07 Jun Unresolved and chronic neck pain treated with Prolotherapy.
Unresolved and chronic neck pain
AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY ON DEXTROSE PROLOTHERAPY FOR UNRESOLVED NECK PAIN AT AN OUTPATIENT CHARITY CLINIC IN RURAL ILLINOIS
Abstract: The optimal long-term, symptomatic therapy for chronic neck pain has not been established. Accordingly, we investigated the outcomes of patients undergoing Hemwall-Hackett dextrose Prolotherapy treatment for unresolved neck pain at a charity clinic in rural Illinois. We studied a sample of 98 patients who had suffered with pain on average for 59 months and seen over 3 physicians prior to being treated quarterly with Prolotherapy. On average 18 months following their last Prolotherapy session, patients were contacted and asked numerous questions in regard to their levels of pain and a variety of physical and psychological symptoms, as well as activities of daily living, before and after their last Prolotherapy treatment. The results of this study showed that patients had a statistically significant decline in their level of pain, stiffness and crunching sensation with Prolotherapy. This included clients who were told by their M.D. (s) that there were no other treatment options or that surgery was their only answer for their chronic pain.