“To exist and not live is not good.” I thought that forever people would be driving me around and helping me put my clothes on. I have no more pain, I don’t have a burning. Pain works on your mind, body and it takes a lot of things away. You can sleep or do anything – you have no life. Dr. Schmidt is so wonderful – he attends to your physical needs and emotional needs – it is the whole person he is attending to. This has given me my life back. You don’t want to be on medicines your entire life. I am free of my pain and I never thought I would be.
Injured Gulf War Veteran: I’ve been fighting over 20 years to get relief from this pain. All doctors want to do is give me drugs, drugs, drugs and more drugs…PTSD was getting worse, nightmares getting worse at night and my overall well-being was decreasing a lot. I’ve seen over 20 doctors in the last 20 years…Now I am able to move my neck for the first time in 10 years, able to focus on my business…To me, this was a Godsend.
My back has hurt really bad for the past 22 years. I had back surgery, it helped for a little while, and then the pain came back. EVERY DOCTOR I HAVE SEEN SINCE THEM HAS TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING I CAN DO – JUST TO LIVE WITH IT. It got worse through the years and they gave me pain pills…I wound up in a wheelchair. After seeing DR. Schmidt, my back is now 95% pain free, I’m learning to walk again. My only regret is that I didn’t find this sooner.
Things were so bad before I had the PRP that I couldn’t even change the sheets on my bed…I could not sweep the floor. There were just so many things that I could not do. After the PRP, I was able to do most anything in the world…
Before I had the PRP with Dr. Schmidt, I was in a lot of pain. I could not walk, I couldn’t stand…And today, I’m fine. No pain whatsoever, I’m not limited, I can walk now and I am starting to walk on my treadmill…
About 6 or 7 years ago I started having chronic back problems. If you’re in chronic pain, and you really need relief, it’s worth looking into. It can help improve the quality of your life. I would definitely recommend this to anybody with chronic pain.
Stroke Recovery: I had a stroke that left me with a pain that was like a hot iron turned on high and stuck to me. I’m not through with treatment and I already don’t have to take pain medication throughout the night.
Autism: We’ve used pretty much every intervention you can think of with our children. It became undeniable that the improvements were because of the HBOT treatment. You have to ask yourself, how much are you willing to pay to hear your child say I love you?
When you’re hurting all the time, you get tired of living out of a pain bottle. It’s rough on your wife and it’s rough on your family. You can’t go places. When I got to the dr after I got hurt again, he wanted to do a 10 rod fusion…I wouldn’t be able to even tie my own shoes. The first night after the hyperbaric chamber, I slept for the first time in 3 years for 8 hours and did not have to get up and take a pain pill.
PRP? Never heard of it. Platelet Rich Plasma? Still never heard of it, even though celebrity athletes have used it. I’m not much of a sports person, so I don’t keep up. When I heard about the complex growth and healing factors right in my own blood — and how concentrating them and using them to inject in my plantar fascia might resolve my years of pain and inability to reasonably walk farther than to and from my vehicle — I was all in. While I was waiting in the examination room between paperwork, one of the staff took blood and started spinning out the good stuff. After some time, the doctor showed me the magic layer of platelets. Wow. Just seeing them made me hopeful, which helped me cope with the injections ahead. It seems that at the Pain Specialist Center, each success leads to another success. Got to go. Time for a walk and do some errands. Pain free, that is.
I have had knee pain for many years. I had to wear knee braces when I exercised, I could not walk up steps. When I rode in a car for an extended period of time, I could not walk afterward. I have Proliferative Therapy done in June and I do not have any pain anymore. I do not have any pain anymore. I have not had to wear my knee brace, I can exercise and I can walk steps. I can put my weight on my right leg to go up steps.
Having been assured by my physicians in Fall 2013 that no recovery was possible for my sudden onset Bell’s Palsy, I searched far and wide for hope. There are many important players in my nearly 18-month saga but the final and most critical was Roy Schmidt, M.D. His vision to bring regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy to West Tennessee made it possible for me to now find myself at the finishing stages of complete recovery. My standard of care providers in the Chicago-Michiana region offered me sympathy, but the outstanding care providers at Pain Specialist Center and Tennessee Hyperbaric Center offered me a hopeful path to bring back my face. Who would have thought that my surplus fat would make it possible for me to smile again? As far as I can tell, the answer is nobody — world-wide. Not bad for nerves that a neurologist with a needle EMG declared dead with zero activity a year before. Hurrah for stem cells! They won — with a little help from our friends at Pain Specialist Center and Tennessee Hyperbaric Center and a doctor with big ideas, panoramic vision, steady hands and heart. I’m on home plate – with tears of gratitude.