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helping to restore function so you can enjoy living again
Susannah H. - May 22, 2019
"I played multiple competitive sports growing up and recreationally in adulthood. Overtime, I experienced disc tears and herniations in my middle and low back that resulted in debilitating pain. Now in my forties, I have had days that I could not walk due to sciatica and associated nerve pain in my right knee. It was impacting my busy lifestyle and making it difficult to work. Dr. Dawson discussed with me the potential benefits of Regenexx’s Spinal injections usingSCP and platelet lysates and that I was a good candidate for the procedure. He performed the procedure at the end of May 2019 and after a couple of months of recovery, I no longer have any pain associated with the discs. I have been taking it slow getting back to my full active schedule, but so far have had no setbacks and continue to enjoy pain free days! "
Christopher R. - October 24, 2018
"After sustaining what was believed to be a pinched nerve in my shoulder during high school football practice, I rested my shoulder and iced it as directed but continued to have pain. However, I waited, thinking it would heal, but the pain continued for weeks. I eventually went to my primary physician for X-rays and an MRI, which revealed a right Labrum tear. The tear was severe enough to require surgery potentially and to cause significant pain and sideline me for the remainder of the football season. I did not want to have shoulder surgery, so I went to see Dr. Gary Dawson MD to see if I was a candidate for PRP/SCP Injections. I heard that the PRP injections were less evasive than surgery and required less healing time, and in some cases, the injections provide better results. After being accepted as a candidate, I had the shoulder injections in October 2018 and followed the treatment and rehabilitation plan as directed, and to my amazement, a follow-up MRI showed that the tear had repaired itself, my pain was gone, and I was back playing full-contact football in just six short weeks. As an alternative to surgery, I would recommend Dr. Gary Dawson and regenerative medicine as an alternative when looking for a non-evasive, safe, and speedy recovery option."
Jade C – August 14, 2019
"I developed stress fractures in my hips in February 2019 causing me to stop exercising. I had difficulty sitting, standing and walking. After the fractures healed, I continued to have pain in the sides of my hips. I saw Dr. Dawson to discuss treatment options if any that could help my condition. Physical therapy was ineffective for my and medication only reduced my pain marginally. I decided to proceed with Regenexx’s orthobiologic injections in July 2019. To my amazement, I was able to resume exercising 3 weeks after the procedure with 95% reduction in my pain. This is awesome.
Thanks Dr. Dawson"
Eldred D – August 10, 2019
"I suffered from lower back pain and leg pains due to arthritis and disc herniations. Physical therapy, pain medication and anti-inflammatory medications helped for a little while. Epidural steroid injections helped temporarily. Dr. Dawson discussed Regenexx’s orthoboilogic procedure for my spine. I decided to have the procedure on July 5, 2019. I was sore the week after the procedure, but am overall 90% better with better movement, ability to exercise and rest."
Eugene F. - August 27, 2019
"I suffer from chronic low back pain even after lumbar spinal fusion in 2011. I had steroid injection, radiofrequency ablations, physical therapy and spinal cord stimulator trial that did not help. I took a lot of pain medication to manage my pain, but I was not functioning. I was referred to Dr. Dawson in June 2018. After listening to me, he reduced my pain medication which I did not like. He explained why that was necessary and discussed a way for me to regain some ability to function and rely less of pain medication. He recommended Regenexx’s platelet orthobiologic procedure for my spine and pelvis. After having the procedure on August 3, 2019, I am 85% better and was able to cut my pain medication usage by 75%. I am walking without a cane and exercising now. I was skeptical in the beginning but am living proof that there are other treatments that work besides taking pain medications. Thank you Dr. Dawson for helping reduce my pain and get me back to living."
Carol T. - August 11, 2019
"I suffered from left hip pain due to arthritis. I did not want to have surgery. The weather affected my pain. I could no walk or lie on my left hip. I tried medication and steroid injection that only worked for a short while. Dr. Dawson discussed a procedure using my own platelets to help ease my pain. I was skeptical. I just wanted to rest and tend to my animals. Dr. Dawson injected my hip on 08/17/2018. One month later, I could walk, bend and lay on my hip pain free. I saw him recently on 09/11/2019 for a follow up visit and happy to say that I am still pain free."
Christine B. - August 12, 2019
"I suffered from low back pain that required back surgery in 2016 and 2018. I had a laminectomy and microdiscectomy in October 2016 and an anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion at L5-S1 in February 2018. I had ongoing pain in my left leg even after surgery. Medications did not ease my pain. Steroid injections in my spine did not help. I had to stop exercising and could no longer compete in Spartan races. Dr. Dawson discussed regenerative medicine with me. After a while, I decided to proceed with his plan using Regenexx orthobiologic platelet therapy for my spine. I have my procedure performed on 08/09/2019. Three weeks after the procedure, I am amazed at how I feel. I can bend, twist, jump and walk without pain. It’s been 1.5 years since I have been able to do any of that. I am 90% better 3 weeks after the procedure. I am beginning to train for my next Spartan Race. Thanks Dr. Dawson."
Robert L. - September 22, 2019
"While living and working in Alabama in 1997, I complained of lower back pain to my primary care physician. After an examination and testing, arthritis, bone spurs, and degenerative disk disease was the diagnosis. The doctor recommended that back surgery not be considered until I could no longer tolerate the pain.
After retiring, I moved to Columbus, Georgia in 2007. Dr. Dawson and his family moved in the neighborhood soon after, and we developed a friendship. I would be doing little projects around the house, and I found that even the smallest project could “put me down” for several days. Onetime, I had to have Dr. Dawson come to the house to help me “get off the floor.” Just recently, Dr. Dawson came to the house and explained how he “could help me with the back pain.” He told me about the Regenexx procedure. After an MRI, Dr. Dawson said I was a “good candidate” for Regenexx, so the blood platelet and growth factor procedure was scheduled.
Since the procedure, I’ve not experienced any back pain! No more need for any Robaxin, Tylenol #4, Naproxen, Excedrin Extra Strength, or Excedrin PM! There has been some muscle pain due to lack of use, but with proper exercise these muscles will tone and strengthen. It’s been seven weeks since the procedure, and I find myself anxious to get back to daily activities. I really appreciate Dr. Dawson and his staff’s care and concern for my quality of life."
ABOUT RIVER CITY REHABILITATION & SPINE SPECIALISTS
RCRSS is the only integrated site network comprised of a complete organization of specialists. With a dedicated pain management infrastructure, we are working to improve the quality of life for our patients by returning them to function and offering surgical and non-surgical solutions.
Enhancing the speed, quality and accuracy of pain management.