This treatment is an adaption of conventional prolotherapy.
Most people with persisting back pain have points of tenderness in the region of the pain.
Traditionally these tender points have been called “Trigger Points” and thought to be points of muscle spasm or contracture.
An emerging theory as to the pathology of these tender points is that they are inflamed subcutaneous nerves as they traverse the fascial plane to get to the skin.
Neuralprolotherapy involves injecting a dilute [5%] dextrose solution to each of the tender points. A fine gauge needle is used so the procedure is virtually painless. No local anaesthetic or cortisone is used.
One treatment is done each week until no further improvement is noted.
If the first treatment produces nil relief then the procedure is abandoned.