Any medical procedure comes with potential risks and side effects, and prolotherapy is no different. While prolotherapy is much less risky than other pain management procedures, there are still some potential risks and complications that patients should be aware of before undergoing the procedure. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the potential risks, complications, and side effects that a patient may experience during and after a prolotherapy injection.
Potential Side Effects & Risks
The risks associated with prolotherapy are minor, especially compared to the potential risks of surgery and other procedures. These are a few of the potential side effects a patient can experience after prolotherapy:
- Swelling and inflammation around the injection site
- Pain and stiffness
- Allergic reaction to the injected solution
- Nerve related issues
With most prolotherapy procedures you can expect to feel a small amount of stiffness, discomfort, or pain in the area for the hours or days following the procedure. This is completely normal. However, if the pain or other symptoms persist or get worse over time, contact your physician right away.
Experienced Prolotherapy Doctors
These potential risks and side effects underline the importance of visiting a physician who is trained in regenerative medicine, and who has a lot of experience administering these injections. The risk of these side effects increases significantly if you have a physician who is not well trained or appropriately credentialed to perform the procedure.
Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN treats every patient according to their own unique needs. Our pain management doctors have over two decades of experience treating patients in Minnesota, and are specially trained in regenerative medicine techniques like prolotherapy. Contact our clinic today to set up an appointment with one of our specialists, get your pain diagnosed, and make a plan for treatment.