Prolozone

Prolozone®

Prolozone stimulates healing of tendon and ligaments and in many cases it is a permanent treatment for chronic pain. It is very similar to Prolotherapy except that it uses ozone, which can cause the joint to heal more quickly. Oxygen/Ozone treatments have been proven effective in helping individuals with arthritis, specifically Rheumatoid and Osteoarthrosis, to find relief from chronic pain. A solution can be injected directly into the arthritic joint in order to reduce the inflammation and to inactivate harmful pathogens.


How it Works

Prolozone reconstructs ligaments and in many cases it is a permanent treatment for chronic pain. It is very similar to Prolotherapy except that it uses ozone which actually causes the joint to heal more quickly. Ligaments can be injured or made weak by injuries and may not heal back to how they were originally (as well as lose their tightness). Blood supply to ligaments is limited which thereby makes healing to be a very slow and incomplete process. This in turn causes a reduced range of motion which affects surrounding muscles that will lead to them becoming overworked and adding to more pain and dysfunction within the body.


The Procedure

Prolozone is a similar injection technique to Prolotherapy which means it uses collagen producing substances mixed with ozone instead of dextrose and an anesthetic. The ozone used is a naturally occurring gas and it cannot be bottled. For Prolozone and Oxygen/Ozone therapy, ozone is made from medical grade oxygen and the OZON 2000, which is not commonly available, requires specialized training and is certified with the highest quality as well as reliability. Prolozone is injected exactly like Prolotherapy – directly into the damaged or weakened ligaments in order to promote much needed circulation that is crucial for healing properly.


Healing Process

Prolozone is not just a treatment for an acute or chronic injury. Unlike steroids or cortisone, Prolozone permanently fixes the ligament damage. Patients who receive Prolozone find it to be less painful then Prolotherapy as well as requiring less injections with a quicker healing time. Most patients usually only need 3-5 treatments (though response to the treatment varies from each individual) and are able to return to their previous activities the very next day.


Benefits

Prolozone works on most orthopedic conditions including: degenerated or herniated discs, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Rotator Cuff Tears, Arthritis, Knee or Hip injuries, Low Back Pain and virtually any sports injury. It is just as non-invasive as Prolotherapy and Oxygen/Ozone Therapy and considerably less down time during the healing process. Prolozone treatments can also be extremely effective for Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis, since it also results in regeneration of cartilage.