Active Kiteboarder Heals Low Back Injury with Prolotherapy
Traditional medical treatments failed this 50 year-old kite-boarder….
…then he found Caring Medical and Prolotherapy!
Prolotherapy is a treatment that heals chronic pain caused by a ligament or tendon injury. Patients that come toCaring Medical for Prolotherapy are of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. We specialize in treating tough cases of chronic pain and sports injuries, often for athletes who have seen numerous specialists already and only been offered surgery, arthroscopy, cortisone shot, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and pain medications. Most athletes prefer Prolotherapy because they are able to continue their activity or cross-training throughout the course of treatment.
Kenny was one such athlete. In his mid-forties he was an active kiteboarder and loved this water sport. When he suffered a low back injury , he went through all of the typical traditionally recommended treatments: rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), physical therapy, and was even considering surgery. When a friend told him about Prolotherapy he decided to have his low back treated this way first- surgery could always be a last resort.
When Dr. Hauser met with Kenny, he explained to him how Prolotherapy stimulates the body’s immune system to heal painful areas. He explained how RICE treatment and cortisone shots actually inhibit healing. Instead, Dr. Hauser encouraged Kenny to try MEAT (movement, exercise, analgesics, and treatment) to aid in his immune system, along with Prolotherapy, to repair the painful areas. Whereas low back surgery has a high failure rate. Kenny was interested in a non-surgical alternative for back pain and went through a course of five Prolotherapy treatments over five months. He also started a nutritional supplement regime designed for soft tissue healing, and was back to kiteboarding in just a few short months.
At age 50, Kenny is back to kiteboarding, thanks to Prolotherapy!
Now, five years later Kenny is still kiteboarding at the age of 50. He has come across a few new sports injuries in his elbow, rib, and wrist. He comes to Caring Medical every time he has a new injury because he won’t settle for giving up the sport he loves, when Prolotherapy works so well from the start of an injury! He finds healing from Prolotherapy and he is spreading the word to all of his friends! Kenny said it best himself when he told us that if it weren’t for Prolotherapy he would not be kiteboarding or living a normal life.
Are you an athlete with a low back injury keeping you from the sport you love? Before you try the typical sports injury treatments that can actually inhibit healing and progress toward arthritis, give us a call for an appointment. We would love to help you heal your pain and stay active in your sport.