Jack Nicklaus Tees Off On Stem Cells

Jack Nicklaus is considered by many to be the greatest golfer of all time. What many people don't know is that he played most of his career with debilitating back problems. Years of steroid shots and surgery provided Jack only temporary relief, even basic chip shots and putts became too painful. At age 76, Jack flew to Germany to have an adipose-derived stem cell procedure.

 

In a recent interview with CNN, Jack talked about his results. "The pain I used to feel while actively playing golf had subsided after a few months," he said. He was so impressed he decided to go back to Germany to have his right shoulder done.

 

When asked about Jack's story, Dr. Jamie Broussard of Louisiana Regenerative Medicine Center said he was not surprised. "We're doing the same adipose-derived stem cell procedure here in Baton Rouge that Dr. Alt performed on Jack Nicklaus in Munich, Germany so we've grown accustomed to seeing these types of results." Dr. Broussard went on to say "if you're Jack Nicklaus, you have access to the best orthopedic doctors on the planet yet his back story reads a lot like that of regular people we see all the time. A lifetime of steroid shots and failed surgeries that are designed to treat the symptoms, but do little to address the problem. I think stem cells offer a real solution."

 

At age 78, when asked how long he hopes to play golf Jack Nicklaus replied "as long as my stem cells let me"

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