by Dr. Joseph Wilson D.C.
Everyone has a bucket list. One of the top goals on my bucket list was to go fishing for Halibut in Alaska. After experiencing a bad fall, which really messed up my shoulder, I wasn’t to optimistic that I would be achieving that goal. Seriously, when you have a torn rotator cuff it hurts to brush your teeth or comb your hair. I wasn’t thinking much about fishing or anything else as much as I was thinking how I am going to get relief from this pain. Will I have to go under surgery, or will I be able to bare the pain for the rest of my life? It wasn’t until I gave regenerative medicine a shot, no pun intended, that I realized how miserable it feels when you have to give up on something you enjoy doing because your body can’t keep up with the task. I was lucky and so was this amazing new patient. Here was her experience…
Losing a loved one takes a toll on us, and all during our grieving, we on an emotional roller-coaster where our body always takes a beating. Linda, a widow in her early 70’s, had a trip planned with members of a local organization that benefits children. For nearly forty-three years, she worked as an educator with the public-school system. Let me tell you – this lady is smart, and she knows her science. From the moment we met, she bombarded me question after question regarding stem cell treatments and cures for osteoarthritis. As we conducted a thorough, no-cost examination, I noticed the condition of her knees was due to aging. I suggested Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP and electromagnetic treatments. After about a half hour, Linda made the decision to have the PRP and the Electromagnetic Pulse treatment. There was only one issue. She was leaving town rather quickly and had this awful knee pain. Our treatments have been very effective, but as we all know, Rome was not built in a day. Cartilage regeneration does not happen overnight. We had less than ten days to start her treatment. However, I knew that she might not be able to properly experience the full effect of regenerative medicine if she rushed her treatment. I suggested that she commence immediately with the electromagnetic treatments every other day. By her third treatment, she was feeling fine. It seemed the electromagnetic treatment was working effectively.
Linda was so excited she was going on vacation and was not afraid of all the walking ahead of her and her trip companions. “My knee has never felt so good Dr. Wilson,” she said. With two days before she was flying, we scheduled her for her forth pulse treatment. The next morning, I’m in my office checking my e-mail when we receive this call from Linda. I said, “Linda, are you ok, what’s the matter?” She said, “I think I hurt myself really bad walking down the stairs. I’m in a lot of pain. Can I see you now instead of tomorrow?” It wasn’t more than twenty minutes after we hung up that her son-in-law wheeled her into my office in a wheelchair (that was her husband’s).
We pulsed Linda’s knee for about 15 minutes then had her lie down on the Electromagnetic bed for 15 minutes. The pain had gone from a 10 to about a 4-5. “Dr. Wilson, I really want to go on this trip, but I’m worried I’m not going to be able to make it.” It reminded me of that Halibut trip I wanted to go so bad. I deserved it, I worked long honest hours to help my patients. I knew how Linda was feeling, and I had to help. We pulsed her leg for an entire hour, monitoring her every 15-20 minutes. By the end of her treatment, she was able to walk around with little to no pain. I have never doubted any of our treatments, but I was concerned she would need extensive treatments. Linda was so happy she had tears in her eyes. I told her to take it easy and not over work her leg on vacation. Last week she dropped by the office to continue her treatments and she cannot stop talking about how great her trip was. Linda experienced her vacation pain-free.