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Prolotherapy injections

Apr 23, 2015 10:37 AM

Anyone want to weigh in on this topic? My doc is pressing Saif to pay for it.

Apr 23, 2015 11:31 AM

Oh, yes I can. It was very bad for me. Basically injection of benign ingredients to CAUSE inflammation thinking it will cause/trick your body to rush to area and stimulate healing. Never again for me. All it did was cause me more pain ten fold. I think it is bullsh!t. Just my opinion. When we are in chronic pain we will try anything. I felt forced into it and even asked if the "treatment" was some torture treatment left over from Hitler. Run fast and run far. That is my advice. Do research for every positive you will find a negative.

Apr 23, 2015 11:37 AM

You might do better with those ankle weights and the deep end.in hot springs. *Reference to one of your other posts.

Apr 23, 2015 11:47 AM

Thanks LMB! I really am grasping here... The past few days for me have been sheer torture, I just can't imagine what so many of the friends on here go through daily for years! I'm so lucky that my pain lessens some days. Thank you for sharing your experience with me and I am so so sorry it tortured you so horribly... I'm actually headed for the springs today!!

Apr 23, 2015 4:44 PM

Thanks for the info LMB. I think I'll pass. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

Apr 23, 2015 5:18 PM

I totally understand we are willing to try anything....I considered arsenic but that works too slow. If you send me an email I can send you my number if you want to talk about prolotherapy. Hopefully we will get an upgraded version and we could private message between members.

Apr 23, 2015 7:27 PM

My case is workers comp and I think it very unlikely they would approve it but my doc is kind of wanting it investigated... I've read too much and they gave me a head start so I'm running like hell!!

Apr 23, 2015 9:58 PM

My case was workers comp too and I was forced to do it or be terminated because I was not following the prescribed course of treatment!!! Note to self :Never again work for any HCA hospital.

Apr 24, 2015 7:56 AM

Oh boy.... I was really expecting them to deny it... Stay tuned I guess๐Ÿ˜”

Apr 25, 2015 6:45 PM

So apparently the doc is saying lumbar spinal ligament laxity... Wondering how this can be proved for workers comp case, I'm not thinking it shows up on imaging sometimes for years due to degenerative issues. Anyone weigh in?

Apr 25, 2015 7:15 PM

Oregon, was doing a bit of research. It says it can be shown on upright MRI imaging. Don't know if that helps any or not.

Apr 25, 2015 7:37 PM

Thanks! Any and all info is helpful to me๐Ÿ˜€. I don't know what an upright MRI is? It's probably self explanatory but I haven't heard of that before

Apr 25, 2015 8:12 PM

It's basically an open MRI where your either sitting or standing straight up with some support.

Apr 27, 2015 8:32 AM

I've had one injection, and the effect has been wonderful. Has almost eliminated pain, but swelling remains. Hatedthe doc, so shopping for another. Will absolutely continue.

Apr 27, 2015 8:58 AM

Thanks Pschlender, I'm getting such mixed reviews online that it's mindbogeling ! I'm glad it's giving you relief. I'm just worried that if its ligament laxity the injection is my only option.

May 02, 2015 7:47 PM

Hi, I know I'm late to respond, but you should know that Prolotherapy changed my life. It is a difficult treatment because it induces pain for the first few days after the injections. BUT, and this is a big but.. It allowed me to get my body physically able to carry a baby to term. Before then, we were concerned that my pre-existing condition, along with the Elastane hormone (the one that makes us stretchy for delivery) and the extra weight would be the end of me.

The pregnancy was difficult. My son's kicks were enough to move my ribs out of the joints at the spine and sternum... And I had a C-section delivery. But I have a little boy now, and it is ALL because of my Dr and Prolotherapy.

I agree that this isn't for everyone. My coworker went for similar treatments, but it didn't work for her. I guess what I'm saying is if there is a chance that this could change your life like it did mine, wouldn't you want to at least try?

May 02, 2015 7:52 PM

I would like to add that I have been working with an osteopath since my pregnancy. She specializes in ribs injuries. She has shown me ways to strengthen my stabilizing muscles that surround my lax ligaments. These muscles often give up because they are constantly being torn apart when the ligaments are stretched beyond 'normal' positions.
Her exercises have allowed me to have less and less Prolotherapy treatments because the muscles are strong enough to keep me aligned and together despite the lax ligaments.
This could be another option for you either with, or instead of Prolotherapy.

May 03, 2015 10:09 AM

Thank you JJCM, I absolutely appreciate your insight and am so happy to hear that the injections made it possible to carry your little miracle! That is a true blessing !!!

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