Prolotherapy for Acute Injury
Ross Hauser, M.D.
Most people understand the role of getting Prolotherapy for chronic pain or injury. But what about getting Prolotherapy immediately after an injury is sustained? More people are doing that than you may think. Think about it for a second. Prolotherapy helped get you out of chronic, lingering pain. Now you have an acute injury. How would you treat it?
One of the local doctors came to me about three years ago because of very severe elbow pain. The pain was interfering with her main leisure activity. No, it wasnít golf, tennis, or any other racket sport. It was trapeze! Yes, you heard me right! J.R just loved trapeze. Not only was her trapeze training being affected, but her work involved very intricate handling of instruments with her fingers/hands, which was becoming more and more difficult because of the severe elbow pain, even putting her career at stake.
You know the story. J.R. received Prolotherapy over several months and did great and got totally back to trapeze. The doctor even showed me a video of J.R. doing a perfect two flipper. I forget what it is called in trapeze circles, but it is a very hard maneuver to do. It was J.R.ís goal for a few years to be able to do this, and because of Prolotherapy, she was able to do it. Obviously, J.R. was able to resume working without pain. This alone made J.Rís life much more tolerable.
About three months ago J.R. came in somewhat emergently because she threw out her back. It was the typical bent over and twisting motion that caused havoc to her back. As I evaluated her, I made it clear that it was an injury to the sacroiliac joint/ligaments and here were her treatment options. ďJ.R., you can let it heal and speed the healing with supplements. Put heat on it. Get manipulation by a chiropractor. Do physical therapy. Of course, you can always get Prolotherapy.Ē She asked how many visits of Prolotherapy did I think she would need. I said one or two. She quickly got on the table and in a matter of minutes her pain was eliminated. That is the only treatment she needed.
The treatment she chose (Prolotherapy) was done in a matter of minutes and she didnít have to do anything else. You see J.R. has a very busy, fulfilling life. She didnít want to get five to ten physiotherapy or chiropractic visits. In the end, getting Prolotherapy to her lower back not only saved her time, but money. J.R. came to Caring Medical because her body responds quickly and thoroughly to Prolotherapy. I suspect your body will too.
Here are the top 6 reasons our patients give for getting
Prolotherapy for an acute injury:
1. They have had a good response to Prolotherapy in the past.
2. Time is urgent. They have a big competition coming up or something to do or donít want to miss work and donít have time to waste. They need to be healed now!
3. They are in severe pain and want it gone now!
4. They want to get treated in the manner that will resolve the problem the quickest.
5. The injury is severe.
6. They want to get Prolotherapy instead of surgery, physical therapy, or chiropractic care. They understand that they need medical assistance to get well, but believe that Prolotherapy will do it quicker with the least expense as compared to the other treatments available.
Some of the sports injuries I get I know will heal on their own. Others I know will need Prolotherapy. Why should I get two months of physiotherapy, along with limiting my activities when in the end the injury will need Prolotherapy? Just give me Prolotherapy right away! More and more people are saying just that! If this describes you, come on in! Join the myriad of athletes and active people who donít want to wait around nursing an injury. Get rid of it today!