Broadway Costume Designer Gets Nonsurgical Treatment for Her Herniated and Bulging Discs
- Patient’s Name: Lolly
- Age/Age Group: 35 to 55
- Body Part: back and spine
- Condition/Injury: herniated disc and bulging disc
- Top concern: back pain
- Treatment: Regenexx-SCP
- Doctor: Michael Amoroso, MD, Regenexx Tampa Bay
Lolly had worked 22 years on Broadway dressing actors, which meant lifting a lot of boxes and climbing a lot of stairs. And in her day-to-day life, she stayed active by swimming, going to yoga, walking to and from work, and climbing lots of subway stairs.
But then a spinal injury left her flat on her back for nine months. She had to eat lying down. And though she could still swim, she had to be lowered into the pool by chair. And doing her job? Out of the question.
After being bounced back and forth between hip and back doctors, she met with Michael Amoroso, MD, at Regenexx Tampa Bay. With an MRI, he was able to find swelling and edema in the sacral nerve root of one of her spinal discs, which corresponded to where Lolly’s pain was.
Based on her MRI and examination, Dr. Amoroso recommended Regenexx-SCP, a nonsurgical blood platelet treatment, as the best course of treatment for Lolly.
“Three weeks after the procedure, I started to go back to work part-time,” she says. “Now [after six weeks], I’m completely back, and I’m able to do eight shows a week…. At the end of the 12th show, I felt like a superwoman again.”