Treatment: Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) / Lumbar Spine
Melanie Metcalf began to experience pain in June 2007, after a fall down a flight of stairs. As the pain increased in her ankle and back, Melanie decided to seek medical care. Melanie first visited a Chiropractor, who adjusted her Sacroiliac Joint. The adjustment caused the pain to ebb and flow, before finally returning to a constant ache. Her second visit was to an Orthopedist, who began a series of Physical Therapy and SI injections. When this treatment plan failed to produce results, the Orthopedist recommended surgery as the solution to her pain.
Hoping to avoid a surgical procedure, Melanie decided to pursue Regenerative treatment options. After the physician performed a comprehensive medical exam, the physician diagnosed Melanie with weakened ligaments and a possible torn disc. The physician began a treatment plan of Prolotherapy to bring Melanie some immediate relief.
A discogram procedure confirmed the suspected disc tear and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) was performed to help her body heal the tear without surgical intervention. Following her Regenerative treatment plan, Melanie’s pain decreased significantly and she became increasingly active. “I can drive for extended periods of time. I am exercising four times a week, and recently went snorkeling. I got my life back!” Melanie was pleased with the treatment and care she received. “I was treated like a person, not a number. When I talked, the doctor actually listened.”
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