What are the expected results?
Initially, there will be mild swelling and stiffness after prolotherapy injections. Some patients notice improvement in one to two weeks after the first treatment. Most patients will realize increasing improvement with each successive treatment. Research studies show that over 80 percent of people treated with prolotherapy report a good or excellent result. Many of them are permanently cured. Not only do they enjoy simple pleasures again – a good night's sleep, sitting through a movie, taking a walk – but many also return to physical activities such as soccer, hill walking, jogging, skiing and even back onto the waveboard.
The effectiveness of prolotherapy does depend upon the technique of the injecting prolotherapy physician. The injection sites must be very accurate as the physician needs to inject adequate amount of the proliferant (prolotherapy solution) into the injured and weakened area. Musculoskeletal physicians, who have received training, should have acquired competence on prolotherapy.
剛剛完成保絡治療時，接受注射的地方會有輕微的腫脹和僵硬，這些不適通常在兩天內便會消失。研究顯示80%以上的患者在接受保絡治療後，都可獲得良好的效果，其中很多人在接受足夠的保絡治療後得到永久治癒。有些患者在接受第一次治療後的一兩個星期內便可發現情況有所改善；大多數患者在隨後的每一次治療都會發現，情況在不斷的改善。他們不僅可重拾簡單的日常生活樂趣 – 如良好的睡眠、無痛地坐在影院看電影、散步 - 很多人甚至可重新參與以前所作的運動如踢球、行山、慢跑、滑雪甚至沖浪。