Dear Paul Kivela,M.D.
I am nearly at a loss for words concerning the help you have given to me concerning the Prolotherapy treatment you administered to me on February 21,2014.I also appreciate the
way that you explained the treatment and how it works. Your friendly open manner is something I haven’t experienced in the other doctor’s I went to in the past 12 years. Many physicians seem to merely follow the protocol that they have been taught or that their place of employment insists upon.
On the other hand you listened to my symptoms, asked me questions and based your treatment on what you learned from me. I am 74 and one orthopedic doctor took one look at me and stated that when we get older we get arthritis. He wanted to prescribe a strong pain medication,and said that when the pills no longer gave adequate pain relief I could have cortizone injections up to three times every six months. Then, he would consider knee replacements. None of these solutions set well with me. Next,I tried a Physiologist/Reflecologist who manually pushed my knee’s into proper place with his assistant holding me down on a massage table – it really hurt! I also tried acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. While I enjoyed the latter two methods, they didn’t help my knee pain.
Dr. Kivela, I guess what I am saying is that as a retired nurse, I am aware of side effects of medications, the risks of surgery and doctors not listening to patients. You , on the other hand, explained the history of Prolotherapy and told me where I could do research. One month later at the follow up appointment; It was very pleasing to me for both of us to smile while I walked up and down stair as easily as I had 15 years ago. You can count on me to tell my friends and family the success of Prolotherapy and you. Thank you for helping me walk and sleep without pain.
Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment which stimulates healing. Short for “proliferation therapy,” Prolotherapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. The treatment originated in the 1930’s and has helped many patients ever since. Prolotherapy works by getting the body to use its own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured and painful joint areas.