 30 is the looming spectre of surgery.  The risks, long-layoffs and indeterminate outcomes make them rightly weary, leading them to seek out the latest advances in medical science for alternatives,  

How Nadal Approaches Knee Rehabilitation

While they may be genetically gifted, athletes like Nadal are also cognizant of the subtle appearance of osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease  (DJD), giving them another area for concern.  Just like us, they cannot escape the affects of aging that escalate with a chronic knee injury. 

As you may expect, some of their solutions border on the space-age.  For instance, Its been reported that Nadal uses an anti-gravity treadmill machine to gently keep him in shape during injury layoffs, sparing his knee undue pressure and jolting.

Knee Rehab machine

However, it’s in the field of Regenerative Medicine that Nadal has often cast his gaze to seek an accelerated healing flight path, without the risks of surgery.  

For two consecutive years, Nadal specifically tested out PRP allowing him to recover 100% from a knee injury.    He also tried out stem cell therapy for his lower back, which we described in this recent sports medicine article several months ago.  

 It must be noted that while not every cellular treatment protocol has been 100% completely successful, Nadal recognizes that the procedures become more advanced and powerful each year, giving him greater opportunities to accelerate the knee rehabilitation process. 

Stem cells are influencing several areas of medicine,  including orthopedic procedures aimed at regenerating cartilage and producing an anti-inflammatory effect.  

Typically, this involves harvesting a patient's own bone marrow and fat cells to target joint damage, especially in the knees. 

Since Nadal may play close to 80 matches per year, each one grueling in intensity, there is a natural advantage to seeking out alternatives to surgery when injury strikes as per the video above.

“The schedule is crazy,” said Nadal.  “It’s crazy now, it was crazy before and it will still be crazy next year. You can’t make your body go to the limit for the whole year. It’s just not possible.”

To put his statement in perspective consider this statistic:  In 1992, the a ground-stroke reached roughly 60 m.p.h in the men’s game.  Today that speed may approach 100 m.p.h.

We are thus asking superhuman demands from our athletes. In return, they are asking for alternatives to surgery.  

While the video above demonstrates a specific injury to an elite athlete, the truth is any one of us reading this article may experience the same injury while running on the beach or playing catch with our grandson.  It could even happen at work while carrying a box up the stairs. 

But by observing the injury patterns we see on the tennis court and how super athletes respond to new forms of knee rehabilitation we can repurpose these approaches inside minimally invasive Stem Cell Procedures for our patients in Bonita Springs.

While none of us are machines, we can turn to science and technology to explore safer alternatives to surgery and a faster approach to healing the human body.  

Nobody is pursuing this approach more keenly that one of the world’s greatest tennis players, Rafael Nadal. Let's keep watching him - both on and off the court.


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Ahh, time flies by.   Those vintage days back in the 50s, 60s and 70s were some of of the fondest and brightest moments of our life, where we pursued our passions, hobbies, sports and laid the foundations of who we are NOW as human beings.

Cellular Therapies

Time Left To Stem Cell Therapy Seminar

​Event is sold out and will begin shortly. Click the link below to read more about what attendees will learn in the  seminar, including treating #Osteoarthritis #SportsInjuries and #JointPain With #StemCellTherapy.

Lets Wind Back The Clock With Regenerative Medicine

Your silent and unwavering supporters during these golden years,  and up to the present day, were your #Joints and #Hormones.

Your Knee Joints went into battle for you each time you played a game of tennis or went water skiing on those magical sun-kissed days.  Your hormones, including estrogen in woman and testosterone in men, helped balance your moods and gave you energy to hike up that mountain with friends.

Now, as a seasoned veteran of life you boast decades of experience and the joy of marriage, family, friendship and community.  But because you have lived a full life your faithful servants including your hip and shoulder joints may no longer service you the way they did way back in the day.  You may also feel less sprightly and perhaps suffer from sleepless nights due to wavering hormone levels or the affects of joint pain.

But Where There is Life, There is Hope.

Experience the miracle of #RegenerativeMedicine and take one step closer to reclaiming a full and rich life where your knee and hip joints no longer ache and your mood, energy and outlook on life are balanced and optimized.

We are here to give back to your faithful servants, your unwavering supporters, those wonderful mechanisms and structures inside the human body which carried you through life.

It is our privilege and honor to offer you family-oriented healthcare using science and research to guide our treatment plans, built upon the foundations of hope and empathy.

Try One Last Time...

If you feel full of despair, like life is against you, or you experience pain walking up stairs and the frustration of fatigue when you march through the day, then its time to “try one last time” to find a solution.

That “One Last Time” is MedicalMasters.org, a clinic built upon the foundations of Osteopathic Medicine and currently pioneering new treatments in Cellular  Medicine, including Stem Cell Therapy, Hormone Balancing and Nutritional Counseling.

Your journey through life is our journey, too, and we will always be here for you, no matter what stage of life you currently find yourself in. 

100 POINT HEALTH SCORE

When you are ready to take the next step in your journey towards optimum health, please schedule a Comprehensive Medical Assessment, CMA, with Dr. Coleman, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and an expert in Regenerative Medicine. 


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125 years ago the legendary Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD, founded Osteopathic Medicine, a profound turning point in modern medicine that ultimately led to the genesis of MedicalMasters.org. Please join me on this journey….

dr. steve coleman's credentials


Key medical milestones in his career as a physician.

1979

MEDICAL DEGREE

Michigan State University

Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate education at Michigan State University, laying a strong foundation in Internal Medicine.

1984

OSTEOPATHIC DEGREE​​​

Kirksville College of

Osteopathic Medicine.

He attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, which was the very first school of osteopathic medicine in the world. 

2007

REGENERATIVE DIPLOMA

American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

With certificate number 42, he was one the first physicians to become board certified by the American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

Dr. Steve Coleman, D.O

If you are currently experiencing knee pain from a previous injury or sports-related trauma we may be able to help.
Please schedule a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) to determine if you qualify for promising new treatments
in Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy and PRP.


18/Oct/2018
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“I was scheduled for a bilateral partial knee replacement when I came across Dr. Coleman’s Stem Cell Therapy Program,” said Jorge Gutman, an active, athletic 54-year old suffering from debilitating arthritis pain in both knees.  Tired of being held back from his very active business and lifestyle, he was searching for a better solution to his chronic knee pain.

Key Takeaways

  • Virtually no pain 90 days after treatment
  • Regained nearly all knee mobility
  • Enjoying full range of activities: Walking, Gym, Biking 

Surgical Alternatives

After running through the gamut of medical options, including hyaluronic acid injections (artificial joint fluid), Mr. Gutman decided to try one last thing; prior to the final decision of partial joint replacement. “Although I do not recommend waiting until there is this little cartilage and with much other disease present, Jorge was quite lucky to get such an excellent result,” said Dr. Coleman.

His decision to cancel surgery was a very personal decision that he and his wife made based on their desires and needs.  In Jorge’s case, it turned out to be one of the best decisions of his life, and something that truly pleased his wife.

Dr. Steve Coleman

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

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“I never try to influence patients one way or the other regarding elective surgeries, but if they ask me about other options, I give them the best informed consent that I am able to. That’s my duty as a physician.”

Cytokines in Knee Joint Repair With Dr Steve Coleman


Click Bone-on-Bone: The Knee Pain That Will Not Wait to read about the consequences of waiting too long to treat to knee pain and osteoarthritis.

“Certainly, there are many times when the Surgeon is your best, and most important friend,” said Dr. Coleman.

“Three months after Dr. Coleman extracted my bone marrow and fat cells and re-injected them back into my knees, I now have a 90% reduction in pain.  The mobility is unbelievably improved,” Jorge said of his experience with the MedicalMasters.org Stem Cell Therapy Program.

Feedback From Jorge

Stem Cell Therapy Healing Process

Mr. Gutman reports that he is now able touch both knees with virtually zero tenderness, while also being able to perform basic activities of daily living, including bending and crossing his knees, and getting up from the toilet without pain. That really is a big deal.

For the last two years these simple movements had triggered horrific pain and disability for Jorge. For the first time in years, things are getting better, not worse.

90-Day Follow Up

At his 90-day follow up visit with Dr. Coleman, Jorge’s wife Mahaela confirmed the steady progress in his knee mobility and pain reduction since the initial injections.

Mihaela - Wife of Stem Cell Therapy Patient

 Mihaela 

 Wife of Jorge 

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“His pain gradually disappeared each day.  I would ask him daily: ‘is it better or worse today?’  Each time he would answer: ‘BETTER!’”

The procedures, which took just a few hours to administer at Dr. Coleman’s clinic in Bonita Springs, Florida USA were almost painless according to Jorge. “The worst part was the knee injections, not the bone marrow procedure,” according to Jorge.

Following his successful treatment, Mr. Gutman has been able to return to activities he and his wife were previously denied, such as walking on the beach together, riding their bikes, and getting back to the gym.  These simple life pleasures were unthinkable until now for Jorge, who described the debilitating and constant effects of knee pain due to osteoarthritis:

Jorge Stem Cell Therapy - MedicalMastersOrg

Jorge

Stem Cell Patient

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“I was laying in bed, sleeping with pain.  And, it was 24-hours per day. I could not do basic things properly, like walk or bend my knees. I was on my way to the surgeon’s table before my visit to Dr. Coleman,”

“When Jorge walked into my office for a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) just before Christmas, he was hobbling badly, with an obvious gait disorder caused by arthritic knees and more than 18 years of punishing work in the construction industry,” said Dr. Coleman.

“He described needle and knife like pains jabbing the knees, near the ligament attachment areas of the bone. It was causing him so much discomfort that he could not touch the knee without wincing in pain.”

During the initial osteopathic physical examination, Dr. Coleman also noted the extreme crepitance and crackling in the knee joints while palpating the knee, and during positive orthopedic motion tests.

“Jorge indicated to me a pain level of 8 out 10 prior to the stem cell procedures.  At his 90-day follow up visit, he now reports that the pain has dropped to 2 out of 10,  which is remarkable indeed.”

90% Decrease in Pain

“His gait (walking) now appears largely normal, suggesting a strong recovery. The video of him post-procedure speaks for itself.  This is the truth, and the proof, as we now know it.

This is real progress,” said Dr. Coleman.

Advanced Cellular Therapies

The advanced procedures used in Jorge’s case involved extracting a combination of hematopoietic stem cells (bone marrow) and mesenchymal stem cells found in fat tissue (adipose), along with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) from his own blood. There are no infectious diseases possible when using this strategy.  This synergistic combination is used to help promote tissue and possibly help cartilage regeneration. The minimally invasive procedure also stimulates cytokine proteins, which help to promote the healing processes and modulate inflammation.

“I also followed Dr. Coleman’s advice and made sure that I moved my knees as much as possible and drank plenty of water in the days following the procedure.”

This “active recovery process” is recommended in order to help accelerate the healing cascade while minimizing the chances of a blood clot forming. It also maximizes gains in the range of motion for the treated joints.

“There was definitely some discomfort in the first 1 to 2 days following the knee injections, and I struggled with walking, but within the next two weeks I noticed a rapid improvement and now there is barely any pain at all,” said Mr. Gutman of his recovery journey following the procedure.

Dr. Coleman will be continuing to monitor Jorge’s progress over the next year or two to optimize the recovery process using his background in osteopathic regenerative medicine.  

“Whenever possible, my goal is to give patients an alternative to riskier surgery. I previously described the negative consequences of allowing joint pain to escalate to full bone-on-bone osteoarthritis which at that point becomes difficult to treat,” said Dr. Coleman.  “I try to stress the importance of taking action against joint degeneration before this stage of chronic inflammation and deterioration is reached.” 

“Unfortunately, some people choose not to do anything before the end stage for a few reasons.  Since insurance does not cover regenerative medicine procedures like stem cells, some patients hesitate to spend their money on their health. If you wait until there is no other option besides major joint surgery, your insurance will cover it, but beware the hidden costs involved,” Dr. Coleman said.

“Fortunately, Jorge decided to seek alternatives, and took action to avoid a surgery that he did not want. In this limited situation, stem cell therapy has kept him off of the operating table and has allowed us to positively influence the negative effects of ligamentous laxity and osteoarthritis.”

Meanwhile, Jorge and his wife Mihaela are looking forward to the healing process and are hopeful about the long-term benefits of regenerative medicine.

“I am definitely getting better.  I went from being barely able to walk right after the procedure, to walking very slowly, to walking almost normally now.  Little by little my knees are improving. Stem Cell Therapy has fixed it.  I’m anxiously waiting to see what the next four or five months brings!”

Dr Coleman was delighted to help Jorge and Mihaela, but cautioned that:

“Doctors don’t heal patients.  Cells do.

But it sure is fun to be the quarterback for the team.”

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More about Dr. Coleman, D.O, and our clinic. 

1979

MEDICAL DEGREE

Michigan State University

Dr. Coleman received his undergraduate education at Michigan State University, laying a strong foundation in Internal Medicine.

1984

OSTEOPATHIC DEGREE​​​

Kirksville College of

Osteopathic Medicine.

He attended the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, which was the very first school of osteopathic medicine in the world. 

2007

REGENERATIVE DIPLOMA

American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

With certificate number 42, he was one the first physicians to become board certified by the American Academy and Board of Regenerative Medicine, or AABRM

Dr. Steve Coleman, D.O

If you are currently experiencing knee pain from a previous injury or sports-related trauma we may be able to help.
Please schedule a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) to determine if you qualify for promising new treatments
in Stem Cell Therapy, Prolotherapy and PRP.


18/Oct/2018

Patricia chooses hormone balancing for optimum health
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Never Give Up Hope...

The hammer dropped for Patricia when, aged 72, doctors detected a small tumor under her left breast after a routine mammogram.  Following surgery she faced the frightening prospect of chemotherapy and the allied effects of a declining auto-immune system.  

“My immune system was shot to hell and I felt I had to get myself back up again,” said Patricia.

Doctors said she had no choice but to undergo radiation therapy. Patricia, after much soul searching and careful investigation of alternatives was not convinced.

“When they discovered I had cancer, there was a  bit of anger which made me want to fight it.     ‘Oh my god’, I thought,  I really have to look at my life and evaluate what I want from it and what I would like to have happen with the short time I have left.’

After surgery thought carefully about what life was about, what did she want from it and what could she give back with the years she had left.

Like a good patient, I listened to the doctors, had the surgery but then I began to question all the protocols that went along with  radiation treatment and what chemo would  do to me over the long run.”

The doctors explained that chemotherapy should be the ONLY course of action since it could guarantee her an extra 5-10 years of life.

“However, when I asked them if that would give me QUALITY of life, they could not speak to that at all because they don’t know,” said Patricia.

Patricia decided to educate herself, reading as much online material she could get her hands from established institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic.  

Patrica Tries Hormone Balancing Program

 Patricia 

 I choose life! 

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“I not only read the horror stories, but good medical journals and reports upon which it dawned on me that I wanted to live my life in the best health that I could possibly have, because that would bring me the freedom to do all the things that I wanted to do including travel, enjoy my family and do other activities such as Golf and Biking.”

Patricia looked long and hard at alternative preventive options, including Bio-Identical  Hormone Replacement Therapy.    She educated herself on Progesterone and Estrogen treatment, concluding that hormone balancing would be a viable route to improve the quality of her life.

Hormones can generally be described as special chemicals, or messengers, that tell other parts of the body when and how to work. The are responsible for just about everything that happens in your body and influence sex, desire, brain function, mood, growth, breakdown of food and overall energy levels.   

Surgery and chemotherapy can disrupt these functions, causing imbalance which results in a host of health issues. Add in the aging process and this is an extremely complex area which requires a customized and careful approach by a medical doctor and his team.

The question was, Patricia thought,  which doctor and clinic to guide her on this path considering her medical background?

The Big Decision

“It was a big decision for me because after talking to my  surgeon, oncologist and gynecologist it became clear that the general consensus was that post-surgery there should be no Estrogen intake at all. Yet, I knew, that for me to be a healthy, vibrant woman I needed Estrogen in my body. It was that important to me,” said Patricia.

Patricia realized that although one should defer to the expert opinions of the medical community, she should never stop questioning their methods and whether it was the right path for her to take.

“In fact, my surgeon after several conversations agreed that the path I wanted to explore was probably the RIGHT thing for myself. He said that if the cancer returned we would just go back, cut it out and I would continue with the rest of my life.”

At was at this point, she approached Dr. Coleman for a Comprehensive Medical Assessment (CMA) or 100 Point Health Score to construct a  long-term flight path for hormone balancing based on her unique circumstances.

“Dr. Coleman understood immediately that I needed to rebuild my auto immune system which was still in shock from the previous surgery.   I also wanted to pursue a healthier lifestyle and get the most out of life.   My energy came  back along with a feeling of wellness.”

Dr. Coleman developed a customized therapy program that administered the  safest, lowest dosage and  combination of hormones to elevate Patricia’s overall wealth while also minimizing the risk of cancer reemerging in her body.  

Dr. Steve Coleman

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Bonita Springs, Florida

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"I incorporated  progesterone treatment which has well-known protective elements for the breast area.  Additionally, I added in Estriol, or Estrogen #3, which is extremely safe but allows Patricia to feel those qualities that make her a woman.  The hormone combinations used so far have generated remarkable results with no problems."

“Importantly, I decided not to put her back on Estrodial which has been known to cause breast problems in certain cases.  We carefully monitored her hormone levels, using blood and saliva,  looking out for  Estrogen #1, Estrol, which can have adverse affects on the breast area and is even worse than Estrogen #2. None has been detected thus far.”

The Quality of Life

Patricia Chooses Life With MedicalMasters.Org


“Instead of dealing with the 5-10 years of side-effects that come from drugs related to chemotherapy, I now can live with a high quality of life and feel wonderful every day.  I would also like to stress that I would never give up the monitoring mentioned above by Dr. Coleman - I think it's imperative. ”

“I was very fortunate to meet and work with Dr. Coleman and his Hormone Clinic staff in Bonita Springs, who have given me back my good health, vibrancy - a fantastic hormonal balance! Everyday is now a joy because my health now allows me to enjoy all of things important in my life, including golfing, biking, reading, socializing, playing games, traveling, plays, concerts and spending time with my grand children.”

“I would urge anyone to find their way - their path - to a healthy vibrant fun-filled life with Dr. Coleman and MedicalMasters.org. Live the rest of your life to the fullest with the people you love and care about” said Patricia.

“I needed to work with professional people who could make this happen and would never have reached this point in my journey without Dr. Coleman’s help. 

We need doctors to advise us of new developing sciences which could possibly help us and then we need to think about it, research it, and make a decision based on their input.  In my case, the answer was yes and I am very comfortable with that decision.” 




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Maryclaire, age 64, had been struggling for years with debilitating knee pain in both knees. The pain has been causing a limp and severely restricting her basic movements, such as walking and climbing stairs. Since the onset of pain, she has not been able to exercise, and is gaining weight as a result. As a former ballet dancer, she was previously a very active person and one who desperately wanted to enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life, pain free.

After Doctors offered No Hope, other than Permanent Surgery with a Total Knee Replacement, with all of its risks, she decided to explore alternative treatments, with MedicalMasters.org in Bonita Springs, FL.

After a Comprehensive Medical Exam, or what is called a 100-Point Health Check Up, Dr. Steve Coleman D.O., confirmed that she would be a good candidate for same-day stem cell treatment. Although she was a bit afraid of the procedure, she made the courageous decision to try something different, something more than just a traditional, invasive surgery.

The 3 hour, Level 1 procedure (No general anesthetic, done under sterile conditions), involves the pain free harvest of her very own cellular material, including PRP from Blood, Her Own Fat Cells, and Bone Marrow. Her own cells are then re-injected back into both knees, with a very advanced technique, specific to Prolotherapy Trained Physicians.

No manipulation of her Native Cells was performed. No Drugs, other than anticoagulants and anesthetics were used.
While results will differ from patient to patient, most people treated by Dr. Coleman have significantly positive results within one to three weeks. In the short term, significant worsening of pain, is quite normal but not universal.

Longer term results, over six to nine months, generally offer even greater mobility and pain reductions for patients undergoing stem cell therapy.

“I am ecstatic! I am walking perfectly and pain free just two weeks or so after the initial procedures. My left knee has virtually no symptoms at all, while my right has some slight discomfort but is dramatically improved. It’s quite incredible,” said Maryclair.

“If we are able to help patients have less pain, and perform activities of daily living with less limitations, that is a Win-Win situation, for one human being.

“If we can do all that while lessening surgical risks, and reducing massive costs to the healthcare system, it is a Triple Win for patients and society”.

“In Maryclaire’s case I am extremely grateful, that her results are ahead of schedule, and I hope to help keep her dancing for years to come,” said Dr. Coleman.

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