One of the most important things every patient in pain wants to know is how long a specific treatment is going to last. Different treatment methods provide different levels and lengths of pain relief and patients want to make the right decision about the treatment that will reduce their pain for the longest time period. In this article, we will discuss how long the effects of prolotherapy injections last in general.
Before we get into the various timelines associated with a general prolotherapy procedure, it’s important to note that each patient’s pain is different and treatments impact each patient differently. As a result, it’s impossible to give an objective answer to the question: “how long does prolotherapy last?” as the answer varies with each patient. That being said, there are some general timelines we can discuss.
Prolotherapy treatment is typically done over several sessions – usually 3-4, but that can increase or decrease based on the patient’s age and medical history. Injections are given about a month apart from each other to allow the body to regenerate after each treatment. Patients will likely not feel immediate pain relief from prolotherapy injections (as opposed to other injections which can give quick pain relief). The point of prolotherapy is to encourage regeneration and growth over a period of time so the patient experiences long-term pain relief.
The regenerative medicine specialists at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN have been performing prolotherapy injections for the past two decades. We have the experience needed to fully diagnose and understand your pain, and craft a treatment strategy that works for your individual needs. Give us a call today at our Edina clinic and set up your appointment with one of our Twin Cities prolotherapy doctors and see how prolotherapy can help reduce your pain.