Neural Prolotherapy


I have been practising traditional prolotherapy which is a regenerative injection therapy directed to the deep structures of the joints and ligaments, that are dysfunctional, for over 10 years. I have been very fortunate during this time to have known a colleague of mine from New Zealand, Dr John Lyftogt, who developed a new advance on regenerative prolotherapy, by focusing on the subcutaneous peripheral nerves. This procedure is called Neural Prolotherapy.

Neural prolotherapy is also known as Lyftogt perineural injection treatment (PIT). This treatment consists of a series of small injections immediately under the skin targeting painful areas where the nerves are sensitive with 5% Dextrose with neutral pH of 7.4. PIT is a safe and very effective treatment for painful conditions caused by injuries due to sport, overuse or work related. The first treatment may initially give pain relief for a few hours to 4-5 days. With repeated treatments usually done weekly for 6-10 sessions the overall condition will completely resolve and full function will be restored. Success rates vary between 80-100%. Recurrence of condition do not occur unless there is re-injury.

I have become so impressed with the results of this new advanced neural prolotherapy since he introduced this treatment over 5 years ago. After travelling to New Zealand and then Ferrara, Italy to undergo intensive training in Neural Prolotherapy with Dr J Lyftogt, this treatment has become my first treatment option after the usual manual therapy has failed. Occasionally this will be combined with the traditional prolotherapy, should it be required.
Neural Prolotherapy
Weglein AD. Neural Prolotherapy. Journal of Prolotherapy. Vol 3 Issue 2. May 2011. [Link to full text]