Prolozone Pain Therapy
Prolozone® is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger. 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. Prolozone corrects the pathology of the disorder by reducing inflammation, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissue so it can regenerate tissue and address the root cause of pain.
What is Prolozone?
Prolozone is derived from the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone. Ozone is a highly active form of oxygen that catalyses cellular cascade for healing. Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate.
How Does Prolozone Work?
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 works in three ways. First, homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and swelling. This leads to increased circulation. Next, the area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing.
And finally, the area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone. The result is that the tissues get what they need to heal. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments.
Is Prolozone the Same as Prolotherapy?
No. Prolozone uses oxygen to create a healing. Prolotherapy uses dextrose to create the healing. Each is a beneficial therapy depending on patient’s individual case. Often both are combined for optimal results. Patients receiving Prolozone report feeling immediate improvement, with very little to any pain at all during the treatments.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Prolozone
Prolozone works on most pain problem you might have, including:
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. Prolozone is also remarkably effective even for severe cases of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.
Ozone Therapy can also be used in forms other than joint injections. Learn More Here
Monika Konieczka is a Prolozone Therapist and a member of the American Academy of Ozonotherapy. She has studied with Dr. Shallenberger and is up-to-date on the current medical research and the latest techniques in this growing medical field.