Prolozone (Joint Pain)
Prolozone (Joint Pain)
DEGENERATED OR HERNIATED DISCS, SCIATICA, NECK PAIN, UNRESOLVED WHIPLASH, ROTATOR CUFF TEARS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP OR KNEE.
Prolozone Therapy is a form of non-surgical ligament and joint reconstruction pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger, and is a permanent treatment for many kinds of chronic pain. Prolozone Therapy is derived from the Latin word “proli” which means to proliferate, regenerate, and rebuild. Prolozone Therapy treatment uses ozone to cause the proliferation, regeneration, and rebuilding of new ligaments and cartilage tissue in areas where they have become weak.
A safe, natural and often permanent treatment for low back pain.
Injured Ligaments Cause Pain Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold the bones, joints, and intervertebral discs together. Ligaments can become weak or injured from injury, excessive use, or surgery, and often do not heal back to their original strength and tightness.
When this happens, it puts a severe strain on the areas that the ligaments are supposed to be holding together, resulting in pain and arthritis in the bones, discs, and joints which are affected. Also, ligaments themselves have many nerve endings which can provide an additional source of pain. How Does It Work?
Prolozone Therapy involves the injection of ozone in and around ligaments where they attach to the bone. The injected ozone increases the blood supply and flow of healing nutrients. More importantly, it also stimulates the deposition and activity of fibroblasts and chondroblasts.
These cells synthesize the collagen and cartilage that the body uses to repair damaged ligaments and joints. This increase in cellular repair activity strengthens and tightens the injured tissues; thereby stabilizing the area, and removing the cause of the pain. Why Is Ozone Used? Ozone is a naturally-occurring, highly reactive molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen.
Because ozone is so reactive, it is able to stimulate fibroblastic and chondroblastic activity to an almost unbelievable extent. This high level of reactivity, combined with the innate safety of oxygen, makes ozone the ideal therapeutic molecule. What Can I Expect? The response to treatment varies from individual to individual, and depends upon one’s healing ability and level of injury.
Some people may only need one or two treatments, while others may need as many as six or seven. Once you begin treatment, the doctor can analyze how you are responding and will then be able to give you an accurate estimate of what you can expect from further treatments. The injection process is repeated every 1-2 weeks until maximum improvement is noted.
Prolozone Therapy typically results in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years. And the most amazing thing about it is that the results usually represent a permanent fix. What Conditions Are Treated? Back and neck pain with or without degenerative disc disease, shoulder pain from rotator cuff injuries, and osteo-arthritis of the hips, knees and spine are the most common ailments treated with Prolozone Therapy.
Prolozone Therapy is also excellent for many other types of musculo-skeletal pain, including fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, Sciatica, Plantar fasciitis, neuromas, tennis elbow and virtually any sport injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Prolozone Therapy is a form of non-surgical ligament and joint reconstruction that uses injections of ozone mixed with vitamins, minerals, homeopathic remedies and other substances to help heal ligaments, tendons and joints. It is used to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and stimulate the body’s own healing processes. It has been used to treat various types of injuries including rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, knee sprains, shoulder impingement syndrome and many more.
The injection of ozone helps increase circulation and increases the amount of oxygen in the affected area which helps speed up the healing process. In addition to increasing circulation, the vitamins and minerals help improve cell regeneration and repair damaged tissue. Homeopathic remedies are also included in the injection mixture to provide additional healing benefits such as reducing pain and inflammation.
Yes! Prolozone Therapy has been found to be very safe when administered by a qualified Integrative Natural Medical Center practitioner who is experienced in providing this type of treatment. As with any procedure performed by a healthcare provider there are always risks that should be discussed prior to receiving care but most people experience only minor discomfort during their treatments with no serious side effects reported afterwards.
The length of time it takes for Prolozone Therapy to work will depend on each individual case but most patients experience relief within a few days after beginning their treatments. Depending on the severity of the injury or condition being treated some patients may need additional treatments over time in order for optimal results but usually these can be done on an as needed basis rather than regularly scheduled visits.
This type of therapy has been successfully used to treat various musculoskeletal issues including tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis pain relief, disc herniation’s, sciatica nerve pain relief as well as chronic soft tissue damage from sports injuries or other accidents etc., It has also provided relief from headaches caused by TMJ (temporomandibular joint), fibromyalgia symptoms such as fatigue and muscle stiffness and even whiplash injuries from car accidents etc.,
Generally speaking no major side-effects have been reported after receiving this type of therapy however some people may experience mild discomfort during their treatment session due to having an injection directly into the affected area or slight bruising at the injection site afterwards which normally resolves itself within a day or two after treatment is completed.
Unfortunately this type of medical therapy often falls outside what most insurance companies consider “necessary” so it’s unlikely your insurance will cover any part of your cost unless you get pre-approval from them prior to scheduling your appointments – so it’s best if you check with them first before committing yourself financially for any therapy sessions you plan on having done at an Integrative Natural Medical Center facility near you before making your decision final as they might cover part or all depending upon your policy details etc..