I had three injections all of which worked for a few days to two weeks then stopped. The excruciating pain returned and only Vicoden 5 mg 3-4 times a day controlled the pain. Vicoden at that dose is the lowest dose prescribed. it worked perfectly for several years and doctors refused to prescribed opioids for fear of losing their license. My sister recently died of throat cancer and she complained constantly of pain. She died with unrelieved pain. As a cancer patient she was prescribed Morphine 2 mg. every 6 hours. That is beyond ridiculous but keeps our doctor’s license safe. Our doctors are violating their Hippocratic oath – Do No Harm. They had added a caveat “except when the government is breathing down your neck. Then the patient be damned. I am glad this helped you Randy. I don’t know your clinical status but I am sure it differs from mine. Do you have severe and crippling arthritis?
It is an exciting time in orthopedics as we no longer need to rely on surgery or pain medications to treat injuries, pain and arthritis. In fact recent studies looking at knee scope “clean out” surgeries and knee meniscal surgeries actually show no better outcome then exercise alone and after surgery the risk of developing arthritis in that joint actually increases. We now have the technology and research to support the use of STEM CELLS and PLATELETS to reverse joint degeneration from arthritis to ligament and meniscal tearing. Click here to show a list of conditions treated with Regenerative procedures.