Prolozone® is a technique that helps get oxygen exactly where it is need to promote healing and reduce pain. It was developed and pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger. It is excellent for all forms of muscle and joint pain including:
- chronic lower back pain
- neck pain
- rotator cuff injuries
- degenerative and arthritic hips and knees
- degenerated discs
- shoulder and elbow pain
How Does it Work?
Prolozone therapy involves the injection of ozone (which is a form of oxygen that becomes regular O2 oxygen once it is in your body) and nutrients in and around ligaments where they attach to the bone. That area now has blood, oxygen, and nutrients all right they are needed. . Also important , is that it stimulates the creation and activity of fibroblasts and chondroblasts. These cells help make more of the collagen and cartilage the body uses to repair damaged ligaments and joints. This increase in cellular repair activity strengthens and tightens the injured tissues, stabilizing the area and removing the cause of pain.
What Can I Expect?
This is an extremely safe therapy. The common effects are soreness that occurs 1-3 days after treatment. The response to treatment varies depending on one’s healing ability and level of injury. Once being treated, the doctor can analyze how you are responding and will be able to give you an accurate estimate of what you can expect from further treatments. The process is repeated every 1-2 weeks until maximum improvement is noted. Prolozone therapy can often result in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years.