Carmen was involved in a motor vehicle collision 13 years ago that left her with a crushed pelvis and was in need of pelvic reconstructive surgery. She had a few falls which left her with chronic pain for many years and came to us looking for pain relief and regain function while doing normal ADLs.
The day before Carmen started her therapy.
Carmen after receiving Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, Amnio.
She is still undergoing therapy to regain pain free function.
Betsy's discusses treatment for her shoulder pain.
Betsy after after receiving Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections.
Betsy in now able to kick box after receiving treatments.
Read more about John's
John had surgery after braking his ankle and foot in in 1975. He has lived with daily severe right ankle and foot pain that kept him from enjoying time with family, personal hobbies, exercising, and performing simple task such as walking the grocery store. He explains that life became difficult because there were only two things he could do. He could do activities that were bare necessities for living and then spend days recovering from performing those necessities. Daily thought were, “How much pain can I endure today before I have to stop and go back home?”
He never thought he would be able to walk normally again. He attempted countless different braces, therapies, several different injections for pain, and different medications, but all had very limited effect or did not work at all. He was referred to our office by a family member where he decided to try something different to help with his ankle pain and loss of function.
He was first treated in mid September 2019 and was virtually pain free by end of October 2019. (The video was recorded 2 weeks after initial injection therapy). The patient expressed that he can now step down on the floor when he first gets out of bed without excruciating pain and his ankle feels much more stable with walking and enjoying activities with family now.
John now feels as if he has gotten his life back and the pain in his ankle and foot are no longer the only thing he thinks about. He is excited to discover daily the new activities he can now do without any pain.
John's results after therapy.
testimonial in her own words.......
My name is Janice Anderson. I am an RN with 30+ years of experience, the last 19 or so being in the operating room. I have a grand total of 5 herniated discs: C 5-6, T 11-12, L 3-4, L 4-5, & LS-51, all job related). I also have fibromyalgia. I have been under intermittent routine chiropractic care since 1993 with excellent relief. For the last couple of years, I have noticed that my pain levels are increasing and my adjustments are not holding as long as they used to. As anyone reading this knows, pain affects EVERYTHING I It had gotten to the point where my medication regimen was no longer effective & on "really bad" nights (which were occurring more & more frequently), the pain made it impossible to get comfortable. There wasn't a spot on my back that didn't hurt. I couldn't balance on one foot, I couldn't pick myself up off of the floor without the "assistance" of a chair, table or counter, I couldn't get up off of a couch or chair without pulling myself up, I couldn't walk straight (meaning I waddled & limped) because my back hurt so bad & my left leg felt like lead & didn't work right. My first herniation occurred around 2009. I have had numbness on the outside part of my left foot & sole ever since. After herniating L 3-4, I have had intermittent issues with urinary incontinence...! say intermittent because after an adjustment, it goes away...l also experienced the sensation of feeling like my legs from the hips down would just shoot out from under me...very weird to say the least. Intimate relations with my partner were also adversely affected due to pain & dulled sensation.
Today, being Valentines Day, is the perfect time to voice my experience with the PRP therapy that I have received in conjunction with Dr. Tobenas, Dr. Garcia & Cindy Mills, PA. My first injections into my lower back was on 1/10/2019. The week prior was very rough as I couldn't take any of my pain relief in order to optimize the therapy. I was also terrified, not only do I hate needles, but would it work as it is not covered by insurance & not inexpensive. The Docs & Cindy were all very knowledgeable & reassuring. Obviously, everyones experience & results will not be exactly the same, but thankfully, mine was LIFE CHANGING I Cindy told me that my post injection experience was unique in that the hardest part for me was having to lean or lie for a couple of days to give the plasma a chance to work its magic, but I did it in order to optimize results. My second set of injections was on Jan. 24, 2019 with the same post procedure experience. For me, magic is the appropriate adjective. I have not taken anything for pain, not alcohol, no NSAIDS, no muscle relaxants, no Tumeric or other herbal relief, NOTHING for pain since January 4, 2019, not even Epsom salt soaks or massages unheard of for me in the past few years.
I actually haven't even had an adjustment since January 3rd, 2019.
In a way, I have had to relearn how to walk as now, aside from some tingling down the back & side of my left leg & foot, all the sensation is back & it works like it should for the most part. I can now do all of those things above that I haven't been able to do above, I am sleeping better & other things have improved as well.;)
Dr Tobenas cautiously reminded me prior to treatment that, " I wouldn't feel 18 again" & I told him that I didn't care, that I would consider the treatment successful if I was able to get ANY measure of pain relief, that is how desperate I was. It is so stupid, I am literally crying trying to type this because of how much better I feel & how I never thought that I would feel this good again. No one can guarantee what type of response you will have to the PRP treatment, but I am so grateful to Dr. Tobenas for his foresight, open mind & his willingness to think outside of the box to gain the best possible outcomes for his patients. I feel that I have been given a new lease on life & will "make it'' to retirement in the profession that I love without ending up being the "cripple" that I was told I would be years ago from a workers comp physician. If you have read this far, I hope that me sharing my experience with you helps you make the best decision for you. Thank you.
Janice Anderson, RN