Neural therapy is based on drugs that block tension-dependent sodium channels on the nerves. This can temporarily block the depolarization and stimulus transmission. Depending on the place of use, this can prevent simple pain (for example toothache) and interrupt more complicated pain (such as headaches). The neural therapy makes use of the effect that the treatment of nerves and the control centers (ganglia) can also have retroactive effects. These are effects on the autonomic nervous system, u. a. anti-inflammatory, thrombosis-reducing, allergy-inhibiting.
The spread of the electrical conduction of the nerves may be disturbed by scars and other structures ("interference fields"). A clever neural therapy can bypass these disorders and initiate a new connection to the pain center.
What side effects are possible?
Neural therapy is a treatment with few side effects, which has been proven for 100 years. As a rule, short-acting local anesthetics, usually procaine (15 min.
The rare side effects are:
> If a nerve has been treated, it can lead to short-term deficits (deafness, immobility of the dependent limbs, abnormal sensations, etc.). These consequences are in the nature of the treatment method and are usually completely gone after 15-60 min. During this time, you are not able to travel and are required to stay in the practice.
> Very often typical effects of an injection are observed: small bruising, pain from needlestick, slight rebleeding.
> A short-term worsening of complaints is sometimes observed and does not cause concern.
> Occasionally mild transient circulatory problems, mild dizziness or dizziness may occur.
> Rarely allergic reactions (usually tested or excluded at the beginning of treatment).
> Very rarely, an allergic reaction to the local anesthetic used despite prior testing.
> Very rarely, despite careful disinfection, infections can occur at the injection sites.
> Extremely rarely, injuries to nerves, vessels, internal organs can lead to follow-up treatments.
> Extremely rare can be life-threatening bleeding or anaphylactic shock.
When can we not do the therapy?
In known allergy to local anesthetics, coagulation disorders and anticoagulant drugs (ASA, falithroma, marcumar ...), myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness), severe blood pressure regulation disorders and severe forms of heart failure, in severe mental disorders. If pregnancy persists, please inform the attending physician.
When will neural therapy be used?
> Head: migraine-like headache, neck-head pain, neuralgic facial pain
> Nose: inflammatory or allergic diseases of the nose or sinuses
> Ear: inflammatory diseases of the ear, tinnitus
> Musculoskeletal disorders: pain and restricted mobility in the cervical spine
> Vegetative dysfunction, wound healing disorders, disturbed healed scars