I am very glad prolotherapy is helping you!!
However, as a sufferer of chronic pain with personal experience with prolotherapy, I just wanted to mention two things. The first is that prolotherapy doesn't work for everyone!!! The body's response is highly variable between individuals. After my last prolo session, my low back was so swollen, I was incapacitated for a month, and for months following in more pain than before prolo.
The second thing is that prolo is not permanent! My specialist explained that like his other patients, I could get anywhere from six months to a couple years of tolerable-pain to pain-free functionability. Now six mo. to a couple years of little to no pain was worth giving prolo a shot (no pun intended
), but alas, no luck for me.
I am not an advocate for or against prolo, as it helps some, but not others. Also, the fact remains that not much is really known about the efficacy of prolo. In the medical research world, its a giant question mark, with no solid findings for or against prolo. Even in the health insurance business...my injury is the result of a workplace accident and all of my treatment, minus my prolo was covered. They don't cover prolo as they do other naturalistic/holistic practises (i.e. accupuncture), as they are not sure of prolo's effectiveness either.
On a final note...I am a proponent of research, and to anyone considering prolo, please, please, please do your own research! Don't go into it blind! And be wary...many of the websites out there offering prolo tout it the best thing next to sliced bread...take these websites with a grain of salt.
(Student of Kinesiology)