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Treating Pain & Changing Lives

Nobody wants to live in pain. The patients featured in these stories suffered real pain and wanted their lives back — so they took action. And so can you. Success Stories

Scott Speck

Scott Speck is an internationally renowned symphony orchestra conductor and the author of Classical Music For Dummies. In the summer of 2008, after a routine gym workout, Mr. Speck noticed a severe pain in his right shoulder. He visited an Orthopaedist who ordered an MRI. The test revealed large tears in the labrum and rotator cuff, and surgery was immediately recommended. “The pain threatened to severely affect my career,” said Speck. “It was too painful to even type on the computer, never mind wave a baton.” Something had to be done.

As a symphony conductor, Mr. Speck was unable to give up six months of work to recover from shoulder surgery. So he did his homework — learning as much as he could about shoulder injuries and alternatives to surgical intervention. His investigation led him right to National Spine & Pain Centers.

Mr. Speck was examined thoroughly by a National Spine & Pain Centers physician and received a prolotherapy treatment on his very first visit. Mr. Speck was impressed by the physician’s knowledge, professionalism and concern, and by the individualized course of treatment he received from the beginning.

The initial session of prolotherapy brought about a rapid reduction in pain. The second session provided even more relief. From prolotherapy, the treatments evolved into platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy and the results have been stunning. “I had been almost unable to function in my job,” stated Speck, “but the treatment allowed me to thrive. I have a career again.”

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