Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate.
To begin with, a solution called a proliferant (a proliferant is something that makes something grow or expand), is injected directly into the site where the weakened ligament attaches to the bone. Then the area is infiltrated with ozone, giving the tissues what they need to heal. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments.
Prolozone works on just about any pain problem you might have, including:
- Neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Torn tendons, sciatica
- Heel spurs
- Knee injuries
- Sports injuries.
- It is also very effective even for severe cases of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.
Prolozone is an injection technique used to heal joints and ligaments. The healthcare provider injects a local anesthetic and medications into the joint that stimulates healing. The provider removes the syringe, leaving the needle in place, and then injects a small amount of ozone into the joint through the same needle. The ozone gas stimulates the cells in the joint to start repairing themselves. Because ozone is a gas, it disperses easily throughout the joint stimulating all the tissues and causes a widespread healing response.
You may often see results rather quickly due to the anti-inflammatory effect of prolozone therapy, this is especially true for back pain, where the results are seen within less than 24 hours. However, in major joints like the knee, it takes time for new connective tissue to grow. It takes about six weeks of cartilage growth to see the full effect of prolozone therapy in patients that have extensive cartilage damage. Prolozone is an effective therapy for most major joints and back pain.
As we age, our rate of tissue repairs slows, but not the rate of break down. Prolozone therapy increases the rate of repair and provides oxygen, so the joints can repair themselves. There is also an anti-inflammatory effect of ozone which reduces inflammation in the joint, which is why most patients see immediate improvement with the first treatment. My experience with knee and other joint injuries has taught me that it takes about 6 weeks for a joint to repair in a young healthy person. This is also the case with prolozone therapy, which is why we recommend three to four treatments at an interval of two weeks apart.