Good News for Sore Joints
Less pain, more movement, more freedom – and all by giving the body some things it needs to heal itself – that’s why we offer prolozone therapy as one of the options we can consider together for improving the joy of life at Genesis4Wellness in Marietta, GA. Prolozone therapy might sound new to you, yet it is based on some important findings that go back 90 years into medical research,
A book published in 1929, prepared by the directors of some of the most prominent U.S. hospitals, focused on ozone and its uses in treating diseases and disorders. You might say it’s a solution plucked from thin air – ozone is a form of oxygen that contains three atoms, rather than the two atoms of oxygen in the air we breathe (O2). This structure makes ozone behave in energized ways, attaching readily to other molecules. Among other things it makes ozone one of the most powerful sterilizers on earth. And because ozone reverts to oxygen after it does its work, it is both safe for patients and friendly to the environment.
Ozone is naturally occurring – you can smell it in the air at the seashore, or after lightening in a thunderstorm, for example. We hear much today about the ozone layer that protects the earth from UV radiation. What can this unusual form of oxygen do for our health and well-being?
What is Prolozone Therapy?
Prolozone therapy is a combination injection technique that uses 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 helps cells turn on their mitochondria; thus, it can induce healing of the injured or damaged tissue rather than simply masking pain. Because it corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a high chance that the chronic pain sufferer will become pain free.
In addition to boosting the body’s repair cycle by increasing the flow of nutrients to sore tissue, prolozone therapy helps generate and deposit cells called fibroblasts, the most common cells of ligaments and cartilage, the body’s connective tissue. By providing structure for other cells, and synthesizing collagen, these fibroblasts play an essential role in healing.
How Prolozone Therapy Works to Ease Joint Pain
Prolozone therapy puts the qualities of ozone to work, helping your body generate repairs for the connective tissue of joints. Ozone is injected in and around the painful ligaments of knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, or elbows. The ozone increases blood supply, bringing nutrients and the body’s own healing properties to the joint. Whether from sports injuries, such as tennis elbow, or even from osteoarthritis, prolozone therapy has proven to relieve pain and soreness by helping the body regenerate new ligament and cartilage tissue.
Prolozone therapy has three parts:
- Homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and 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 start healing.
- The area is infiltrated with highly energized oxygen called ozone. The ozone creates peroxides in the cell, which, 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 among individuals, but most people require three to five treatments to experience both pain relief and restoration of joint function.
What Ailments can Prolozone Therapy Treat?
A few of the pain problems are:
- Neck pain
- Degenerated or herniated discs
- Low back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Torn tendons
- TMJ syndrome
- Heel spurs
- Tennis elbow
- Rotator cuff tears
- Knee injuries
- Virtually any sports injury
Why Healing Those Joints is Important
Ligaments and cartilage can lose hydration as we age. Mechanical stress from everyday use, inflammation, and failure to fully repair after injury can cause these connective tissues to work inefficiently, bringing misaligned motion to the joint.
When our body’s natural patterns of motion are altered this way, wear-and-tear accelerates and can compound the sources of pain. The forces exerted on the joint are no longer directed the way they were designed. Instead, lax ligaments, or joints that we are favoring because of pain, cause shearing forces and torsion to be applied to the joints. This spiral of pain, altered motion, and misaligned movement can cause joints to degenerate rapidly.
The reason that some injuries heal completely, and others do not, 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, specifically 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. That is what Prolozone therapy is designed to overcome.
Because Prolozone therapy treatments can result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is beneficial even for severe cases of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. It is common 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 also can affect long lasting correction of damaged tissues.
Prolozone Therapy Treatments in Marietta, GA
Our Prolozone therapy practitioner at our Marietta, GA, location has received training and certification in ozonotherapy directly under Dr. Shallenberger and is well versed in Prolozone therapy injection applications. He has also received certification under Dr. Dennis Harper in oxidative therapy. He is both a Doctor of Chiropractic and a medical physician and has expansive knowledge of joint pathology and soft tissue disorders.
To find out more about how Prolozone therapy can play a key role in accomplishing this, let’s get together at Genesis4Health in Marietta, GA. Combining health and happiness is our work here, and we welcome the chance to offer exciting new options to you. Just click here to get started.