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List of Chronic Pain Conditions

 

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Auto Injury Pain
- Back Pain - Chronic Pain

Hip Pain - Leg Pain - Neck Pain - Neck and Back Pain

Sciatic Pain - Shoulder Pain - Spine Pain

Patient Endorsement Letter to Dr. Matson





Auto Injury Pain

I recently began Prolotherapy and have found it to be extremely beneficial. When I went into Dr. Matson's office for the Initial evaluation I could not bare to sit in a chair longer than 45 minutes, and I needed massage therapy twice a week so that I could carry out the normal activities of life.

It has now been 4 months and I feel remarkably better. In fact, I could tell a difference after the first treatment, and after the second treatment I no longer needed the massage therapy. I have to admit that I was skeptical about using a nontraditional treatment when I first heard of Prolotherapy, but the results I have received from the treatment is evidence enough to me that it works!

I recommend this therapy to others who are experiencing pain from auto accidents or other types of injuries that are not healing. I have yet to find a therapy that is enjoyable, however I would definitely choose this form of therapy again if I were to be injured in the future.


Stacy C.
San Diego, CA

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Back Pain

I have suffered from back pain for over 15 years due to multiple injuries from weightlifting and one bad auto accident. In addition to daily pain I also experience 2-4 episodes a year that leave me unable to stand up straight, and also leaves me with debilitating pain. I have seen dozens of doctors and have tried just about every treatment available with little or no results.

After discussing my back history with Dr. Matson I decided to try Prolotherapy. Immediately after my first treatment, my back felt stronger. I was amazed after just 2 weeks how well my back was responding. Each day, I felt my back getting stronger. I am pain free for the first time in 15 years. This has been the only therapy that has worked for me. I highly recommend Dr. Matson and Prolotherapy.

David G.
Oceanside, CA




Back Pain

Due to a serious fall in the summer of 1997 I have suffered with back pain. The doctors used high doses of Motrin, physical therapy, and a series of epidural shots to alleviate my pain. However, none did the job and I continued to suffer until a friend told me she was so grateful for a therapy she was receiving. Prolotherapy has been the answer for her and now for me. I am so thankful for this incredible therapy and the relief it has given me in just six months- August 2005 to February 2006. Thank you Dr. Matson!

Judith W.
Forest Falls, CA




Back Pain

After a particularly bad weekend suffering through lower right back pain, I had an initial consultation with Dr. Matson. We decided on Prolotherapy treatment and he gave me the first treatment that day. After 2 or 3 days I felt much better. After the 2nd treatment, I felt almost normal. After the 3rd treatment, I felt so much better that I was able to start working out again, and now I have my weight back where it should be. The treatment was a total success, and I am very pleased.

Patrick M.
San Diego, CA




Back Pain

I have suffered with chronic low back pain for almost 10 years and have tried many doctors and therapies with no real long-term relief. After 5 Prolotherapy treatments I feel I am becoming pain free-somethlng I never thought was possible. It is changing my life. Thank you Dr. Matson.

Andrea K.
National Champion Roughwater Swimmer
San Diego, CA

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Back Pain

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Chronic Pain

I never imagined I could feel this well again. Prolotherapy treatment rejuvenated me so that pain no longer dominates my life.


Phyllis G.
Bonita, CA


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Chronic Pain

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Hip Pain

My right hip began to bother me when I walked about 2 years ago and became gradually worse until I had a very difficult time climbing stairs, walking, and getting up from a sitting position. I began to wonder if I would need a hip replacement but began to research and I have had several (Prolotherapy) treatments and now have no pain at all and am very pleased with the treatments.

Helen B.
La Mesa, CA


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Hip Pain

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Leg Pain

Two months ago I could not stand up straight, walk any distance, or go upstairs without severe leg pain and weakness. I had to quit work and cease most normal activities. Thus far I have had four treatments and have 80-90% less pain. I am back to work and normal activities. Prolotherapy has been an answer to prayer with minimal risk and discomfort.

Marilyn E.
San Marcos, CA

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Leg Pain

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Neck Pain

Dr. Matson is beyond belief. The Prolotherapy worked after just the 1st treatment. I have had chronic neck pain with very little range of motion for almost 6 years. After a car accident I was in such agony, I was ready to try "anything" for relief. Dr. Matson made it happen!

Cori B.
Winchester, CA







Neck Pain

"Prolotherapy: A God Send"

Having injured my neck while riding a roller coasterÖgiving myself "whiplash", I began a 2-year search for healing. Trying everything from drugs to massage, chiropractic treatments, even hospitalization for severe headaches, only gave temporary relief. Then my girlfriend told me about a therapy she was using for her knee, "prolotherapy" and said maybe you should try it for your neck. I was ready to try anything. After eight treatmentsÖI am experiencing freedom from painÖat last a new lease on lifeÖa "God send" to me. Thank you Dr. Matson.

Michelle D.
San Diego, CA



Neck Pain

Prior to my Prolotherapy treatments with Dr. Matson, I had a chronic low-grade burning sensation in my neck and shoulder muscles. The tension and pain would increase or decrease, depending on my stress levels, but the muscles always felt fatigued.

After five sessions of treatment my neck and shoulders feel rested and relaxed, and the pain is gone completely. I am queasy around needles, but Dr. Matson is very gentle, and the results are worth it. I would recommend this treatment to anyone without reservation.


Ramona R.
Artist
San Diego, CA

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Neck Pain

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Neck and Back Pain

Prolotherapy has really increased the structural stability in my upper back/neck. When I first came to Dr. Matson, I had severe nerve pain & muscle spasms. After 3 months, the nerve pain is less frequent and the muscle spasms are non-existent. I could really feel a difference after 2-3 visits. I would recommend Prolotherapy for anyone with chronic muscle and spinal pain in the upper back

Paul R.
La Mesa, CA






Neck and Back Pain

I took up bow shooting in 2002 and I shot about 70 pounds of pull. I am 6' 3", 280 lb. man. I pulled muscles in my neck and back, but I continued to shoot the bow thinking that my muscles where going to get stronger as I went along, but I wrecked my neck and back. I was in so much pain all the time. I did not want to work. I had no life with my family. I just wanted to be left alone. I tried cortisone shots, which did not work. Nothing worked. I tried every kind of pain pill. One day I got on the internet and put in a search for neck pain and began to read about Prolotherapy and kind Dr. Matson. I started with shots every 2 weeks and had instant results. Now I come every 6 months. It really does work. Thank you Dr. Matson!

Danny G.
Heber, CA


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Neck and Back Pain

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Sciatic Pain

I first encountered sciatic nerve pain a few years ago and was able to treat it with acupuncture. When it came back again a year ago, it became bad enough that I had to stop working. I tried various "alternative" treatments including acupuncture and could not get relief.

By the time I visited Dr. Matson to see about Prolotherapy, oral narcotics were barely allowing me to sleep a few hours. After one treatment I found that I was able to do without the pain relievers, once the swelling period subsided. It got better after the next couple of treatments. I now feel good enough to do most things, however, it is important to heed the doctor's warning about heavy lifting. I am relieved of pain and can enjoy life again.

David M.
San Diego, CA



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Sciatic Pain

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Shoulder Pain

Prior to my first visit I could not lift my arms above my shoulders without severe pain. At night I would have such pain that I would yell out from pain just rolling over. After 6 treatments, my pain level had reduced to almost nothing. I just did a 6 month renewal "not for pain but the prevention of it". I would recommend anyone with shoulder impingement or back pain to consider this therapy prior to considering other things like operations or even cortisone shots. This works!

Charles M.
Winchester, CA

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Shoulder Pain

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Spine Pain

Upon a third herniation of my lumbar spine, I was more than discouraged and frustrated! My chiropractor was concerned about my chronic condition and that there was less and less that he could do for me. He mentioned that I might want to consider prolotherapy. I began my research and ended up in Dr. Matson's office with pain levels beyond his "10" rating. And today (6 months later) with retraining my muscles to do the right thing, I am road cycling long distances and running and skiing without pain! I truly am getting my body back doing the things I love to do-just now with more wisdom. Thank you for your care and expertise Dr. Matson.

Tiffany B.
San Diego, CA




Spine Pain

Three months ago I was schedule to undergo an 8-hour surgery on my back. I was told they would attempt to accomplish decompression with posterior spinal fusion on the L3, 4, & 5 disks with pedicle screws and rod instrumentation with a crest bone graph. I would have been bed ridden for a while and out of work for 4 months: and may have taken over a year to heal.

Then 3 weeks before my surgery was scheduled to take place, my daughter told me about Dr. Matson and Prolotherapy. Within just 2 visits of receiving Prolotherapy, my back felt like a complete new back. I cancelled my surgery and am very blessed for what Dr. Matson has done for me. Can you believe just 2 months ago I was not even able to stand up straight and I had to walk with a cane? My back was so bad that my legs could not support me. I have recommended Dr. Matson to friends and they are also going through Prolotherapy and are very happy for all his help.

Dr. Gary Matson, Thank you for rescuing me from surgery and helping make my life wonderful. I can now do my walking and I am back at exercising. I highly recommend Dr. Matson and Prolotherapy.

Norma G.
San Bernardino, CA



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Spine Pain

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A Thank You Endorsement
for Dr. Gary Matson


If you are a new patient and reading this you may be like I was, skeptical and a little nervous about trying prolotherapy. I read many endorsements on his website and others and tried to see if there were any side effects, it seemed safe and worth a shot. I think what it boiled down to is I was willing to try it because the person who recommended Dr. Matson was a trusted friend, you may not have that advantage. My biggest fear was he told me Iíd have to give up my advils and switch to Tyenol, ( I actually pictured how terrible my day and night could be without my advil, thatís how bad I was).

Being uncomfortable most of the day can make you pretty grumpy and is a bit depressing. I really feel like prolotherapy treatments brought back my quality of life. My sciatica is now gone and I am now comfortable putting on my socks and I sleep thru the night, thatís huge. Writing this now, almost a year later it seems surreal I even had it so bad. After my first treatment, I thought, hmmm, maybe this is working, after the second treatment I thought, I do feel better, I wonder if itís the prolotherapy, and by my third treatment I was like 70% better and convinced. Then I did 2-3 more and felt about 90% better. About 4-5 months later I was feeling better and over did it at the gym and had to get treatments again. They helped after only 2 treatments.

When I was in pain, it seemed that every friend I had gave me the name of a Doctor or Chiropractor to try and I tried most of themÖ masseurs, physical therapists, accupuncturists, something called Feldenchrist (Iím not even sure how to spell it) Chiropractors, vicodin, x-rays, MRIs, cortisone shots, back surgeons, muscle relaxants, Advil, ben gay, Jacuzzis, yoga, stretching and on and on, but nothing worked long term, my body felt pain, it tensed up my muscles and I couldnít stop the cycle.

Iím much better now, I guess I have to face it that Iím getting older and canít do everything I used to do, but least Iím not in pain daily. I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. It is so weird itís not covered by health insurance, but it has been well worth every penny. If this note has convinced you to try prolotherapy then I will feel I did my job. If you would like to ask me any questions, please feel free to email me
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Michael M.

 
     
 

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