There is a therapy claiming to relieve chronic pain for life, it is named "neural prolotherapy". The therapy is short, non evasive, with some pain, and relatively safe. The pain is said to disappear for life when completed. Check it out on "Utube", there is a video there of the a doctor in the process of performing the therapy on a man's neck.
I have been a chronic pain patient for over ten years now experiencing excessive thoracic, lumbar, and sciatica nerve pain with the added pain of arthritis throughout.. I developed "drop foot" from the first surgery of three. Many times I have said; " if only my ankle and foot pain would cease, I would never complain of my back pain again". The brace that I wear creates pain in a few minutes and within hours it is close behind, if not past the most pain felt. Combining all together, my demeanor changes quickly, unfortunately for the worst.
Needless to say, pain is my constant and closest companion, which is so loud at times I cannot focus on anything, not to mention being able to go to my " happy place"; nothing has ever tamed my pain. I have tried most treatments for pain; surgeries, narcotics, epidurals, chiropractic, massages, physical therapy, tens unit, etc., and have never been able to stay "up and about" for much past six hours without having to lie down to rest and that is on good days.
After researching the neural prolotherapy, my next order of business is retrieving a referral from my surgeon to visit the doctor who performs the prolotherapy in near Atlanta, Ga. Although it seems "to good to be true", the therapy's procedure is more desirable than the "lumbar stimulator" which is the doctors last suggestion to help my pain.
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