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Prolotherapy - for those who are curious

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4 years 11 months ago #14867 by Brook
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Hi Tom, good to hear your meds are working and congrats on the new job!
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4 years 1 month ago #18671 by gemini
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Hi,
This isn't for everyone but I found it effective.I have severe scoliosis with nerve damage.Also degenerative osteoarthritis.
I was advised to join a year long trial through a Qld Uni several years ago.Monthly injections along with taking vitamins that were supplied.
Numerous local injections are given under the skin where the patient tells the Dr to inject.(10 worse pain points)Then the Prolotherapy injections are given.By about 4th day I had a lot of relief from my pain.(Had to keep a diary of how much analgesia is taken,was a lot less than normal.)Unfortunately we moved to NT & it's not available here.If we go to Queensland I have had treatments.

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4 years 1 month ago #18744 by KylieAnn
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Hi,
I've now had three rounds of prolotherapy, it is pretty safe, this is one of the first things offered to me by my specialist. It was not very painful, it is done under CT Scan guidance, performed by a doctor.
You have one injection, then it is repeated again i two weeks time. You then wait 6 weeks before you see you specialist again to discuss how you are feeling.
You can be sore for up to two weeks after each injection.
Twice now I have felt a bit funny/sick after my injections, this is due to feeling nervous and anxious, I have been told.the staff were and are fantastic, they just took me back through to lay down.

My last injections were about 4 weeks ago now, my first one I think was helping but I'm not so sure about the second.
I've had some quite horrible low back pain for approx 2 and half weeks now, with my pain sitting at 6 or 7/10 throughout the day.
Please do not let this deter you, my pain does not have a cause and involves not just my back this time.
Good luck
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4 years 1 month ago #18745 by KylieAnn
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Hi,
I am on Targin which is oxycodone, I take it every 6 hours three times a day.
I also have Endone which I can take Inbetween or if in extreme pain with the Targin.
Targin is controlled release and Endone is fast acting.
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1 year 9 months ago #25054 by Jenny K
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Hi Brook, I'm due to start prolotherapy in less than 2 weeks in my SI joints. Ive read a few of your posts. Is this something you'd highly recommend? I'm very concerned however my specialist is confident it'll work. I can barely walk at the moment do im willing to try anything.

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1 year 7 months ago #25516 by gemini
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Jenny,
Are you in QlD?Professor Michael Yelland did my treatments & still does see some patients.
He teaches at one of the Unis there mainly.
I am still in NT but have had contact with him.
I found it very effective & it was bulk billed at the Daisy Hill Practice I last went to on the way from Sunsine Coast to Coffs Harbour.
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