U.L. from New Jersey - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am 66 years old and have had awful rectal and/or coccyx pain for over a year. I have been treated with every imaginable modality, i.e. chiropractic adjustments, pain meds, injections, nerve ablation, internal/external massages, aqua therapy and everything else. Nothing helped, as a matter of fact, more often than not, I felt worse after these treatments. And then I discovered an alternative medicine physician, who, upon careful examination determined that my pain was actual not from my coccyx but it was deferred pain from all the other degenerated places in my joints in the pelvic region as well as lumbar and thoracic spine. (I have had three spine surgeries over the last 15 years.
He began treating me with Prolotherapy. Anyone with chronic joint or muscle pain should examine this option. Just google "Prolotherapy" and there will be a lot of information on that topic on the internet. These are injections that involve the stimulation of collagen production and thus the healing and strengthening of overused, damaged and worn-out tendons and ligaments. I have had 10 treatments and I am a lot better, I cut my pain medicine intake by 60% and my sitting tolerance is coming back. All this is happening a little slower than I hoped but IT IS WORKING and I am still improving steadily. I was hopeless and desperate, now I am confident that I will get well again.
U.L. from New Jersey
Note from Jon Miles - see also the Prolotherapy section on the Injections and needles page.