Prolozone™ therapy is an alternative, nonsurgical treatment that may be used for all forms of musculoskeletal and joint pain. It involves injection therapy of collagen-producing substances and ozone into the patient's connective tissue. Prolozone™ therpay is excellent for chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder syndrome, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and elbow pain.
Prolozone™ combines the principles of neural therapy, Prolotherapy, and ozone therapy. It involves injecting combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications, homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives, and ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain.
Unlike just injecting liquid medicine into connective tissues, which only pool in the area of injection, gases expand when injected, and carry the medicine to areas of inflammation.
Because Prolozone works by injecting ozone into each treated area, the medicines injected are then able to reach large areas, and get to difficult to reach areas around joints, making the injections far more effective. This decreases the number of injections needed.
Because Prolozone Therapy™ 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. It is for this reason, Prolozone Therapy® is known for its abitity to correct the pathology of the disorder, creating an estimated 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free! The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments.
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don’t, 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 Therapy™ works in three ways.
Neck pain, whiplash, degenerated or herniated discs, low back pain, plantar fascitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, and virtually any other sports injury.
Injuries involving ligaments and tendons (connective tissue) are slow to heal because the blood supply there is poor. After an injury, healing is strongest for the first few weeks and continues for about six weeks. However, after this period of time this ability to heal is reduced or gone.
The result of incomplete healing is referred to as connective tissue weakness (aka “laxity), which may result in joint instability that can lead to chronic musculoskeletal pain. Connective tissue weakness is the most common cause of long-lasting musculoskeletal pain, and this type of pain is exactly what Prolotherapy is best suited for.
There are three primary components of Prolozone Therapy. Each element of Prolozone is essential in the regeneration process. The first component of Prolozone is natural anti-inflammatory medications. These are used to reduce the swelling in the injured area, thus promoting increased circulation.
The second key component of Prolozone is the injection of specific vitamins and minerals that are crucial to the body’s natural healing process.
Finally, the third component of Prolozone Therapy, oxygen gas in the form of ozone. The combination of these three components promotes proper circulation and regeneration of the damaged tissues, tendons, or muscles. Most patients experience instantaneous relief upon receiving their first injection of Prolozone. However, Prolozone Therapy is typically most effective after 3-5 sessions.
Ozone Therapy is the use of medical-grade ozone used to stimulate a healing response. It can be given intravenously (IV), injected into joints or muscles, administered rectally, and nasally and is often used to heal wounds through “limb bagging.”
An article published by the National Institute of Health (NIH), states that ozone therapy was used as a wound treatment as early as World War I. The reason that ozone has not been researched further is twofold.: 1. ozone generating machines aren't patentable, and 2.. obtaining FDA approve costs tens of millons of dollars, making it difficult to interest anyone to complete the research with ozone, because the costs far exceed the income that would be generated.
This is unfortunate, becuase Ozone has been shown to increase the amount of oxygen released to the tissues which helps increase key buffering enzymes that protect the body’s cells from being damaged (oxidation). This activates the immune system, improves cellular utilization of oxygen (anti-aging) and assists in the release of growth factors such as in damaged joints and decreases pain. Ozone strengthens the body’s ability to protect itself from damage (premature aging and disease) and harm from infectious agents such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa and viruses
Although ozone therapies are approved in Europe and widely used around the world, it is not approved by the FDA in the US, though thousands of US doctors and practitioners use ozone therapies in their practices. As of 2017, ozone therapies have been approved in at least twelve countries, including Spain, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Greece, China, and Dubai.
According to the International Scientific Committee of Ozone Therapy (ISCOT), there are only about 6 complications out of every 100,000 treatments, which is a higher safety record than aspirin. The complications were primarily due to improper techniques, poor training, or non-sterile, or improper handling of the ozone itself. According to the ISCOT data, ozone therapy is considered to be an extremely safe treatment.
Ozone is not safe to breathe, as it will cause irritation to the lungs, which do not have an antioxidant system to protect themselves against ozone gas. According to OSHA, smelling small amounts of ozone is okay, so if you smell ozone during a procedure, it is unlikely to have exceeded the safety standard of OSHA. Some ozone therapies (nasal insufflation) include breathing ozone in through a nasal cannula (oxygen hose), this is not the same as breathing in straight ozone.
Nasal Insufflation is commonly misunderstood. Although inhaling straight ozone gas can be harmful to the lungs, Nasal Insufflation provides a safe approach. This is because the medical-grade, ozone is first filtered through certain types of oils. Through this process, patients can safely inhale the ozone vapors using a nasal cannula. We have seen this type of ozone therapy to have incredible success in providing relief from allergies, sinus inflammation, and infections within the nasal passages. Nasal Insufflation, like other forms of ozone therapy, has a cumulative effect. It can be used to provide relief from both acute and chronic conditions. This treatment is often performed several days in a row or multiple times each week until the desired outcome is achieved.
Many patients express concern about the safety of Nasal Insufflation. During this service, our team uses pure, medical-grade ozone that follows the established medical guidelines. Ozone therapy in all forms has a tremendous safety record when it is used properly.
Much like other forms of ozone therapy, Nasal Insufflation provides many benefits to both the nasal passageways and the entire body. A few of the most popular benefits include:
Through Nasal Insufflation, our team has treated many patients with a variety of conditions and ailments. Nasal Insufflation is an excellent way to address the underlying cause of the problem while providing much-needed relief. Nasal Insufflation can be used as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other services and can be used to treat both acute and chronic conditions.