| | Arthritis/Costochondritis - Prolotherapy treatments
I'm 53 y.o., first time posting on this site. I've been suffering with pain in the rib cage area for appr 5 years, diagnosed with Costochondritis and or Osteoarthritis. Flares up usually 4-5 times a year and lasts several weeks.
I've had multiple xrays, bone scans, other tests in the process; I have tried all kinds of heat wraps/heat pads, Ibuprophen, Ultram, bed rest or work it to death!
This current flare up has been the absolute worst; saw my reg. dr. on Wed, did more rib & chest xray; prescribed oxycodone (which did help some) but Friday evening ended up in emergency room in EXCRUTIATING pain and was given some kind of injection that stopped the pain almost totally & almost immediately. Thank goodness as it may well have saved my life as I was considering ANY option to ease this pain. ER dr also prescribed VIOXX.
I've recently found out about Prolotherapy treatments and have made an appt for 10-21 to talk to Dr. Does anyone have experience with prolo?