Prolotherapy and lower back pain

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   Posted 8/25/2018 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried prolotherapy to treat chronic lower back pain probably associated with SI joint dysfunction? Desperate to find some pain relief for my son. So far x-rays and MRI don't show anything, and orthopedist and physiatrist were not helpful. Physical therapy has not really worked -- PT thinks there is ligament damage We have an appointment with an osteopath next month to see if we can get an actual diagnosis on what is causing the pain, and he is in a practice that uses prolotherapy.



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   Posted 8/26/2018 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember reading about it years ago, but no..have not tried..

If he needs it maybe you can fill us in

I use a topical pain reliever for low back pain, called soothenol x2..its all natural,and very effective

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   Posted 8/26/2018 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi SuzyQ, prolotherapy has been discussed here many times over in the past. What we have seen is this;

1. It does not work

2. Insurance will not pay for it & he needs to get it in writing if they say they will

3. It is very expensive & a quick way to become lighter in the bank account

I am not trying to be negative by any means about prolotherapy. If this is something your son wants to try, great. I want to make you aware of what we know about it in this forum.

Take care.
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   Posted 8/28/2018 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I had prolotherapy for bad TMJ a few years ago. It's hard to say if it helped or not, so that probably means it didn't. I saw an osteopath, and his wife did the prolotherapy injections.

Based on the reading I did, the prolotherapist has to treat the entire affected area, or it won't be as effective.

C Everett Koop, the Surgeon General who served under President Reagan from 1982-1989 said it helped him a lot.

I see straydog chimed in, and she has a lot of knowledge and experience on this forum.

Post Edited (Q22) : 8/28/2018 6:53:21 PM (GMT-6)

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