Prolozone Therapy is a non-surgical procedure to eliminate or drastically reduce pain by facilitating the body's own natural ability to heal itself. Prolozone Therapy is so named because the treatment uses ozone to cause the proliferation, regeneration and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in an area where they have become weak. It is used to treat both acute and chronic pain.
The injected ozone increases blood supply and flow of healing nutrients. It also stimulates deposition and activity of cells called fibroblasts and chondroblasts. Ozone is a naturally-occurring, highly reactive molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen. Because ozone is highly reactive, it is able to stimulate the fibroblastic and chondroblastic cellular activity, thus enhancing the repair cycle by increasing available oxygen and nutrients to the new forming tissue.
Prolozone is commonly used to treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, neuropathic pain, joint pain and general chronic pain patterns.
The response to treatment varies from individual to individual and depends upon one’s healing ability and severity of injury. Some people need only one or two treatments, while others may need six or more. The injection process is repeated every 1-4 weeks until maximum improvement is noted. It may take more injections in those that have had severe pain for many years. Each situation requires its own protocol. Please discuss with Dr. Back.
Prolozone Therapy is a safe, natural and often permanent treatment. All the research indicates there are no side effects when properly implemented.