Inside your joints are cells called chondrocytes that are working hard to maintain and restore joint and cartilage health. Unfortunately, they are always working at a deficit; because joints do not get a strong blood supply (meaning they do not get an abundance of the nutrients or oxygen that are necessary to heal).
When you have an injury, the swelling, redness, warmth, and pain are the result of the chondrocytes calling in the troops to help. That inflammatory process has a purpose and the troops include growth factors and red blood cells carrying oxygen/nutrients in, as well as lymph to carry out toxins. When you receive a steroid injection into a joint or area of injury, the steroid calms inflammation because it is toxic to chondrocytes. While this results in temporary relief from inflammation, you are killing the cells that are working hard to heal your cartilage. There is a better way. A restorative way.
Prolozone Therapy is a non-surgical procedure to reduce pain by facilitating the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. “Prolozone” is derived from the Latin word “prolix”, which means to proliferate, regenerate and rebuild. Prolozone Therapy is so named because the treatment uses ozone gas to cause the proliferation, regeneration and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in an area where they have become weak. Healing occurs when chondrocytes have been supplied with oxygen and nutrients. These two items fuel the chondrocytes to do their work. Ozone is O3 – an unstable gas. When it is injected into the area of injury the O3 stabilizes to O2 and becomes a potent source of supply to the chondrocytes.
Prior to the O3 injection, the area of injury is supplied with nutrients: Dextrose, B6, and B12. Between these, the chondrocytes are given the necessary tools to do their work.
Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold the bones, joints and intervertebral discs together. They can become weak from injury, excessive use, or surgery; and often do not heal to their original strength and tightness. When this happens, it puts a strain on the area that the ligaments are supposed to be holding together, resulting in pain and arthritis in the bones, and joints. Ligaments also have many nerve endings which can provide an additional source of pain.
The response to treatment varies from individual to individual and depends upon one’s healing ability and severity of injury. Some people need only one or two treatments, while others may need six or more. The injection process is repeated every 2-6 weeks until maximum improvement is noted. It may take more injections in those that have had severe pain for many years.
Prolozone Therapy is a safe, natural and often permanent treatment.
Most Common Problems Remedied With Prolozone Therapy: