“I have had discomfort and pain in my left hip for approximately 12 years. Thinking bursitis I used anti-inflammatory creams. About 3 years ago the pain worsened to the point my left leg would "lock up" and I couldn't move. This happened if I stood too long in one place. My husband would bring me a cane so I could "walk" to a chair and try to sit down. During this time we cared for my mother, who needed more and more care as her dementia increased.
Knowing I couldn't continue this way, I saw a chiropractor February 2017. He took x-rays and showed me the arthritis in my left hip and my pelvic bones, one higher than the other, to compensate for how I favored my left hip. He said I would need a hip replacement within 5 years. In the meantime he realigned me and kept me in alignment, suggesting I use a recumbent bike to keep my joints from locking up. While all of this worked, I still had pain in my hip and used Tiger Balm ointment and patches on my hip - and now my left knee - every time we went out to run errands, and kept a bottle of OTC anti-inflammatories in my purse. I also bought a seat cushion for the car and at home, and a D-core pillow to sleep on to keep my spine in alignment.
Upon moving to SC my husband and I (both veterans) registered with the VA Hospital in Augusta, GA. I needed a referral to see a chiropractor. However, the VA was looking at a hip replacement for me. Not wanting surgery, my husband researched alternatives and told me about stem cell therapy. When he saw that Palmetto Stem Cell Clinic was coming to SLV for a presentation he signed us up.
We took notes at the presentation, did further research, and visited a pain management center in Augusta for a consultation and second opinion. Having a deep faith, I also prayed about what to do.
We chose Palmetto Stem Cell Clinic because their presentation was validated by our research, the cost was in line with other clinics, and I trusted Amanda and her experience as a nurse. Kristen welcomed us and our many questions and we felt very comfortable going ahead with the procedure. We met Dr. Worley, the Clinic Director, and know he has only the best interests at heart for all patients.
The stem cell injection was painless. The only discomfort was feeling the fluid in my pelvic area, but that subsided quickly. I was sore for a few days afterwards but had no pain. I will be receiving my last PRP injection shortly. I have had no pain in my hip, no longer use ointment or patches, and actually feel a difference in my hip area. We returned from a two week trip to the west coast and my whole body was inflamed due to eating out every day and all the travel; however, I had no pain in my hip, only inflammation. I know this was from the trip itself. I don't believe I could have had a pain-free trip without having the stem cell therapy!
My left knee shows more arthritis than my right and although I'm no longer having pain in my left hip, I am in my knee. So the question was, why would I heal my hip and not my knee? I am scheduled for stem cell therapy in my left knee and looking forward to being able to do the many things I have had to give up over the past ten years. And I am truly grateful I didn't wait until I was bone-on-bone, but still had enough cartilage left for the stem cell therapy.”
THANK YOU PALMETTO STEM CELL CLINIC !!!!!!
The staff at Palmetto Stem Cell Clinic was very professional. They took time to carefully explain the procedure and to go over what to expect after the procedure. From the time that we entered until the time that we left, we felt that they were completely focused on our needs.
Dr. Smith was very honest and open when answering our questions. He even took time after the seminar to answer personal questions from anyone wanting additional information.
Had a great experience at your clinic and would recommend it to anyone. The staff was very knowledgeable about the product and the procedure
We enjoyed our visit yesterday. Dr. Worley, Amanda and Stacy were great. Thanks for following up!
Dr. Worley explained everything in detail. A great experience. Amanda was wonderful and she made us feel very comfortable. We will highly recommend your office.
Billy and Sally
My wife and I attended an informational meeting by Dr. Smith and the Palmetto Stem Cell Clinic at Savannah Lakes Village. We were the first potential patients for the new clinic and saw Dr. Smith for a consultation. After analysis of our X-Ray, we discussed a plan moving forward. This is where the story takes a turn and we learn about the integrity of Dr. Smith. Dr. smith took my wife’s hand and looked directly at her and said “If you were my mother I would tell you to take an RA drug and not undertake this procedure because I don’t have evidence that it would give you the kind of relief you are looking for”. He went on to reassure her that the upside, quality of life, would outweigh the downside risks. Wow.....starting a new business and knowing that honest advice would not generate any money for Palmetto Stem Cell Clinic was a breath of fresh air that brought my wife to tears. I strongly believe in the science behind Stem Cell therapy but it was not the solution in this case. Dr. Smith and his new clinic have integrity, something that is rare in the world we live in today.