Hi, just wondering if anybody has tried prolotherapy and if so what the results were. My husband was in an accident in January and has back and neck problems. Prolotherapy was suggested. Thanks for any responses.
If you go to the Health Board headers and type Prolotherapy into the serach option, you can find everyone here that has had it done and who had shared their experiences on the boards.
I had it done one year ago. I didn't have enough sessions and was re-injured. Insurance does not cover it, so be prepared to pay alot. It is around $500 per session and it takes a minimum of six treatments to obtain results.
I went into it as a skeptic but came away with tighter ligaments. If I had not re-injured myself, I think that I would be painfree right now. The only other way to tighten up the ligaments is surgery. They are not like muscle, they don't tighten on their own. It is like women's breasts, which are also composes of ligaments, once they sag, they stay that way. Think of the ligaments in your back as sagging. That, in turn, makes for slop in the movement of your back and SI joint, as well as the hips. This caused me to have arthritis in my spine.
There is another person on the boards, Heidi, who had it done. She is a proponet of Prolo.
Research it and then find a spine doctor who you feel comfortable with. I would not have it done by anyone less than a spine specialist.
We had one guy in town who runs a pain clinic, spine specialist who does Prolo, but on closer examination of his practice, which changes names about every six months, he had his license to do surgery pulled and is trying to make it by doing Prolo. I would not use someone like this. So, do your homework before you have it done. They put a lot of shots in your back so pick someone that knows what they are doing.
My mom is doing this therapy for soft tissue damage. She said it is lowering her pain level & the Dr. said she should be pain free in 6 months. She has been in pain for over 10 years and finally found something that is helping her.
I'm not sure. I will have to ask her. I will get back to you on that when I talk to her.
She lives in PA now & i'm in illinois. There was a place like 6 hours away from me that is called beuhla land ministries that wanted to do injections on me for free, for a herniated disc & nerve pain. I did not go because my back injury is WC and did not want to take the risk. I have not really checked into it. I wonder if it is only for ligaments then why would they try to get me to go? I dont have ligament damage.