Prolozone therapy is a revolutionary technique that is used to treat damaged ligaments in a joint. The therapy falls within the category of regenerative medicine, as it is an injection that infuses the joint with collagen-producing materials and ozone gas to stimulate natural healing.
Let’s talk about how prolozone therapy works, and about who you can talk to in order to find out more about this fascinating nonsurgical treatment for painful or injured joints.
Nonsurgical Repair of Damaged Ligaments
This special kind of pain-relief injection therapy harnesses substances that foster the body’s production of collagen. These substances are combined with ozone gas, which works with the body to reconstruct damaged or injured ligament tissue.
The purpose is to hopefully completely heal the ligament, thereby relieving the patient of any further pain or disability. Prolozone can help to treat and repair the following conditions:
- Chronic neck pain
- Back pain
- Torn rotator cuff in the shoulder
- Hip arthritis
- Knee arthritis
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Degenerative discs in the spine
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
How Does Ozone Therapy Work?
Ozone therapy utilizes a form of oxygen (ozone gas) to treat arthritis, disinfect wounds, and activate a person’s immune system. Ozone is natural to the Earth’s atmosphere, and the properties that cause ozone to quickly break down enable it to be a powerful healing agent.
How Prolozone Therapy Works
The word “prolozone” is a combination of “proliferation” and “ozone.” The holistic treatment essentially enables the body to self-correct injury by fostering the healing of cells in and around the injured joint. It encourages the cells to proliferate and regrow.
Prolozone therapy can be used by doctors to treat patients with a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Prolozone is effective at addressing pain, as it assists in regenerating damaged ligaments – and once the ligament is fully healed, the pain will be gone for good.
Osteoarthritis wears away cartilage that provides a protective cushion between bones in a joint. When cartilage is worn away or worn down, bone-on-bone scraping is the painful result. Prolozone therapy restores the joint and relieves pain.
Regenerative Medicine Therapy in Mankato, MN, and Clinton, SC
Following prolozone therapy, you can expect your joint pain to gradually decrease – and to hopefully go away completely. Many patients have reported experiencing a 50-80% decrease in their joint pain. Pre- and post-treatment X-rays have shown that knee joints developed an increase in the thickness of collagen following the prolozone treatment.
Prolozone therapy is nearly risk-free. A very small number of patients who have been treated with prolozone therapy have experienced an allergic reaction or pain at the injection site, but otherwise, patients report no ill side effects.
If you suffer from chronic pain or lack of mobility in one or more joints, prolozone therapy may be the right choice to address your joint pain. To schedule a consultation, contact our caring staff today by calling (507) 388-7488 or fill out our online appointment request form now. We look forward to helping you enjoy less pain and more living.