Mesotherapy Injections for Pain Management
Mesotherapy is a valuable treatment used for a variety of pain syndromes due to variety of conditions. Mesotherapy is very effective for muscle-related pain. Your standard upper and lower back pain can be more than effectively treated with Mesotherapy and postural amendments.
There are 3 layers to the skin:
Inner layer = endoderm
Middle layer = mesoderm
Outer layer = ectoderm
Like the name infers, Mesotherapy involves injecting into the MESODERM of the skin. Pain receptors are widely present in the mesoderm region. Therefore, injecting into this layer of the skin helps dissipate pain quicker and more effectively than injecting into other layers. The duration of effect is longer, since the injectable agent takes its time to slowly seep down to the muscle layers.
The injectables I like to use for maximal benefits are:
Injectable B12. There are many studies showing the effects of B12 on the neurological system. B12 has the capacity to help improve nerve innervation, especially when injected or obtained intravenously. Pain receptors are connected to nerves, which means that if we inject B12 into the mesoderm, we are promoting an ANALGESIC EFFECT.
Injectable Homeopathic Agents. For those of you who know my practicing style, I don’t use a lot of homeopathy in my practice. However, I really enjoy using it in injections or as part of IVs, because the results never fail to impress! Injectable homeopathics are a safe and effective way of treating muscle hypertonicity. The benefit of using homeopathics, is that we can target a specific type of muscle-related pain by choosing from various homeopathic preparations. For example: spasms vs. cramps vs. dull achy pain. The effects of the combination homeopathic injectables really add to the novelty of Mesotherapy for muscle-related pain.
I enjoy using Mesotherapy as a part of my practice - the results my patients get from treatment is the motivating factor for me to continue using it. Typically, duration of treatment is 20 minutes depending on the region being treated (it can be more). Injections are administered in a serial pattern into the mesoderm within the targeted location in the body. Results are more than often apparent immediately after treatment.
Mesotherapy is a great addition to trigger point release, massage, chiropractic care and lifestyle changes can help you yield long term benefits.
Speak with your Naturopathic Doctor trained in mesotherapy for more information!