I came to Dr. Cunningham with severe pain in both the right knee and right shoulder. In addition, I had a limited range of motion in the shoulder. The knee pain was so bad that I was taking both ibuprofen and Tylenol together at once to alleviate the pain, along with icing the knee joint. Both barely helped.
Dr. Cunningham diagnosed both as severe osteoarthritis, with the cartilage gone in both the knee and the shoulder joints. Dr. Cunningham gave me stem cell therapy in-office to remove stem cells from my pelvis, centrifuge them, and inject them back into my knee and shoulder. The entire procedure was done in an hour in his office under local anesthesia and was only mildly uncomfortable. I’ve had worse in the dentist’s office.
Two days after the procedure, I felt immediate pain relief in my knee. I would say 80% to 90% of the pain is gone. The pain went from being intolerable to being able to resume pretty much normal activities. I have a greater range of motion in my shoulder, but not quite a full range of motion. Dr. Cunningham told me that I also have bone spurs in my shoulder which is still limiting my motion which could only be removed through surgery.
In summary, I had immediate pain relief from the stem cell procedure which is still on-going several months later and also obtained better range of motion. It has brought my normal daily activities back to normal, although I still am waiting to resume limited weight lifting. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Cunningham for this procedure and going back for follow-up injections in 12-18 months if necessary if the pain returns in that timeframe.