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Patient Stories

As a result of the compassionate care we deliver, we develop lasting relationships with our patients. Many times we hear from our patients about how Dr. Steve Meadows has helped them. For those of you we hear from, we thank you for passing along your kind words. Here are some of our favorites:

I have been dealing with lower back pain for years caused by multiple herniated discs with nerve impingement. I have gone through extensive non-surgical treatments (yoga, physical therapy, acupuncture) with only short-term relief. Surgery was quickly looking likely. But at my age (late 30’s) and with the active lifestyle I like to lead the longterm prospects of surgery were a little scary. Once you start down the surgical path there is no going back and more surgeries are likely. As with a lot of back pain sufferers there seemed to be a “trigger” area that always preceded a severe flare up. In my case the trigger area was around my SI joint. Once the pain started there if I did not address it quickly (anti-inflammatories, extensive rest, stretching once the area calmed down) I could count on severe sciatica and debilitating pain requiring a Dr’s visit and prescription strength relief. Not an enjoyable time to say the least.

A family member who works in orthopedics recommended that I give a stemcell shot a try as a last-ditch attempt to avoid surgery. He helped set up the appointment and the procedure was done quickly with minimal pain on an outpatient basis. It has been a little over 2 months now and I have had ZERO flare ups despite my best well-intentioned attempts at aggravating it (a 4 day golf tournament with 18 holes each day). If you are considering surgery I highly recommend giving this treatment a try. – Damian K.


I am a 55 year old weekend warrior and gym rat. I have had arthritis in my right shoulder for several years. Initially, I took occasional over-the-counter medication for pain. When things became worse, I had a cortisone injection. This improved my pain somewhat for a few months. After that, I had a PRP injection, which worked about the same as the cortisone, but slightly longer. Finally, I had a stem cell injection. My shoulder pain improved very significantly, and I am still going strong 17 months later!! — Steve, E, Boca Raton, FL


Stem cells, hurray! I had been suffering for many years with bad knees--not good for an avid tennis player. I had surgery several years ago, which improved my condition, and allowed me to play without braces. Over the years, my knees started to trouble me again. Cortisone was of no help, and topical medications worked slightly. It took two injections into each knee, but more than a year later my knee pain is significantly better. — Sam, M, Boca Raton, FL


I suffered from arthritis in my shoulder and had been having difficulty lifting my arm over my head and was unable to play tennis. Dr. Meadows injected my shoulder with stem cells and within a few months I was completely pain free. I now have full mobility back and I am able to play tennis regularly again. Dr. Meadows was a godsend! — Steve, Boca Raton, FL


I am extremely pleased with my results with PRP for my shoulder and am convinced it has let me avoid shoulder surgery. I have had problems with my shoulder for the last 20 years but it was manageable. A severe fall on the shoulder while skiing last winter aggravated the chronic issue but also caused serious pain in the entire shoulder girth.

Sleeping was a serious problem and range of motion was limited even after several months of serious rehabilitation. After the PRP shot administered by Dr. Meadows my rehab progress improved significantly. I was at the point that I thought surgery was inevitable and had just about given up hope of rehab until I got the PRP shot. Months later I am very close to where I was prior to the fall and even a little better with the chronic condition.

In conjunction with disciplined rehab the PRP is a great tool for helping your body recover. I have recommended the treatment to numerous friends. Using you own body to create natural healing is always the best way to go and PRP with Dr. Meadows is a great tool to help folks kick start the natural healing process. — Bob, Jupiter, FL


I suffered from severe shoulder pain due to arthritis. After my treatment with Dr. Meadows, I am amazed at how much better it is. I can sleep on it, raise it above my head and carry packages without any pain. Dr. Meadows is an amazing doctor. He is also kind and compassionate and I would recommend him to anyone. — Jean, Boynton Beach, FL

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