Prescott Neural Prolotherapy and Prescott Valley Neural Prolotherapy
The staff of Prescott Valley Neural Prolotherapy clinic knows that it’s hard to complete even the simplest daily tasks when you are in constant pain. Even sitting still can be a chore for some. The most common medications used to treat pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium may temporarily relieve pain, but have detrimental side-effects if used long-term including liver damage.
A variety of conditions can be treated using neural prolotherapy including neck, back, shoulder and elbow pain. Most areas where joints cause pain are a candidate for neural prolotherapy treatment in Prescott. The following conditions are commonly treated with neural prolotherapy:
How Does Neural Prolotherapy work?
Neural prolotherapy is designed to treat nerve damage that causes pain. When your nerves are inflamed, they are tight and constricted, and feel like tiny, hardened tubes, which cause pain to the joint area.
When you come in for an appointment, you can explain the areas in which you are experiencing joint pain. Before inserting the injection, Dr. Hamilton will feel for the inflamed nerves through the skin.
A solution of mannitol or dextrose is inserted just under the skin’s surface to decrease pain in the area. The solution is only 5% and doesn’t cause any harsh side-effects. Some clients feel itching, tenderness or have slight bruising at the injection sight. The pain of the injection is not difficult to withstand for most patients. You will likely be able to continue with your normal work day following an injection.
Most patients required 3-8 injections to feel completely free of pain. On average, patients are free from pain for several days. For more severe or acute trauma cases the time with which the injection lasts may vary. With time, the duration of the neural prolotherapy lasts longer, resulting in the patient needing less treatment and eventually no treatment at all.
The Science behind Neural Prolotherapy
Neural Prolotherapy blocks the pain receptors from transmitting pain and inflammation signals. Topical anesthetics, such as magnesium are known to do the same thing. Magnesium is the active ingredient in Epsom salt that provides relaxation during Epsom salt soaks. However, topical anesthetics can only temporarily inhibit pain receptors and cannot provide the multiple-day relief of neural prolotherapy. In addition neural prolotherapy takes the pain away in mere seconds. In Prescott Valley, neural prolotherapy is a suitable treatment to deal with chronic pain.
Rare injuries including post-herpetic neuralgia, bursitis and muscle and ligament injuries can also be treated at the Prescott neural prolotherapy clinic at the Women’s Health and Healing Center. The treatment is suitable for patients of all genders.
In addition to neural prolotherapy, Dr. Hamilton can also use Platelet Rich Plasma for an increased healing effect. If you are located in Prescott, neural prolotherapy is a great treatment to consider for treatment of pain. Don’t hesitate to call the Women’s Health and Healing Center in Prescott Valley, neural prolotherapy services are able to successfully treat and eliminate a variety of conditions.