The Houston Headache Institute is the only headache specialist team with the skills and insight to provide Neural Prolotherapy to patients in the Houston area. NPT is a powerful, straightforward treatment that can produce noticeable results in just minutes.
What is NPT and How Does it Work?
NPT operates on very simple principles, targeting nerves that can cause headache pain. A low-dose dextrose solution is introduced into the body through perineural injection – that is, injection near the site of a damaged or “entrapped” nerve. Nerves become entrapped due to physical compression, moving them out of their natural position and alignment. Perineural therapy leverages the unique properties of dextrose. This is a natural, simple sugar that is used by the brain as a principal energy source. No matter what you eat or drink, the nerves regularly demand dextrose and function optimally only when it is available. By introducing this substance in a targeted way, it becomes possible to reduce inflammation and enhance nerve function. This helps to “reset” nerves that may have become trapped in a sort of feedback loop, consistently sending pain signals to the brain when little stimulus is present.