A year ago I started stem-cell therapy at ProgenCell. I had a problem with my knee from an old bicycle accident. I used to race competitively until one day I took a hard spill – my front wheel seized up and I flew tail over teakettle onto the road, knee first. My bones were okay but I tore some ligaments and ever since my knee has been very painful. The cartilage has worn down over time to where the pain became constant. Starting when I was 27 – and today I’m almost 48 – I’ve been going to “sports” doctors and taking alternative treatments in order to avoid surgery because the people I’ve known with similar conditions who tried surgery have never walked the same and they still have pain.
How did I come to ProgenCell? One day my knee hurt so much that I couldn’t even walk. It frightened me to see that things had gotten so bad because I had already done everything I could think of – except the surgery, which is the last thing I would ever want to do, and it seemed like I had no other option left. I went back on the internet for more “alternative medicine” and came across this amazing stem-cell clinic in Tijuana where they offered me something revolutionary – a non-invasive technique utilizing my own stem cells. I didn’t get half of what the clinic was talking about, but I did understand that my knee would recover the most after three treatments, one every four months. A whole year sounded like a long time to treat my knee but, compared to all the time I had been living in pain, it sounded like it might be worth a try.
So I sent my X-rays to be reviewed by ProgenCell’s medical committee (which I’m told includes three of the best orthopedic surgeons in Tijuana), and they accepted me as a patient. I decided to let them treat my knee with my own stem cells. On my first visit I had serious doubts about how effective all this would be because the procedure seemed too simple – they took my stem cells from my hip and injected them into my knee all within an hour. But four weeks later I noticed that the pain was considerably less than before. Not gone completely, but it made a big difference.
What convinced me to continue with the treatments was that I was finally able to take my morning walk without all that pain and stiffness. That made me think that, if my improvement could continue, I’d be able to return to my daily activities as if I had never had that accident. I decided to return to ProgenCell for the other two treatments of the recommended protocol. One of the great things about this clinic is their flexibility – even though they recommend three treatments, they don’t mind letting you take just one. Even when you agree to the complete protocol to begin with, they’ll only charge you for them individually at the time you show up for each treatment. No pressure.
ProgenCell handles every patient’s case with a lot of personal attention. They gave me a detailed explanation of the protocol and described the effects I should expect from each session. They were very clear and honest with me. This thoughtfulness influenced my decision to continue with my treatments. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the friendliness and professionalism of their doctors create a unique experience for the patient.
It’s been two months since my third procedure at ProgenCell and I can say that my recovery was fairly quick and that my pain is gone completely. ProgenCell has been one of the best investments in my life because I can now live normally. It’s not like I’m going to become a marathon runner, but at least I now have my bicycle back and that’s very important to me. It’s worth taking the full course of therapy to live “the ProgenCell experience”.