Injection Therapy [Prolotherapy]
Regenerative injection therapy is an effective treatment for acute and chronic injuries and pain. This type of therapy consists of prolotherapy, perineural therapy and neural therapy. These different techniques target tendons, ligaments, nerves, trigger points, and scar tissue to heal the injury and treat pain. These injections stimulate the healing cascade, collagen remodelling, and reset normal nerve function.
Different injections differ by the solution used and the depth of the injection
Prolotherapy is the rehabilitation of an incomplete structure, such as a ligament or tendon, by inducing proliferation of new cells. It involves the injection of substances that stimulate the healing cascade and collagen remodelling.
Perineural Injection Therapy:
PIT targets chronic pain and tenderness due to inflammed or injured nerves. The application relieves pain instantly and with repeated treatment, treats neuropathic pain. Chronic nerve pain is often due to trauma, arthritis, sports, overuse, and surgical injuries. This technique targets sensory peptidergic nerves and restores the nerve cells action potential to normal function leading to the decrease and eventual elimination of pain
Neural therapy includes trigger point injections and scar tissue mobilization by injection of solutions into these specific areas to restore fluidity in the tissues.
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FAQs on Injection Therapy
Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. When a solution is injected into an injured or damaged area, it triggers inflammation and stimulates the production of new tissue. This new tissue helps to strengthen and stabilize the affected area, reducing pain and improving function.
Prolotherapy can be mildly uncomfortable, as it involves the injection of a solution into the affected area. However, most patients report that the discomfort is tolerable and short-lived.
The length of time it takes to see results from prolotherapy can vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some patients may experience immediate pain relief, while others may require several treatments over a period of weeks or months to achieve the desired results.
Depending on the condition and degree of injury, injections are typically performed every 1-2 weeks for an average of 4-6 treatments.
Prolotherapy is generally considered safe, but like any medical procedure, it does carry some risks. The most common side effects include temporary pain, swelling, and stiffness at the injection site. In rare cases, more serious side effects, such as nerve damage or infection, may occur.
Prolotherapy may be covered by some insurance plans, but coverage varies widely depending on the insurance company and the specific plan. It is important to check with your insurance provider before undergoing prolotherapy to determine whether it is covered and what your out-of-pocket costs may be.