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Seattle ScottSSeattle Scott Posts: 13
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:19 AM in Lower Back Pain
I have spondylosis, that shows as a bi-lateral pars fracture at L5. I have pretty much tried everything, but my PT has recommended prlotherapy. I went and saw the doc recommended by my PT and he said he believes prolo will help by strengthening the ligaments attaching to my L2- L5.

Of course, he charges $650 per session and I will need 4 sessions. My insurance will reimburse me 80%, but I have to do the paperwork myself. (The doc does not accept insurance).

Anybody try prolo? This is my last stop before having surgery to directly repair the pars fractures, so I am apt to give it a go. The money is not a big deal to me, but I kind of nervous about going under the floroscope again. I have had 4 rounds of ESIs all under floro, a cat scan and 2 sets of xrays in the last 4 years, so I am kind of nervous about the radiation.



  • This has been discussed on the old spine-health board,here is a link to that thread http://messageboard.spine-health.com/viewtopic.php?id=17109
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. i wish you the best of luck with your new treatments. see you around the forum! Jenny :)
  • Hi,

    I have had several sessions of prolotherapy and it was not the answer for me. However, I have met others who thought of it as a "miracle", so I hope it works well for you. Does your doctor offer sedation with the treatments?

  • Yes, the doctor offers sedation - but I would pass. I have had several epidural steroid injections and all without sedation. Is that something you would recommend?

    Also, what is your the source of your back problems? I can't believe prolo is a cure all.

    thanks, scott
  • My husband had post-tibial tendonitis in his foot. He did prolotherapy as a last resort. He says it worked. While I'm sure his foot is not 100%, he is back to running 5 days a week and cycling, and is pain free. I'm not so sure about as a back treatment, tho. It's based on that fact that inflammation is a good thing, and it's your body's way of helping itself heal. He didn't do an sedation or anything. I think he paid cash for it, although I think Medicare paid for some of it.--Mazy
  • My prolotherapy was done for an unstable SI joint, which turned out to be a wrong diagnosis made by a physical therapist. Each session of prolotherapy consisted of about a dozen painful injections (the needle has to touch the bone) and several uncomfortable days afterward. I would not repeat that treatment without sedation, but everyone's pain threshold is different. Good luck to you in whatever you choose to do.
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