I received stem cells early January this year. Having broken my neck and destroyed my knees from years of crazy stuff like cliff diving and race car driving, I longed for the day when I could get stem cells close to my home. When my regular doctor, Dr. Allingham, announced that he was going to start doing them by the liposuction surgery, I was tearfully overwhelmed with joy. He told me not to expect too much, but that knees were the best indication for stem cell surgery that there is. He told me he was allowed to guarantee that they were completely safe, but not that they would work, because of federal guidelines restricting access to this kind of care. I got them. I was supposed to rest a couple months. But I stayed active. And I apologize for that. But as a professional auto mechanic, I repair high-end vehicles like Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, mostly bodywork. And I had a ton of work I had to do. Anyway, I started working as little as I had to. And let me tell you, in a matter of about six weeks, I noticed a dramatic improvement in my neck, both shoulders and knees. A couple of months later, I was at least 25% better, even though I had taken a tumble down some stairs, and continued to work on my cars. My clients expect a lot out of me, so I pushed on through. It was midwinter mind you, so I was working mostly outdoors. And I realized, that I was tolerating it super well! And now, less than half a year later, I'd say my knees are about 85% better, my neck is about 65% better, and I'm using less opiates than I ever have. He's explained stem cells to me and has told me that there's nothing magical or miraculous about it. Fine. So it makes sense scientifically. But to me it has been a godsend. Stem cells are the real deal. I'm so glad I'm one of his patients. Even if he's not allowed to, I can tell you, they work great. And I'm going to make all my dreams come true for a super long time! Sincerely D. S.