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Prolotherapy...Anybody had it???

froggyrn1ffroggyrn1 Posts: 90
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:23 AM in Alternative Treatments
Hey all, just wondering if anybody's tried this, and if so, how effective was it? Any bad effects?
Thanks,
~Lauren
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  • I had prolo in 2005 and 2006, and it made some HUGE changes in the rhomboid pain I'd suffered from for about 20 years, it stabilized my pelvis so it no longer just "slipped out of place" on its own anymore, and it gave me some relief with neck pain. I also had some short term success with TMJ pain, but not enough to continue on with it. I'm due to go back again for some treatments, but I have to travel eight hours to get to where my doc is.

    The only bad effects I had were a bit of nausea during two sessions, which I cured by taking a Gravol (meds for motion sickness) before I went, and at a treatment I had done through our local pain clinic, I ended up with too much lidocaine in my system and had to be taken back in to the ER for fluids.

    I would highly recommend it if it's something that sounds like a viable option for you!

    Tracy
  • Thanks Tracy. I haven't heard anything bad really about Prolotherapy yet, but its just hard because there really aren't any good studies available on it. Thanks for your input, and I love your Dr. Gillies quote, I truly believe that!! Its just figuring out what the problem is.... I feel like nobody really knows what's going on...
    Thanks again!
    ~Lauren
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