About 3 years ago my doctor told me about these treatments. I checked and my insurance company wouldn't pay for them as it was a fairly new treatment
Prolotherapy - is used to relieve pain with injection of an irritant (dextrose) into ligament or tendon to promote growth of new tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma - your blood is drawn then spun down in a centrifuge. This separates the components in your blood. Only the PRP is used for the injection
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I had prolotherapy a few years ago, before my fibro diagnosis, and it was torture. Had injections in both legs, and in my pelvic area. I was so sore and bruised for days afterward....I think I had like 6 treatments, because I kept thinking it would eventually work, and it never did.
Thank you so much for this information! I'm sensitive to most medications so I don't take them. The only OTC one I use is Advil and I try to use it sparingly...most of the time I take warm showers, use Bio-Freeze or Blu Emu cream...heating pad etc. As I've gotten older it is getting worse and am trying to go a different route to get some pain relief. Was thrilled to see your post on the PRP.....my doctor at that time told me it was expensive...wanted to hear from someone who had taken these and how it turned out for them. I'm definitely going to look into this as my next treatment whether the insurance pays or not....It will be worth it to get a little part of my life back....if it is o.k. with you I would like to add you to my team. Thank you again, Linda
Lori, thank you for your post on how prolotherapy was for you. I bruise so easily and with fibro things that might not bother others is terrible for me. More than likely I would have the same problem with bruising and soreness. What type of doctor administered your injections? The doctor that told me about this was a
Physiatrist- doctor of physical medicine & pain medicine......As I mentioned in my question my insurance would not pay for the treatments at that time and they were expensive. I'm sorry this did not help you and appreciate your input on prolotherapy. Take care, Linda
Very interesting lablady!! Keep us posted please! ❤️
Hi....was wondering how long you had some relief after taken the IV? I had another post from a lady said the prolotherapy was very painful. I've had many things done....used to have regular acupuncture treatments and they really helped me feel more normal and less pain. But can no longer drive 45 miles to the office for treatments. Would appreciate any info you have as I've been looking into this for quite a long time. Also, the expense.....but if it just takes a little pain away so I can function better it will be worth it....Thank you for your post.....Take care, Linda
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