My 13 y.o. daughter suffered two whiplash type injuries during her childhood which led to chronic daily headaches. When she began spending more and more time on the couch we consulted some of the best medical practitioners in New England. For over three years her condition worsened to the point where she only left our home every 2-3 weeks, mostly for medical appointments. Any type of movement exacerbated the pain to the point where she was physically shaking and nauseous. She was labeled with the vague diagnosis of “occipital neuralgia” (pain originating at the back of the head) and lots of pills are what we received. Repeated testing showed no anatomic damage and no neurologic damage. At one point she lost 10% of her body weight and we were sent down the bunny trail of eating disorders. She underwent a psychological exam twice. We tried different massage therapies, acupuncture, and nerve blocks. We visited a chiropractor and an osteopathic doctor and purchased a myriad of supplements. She underwent two different trials of Botox and was hospitalized for a cocktail of meds administered intravenously.
Hers was a SOFT tissue injury to her neck, for which conventional medicine offered exactly… nothing. The prolotherapy offered by Dr. Greenberg has been the most effective treatment for her neck injury. We were told by one doctor that prolotherapy is”snake oil” or in other words “fake” medicine. Not true. My daughter has shown slow, but steady improvement under the care of Dr. Greenberg to the point where she is now able to work part-time and engage in outdoor sports. She has also been able to gradually reduce most of her medications and get her life back. Prolotherapy treatment under the heading of regenerative therapy is an excellent option for soft tissue injuries. Thank you, Dr. Greenberg, for swimming against the current!