Pain Management – Prolozone Therapy
What Is Prolozone Therapy?
Prolozone Therapy is a non-surgical procedure to eliminate or drastically reduce pain by facilitating the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Prolozone derived from the Latin word “prolix”, which means to proliferate, regenerate and rebuild. Prolozone Therapy is so named because the treatment uses ozone to cause the proliferation, regeneration, and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in an area where they have become weak.
Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold the bones, joints and intervertebral discs together. They can become weak or injured from injury, excessive use or surgery, and often times do not heal back to their original strength and tightness. When this happens, it puts a strain on the area that the ligaments are supposed to be holding together, resulting in pain and arthritis in the bones, discs, and joints. Ligaments have many nerve endings which can provide an additional source of pain.
How Does Prolozone Therapy Work?
Prolozone Therapy involves the injection of ozone in and around ligaments where they attach to the bone. The injected ozone increases blood supply and flow of healing nutrients. It also stimulates deposition and activity of cells called fibroblasts and chondroblasts. Ozone is a naturally-occurring, highly reactive molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen. Because ozone is highly reactive, it is able to stimulate the fibroblastic and chondroblastic cellular activity, thus enhancing the repair cycle by increasing available oxygen and nutrients to the newly forming tissue.
Most Common Problems remedied with Prolozone Therapy
- Back and neck pain – with or without degenerative disc disease
- Shoulder pain from rotator cuff injuries
- Osteoarthritis – hips, knees and spine
- Arthritic joints
- Tennis Elbow
- Sports injuries
- Carpal Tunnel
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Sprains and strains
Results to Expect
The response to treatment varies from individual to individual and depends upon one’s healing ability and severity of injury. Some people need only one or two treatments, while others may need six or more. The injection process is repeated every 4-6 weeks until maximum improvement is noted. It may take more injections in those that have had severe pain for many years. Each situation requires its own protocol. Please discuss with your physician.
Prolozone Therapy is a safe, natural and often permanent treatment. All the research indicates there are no side effects when properly implemented.