What is Prolozone therapy?
Prolozone is a form of non-surgical ligament and joint repair and can be a permanent treatment for many kinds of chronic pain. Prolozone is a connective tissue injection therapy of anti-inflammatory medications, vitamins, and oxygen / ozone gas which can help heal damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. By repairing the connective tissue chronic pain can be permanently reversed.
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 chrondroblastic activity to an almost unbelievable extent. This high level 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. Some people may only need 1 or 2 treatments, while others may need as many as 8-10. Most people need 3-5 treatments. The injection process is repeated every 1-2 weeks until maximum improvements are noted. Using Prolozone Therapy there is a 60-80% chance that patients can become permanently pain free even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years.
How Does It Work?
Pain will persist as long as connective tissue in a joint remains damaged. Connective tissue can be scarred, torn, or overly stretched. Prolozone therapy involves the injection of oxygen and very low doses of ozone into soft tissues, ligaments, and tendons. This causes increased oxygenation and nutrients to these weak areas stimulating the tissue to repair itself.