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Is prolotherapy safe for a l5/s1 facet joint? I injured it 7 months ago and recently reinjured it. Feels loose and pops sometimes. Will it work?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes prolotherapy is well researched and offered treatment that has shown good success.
The basic theory is to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. Pretty cool stuff.

In brief: Yes

Yes prolotherapy is well researched and offered treatment that has shown good success.
The basic theory is to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. Pretty cool stuff.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

Twenties male w.
Low back pain ; "popping" probably w. Subluxing sacroiliac joint (sij). Facet disorder l5-s1 is radiological diagnosis, ; does not qualify as in-depth evaluation; which must include several physical exams. Facet joints are small ; do not pop. Sij is 17 cm squared ; largest joint in axial spine. Disordered sij's not dignosable by radiographs. Prolotherapy stabilization is worthy.

In brief: Probably

Twenties male w.
Low back pain ; "popping" probably w. Subluxing sacroiliac joint (sij). Facet disorder l5-s1 is radiological diagnosis, ; does not qualify as in-depth evaluation; which must include several physical exams. Facet joints are small ; do not pop. Sij is 17 cm squared ; largest joint in axial spine. Disordered sij's not dignosable by radiographs. Prolotherapy stabilization is worthy.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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