A MIRACLE SOLUTION
Dr. Jeremy Reed and Innovative Sports Medicine specialize in stem cell treatments, where cells and fatty tissue are taken from one part of the body and injected into the injured area.
Reed told Sprague that nothing he would do could make him feel worse. That sounded good to Sprague. Now, he feels the best he’s felt since the accident. Twenty years later, Sprague can run; play with his daughter, Samantha; and walk around the mall with his wife, Vanessa, with little to no pain.
“As the months went on, I really started to see improvement,” Sprague says. “When I hit the one year mark, I could go with my wife and daughter to Silver Dollar City and walk all day and still walk the next day. [It was a] huge, drastic life-changing event. My quality of life is one thousand times better than it ever was after my accident.”
Reed and Innovative Sports Medicine have worked similar magic on other 417-landers. When Patty Hicks tore her rotator cuff lifting weights, she was faced with a surgery that would have resulted in a lack of full motion and a long recovery process. As she faced the prospect of a non-fully operational shoulder, she sought out the same treatment as her Prime Inc. colleague Bill Sprague.
Once again, Abraham suggested she go see the doctors at Innovative Sports Medicine. Now it’s as if she hadn’t suffered the injury at all.
Reed is a native 417-lander and serves as the founder and director of Innovative Sports Medicine. He looks for alternative ways to tackle what seem like career-ending or life-altering injuries. Presenting non-surgical interventions and regenerative medicine techniques—including stem cell treatments and platelet-rich injections—Reed and Innovative Sports Medicine give patients like Sprague and Hicks a second lease on life.
“I wore a sling for three days and started physical therapy,” Hicks says. “After six weeks they said, ‘You’re done.’”