Perineural Injection Therapy / Neural Prolotherapy
What is perineural injection therapy / neural prolotherapy?
Perineural injection therapy, also known as neural prolotherapy (NPT), is a neuropathic pain treatment option for patients suffering from nerve-related pain. “Prolo” means to rebuild; similarly, NPT uses dextrose or mannitol injections to resolve pain and promote regrowth in damaged nerves and tissues.
Why is neural prolotherapy used?
NPT is used to naturally rid a patient of the pain associated with nerve damage. Some of the known causes of nerve pain include:
- Celiac disease
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Excess toxins
- Autoimmune conditions
- Lyme disease
- Certain cancers
- Some medications
What does neural prolotherapy involve?
Neural prolotherapy consists of a series of injections made directly beneath the skin in the nerve-damaged area. The injection solution is made up of entirely natural substances, usually dextrose or mannitol. Treatments vary from patient to patient, but generally require 5-10 injection sessions. Patients usually begin to feel noticeably better within the first couple of treatments.
What are the advantages of using neural prolotherapy?
Neural prolotherapy has many benefits, including:
- Performed in-office
- Quick relief from nerve-related pain
- Little or no discomfort during treatment and recovery
- Natural therapy that works with the body’s self-healing process
If you believe you may benefit from our neural prolotherapy treatment, contact SCIMEDICA Health Group. Our naturopathic medicine clinic, serving the Greater Vancouver area, can be reached at (604) 541-8811. Give us a call to learn more about our therapies and to begin changing your life for the better.
What is neural therapy?
Neural therapy is an injection therapy that has its origin from Europe. It involves injection of local anaesthetic and is very effective in correcting pain due to dysfunctional nerve conduction. This dysfunction is often seen in chronic neck or back pain, headaches, migraines, sinusitis, post-surgical pain, pains from scar and organ dysfunctions. Neural therapy involves targeted injection to relevant muscular trigger points, acupuncture points, nerves or ganglia that are involved and act as a reset or a “circuit breaker” to the dysfunctional nerves. The types of neural therapy include:
- Trigger point injections
- Scar therapy
- Biopuncture injections is a type of injection therapy with natural products in order to regulate the area’s inflammatory process and encourage natural repair of the area. This allows for the treatment on the aforementioned conditions while also allowing for targeted tissue or organ with the natural products, including allergies, migraines, hormonal conditions, PMS, etc.
How is neural therapy different from acupuncture?
Dry needling, otherwise known as acupuncture therapy, is a traditional method of healing that does not use any kind of injection into the body. Instead, the needles used for the procedure are dry, and the pin point method is thought to reset and balance the body’s flow of energy by stimulating the nerves, muscles, and tissues. Acupuncture is a treatment option for those who are allergic to the solutions used in trigger point and biopuncture injections, or for those who prefer the dry needling technique. However, whenever possible, neural therapy is the preferred method due to the treatment’s superior ability to dry needling in resetting and
To learn more about neural injections and how they might help relieve your pain, SCIMEDICA Health Group invites you to schedule an appointment or contact us. We can be reached at our naturopathic medicine clinic, serving the Greater Vancouver area, at (604) 541-8811. We look forward to working with you to restore your health and well-being.