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buckeyebackbbuckeyeback Posts: 384
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Anyone tried this treatment to tightn up loose ligaments/tendons that could be causing instability within the spine/body? Has it worked? I'm most interested in the use of this treatment for the sacrolitic joint where looseness could possible be contributing to lower lumbar instability and disc damage.



  • I have done quite a bit of reading about prolotherapy, but have not tried it. I read that it is supposed to be quite effective for SI joint issues.

    Are you familiar with this website? http://www.prolonews.com/

    Dr. Hauser is quite well respected and I like him because he has a good solid medical background.

    If what I'm doing now ends up not working, I think I may give it a try.
  • ive never heard of it, but im now going to look into it, does sound very interesting
  • I wanted to try it but work comp would not go for it so 6 yrs later I had to have artificial disk replacment and my left hip kills me still just like pre surgery and now my left leg is hurting all the time.My back however feels better then before.I think it is worth a try.
  • Yea, I thought about Prolo as well. I posted about it on a few boards, etc. The responses were always minimal and most without success. My insurance wouldn't cover it, but I certainly wouldn't mind paying if I thought it might help. My PT recommended it, saying it would strengthen the ligaments,etc. I went and met with a pretty well known prolo doc in Seattle, he examined me and said I would need 4 to 6 sessions or prolo.

    I have talked to a few other docs about the prolo. All of them said the same thing, it hasn't been proven and they wouldn't recommend it. It didn't make alot of sense to me either, the concept is they inject an irritant in order to strengthen the ligaments, etc. But, those very ligaments would be inflamed every time my back flared up, so why wouldn't they strengthen on their own?

    What does your surgeon recommend? If you have prolo, good luck and I hope it works!

  • I may be totally wrong here, but I doubt very much that any spinal specialist would recommend prolo. Although I don't know why I think that, as the doc I mentioned is a medical doctor and specialized in Physical medicine and rehabilitation. His story of how he became interested in prolotherapy is quite interesting.

    It always takes a series of treatments to complete a course of therapy...and each "treatment" consists of a number of injections.
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