Long-time reader, first time poster. I hope I can get some input from anyone who is very knowledgeable in the use of GH and whether or not it can be used successfully to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Iâ??ve read studies that HGH are successful at healing burn victims, healing tissue in mice where they do sham surgeries compared to placebos and also post-operative HgH use in the elderly showing remarkable results.
However I canâ??t find any adequate data other than anecdotal reports of lifters using it to heal what every injury they had at 2-4iu a day for 3-6 months saying it worked.
Iâ??ve read through BBBâ??s HgH protocol (8-12iu E3D, I know itâ??s an aesthetic protocol to mimic the growth spurts during puberty), but can it be used for healing musculoskeletal injuries? As for one this protocol is 21 day w/7 days of 8-12ius which would be cheaper than 4iu every day for 6 months. Additionally If I can use this to improve body comp/aesthetics while healing an injury, that would be a win-win.
I can get some HgH (Pfizer redi pens, 36iu/12mg for 550 bucks = ~15$ iu). I have no idea if this a good deal or not.
History of my injury:
Iâ??ve been dealing with low back discomfort since April 2013 when I fell getting into the shower (landing on my PSIS) giving me instant sciatic pain down left leg and was crippled for 3 weeks. Received chiropractic treatment for 3 months and I was able to slowly start lifting heavy again. However since that day, I have had morning stiffness (feeling like an old man) to this day. I never really sought out further diagnosis between 2013/2014 (x-rays/mri/ultrasound) because I was still able to lift and compete in powerlifting so I thought I was fine.
Nov 2014 I did too much volume on squats and deads at the gym â?? and my glute gave out in the hole and I had to grind it out (no spotters and was in squat stand so no safetyâ??s). Saw my chiro again and he said when my glute gave out my sacroiliac ligament took the load and I strained/slightly tore it. I received regular treatment and I competed in Aug 2014 with no pain/discomfort other than morning stiffness.
April 2015 I did CPF Ontario provincials winning raw 181, all the training up to it I was in discomfort â?? had to do very intricate warm ups to be able to squat / DL, but when I was lifting there was no pain. When I started my next strength training cycle (june 2015) after my hypertrophy phase (apr-june) I was in daily pain with every day movements (putting socks on etc) so I stopped all squatting and deadlifting in July to avoid aggravation.
Current Status of injury:
-XRAY- slight degeneration of l5/s1 disc, no fractures of facet joints which sport Dr was concerned about
-Blood tests- to rule out any inflammatory diseases
-MRI (October) = protruding disc l5/s1 to the left (I have no neurological symptoms, other than sharp pain when sneeze in my sacrum, and is also to hip/side I fell on)
-Saw pain specialist back in Nov â?? his diagnosis is the ligaments in my back are still injured and Iâ??m a candidate for PRP injection, regarding the protruding disc he said that was more a symptom/cause of the weak/injured tissues on left side of pelvis/low back. Iâ??ve been referred out to another Dr. and donâ??t have appointment till Feb 22nd 2016, and thus I wont receive PRP treatment for a while. With qualifying meet for CPF nationals coming up I need something now so I can be could in a month or 2 to start really training.
-Age = 23, Height= 5â??9, Weight = 185lbs, BF % = 13-15% if I had to guess (visible abs and decent vascularity), Lifting experience = 6 years (3 years bodybuilding, 3 years powerlifting)
-Best competition Lifts (Raw no sleeves or wraps)- SQ-507, BP-330, DL-585 @ 181
-Best gym lifts (raw/sleeves) SQ-530, BP-360 (touch n go), 605 DL @ ~185
I really want to get better, and start lifting again so I can compete in April to qualify for CPF nationals in June. The PRP treatment is 600$ + the doc told me and it might even take 2+ injections which Iâ??m looking at 1200$ minimum. If HGH can help speed up my recovery so I can start training and qualify for nationals that would be awesome! Additionally would anavar be another optional route as itâ??s also used in hiv/burn patients to increase collagen synthesis?
Please let me know If HGH is viable route for healing the ligaments in my back or if you guys think I should wait for PRP or should do both (money is tight as Iâ??m a student, but will do whatever it takes to get back to lifting ((Rich Piana pun, but seriously)) because not doing what I love is making me depressed as shit.