Two years and 5 months ago I had my last and final Prolotherapy session. I had
hoped that this would help me with my hip problems and also strengthen my
back. I did not want my back touched but the office girl insisted that I would have
to have it done if I had my hips done. I didn't think at the time that she was totally
untrained and also the doctor could charge me more if I had it done it along with
my hips as a seperate charge. I had a terrible episode after the treatment and it
was awful that I thought I was going to die. It was like someone had pulled all the
skin off my body and poured alcohol on it. It stung and was hard pain all at the
same time. The doctor who was out of the room would not even come back in
and he gave orders at the doorway to give me some pain relief of some sort.
The office girl administered this med and it still lasted about another 40 minutes.
The next day I was very weak and the day after that I could not walk. That is the
story, I still can't walk well and it is getting worse every week...
DON'T EVEN CONSIDER GETTING PROLOTHERAPY.
The doctors are not keen on working too hard or really know what they are doing.
The needles are large and long and after investigating, found many people in my shape.
I am so sorry that you had this done to your self. We do tend to try almost anything at times to get out of pain. I did not know what this therapy was, so I did a fast search on google and this came up:
Prolotherapy uses a dextrose (sugar water) solution, which is injected into the ligament or tendon where it attaches to the bone. This causes a localized inflammation in these weak areas which then increases the blood supply and flow of nutrients and stimulates the tissue to repair itself.
I wish I had some helpful advice or suggestion for you, but I do not. I know that others will come along and be able to help you.
Thanks for your post. Maybe besides getting some kind of help for your self here at curezone, your post will stop some other unsuspecting persons from getting this kind of therapy done to them.
Hang in there, you have come to the right place. There are lots of people that read and post here and I am sure they will be along soon.
oh, it sounds very brutal to me. i remember going to a neuroligist and having tests done. first they give you shock therapy, then he sticks needles into your amrs and legs, and moves them around. talking about almost peeing your pants. i have also had cortisone shots, as i have fibromyalgia. now, i just put up with the pain. no more butchering for me!!!!! i do light stretches, yoga, meditation, warms baths, whatever it takes.
I am a 50 year old female that received Prolotherapy when I was 46 yrs old. I did ok until 16 months ago. I have lower back pain that is so bad I have to grab anything I can and go down immediately even at the grocery store which is embarrassing. i was very active and now I am disabled,Pain medications and can only walk a short distances with a cane. I often wonder what ever happened to that vibrant woman who was in awesome shape for her age. I was t boned in my little car and spun in a 180 and hit a bigger car. I am on medicare now and for the rest of my life. I have gained 50 lbs. I suppose I needed to vent. Thank you for listening. Blessings to all !
I am 33 years old. I have Fibromyalgia. Degenerative Disc Disc and Arthritis in my spine so I have tried just about everything for relief from the pain. I am currently doing Prolotherapy and have been for three years and so far it is helping alot. I have it done every month and it lasts about two to three weeks so overall I think thats pretty good. I have read some of the horror stories on here and I'm shocked and grateful that I have the dr that I have. I wish everyone else had the same results I do. Thank you for letting me share.
Can u please tell me what dr u go 2?? I've suffered in bed for 9 years. I've just had it with life especially after just losing my mom that was the only one to take care of me and she was my life . I've done everything for relief and help with my muscle disease and CFIDS /Me and a list from head 2 toe . Will u give me the name of the dr u use please . I've researched and calked drs but they all say they r great . I no better of course they would all say there the best . But I really need the best of the best . A great dr . I would so appreciate your help . Thank u