Post Edited (Draka) : 9/12/2009 8:02:43 AM (GMT-6)
I had Prolotherapy post fusion surgery (had 3 ruptures so no choice). Prolotherapy if done correctly really is bearable.....a few hours after and the next day there is stiffness but honestly the treatment itself was not a problem. I did Prolo in an effort to keep working, I did 30 to begin with and then tune ups the problem I had was the ergonomics of my work station kept undoing it all, so finally realized I had to let go of my job...then I couldn't afford Prolo anymore but if I could today I know it would help!
Great decision to go this route vs. surgery! If I could of I would of!
I've been using the avinza 30mg for about 4 months and at first it helped but I am already noticeing that it is not as affective and wears off within 8 hrs. I have an appt with my PM this Monday and was gonna ask about it. I also have oxycodone for breakthrough pain 2Xday but I could use more pain relief for a 24 hr period.
Does the amrix help? I've tried flexeril but it makes me too sleepy and skelaxin was worthless. My big problem is muscle spasms but haven't had much luck with muscle relaxers. I did see relief with neurontin with the cervical muscle spasms though so maybe this would help you.
Aren't you a gamer? Don't you have problems with sitting with your arms extended for long periods of time?
Yes, I had prolo in my neck and low back. I had ruptures of the neck as I said and had no choice but to have fusion, the Prolo Dr. told me then to come back after and he could help me. 4 mos later I went back and it definitely began to help the spasm, numbness and pain. I continued to go every 2 weeks, at that time I was working for an M.D. Homeopathic Physician and was given professional courtesy. My out of pocket was minimal thanks to his kindness. The treatments kept me working and off pain meds, as I mentioned the ergonomics of my work station was not allowing full relief. It was like filling the tub with the drain open, I would get relief over a few days, working my usual 12 hour days would take the effectiveness out of the treatments. Finally after 3 years and on and off prolo I gave in and stopped working. When I did that I lost the professional courtesty and the out of pocket was too much with my lost income. I'm now on Medicare and its not covered and to pay cash is out of the question with our situation right now. BUT my gut feeling is if I could afford it now, I know I would get relief! My husband is a Real Estate Appraiser and needless to say his business has come to a standstill for almost 2 years. When I called a few months ago I was told the 1st visit would be $450 and follow ups $195. Believe me when things change finacially I will definitely do Prolo. I feel so strongly that if I could have the treatments now I would get way more relief than when I was working! Some insurances do cover this treatment, BCBS used to!
Keep me posted!
Post Edited (mrsm123) : 9/17/2009 8:59:20 PM (GMT-6)