Are these treatments painful?
Nobody likes injections, but Neural Prolotherapy treatment is not like having normal injections. The treatment consists of micro-injections just under the skin, so it is more like having multiple pin-pricks. Once it is done the injection pain disappears almost immediately. The aim of each treatment is to have you walk out of the consultation room with no pain.
How successful is this treatment?
Depending upon the body part, how long you have had the injury/pain for, and the individual circumstances, the “rule of thumb” is that 85% of people resolve their pain completely, with many more experiencing a significant improvement.
Is This a Cure for Chronic Pain?
NPT is a very effective treatment for chronic pain. With an experienced practitioner, many people find that once they have completed a course of treatment their symptoms disappear and don’t return.
Can I expect to become pain free?
Yes; most people do become free of pain in the long term. The aim of each treatment session is to get you pain-free then and there; that is how practitioners know they are targeting the correct nerves. Following each session you should be pain free for anywhere from four hours to four days. With every session, you remain pain-free afterwards for longer and longer periods until your pain doesn’t come back, which is why you need multiple treatments.
How many treatments will I need? How frequently?
Most people become pain free after 6-8 treatments. These can be spaced anything form one week to one month apart. In certain circumstances your practitioner may suggest more or less frequent treatments.
Can I stop my pain medication?
If you are on prescribed medication, discuss this with your practitioner. You can certainly stop your pain medication when you are pain free, but it is better to decrease the dose carefully and slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Is it safe? Are there any side effects?
The treatment is very safe with few side effects. Some localised bruising around the injection sites is not uncommon. No allergic reactions have yet been observed. It has been estimated that one is 300,000 injections may result in infection – in other words, an extremely low risk.
Is anyone else doing this treatment?
As the founder of Neural Prolotherapy, Dr Lyftogt has taught over 500 doctors in Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Italy and the Netherlands.