Do you live in the US, or somewhere else? Check here to see if there are any practitioners close to you: Liste des praticiens formés à l’hydrotomie percutanée ┃ Société Internationale d'Hydrotomie PercutanéeOkay, call me intrigued! I have osteoarthritis, and just yesterday had new CT scans to see if my surgeon wants to do yet another fusion (L4/L5, and possibly my sacroiliac joint). The pain leaves me moving back and forth from couch to bed endlessly trying to find a position that isn’t agony. I detest the OxyContin (which doesn’t seem to help anyway). Acupuncture works somewhat, but only for a few hours. I think the supplements I take (curcumin, etc) help, but it’s difficult to gauge. Breathing and meditation help, but only with pain relief, not with activity. My pain is about a 7-8 as I type this, and is also the cause of my insomnia and short sleep duration, which exacerbates everything, like a feedback loop.
I checked out the Quinton water (liquid and capsules) online, and the cost is way above my means. I seriously doubt my insurance has even heard of the stuff, much less covers treatment ( though I could be wrong). I could probably swing a month of the capsules, but I have to ask if such a limited use would be worthwhile. Thoughts?
From my limited experience, I think that in your case, the injections would benefit you a great deal, but that taking Quinton water orally wouldn't do much and may not be worth the expense if it is beyond your means right now.
I'm very sorry to hear about your troubles, Evster. Take care and don't despair, maybe there is another way.