My Proloexperience

My Prolo Protocol:

The following areas were injected bilaterally with a 15 % Dextrose, 10 % Sarapin solution at their bony attachments including the lamina, facet joints, transverse processes of cervical vertebrea C1 to C7, the mastoid process, superior and inferior nuchal ridges on the occiput, posterolateral clavicule and superior angle of the scapula: suboccipital and erector spinae muscles, including longissimus capitus, iliocostalis cervicis, longissimus cervicis, scalene posterior, splenius cervicis, semispinalis cervicis, and semispinalis capitis, sternocleidomastoid, trapezius, levator scapulae, and serratus anterior muscle; also injected were the C1 to C7 facet joints including these joints articular capsules and the intertransverse ligaments.

A total of 80 cc of solution was utilized to 56 seperate injections, 0,5 cc solution was injected to each of above facet joints. 11 cc PRP solution injected around upper cervical region C0-C3

Thoracic spine:
 The following areas were injected with a Special solution bilaterally at their bony attachments including the facet joints and costovertebral junctions from T1-T7 as well as the ribs, the joint capsules, costotransverse ligaments, as well as the erector spinae muscles, including iliocostalis, longissimus, splenius, semispinalis, multifidus, rotatores, levatores costarum and the intertransversarii muscles.

3 cc Dextrose, 2 cc Sarapin, 5 cc sterile water, 1 cc Asclera

Lower Back/Ilio sacral joint:
 The following areas were injected bilaterally with a special solution at their bony attachments in the lower lumbar, sacral and iliac crest regions:
dorsal sacroiliac, iliolumbar, sacrotuberous, and sacrospinous ligaments; thoraco lumbar fascia, aponeurotic origin of the latisimus dorsi, and the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, iliocostalis, lumborum, longissimus, multifidus, quadratus lumborum, and pyriformis muscles. Solution was also injected into and around the L3/4 and L5 facet joints and transverse processes bilaterally.

A total of 70 cc was utilized for 56 seperate injections, 5 cc injected in each of the sacroiliac joints.

My personal prolo experience:

In total I had 10 prolo treatments in Chicago. The office staff was very friendly and caring. At my first appointment, I had to write down my whole history of diseases (a very long questionaire including every organ and symptom I ever had).

Then you will be called into a treatment room, and the nurse answers all your questions and listens to your concerns. Following, the doctor arrives and answers all medical questions about prolotherapy.

He then decides how many treatments you probably need, and sets a period of time between your treatments. After this, the actual treatment begins.

You will wear a gown, the nurse will completely disinfect the soon-to-be-treated area, and prepares the injections.
(Better not to look at how many syringes are lying there now.)

You will lie down on your abdomen, and the doctor starts to inject. In my specific case all went very quickly. I had a total of 7 treatments of the area between C0–C3; 9 treatments from C3-7, 4 treatments of the thoracic spine, and 5 treatments of the lower back.
3 of those sessions included my whole back, which I really regretted. The pain got to intense after a while…

After each session, someone from his staff will contact you by phone or email to ask you how you are doing.

We decided that I first will have treatments every 10 days, and later every 3-4 weeks.

After the first treatment, my neck was super swollen and I felt bad. However, for a few days my neck felt more stable due to the swelling. After 10 days, the swelling was gone and the instability back just as bad as before the treatment.

I was told that I should not expect any success before the 3rd treatment. So I waited and waited. Unfortunately, there was no improvement throughout my cervical spine, but my lower back improved a little bit.

Conclusion: I would say, the office is very knowledgeable and friendly, but I think some cases of cervical spine instability are just progressed too far and might not respond to prolo anymore.