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.
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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.
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.
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.