Is Prolotherapy Painful?


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Any pain involved with the injections will vary according to the individual. Some patients may experience some degree of pain while others may experience a moderate amount of discomfort. Solutions used in prolotherapy usually contain a local anesthetic such as Lidocaine. Other ingredients within the solution may be: Dextrose, Phenol as a preservative, and other specific ingredients tailored to each patient’s needs. Cortisone is not commonly used in prolotherapy . Analgesics are given if they are needed

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