Prolotherapy is a non-surgical technique to repair joints and eliminate pain. Prolotherapy is a therapeutic injection technique that stimulates the body’s own system to regrow and rebuild ligaments and tendons.
The injection solution contains a dextrose (sugar) solution, procaine (local anesthetic), and nutrients such as B12. These injected ingredients create a locaizedl controlled inflammatory process that stimulates the body to send blood and nutrients to the area of damaged tissue allowing your body’s own natural healing response to occur. This strengthens and repairs the damaged ligaments and tendons and can in turn bring stability to the joints. After several treatments, pain may be significantly reduced because proper function of the joints can be restored.
What are Prolozone Injections?
Prolozone iis an injection technique similar to Prolotherapy that uses ozone. .Ozone is a reactive form of oxygen that is used for enhancing the immune system. Ozone injections cause the release of growth factors that stimulate damaged joints and degenerative discs to regenerate, and provide cells with oxygen to increase healing. Ozone on its own enhances tissue healing, dissolves scar tissue, controls inflammation, and enhances the immune system. The use of ozone causes the joint to heal much more quickly than in traditional Prolotherapy, because ozone, when injected into a joint capsule, is able to stimulate the fibroblastic joint repairing abilities helping the damaged tissue to heal optimally.
The response to treatment varies per individual and depends upon one’s healing ability and level of injury. Some people may only need one to two treatments, while others may need as many as six or seven.
Once you begin treatment, the practitioner can analyze how you are responding, and will then be able to give you an accurate estimate of what you can expect from further treatments.
The injection process is repeated every 1-2 weeks until maximum improvement is noted.