Prolo and PRP are awesome!!!
Waves hand wildly in the air!
Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma) have helped enormously!
I got hit by a deer 5 years ago, while galloping my big DWB. I hyper-extended all of the pelvic ligaments in trying to stay on, broke a number of vertabrae, re-arranging some in novel positions, and squashed some discs along the way. I got back on and rode home, because that was the only way I was going to get there.
The local doctors didn't even think I was hurt enough to do xrays. After about 3 months, I found a P.T. in Middleburg, Va with advanced training, who figured out that I was in serious trouble. She suggested a spinal neuro-surgeon who did lots of pro and olympic sports medicine. He sent me back to the P.T.
After 2 1/2 years of P.T. I was still having major pain and couldn't keep my pelvis in place. At which point I complained that my horses could have stem cell to tighten things up, why couldn't I? To which she said, you probably can.
She told me to research prolotherapy and PRP and suggested researching Dr. Mayo Friedlis, one of the great gurus in the field. Turns out he has helped a bunch of equestrians, including a number of world class ones that are friends of mine. Turns out there is a reason he is so understanding of our passion. He is an equestrian, too...
After getting their glowing references, I started the treatments.
I have gone from not riding and falling while walking short distances on my own 2 feet and hurting enormously most of the time, to being out of pain and riding. I started Foxhunting (hill topping) this Fall on a greenie that I started making after the PRP. Now I'm signed up for a baby novice cross country clinic with Jimmy Wofford. (Another item on my bucket list :winkgrin::D)
Check out Dr. Friedlis website:
and look at regenerative therapies.There is more on him on google, too.
Phoenix Farm, he knows people in this field all over the world, so I hope he can suggest someone in your part of the world.
I hope that this helps all of you. P.M. me if you want more info or encouragement. There is hope...