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Ten years ago I was skeptical regarding Prolotherapy... I had heard the testimonials and I had spoken to senior physicians. I thought it was professional mass confusion until I developed my own experience. I was surprised about positive and lasting results on selected patients. In my practice today, I routinely utilize Prolotherapy for management of mechanical lower back pain discomfort and various sports-related injuries.

Prolotherapy is the only methodology I have ever utilized with limited risk yet potential for significant benefit. As a practitioner of Prolotherapy I encourage athletes and chronic pain patients with chronic soft tissue injuries to consider Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a secret that needs to be discovered."

I have been receiving prolotherapy from Dr. Michael Cronin for both my shoulder and my back since October, 2004 and have found great relief from each treatment. I enjoy playing competitive "senior" baseball (hardball) and Dr. Cronin's treatments have made that all the more possible. In addition to Dr. Cronin's technical proficiency I continue to see him because of his strong intuitive sense of what it takes to heal. Although I do not live in the Phoenix area I have even taken it upon myself to fly there specifically to see Michael. Recently, while in the area for a tournament I received a treatment for my arm and shoulder and was delighted to find that I was able to play several days in a row, and even pitch, 'pain free.' Thanks, Mike!
 
Teddy
Los Angeles, CA
I first went to see Dr. Michael Cronin when I was in terrible pain with a whiplash injury. I was in constant pain, living on strong pain killers, and had to go to bed as soon as I got home from work. I had tried all the typical therapies - physical therapy, massage, and epidural injections. The best of these only gave temporary relief. According to the doctor who had been overseeing my treatment before Dr. Cronin, my next step was surgery. I did not want such an invasive procedure done. I could not afford to miss work.

I went to see Dr. Cronin on a friend's recommendation. The first day I walked into his office I was in a good deal of pain. Dr. Cronin introduced me to Prolotherapy and the benefits it could offer me. Since I began treatment, I feel an enormous relief from the pain. I am once again able to work out at the gym and my children have there mother back ,again. I highly recommend prolotherapy for anyone who has chronic pain. I wish I knew about it earlier.
 
Deirdre
Scottsdale, AZ
I initially injured my knee with torn cartilage at 15 yrs old and it has since been re-injured three more times. Needless to say, after 30 years, the pain and swelling in my knee became progressively worse, even buckling as I walked.

An MRI report showed

Severe tricompartmental osteoarthritis;
Chronic and Acute abnormalities involving the medial collateral ligament;
iliotibial band friction syndrome;
lateral tilting and subluxation of the patella;
complex degenerative tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and;
large joint effusion, with subcutaneous edema.

The Orthopedic Surgeon I was seeing at the time scheduled me for arthroscopic surgery to be followed by 6 to 8 weeks of physical therapy. But after all the pre-op exams, the surgery was cancelled because I had taken an aspirin for pain the day before.

My son Darren encouraged me to contact Dr. Darrow, who referred me to Physician in Scottsdale Arizona that practices Prolotherapy and suggested I take NeoCell's Collagen II and Kola2 supplements..

I cancelled my surgery that had been rescheduled for the following week and made an appointment with Dr. Cronin I have had three Prolotherapy treatments and have doubled up on NeoCell's Collagen II and Kola2 because I have such amazing results from these combined therapies. I am thrilled to say that only six weeks later, without physical therapy, the swelling has diminished almost completely and I am now walking without a limp, without pain and no knee collapsing!
 
Pauline
Scottsdale, AZ
For the past 4-5 years I have suffered much discomfort to my left knee. My weight increased to a top weight of 402 lbs. and my left knee pain became a true level 10 pain!

In October of 2007, I met with an orthopedic surgeon who informed me that not only did I need a total left knee replacement, but my right knee was at the end of the road as well.

I began a weight loss program and after losing 100 lbs., the intense pain remained. A fellow patient at the clinic told me about Dr. Michael Cronin, a Naturopathic doctor specializing in pain control and rehabilitation through prolotherapy. I was very hesitant to try something new and after another week of suffering checked out his website and scheduled an appointment.

After years of suffering and hundred of sleepless nights. I sought treatment from Dr. Cronin. I had my first treatment on a Thursday afternoon and was so amazed to wake up to my first pain free night of sleep in years! I have had two additional treatments to date and am sleeping well now for nearly a month and also am swimming a mile a day and have not experienced any knee pain since prior to my first treatment.

My gratitude goes out to Dr. Cronin and his treatment of my knee and I believe I will not have to endure a painful surgery because of his treatment.
 
RW
Phoenix, AZ
I have been receiving prolotherapy for several years and have been almost with out pain for the first month. Before I started the treatments, the Veterans Administration wanted to place me in a wheel chair and when I resisted they issued me a walker and a cane. At that time my left leg was weak and subject to giving way and causing me to fall, I also had chronic neck and shoulder pain. At this time I walk with out a cane or walker and while my back had steel rods installed, which will never fully recover, I am able to function very well without mechanical support or fear of falling. I exercise at a fitness center on a regular basis and use many of the facilities pieces of equipment. I am 81 years old.
 
Eugene
Phoenix, AZ
I have been a patient of Dr. Kyle Cronin for many years - she is wonderful! Very knowledgeable, caring - works hard to get you on the path to good health.
 
Pat H
I had tennis elbow for 14 months, (onset due to poor ergonomics and excessive computer use), and could not get any relief from conventional treatment (physical therapy, rest from computers, brace, etc.) Based on a recommendation, I saw Dr. Cronin and he suggested Platelet Therapy, but due to the cost, he asked if I also had other areas that might need treatment. I was a bit skeptical, but I had surgery on my right hip 5 years previously, and while the surgery did an amazing job of repairing a torn labrum, I still had mild pain on occasion. Dr. Cronin treated both areas, and after two treatments, I could tell a huge improvement. I went in for a third treatment, and also had him start treating my low back. I had injured my back 20 years previously, and it was aggravated by a rear-end collision 10 years ago. I always had mild pain, but treated it with frequent Chiropractor visits, and lots of core training to keep my back strong. The Chiro helped, but never totally got rid of the pain. It has been 3 months, and my elbow, hip, and back are all phenomenal. Last week I had a business trip and spent 5 days in a hotel; I always come back with a huge back ache from the sagging mattresses. Not this time! For the first time in 10 years, my back is TOTALLY great. I know that Platelet therapy is expensive, but when I add up the cost of just my tennis elbow treatments - let s not even discuss the cost of Chiro care over the last 10 years - the PHP therapy is well worth it in my experience. I would recommend anyone with joint pain go talk with Dr. Cronin. He has done amazing things for me, and I give him and his staff my highest recommendation.
 
Dave Wheeler
The doctors and staff are the best. I have been going there for about 6 years and they have always treated me with kindness and conducted themselves with integrity and compassion. They really care about their patients as whole individuals.

Doctor Kyle has helped me significantly with my thyroid issue through diet and supplements and gotten me completely off medication. Plus, she has a wonderful bedside manner and is very easy to talk to. Now I am pretty much symptom free and my blood tests are almost back to normal. I feel great!

Also, my husband has just started to see Dr. Mike for his back. Dr. Mike recommended prolotherapy and it is already helping to improve things. He has less pain and more mobility than he has in a very long time. He, too, has a great bedside manner and a good sense of humor.

The office staff are also great people. I love Marianne, who runs the office. She is very good at her job and is also easy to talk to. The other ladies who work there are courteous, prompt and efficient at their jobs as well.

If you are looking for an alternative to conventional medical care and want to explore natural therapies for chronic problems or even general wellness, this is the place to go! I can't thank them enough for all that they have done for my family.
 
Gerry Crouse
I've been working with the team at Naturopathic Physicians Group for a long time and can't say enough good things about them. Dr. Cronin is easily the most intelligent and well versed Naturopath I have ever met! You can't go wrong with this team.
 
Kasim Aslam
I had an amazing experience with my treatments here. Prolotherapy and PRP is an tremendous form of treatment to fix and heal a variety of joint problems and I doubt that there's anybody who does it better than Dr . Michael Cronin and his staff. I've always looked forward to going here as I feel very welcomed and I know how effective it is in my healing. I couldn't be happier!
 
Jeb G.
Scottsdale, AZ

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