Ronnie Coleman to undergo stem cell therapy.
Injuries are a plague on the athlete. When we consider injuries at the professional level it can completely derail someone’s career. For those athletes who manage to battle through those injuries during their career, retirement can be quite painful. Just ask eight-time Olympia champion Ronnie Coleman.
Considered by many to be the greatest bodybuilder of all-time, Ronnie Coleman pushed his physique to the limit. Growing a massive amount of muscle throughout his career, Ronnie Coleman proved to be a genetic anomaly.
But while he may have dominated during his career, the injuries Coleman suffered during his career have been life altering.
Undergoing a number of surgeries since retirement, Coleman has experienced a tremendous amount of pain. His hips and back have given him the most issues. The eight-time champ detailed the injuries, specifically to his back and the numbness in his legs, that have caused him issues.
“I got 14 screws, I got 2 cages and 2 rods. Circulation is kind of hard when you got all that hardware in your back.”
With such trying injuries, Ronnie Coleman has come to welcome the idea of undergoing a different kind of treatment. Coleman has recently discussed the idea of undergoing stem cell therapy.
Looking to return to form, Ronnie Coleman discussed in a recent video about how he’s ready to start stem cell therapy. Coleman discussed potentially undergoing the therapy when he appeared on the Joe Rogan Podcast.
Here’s hoping that the therapy will be enough to help Ronnie Coleman fully recover. See the full interview here.
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