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prolotherapy for neck pain

judacrisnajjudacrisna Posts: 4
edited 11/02/2014 - 5:09 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Has anyone had any success with prolotherapy for the neck? I have mechanical issues from c7 - c1 / occiput and aside from pain I get dizziness, vertigo, photophobia, migraines, clogged ears (sometimes called barre lieou syndrome). It's awful but I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir.

Anyone have any success with prolotherapy?

Thanks xx
juda c


  • LindaMacLLindaMac Posts: 49
    edited 11/02/2014 - 7:05 PM
    What is prolotherapy?

  • are injections of sugar water into the muscles that cause an inflammatory reaction.........they are given into the muscles and cause scar tissue to form.
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  • jbnms99jjbnms99 Posts: 183
    edited 11/12/2014 - 2:44 AM
    I did have that done a couple of times, I had a herniated disc at c6 -c7 that has since been fused. I remember that it was my pain management doctor that did the injections, and the last office visit I had with her she said she could put this giant syringe full into my neck and maybe that would give me just a little bit of relief. It didn't heal anything but it did lessen the pain for a little bit. I remember it was a giant needle and a giant syringe, reminded me of something they would use on a horse. She put it in without x-ray or anything, just shot it where I was hurting. I know that 45 minutes later when I got home I showed my wife where she did the injection and it still had a giant hump where the fluid hadn't absorbed yet.
    For me it was just temporary but I don't know how that works for others.
  • I have had multiple prolo treatments for a thoracic spine and rib issue. I have success with these treatments and will be continuing with them.
  • Any success with treatment??. I'm in the same boat as you and desperate.
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  • I suffered and was off work for 6 months after terrible neck burning pain headaches and migraines. My neck felt like it couldn't hold my head up properly and when I went over a bump in a car or bent over I literally felt like my head would roll off! My muscles seemed to be working too hard and spasming. Chiropractic and physio and acupuncture worked a little but gradually got worse and thought I would never work again. 

    Found prolotherapy on American sites  caring medical explanation was the best and found blackberry clinic UK to help me. Took full 8 weeks to start working and I am so much better. I still had muscle spasms in top of my back and shoulders and have had trigger point injections a few times now and also nerve blocks in neck. Still in pain but can live my life and work now. 

    I hope this helps someone. Please don't give up and keep pushing and researching. I was ridiculed for looking on forums and Google as I couldn't get any answers from neurologists and doctors after MRI scans etc but I managed to self diagnose and get the right help! Good luck ! 

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