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Integrative Medical Update

We have created a new series call the Integrative Medical Update! This series will focus on ways that you can become a healthier you through discussing specific conditions, treatments, and even things you can do without going to a doctor’s office!

The Integrative Medical Update, with Dr. Cheryl Burdette, ND, will be presented in videos, blog posts, and some other exciting ways including ways that we can interact with you, the audience, by taking questions & inviting discussions.

The first installment gives details about Prolozone Therapy. In addition to the video, let’s hit some high points about Prolozone!

Top 5 Things to Know About Prolozone Therapy

  1. Prolozone is derived from the word oxygen and the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or re-build. It literally means re-building tissues with oxygen. “Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation or growth of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak.
  2. Prolozone is an injection technique, using oxygen developed and pioneered by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. Doctor’s at Progressive work closely with Shallenberger and contribute to his conferences where he educates other physicians. It is excellent for all forms of musculo-skeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder and elbow pain. Because in many cases Prolozone actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a significant chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free.
  3. Prolozone is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction. Prolozone is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances and oxygen gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. These substances are injected into the damaged connective tissue in and around a joint to rebuild the damaged areas.
  4. Prolozone does not treat the symptom of pain, but the cause. Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments. Prolozone halts the pain/inflammation cycle. This allows for better circulation, increased blood flow carrying nutrition, and hydration of the damaged tissues. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain.
  5. Prolozone can decrease the chance of needing surgery. While many think nothing can be done when pain gets bad enough, this actually isn’t the case. Prolozone can be used to repair an area even in patients that have been told surgery is their only option.

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