Prolozone is a combination injection technique that utilizes nutrition and homeopathic solutions along with highly energized oxygen, Ozone, to heal and restore joint function. The system was developed and pioneered by Dr. Frank Shallenberger who had learned about the benefits of Ozone in Germany. Prolozone is employed for all forms of musculoskeletal and joint dysfunction including neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative hip and knee pain, degenerated spinal discs, along with shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle pain. It is also excellent for soft tissue injuries. Unlike pure steroid injections, Prolozone helps the mitochondria of cells to “turn on”; thus, it can actually induce healing of the injured or damaged tissue rather than simply masking pain. Because it actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a high chance that the chronic pain sufferer will become pain free.
Prolozone is derived from the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or rebuild, and the word ozone. Ozone is the most highly active form of oxygen in the universe, while we breathe oxygen which has two oxygen molecules (O2); ozone is tri-atomic meaning that is highly-energized oxygen with three oxygen molecules (O3). Prolozone uses this high energy oxygen to stimulate regeneration of damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons. This can result in complete healing and a permanent end to pain.
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others do not have 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 causes pain.
Prolozone works by utilizing three factors. First, homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation, swelling and increase circulation. An Anesthetic, along with B vitamins, Dextrose, Bicarbonate and Minerals are also part of the injection solution and are essential to initiate healing. Lastly, the area is infiltrated with highly energized oxygen called Ozone. The Ozone creates what are called peroxides in the cell; Shallenberger calls these “ozonides” which, in turn, “turn on” the mitochondria to restore cellular function. This allows tissues to heal and re-establishes circulation to the area. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people require 3-5 treatments to experience both pain relief and restoration of joint function.
Prolozone works on just about any pain problem you might have, including: neck pain, whiplash, headaches, degenerated or herniated discs, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, and virtually any sports injury.
Because Prolozone treatments can result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is beneficial even for severe cases of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. It is not uncommon to see patients who have been told that they need a hip or knee replacement to experience significant relief and, thus, avoid surgical intervention. The most wonderful result of Prolozone is that it not only can cause pain relief but can affect long lasting correction of damaged tissues.
Our practitioner has received training and certification in Ozonotherapy directly under Dr. Shallenberger and is well versed in Prolozone injection applications. He has also received certification under Dr. Harper in Oxidative Therapy. He is both a doctor of chiropractic and a medical physician, he has expansive knowledge of joint pathology and soft tissue disorders. If you feel that Prolozone Therapy may be of benefit for your condition or should you simply have questions, please make an appointment with us at GENESIS4WELLNESS PC