Prolozone® Therapy is regenerative injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. It is excellent for all forms of joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder, elbow, and ankle pain. The great thing about Prolozone therapy is that because it actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free.
What is Prolozone Therapy?
Prolozone is derived from the Latin word “proli” (proliferate) which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone. Ozone is the most biologically selective and best connective-tissue-specific form of oxgyen for healing joint pain. Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate. This usually causes a complete healing, and a permanent end to pain.
How Does Prolozone Work?
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others do not has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide: Vitamins, Minerals, and Oxygen.
Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which is what causes pain. Prolozone works in three ways. First, a local anesthetic medication is injected into the injured area to reduce pain and swelling. This leads to increased circulation. Next, the area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing.
And finally, the area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone. The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but on average, most people need 4-6 treatments.
Is Prolozone the Same as Prolotherapy?
No. Prolozone uses oxygen to create the healing. Prolotherapy uses inflammation to create the healing. Dr. Shallenberger used to use prolotherapy. Although he found that it was often effective, it had the following limitations. Prolotherapy is more painful than Prolozone. Pain from prolotherapy usually persists for days to weeks after a treatment. Patients receiving Prolozone often feel pain for about 3 days after a treatment, depending on the joint treated. Next, prolotherapy requires many injections, whereas Prolozone only requires a few. Prolozone therapy is especially effective in regenerating the cartilage in damaged knees, shoulders, back and hips.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Prolozone
Prolozone works on just about any pain problem you might have, including:
Neck pain, whiplash, degenerated or herniated discs, low back pain, plantar fascitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, heel spurs, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, and virtually any other sports injury.
Because Prolozone treatments also result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is also remarkably effective even for severe cases of osteo arthritis of the hip or knee. The good thing about Prolozone is that it is not just a treatment for pain. The results actually represent a permanent fix.