EXPECT POST-INJECTION SORENESS for 2-10 days following treatment. Although some patients report no increase in pain, you may experience some increase in pain, or “flare-up”, especially during the first 24 hours after treatment. Our therapies stimulate healing by causing local inflammation, so soreness is a normal response, please do not panic.
DO NOT USE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICINES OR ICE on the injection sites for at least two weeks after the treatment. Medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Naprosyn, or Aleve (either oral or topical) and/or ice stop the inflammatory process that we are intentionally triggering and thus can negate the benefits of treatment. You may use heat for 15 minutes at a time along with gentle stretching to relieve discomfort. Using acetaminophen (Tylenol or Tramadol), narcotic pain medicines, or muscle relaxants may also relieve pain without interfering with the effect of the treatment. All natural supplements including natural anti-inflammatory supplements are OK to take.
With any medical treatment: BE PATIENT WITH THE HEALING PROCESS AND CURB UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS. Although some patients notice a reduction in pain within a few days after treatment, much more often the regeneration of tissue takes about 4-6 weeks and continues for months afterwards. Maximal pain relief is not experienced until 6 months after treatment. Repeating the treatment after 6 months to 1 year may be necessary to optimize it's benefits, especially for old chronic injuries or advanced, “bone-on-bone” arthritis.
We are in this together and want you to be out of pain and back doing what you love!