Neural Prolotherapy (Neurofascial Prolotherapy) involves injecting a dextrose solution (glucose and water) into the fatty superficial layer just under the skin to promote the healing of injured nerves and restoration of tissue function. In the subcutaneous layer, we find fascia which is rich in subcutaneous nerves, that when injured or irritated, can be a source of chronic pain and discomfort.
Common causes of neurogenic inflammation include the following:
- Nutrient deficiencies (Vitamin B12 deficiency)
- Nerve compression or overuse
- Surgery or direct trauma
- Infection of the nerve
- Autoimmune disease
Neural Prolotherapy involves a series of microinjections just below the surface of the skin using a needle that is not much thicker than human hair. The injections are performed at locations where the nerve has become inflamed and at tender points along the nerve’s path. By treating the inflamed nerves at the subcutaneous level, deeper joint pain can be relieved.
Neural Prolotherapy is effective in treating nerve pain associated with injuries to joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and treatment areas include the neck, back, knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, foot, and ankle.
Neural Prolotherapy has also been shown to be effective with chronic pain after surgical procedures, and some patients often find relief when other traditional treatment options have failed.