Number of sessions: 3
Number of shots per visit: 60-80
Type of solution used: Sodium morrhuate/ascelera and Platelet Rich Plasma
Area of injection: right hip labrum
Cost: Around $2250 (PRP is expensive!)
Outcome and current status: Am like 90% better, I can now raise and lower my hip with external rotation without it catching. Still have some issues with internal rotation, but I plan to see him again and if progress continues at this pace I should 100% with one or two more treatments
Probably saw the same doc as BackinAction since I did this while living in Chicago. FWIW he no longer uses sodium morrhuate, now he uses ascelera and that has proved to be much nicer to the body. Was on the edge of surgery before I did this and now I think I can make a complete recovery.
Like what everyone else on here has mentioned, prolotherapy results depend on the skill of whoever is administering it. IMHO if you see someone who does it on the side, you’re not really going to get much out of it, but if you see a specialist who only does prolo you’ll have much better success.[/quote]
I have had 8 sessions. For my ribs. On the left side I had ligament laxity somewhere between t1-t9. All the idiot fcking chiros I saw just made it worse. They told me my rib head was slipping so they kept popping it back in. By the 4th visit I said, if my rib head is slipping and you keep popping it back in and it slips again. Logic would tell me your just making something thats loose, looser. He assured me that this was “the way”. I stopped going to all these fcking quacks but by that time there manipulation has caused the same rib in my back to become loose at the sternum side as well. After a year of waiting other ribs started to slip.
Now I think I have 3 ribs that slip. One of my false ribs also slips and has calcium deposit from arthritis kicking in. The longer I waited the more the instability spread.
Prolotherapy seems to be the only solution for my problem. There doesnt seem to be a surgery for rib laxity besides resection which Im betting I couldnt lift if I had it done. With modern technology youd think they could just scope you and weld some kind of rubber super glue adhesive in there and fix it.
Morrhuate is a better proliferant than Asclera. Morrhuate was a staple solution in most prolos arsenal. The more localized inflammation you can receive the better. Unfortunately it stopped being produced this year. If I can ever get my hands on it I plan on buying 5-10 vials. Most doctors seem to cap you off at 10cc, in my case I need more like 20-40cc.