Dr. Jen Heller, from left, Bob Knapp and Jenny Sharpe stand together at Heller Healthcare in Brunswick. Knapp has received impressive results from stem cell treatment.

Bob Knapp is an 86 year-old veteran who has always been proud of his body’s abilities. Throughout the years, his body has accepted the challenges he has thrown its way without much complaint but in relatively recent times degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and significant arthritis started to make a home in his lower back.

After seeing an inspiring article about Heller Healthcare in the Brunswick News he was hopeful they could help and was determined to do anything he could to reduce his pain and regain lost mobility. When he entered their office doors 5 months ago, his biggest complaints were low back pain, pain in both knees, difficulty walking and standing for any length of time, and difficulty getting in and out of bed.

Everyday functions we all take for granted – until we can no longer do them without an exorbitant amount of effort and discomfort. When you have difficulty getting out of bed, the very beginning of your day starts off on the wrong foot.

Dr. Heller wanted to help immediately, and together they decided on an aggressive treatment plan that included: gentle chiropractic adjustments, medical massage, and stem cell therapy of the low back and both knees. When combining all 3 of those therapies at the right time, the human body can transform and regenerate; even in cases of patients with severe arthritis. Heller Healthcare uses Human Umbilical Cord Tissue (HUCT) stem cells, which are derived from the consented, donated umbilical cords from healthy mothers who birthed healthy babies. The amount of stem cells from a newborn’s umbilical cord are a million times greater and the cells are thousands of times more potent than stem cells taken from an aged body. This also makes it a less-invasive treatment with fewer steps since your own stem cells are not harvested from your body. Decreasing the amount of processes causes HUCT stem cell therapy injections to be vastly more affordable.

It is a quick, painless, outpatient procedure performed at Heller Healthcare’s beautiful office. The stem cells are injected into your problem area(s) and within 20 hours those cells will have attached to the inflamed and degenerated tissue, doubled, and already starts the process of regenerative medicine. This doubling process of every 20 hours continues for 3 months to change and regenerate the joints, arthritis, and tissue.

After the stem cells have been injected, the amount of chiropractic and massage treatments needed to assist change and enhancement of the results varies by patient’s needs and goals but the vast majority of Heller Healthcare’s stem cell recipients have achieved significant results.

In just 5 months Mr. Knapp’s documented developments are incredible. His mobility has greatly improved; he gets in and out of bed easily without any pain. Walking, which was once painful and limited to basic functioning, has turned into a painless ¼ mile jaunt every single morning! His return to an active lifestyle has completely changed his outlook on life and aging, and his exercise routine is his favorite part of his day. The flexibility of his spine has even started to come back to allow him to stand more upright, with the biggest change in his low back where the stem cells were injected. Amazingly, he has gained 1 ¼ inches of height! They expected that the stem cells would regenerate tissue wherever it was injected, and that adjustments and massage would allow the joints and soft tissue to become more flexible with an increased range and decreased pain level but to gain height back was a huge surprise and bonus!

Every time he walks into the office now, he smiles and is proud to mark “no pain today” on his therapy intake form. Bob Knapp is full of gratitude and enjoys sharing his story: “If I can help someone else and inspire them to get care, of course I’ll share my story.”

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