In three separate incidents I have sustained injuries to both my shoulders and to my mid back. These injuries occurred between 10 and 15 years ago, causing a lot of pain and never seeming to get much better. I would think that I was improving, then I would have a setback and be right back where I started. This happened time and time again, and I have found myself getting increasingly depressed as I had to give up first one activity that I loved, then another. Worst of all, I was becoming less helpful to my family and generally leading a much less productive life than before. My inability to lead an active life was causing other things to go wrong in my body, particularly weakness and pain in my lower back even though I tried to stay as fit as I could with stretching and mild exercises.
I had seen my doctor about these things, and all he could offer were drugs to ease my pain, to help with sleep and to deal with my depression. I had also seen a chiropractor, which did give me some temporary relief. I did not want to have surgery. I was simply getting worse. I had heard about Prolotherapy a number of years ago and had been thinking about it, but I had not pursued the idea for various reasons. Then about nine months ago I read about it in the Mayo Clinic Health Letter in which they were discussing alternative medicine. Prolotherapy was one of the alternatives that they said did work. That was it. I wasn’t going to just think about it any longer. I found Dr. George Kramer of Advanced Medicine Alternatives and that was the beginning of my recovery. Now after six months of Prolotherapy I have been able to reduce my pain medication to practically nothing. I am doing more of the things I used to do and am generally a more productive and upbeat person. I expect I will continue to improve.
Dr. Kramer is experienced and skilled and he listens to his patients and acts on what they tell him. He is kind and easy to talk to. I am very grateful to him and to God for this healing that is taking place. Needless to say, if you are suffering from pain like I was then I would definitely recommend seeing Dr. Kramer for an evaluation to see if you are a candidate for Prolotherapy. This is a non-invasive, simple (for the patient) and quick procedure. The little bit of discomfort associated with it is nothing compared to what you have been going though, maybe for years. It is most definitely worth it.