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Prolotherapy anyone?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
has anyone gone through prolotherapy? it's for ligament/muscle tears above the SI joint. I'll explain more later... just curious if anyone has had that treatment.


  • I did prolotherapy back in 2002 and 2003. I had about 11 rounds of shots spaced 6 weeks or so apart. It took a long time to finally work, but it did. I was able to get back to playing competitive sports. Unfortunately, I re-injured my lower back and I am currently in the third month of healing. In other words I just had my third treatment. I am starting to feel some relief, but I know I'm going to have to be as patient as I can.

    If you decide to do it, be as patient as you can and make sure the doc is good...Dr. Ross Hauser has some guidleines for this on his site called caringmedical.com. Or, just go see him in Chicago...he is that good.

  • TBone, what kind of back problem do you have

    I have seen a doctor about prolo for my L5 bilateral pars fractures. He thought it would help, but after posting questions on this board and others, I hadn't found alot of people who were successful.

    good to hear you had some success.
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  • I don't know much about this. What I have heard from a doc is that if it is to be effective for SI Joint issues, it must be done early in the problem or is not going to have any chance of working. This is just what I've heard, never really researched it myself, not my kind of therapy.

    I belive that TracyLynne has had prolotherapy and has had good results. I think she has posted about it on this site and if not, I'm sure she would be willing to talk to you via PM about it. She's a long time spiney and very nice to chat with.
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