Prolotherapy is an all natural, regenerative treatment. A solution of concentrated dextrose (sugar water) or saline (salt water) is injected into the joint which “tricks” the body into thinking the area is injured and needs to begin healing again. This process raises growth factor levels and their effectiveness in order to promote tissue repair and reduce or eliminate pain.
Adding a patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) to a Prolotherapy treatment amplifies the effectiveness of the treatment by flooding the injured area with additional growth factors.
As prolotherapy.com describes the process, “Prolotherapy is like planting seeds in a garden; PRP Prolotherapy is planting seeds with fertilizer.”
PROLOZONE (PROLOTHERAPY + OZONE)
Prolozone is an injection of ozone into and around joints with acute and chronic pain. Ozone to initiate the growth or formation of new tissue in areas where it has become weak. Ozone increases blood supply and the flow of oxygen and healing nutrients to the injection site, thereby enhancing the ability of cells to repair themselves and create new tissue. Ozone also decreases pressure on pain receptors, dramatically reducing or even eliminating many cases of chronic pain.
Ozone is a therapy that has been used for over 50 years worldwide and is gaining popular support in the United States because it is safe and effective. Ozone increases oxygen levels around cells as well as their ability to produce energy. Ozone also reduces levels of acidity and kills bacteria and viruses. This allows inflamed regions of the body to heal eliminating the pain and increasing range of motion.