Traditional Prolo-Therapy with a dextrose solution was utilized for its proliferative effects of ligaments and tendons in order to diminish laxity and joint instability. Neural Prolo-Therapy is a more recent advancement for chronic pain focusing on calming neurogenic inflammation. Thus allowing nerve fibers outside of the central nervous system to repair themselves and achieve a state of tissue balance. Neural Prolo-Therapy was developed by Dr. Jeff Lyftogt MD in New Zealand who has successfully treated many elite athletes.
What the therapy consists of: Depending on the complexity of the case, anywhere from 3-8 consecutive, weekly treatments will be indicated in order to have lasting pain relief. Each session consists of an office visit and injection that is immediately under the skin. Nothing is injected into the joints.
What is injected: Mannitol, an innert sugar that helps to calm inflammation that is specific to nerve fibers. Pain patterns of Neurogenic inflammation are usually comprised of lingering pain that comes and goes even after the soft tissue injury has healed. NO cortisone or other drugs are injected. On occasion, Procaine (an analgesic) or Traumeel (homeopathic anti-inflammatory)may be used.
Who benefits: Many different types of musculoskeletal pain, including osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain, chronic pain following joint replacement, sports injuries, chronic tendinitis or overuse injuries, partially torn tendons, ligaments and cartilage, degenerated or herniated discs, and sciatica.
If your insurance does not cover this service here are the prices for cash pay patients:
First Office visit (including injections): $200
Return Office visits (including injections): $125-$150