Prolozone is a non-surgical injection based treatment that can permanently resolve chronic pain and can regenerate damaged tissues.
Prolozone® is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger. It is excellent for all forms of muscular-skeletal
and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder
and elbow pain. The good thing about Prolozone is that because it actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a 75% chance for the chronic
pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free.
What is Prolozone Therapy?
Prolozone is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain. Prolozone is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances and ozone gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. These substances are injected into the damaged connective tissue in and around a joint to rebuild the damaged areas. By repairing the connective tissue this is all that is needed to permanently reverse chronic pain.
Prolozone Therapy is an injection technique similar to prolotherapy that uses ozone. The use of ozone causes the joint to heal much more quickly than in traditional prolotherapy. This is because ozone is a highly reactive molecule and when injected into a joint capsule it is able to stimulate the fibroblastic (or regenerative) joint repairing abilities.
Prolozone is derived from the word ozone and the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or re-build. It literally means re-building tissues with ozone. It is important to understand what the word prolozone actually means. “Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak.
To sum up, Prolozone is a non-surgical injection based treatment that in many cases permanently resolved chronic pain patterns and can regenerate damaged tissues.
How Does Prolozone Work?
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don't 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 is what causes pain. Prolozone works in three ways.
- 1. Homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications are injected into the injured area to reduce inflammation and swelling. This leads to increased circulation.
- 2. The area is treated with vitamins and minerals that are critical for healing.
- 3. The area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of ozone. The result is that the tissues get what's need to heal and as it heals, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
Similar to Neural Therapy, Prolotherapy and PRP, we clinically see the best results with about 3 visits of ozone therapy about 1-2 weeks
apart. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need from 3-5 treatments. Ozone therapy is virtually
painless and often can give you immediate relief in your back pain and many other areas with no recovery or down time.
Is Prolozone the Same as Prolotherapy?
No. Prolozone uses oxygen to create a healing. Prolotherapy uses inflammation to create the healing. Dr. Shallenberger used to use prolotherapy. Although he found that it was often effective, it had the following limitations. Prolotherapy is extremely painful. Pain usually
persists for days to weeks after a treatment. Patients receiving Prolozone feel immediate improvement, with very little
to any pain at all during the treatments. Next, prolotherapy requires many injections, whereas Prolozone only requires
a few. This means that Prolozone is faster and much less expensive. Prolozone therapy is especially effective in
regenerating the cartilage in damaged knees and hips. Prolotherapy is usually not able to do this.
Conditions That Can Be Used Treated With Prolozone
Prolozone works on just about any pain problem you might have, including:
- Neck Pain
- Degenerated or Herniated Disk
- Low Back Pain
- Plantar Fascists
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Torn Tendons
- TMJ Syndrome
- Heel Spurs
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Knee Injuries
- Any Type Of Sports Related Injury
Dr. Stephen Dalton is one of the only physicians in the West Texas area to offer this treatment. He believes in Prolozone and uses it on his patients and has seen a significant reduction in pain for many of his patients. Enjoy less paint and a better quality of life. Get Started Today! Fill in the request an apt. form or call our office at 806-795-1393 to schedule an apt.