PREPARING FOR PROLOTHERAPY
Before giving prolotherapy, your provider will need to see any diagnostic images, including CT scans, MRI scans and X-rays.
Ask your doctor whether you should stop taking any existing medications before having the treatment.
DURING THE PROLOTHERAPY PROCEDURE
The process should take around 30 minutes, including preparation, after you arrive at the facility. Immediately after treatment, your doctor may apply ice or heat packs to the treated areas for 10–15 minutes. During this time, you will rest. Then you will be able to go home. During the procedure, the provider will:
Clean your skin with alcohol
Inject the solution in the affected joint
RECOVERING FROM A PROLOTHERAPY PROCEDURE
Immediately after the procedure, you will likely notice some swelling and stiffness. Most people can resume normal activities by the same day, although bruising, discomfort, swelling, and stiffness may continue for up to a week.
COST FOR A PROLOTHERAPY PROCEDURE
Prolotherapy does not have approval from SAHPRA, and most insurance policies will not cover it. The cost depends on your treatment plan. The number of treatments will vary according to individual needs. Treatments are scheduled every 2 weeks.
R400 – one site
R300 – per additional site
Pricing excludes consultation fee.