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Judie
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I'm having really bad pain in my hip and wrists. I've done physical therapy and laser light.

It's so bad I have trouble walking. It seems to be a tendon problem (possibly through out my body).

A friend said prolotherapy helped her with her shoulder.

Does anyone have experience with this and care to share?

I'm not sure how having a substance that irritates an area will interact with lyme.

Thanks

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It's good for the joints. It strengthens the tendons and ligaments.

I had tons of it done about 10 yrs ago. My LLMD is very experienced in doing it. So I don't see any trouble with your having Lyme.

I will tell you that the first several days afterward can be very painful. I drugged up when having it done too!

Afterward, you cannot take any NSAIDS or aspirin, etc for about a week.

Go to You Tube and type in Ross Hauser. He trained my Dr.

MAKE SURE YOUR DOCTOR IS A VERY EXPERIENCED ONE!

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I did it some, and it helped a good bit here and there, but hasn't solved the problem. FWIW, my joint problem is complex, including structural, postural, and infection.
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GiGi
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I was freed of any further backaches from top to bottom. Dr. K. treated me twice many years ago, and haven't had a backache since then. Finding someone who does it well is the trick.
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I did it prior to being diagnosed with lyme disease and didn't get a great result.

If I had been further along in treatment, I think I would've had a more positive result.

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I had a torn rotator cuff and had two rounds by a doc in Chicago about 8 years ago. It worked very well and I avoided major shoulder surgery.

Pain has not returned. You can check out Prolotherapy or perhaps Prolozone which is Prolotherapy using Ozone.

All the Best, MattH

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I've heard really good things about the prolozone.

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Prolo has saved my life! I've had tons of it done, and just had more last week. There's hardly a joint that I haven't had worked on multiple times, due to too many injuries, Lyme

damage (before I knew what it was), too much stretching (was a professional dancer and a yogi), and genetic issues.

I couldn't recommend it enough. I know many of the top Prolo docs, have worked with them, and been injected by them, including Ross Hauser (great guy & good Prolo doc).

Go to GetProlo.com. There is tons of info there and listings of docs who do it. But get a good recommendation. The doc and his/her experience and training are key.

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"Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment which stimulates healing. Short for proliferation therapy, Prolotherapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy.

Prolotherapy works by stimulating the bodys own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue."

My sister (does not have Lyme) had excruciating pain in her lower back and leg, to the point where she couldn't sit. She had Prolotherapy treatment done by Dr. Hauser and it definitely helped her.

Here is the doctor's YouTube video and explanation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNATQaWdMm8

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I watched the video.. but what IS it? injections? I tried myofascial release many yrs ago when I became ill and it nearly killed me.. [Frown]
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Yes, injections.

I recently found out that I have the piriformis syndrome he is discussing here. I wouldn't have thought about doing prolo for that. Ouch.

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tailfeathers - This information was taken from Dr. Hauser's (Caring Medical.com) website:

"Prolotherapy works by exactly the same process that the human body naturally uses to stimulate the body's healing system, a process called inflammation. The technique involves the injection of a proliferant (a mild irritant solution) that causes an inflammatory response which "turns on" the healing process.

The growth of new ligament and tendon tissue is then stimulated. The ligaments and tendons produced after Prolotherapy appear much the same as normal tissues, except that they are thicker, stronger, and contain fibers of varying thickness, testifying to the new and ongoing creation of tissue.

The ligament and tendon tissue which forms as a result of Prolotherapy is thicker and stronger than normal tissue, up to 40% stronger in some cases!

Hackett Hemwall Prolotherapy: The Prolotherapy technique used at Caring Medical & Rehabilitation Services .

Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy is a type of Prolotherapy that incorporates the teaching and techniques of doctors George S. Hackett, MD and Gustav A. Hemwall, MD. Dr. Hackett was one of the original inventors of the technique, and Dr. Hemwall, one of his first Prolotherapy students, mastered the technique, expanded its use, and subsequently brought Prolotherapy to other physicians, training many of the Prolotherapy physicians who are practicing today.

This technique involves using a safe and simple base solution containing dextrose as the primary proliferant, along with an anesthetic (procaine or lidocaine), that is given into and around the entire painful/injured area (many injections vs one injection.) Most treatments are given every four to six weeks to allow time for growth of the new connective tissues.

The average person requires 3 to 6 visits total. The treatments are done in the office and do not require imaging or X-ray guidance or conscious sedation.

Many body parts can be treated at the same visit. Sometimes additional proliferants (stronger Prolotherapy solution additives) may be added to the base solution, depending on the individual case."

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Lymetoo -here is the recent post discussing Piriformis syndrome I thought you might find interesting. It ties in with Prolotherapy.

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/123554#000000

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I SO WISH my LLMD was still NEAR me. GRRR... I may have to go see him again to do the prolo. Thanks!

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Anyone who wants to hear more about other posters' interest or
experiences with Prolotherapy, do a search here on LN. I just came up with a long list of threads going back to 2004.

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