Prolotherapy injections are meant to cause inflammation to the treated area to stimulate the healing process.
As such, it is not uncommon for patients to experience some minor stiffness, bruising, swelling, or minor pain after receiving treatment.
These types of side effects normally last between one and seven days.
In some cases, they could last longer, but is not necessarily indicative of a serious side effect, as some people are more prone to inflammation and it takes their bodies longer to adjust to the treatment.
In fact, the lingering discomfort experienced after Prolotherapy treatments could be an indication that healing has begun. However, if the pain is severe and extreme, it is important to contact Regenera immediately.
Prolotherapy treatments are not meant to cause severe and extreme pain and discomfort.
Common side effects and risks of Prolotherapy treatments can include:
- Increased Pain
Uncommon risks can include:
- Heavy Bleeding
- Joint Effusion
Rare risks can include:
- Nerve injury
- Lung puncture
When severe pain is accompanied by a fever after a Prolotherapy treatment, it could be an infection. Infections are one of the most serious risks of Prolotherapy treatments.
The risks for infections are rare. Infections range between one to one thousand and one to ten thousand procedures, based upon the type of technique being used, as well as other factors.
Skin infections are the most common type of infection patients will experience. Treating skin infections normally requires taking some form of antibiotics. Other types of infections which could occur, in rare cases, are blood infections and joint infections. For these infections, intravenous antibiotics are typically prescribed and closely monitered.
In order to mitigate the risks and side effects associated with Prolotherapy injection procedures, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced treatment facility.
Risks and complications are discussed prior to all Prolotherapy treatment sessions and written consent is obtained prior to the initiation of all treatments.
Feel free to explore our site further to read more about Prolotherapy regenerative injection treatments and the potential benefits you could experience, or for more information about Prolotherapy treatment side effects and risks, do not hesitate to contact Regenera now and speak with a representative.