Neural Prolotherapy for Pain Relief is an exciting, new, and highly effective form of pain treatment for tennis elbow, painful knees, shoulder pain, neck, hip, and rib pain, muscle injuries, low back pain and more! The technique was developed by Dr. John Lyftogt, a sports medicine doctor in New Zealand who has been treating patients with chronic pain since 1978. It involves injections that are given superficially under the skin using a very small needle. Less invasive than classical Prolotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy consistently sees success rates of up to 80-100%.
Who can benefit from Neural Prolotherapy?
Anyone with pain, chronic or otherwise. Individuals who have been treated in the past with multiple surgeries and cortisone injections that have nonetheless remained in pain have seen their pain disappear with a few Neural Prolotherapy treatments.
Neural Prolotherapy effectively treats tennis elbow, painful knees, shoulder pain, neck, hip, and rib pain, muscle injuries, low back pain and more!
How does Neural Prolotherapy Work?
The working hypothesis is that dextrose and mannitol solutions help to repair inflamed nerves. These inflamed nerves under the skin are known to cause chronic painful conditions called “neuralgias” or “neuropathic pain”. We often call this “neurogenic inflammation”. Evidence supports that these small nerves responsible for muscles, ligaments and tendons are inflamed and prevent healing of these structures. Common treatments such as anti-inflammatories and cortisone injections don’t seem to treat neurogenic inflammation.
How many Neural Prolotherapy Treatments will I need?
Most patients respond in as little as 1-2 treatments. Typically 6-8 sessions of micro-injections under the skin with a very small needle are necessary. Additional treatments may be necessary for maintenance. Most patients experience that the benefits of neural prolotherapy hold on average for 12-24 months after treatment.
Read more about Dr John Lyftogt at doctorliftoff.co.nz.