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Prolotherapy ??

MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Anyone out there have any experience (good or bad) with Prolotherapy for chronic neck pain??

My Dr. mentioned it today as a potential.

Please tell!!




  • I can recall that when this topic was brought up in past posts, no one or perhaps just one or two people knew what it was and/or had experience with it. As you probably know, it is not what one would call main-stream medicine, and is generally dismissed by spinal specialists.

    Are you familiar with the principles of prolotherapy and just asking for people's experiences with it, or do you need some information?
  • when i post this link i cannot remember if i am allowed to or not. here is information about prolotherapy preformed by a dr in my town. not many people are trained in this therapy usually having to be educated by older practitioners who pass the information on to an enthusiastic dr. i am going to explore this therapy soon for relief of certain fascia of the low back and around coccyx.

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  • Hi, I have had three sessions of prolo about a year ago for chronic neck pain. I had about 90-100 needles a session put in my neck (very painful) and the initial swelling from the needles seemed to actually "help" the pain. I think it is likely that the swelling in effect "stabilized" the ligaments/muscles much like a collar would. I think overall, I had some help from it - long term - but would have to go back for more sessions likely to know for sure. I am considering going back again some time, but due to costs I have had to delay it.

    I know some doctors who practice it believe in prolo-ing extensively the whole area and others seem to only insert a couple needles in an area or two they think needs it. I'm not sure which method is best really.

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