I am following a regenerative path to heal my spinal problems. I have fusion of my L4 L5 and S1 vertebrae. It was a successful fusion, albeit a very long recovery from the surgery with 60 sessions of PT following the fusion. I was virtually pain free for 5 years. Four months ago, I guess I forgot how fragile my spine is because of the mechanical changes - and went rock climbing in a waist harness about a dozen times (with a heavy pack). Needless to say, I hurt the area's surrounding the fusion.
I am now having pain and arthritic changes of my disc and facets above this fusion and the SI joint below the fusion. After much research, I have decided on this. I am going to get several prolotherapy treatments and then several PRP treatments and then one stem cell treatment. I am in Phoenix and after several interviews, I believe I have found two good docs to administer all of this.
Success of these treatments is really doctor and technique dependent. There are different methods for injecting Prolotherapy, PRP and stem cells. There are also different ways to prepare each one of those treatments too. Different centrifuges, Different Kits, Different scaffold matrix for the solutions, etc.
I would like to know what had worked or not worked for folks on here regarding this regenerative medicine? What questions have you asked? Please join my discussion on these treatments. Thank you.
Note: I have already had one prolotherapy and one PRP treatment (all in the last two weeks). I am also currently doing an aggressive PT program.