Stem cells changed this man’s life
79-year-old Darryl Brewer loved walking at least an hour each day.
But then the discs in his back began acting up, causing him excruciating and debilitating pain.
Brewer, out of desperation, attended a Penticton seminar regarding a new kind of regenerative medicine called stem cell therapy. The treatment was in Idaho, but Brewer’s back surgery in Canada was delayed and he was at his wit’s end, so he decided to drive all the way to the clinic for a consultation.
There, Brewer stayed at a hotel and consulted with the professionals the following day.
The doctor at the Idaho clinic warned the Keremeos-based resident that the procedure may not have the intended effect, and that he may only receive a partial refund for the $5,000 cost if it was unsuccessful. After an hour, Brewer decided to undergo the regenerative treatment.
Brewer mentions that he was desperate enough to try anything just so he could be free from the severe pain he was feeling day in and day out.
Stem cells were injected to the area on his back that was causing issues. After just three days, Brewer said that the chronic pain was completely gone. Though there was still some level of discomfort, he assumed that it was normal and part of the aging process.
When asked about the treatment, the 79 year old mentioned that therapy was simple – the clinic bought stem cells from a lab, removed its DNA and injected them into the problem area. Because of the absence of DNA, the new cells may be introduced without worrying about the body rejecting it.
Just like in the U.S. and other parts of the world, stem cell therapy is a controversial topic in Canada. Health Canada, in May, announced that the regenerative therapy could be classified as a form of drug treatment, but must go through rigorous testing and be formally approved before it could be offered to everyone.
Furthermore, Health Canada mentions that they have been shutting down clinics that offer stem cell therapy, saying that there’s still a lack of evidence that proves its safety and that long-term effects are still largely unknown.
After the stem cell procedure, Brewer is proud to say that he’s gone back to his normal routine. The 79 year old mentions that he feels angry and disappointed that the Canadian medical system only thinks about applying band-aid solutions to chronic and painful health problems.
Looking back, Brewer felt that his doctors weren’t being totally honest about his chances of getting his health back on the 4-hour surgery they were recommending. All the years he lived, Brewer thought that what the medical professionals were saying was true and he didn’t question it.
Before, Brewer would be confined indoors because of the chronic pain. Now, he says that he’s out working in the yard each day, doing landscaping projects after his stem cell treatment in Idaho. He feels that now he’s able to do more than what he’d assumed he could do, thanks to the regenerative medicine he received.
To your health,
The Healing Miracle Team
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