28 Mar Neural-Prolotherapy (NPT): Treating chronic pain and inflammation
What does NPT treat?
- NPT can treat any acute or chronic pain syndrome due to MVA, sports injury, repetitive use injury, strains, sprains, poor posture, surgery scars etc.
- NPT also treats patients experiencing impingement syndromes, restricted range of motion, inflammation and swelling.
What should I expect after the first treatment?
- In the first treatment you will notice either complete or significant removal of the pain
- Range of motion will be restored significantly or completely
How long does the treatment last?
- The first treatment offers pain relief for anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days or longer.
- Each consecutive treatment builds on the previous creating longer periods of relief until complete healing is achieved
- Every patient responds differently and the extent of the inflammation typically determines the period of analgesia.
How many treatments do I need?
- We recommend 6-8 treatments for most patients
How does it work?
- According to Hilton’s Law: the nerve supplying a joint also supplies both the muscles that move the joint and the skin covering the articular insertion of those muscles.
- NPT is administered just under the skin in or close to subcutaneous nerves. These Nerves have been shown to be responsive to glucose, which is responsible for binding pre-synaptic calcium channels inhibiting the release of substance P and CGRP, thereby decreasing neurogenic inflammation
- This allows normal flow of Nerve Growth Factor and subsequent nerve repair with analgesia