So neural therapy involves injections also? Interesting, I've never really heard of it. Kinda reminds me of prolotherapy to some extent, although it has a more specific intention compared to just trying to cause a healing response.
I'll bring it up when I see a PT next week. My guess is they will be clueless, though, since thats usually the response I get to new ideas. At that meeting I'll also be having iontophrenisis done, which actually uses ions as well (I googled neural therapy and so now I'm trying to talk as if I know what I'm talking about).
Anway, the real question is am I really in the "crawling" stage? I know I'm relatively early but in terms of any progress, I'm either at 0% or in the negatives. I understand the "grit and bear it" ideology of Meyers, except it doesn't make sense to me because I am a sprinter and I can't really sprint. I fought my way through groin pain for three years and I ended up blowing out my left tire (groin/leg). I have a serious problem with his "grit and bear it" theory to recovery from his surgery.
Platelet injections was what I was talking about, but I had forgotten the background on how they do it. What makes you think its too early for that? I don't see myself getting it within the next month, though, as I think they will be trying other things out on me first before they take that step (like the ionto, more PT, the nitro pads, and whatever else we come up with like possiblyl the neural therapy).
The thing that bothers me is the claim that you can recover in 6-8 weeks after the Meyers surgery (though it is obvious that all results won't turn out that way) but then after surgery if you aren't feeling great 8-10 weeks out all you get is the "well its early, just deal with it". And that isn't an attack on you, thats the type of response I get from the Meyers office.
Anyway, Meyers repaired a torn adductor, as well as some torn rectus adominus muscles. I have been diagnosed with a labreal tear, but no one thinks it has anything to do with my pain, particularly because the numbed my hip joint during a MRI on my hip and it didn't take any of my pain away. At this point I know I'm in for a long recovery time, but the problem is that based on how I feel I don't see any real recovery coming from any of this and my goal was to be sprinting by September. Now I'm worrying about making it back to sprint at all next year....or ever.
What I want to find is the "magic cure", but not the kind that fixes me in a day. I just want to find the kind that lets me get progressively better (and ultimately 100%) in at least the next couple months.
Thats why I'm trying to look into these other things. Thanks for the neural therapy idea. I'll let the board know about the "nitro pads". I've still got a blog going at
so you can keep checking there for my story but I'm gonna post periodically on here when I have something that can result in discussion