Prolotheraphy

Prolotheraphy

Prolotherapy is an all-natural non-surgical, 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. The irritant kick-starts the body's healing response. This process raises growth factor levels and their effectiveness in order to promote tissue repair and reduce or eliminate pain. It is also known as a regenerative joint injection or non-surgical ligament and tendon reconstruction. Doctors mainly use prolotherapy to treat injured joints and ligaments. Ideal for musculoskeletal pain. While it is commonly used for the back, doctors may also use prolotherapy in the following areas of the body:

  • kness
  • hips
  • neck
  • shoulders
  • other joints and ligaments

In some cases, people with chronic conditions, such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis, may benefit the use of prolotherapy to help ease their pain.

Other procedures that may help assist musculoskeletal pain:

  • Amniotic allograph
  • Peptide Injection
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Ozone therapy

PRP PROLOTHERAPY

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.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Once activated, the body will start to strengthen and repair damaged ligaments in the joint. The strengthening of the ligaments, over time, helps to stabilize the joint. Once the joint is better supported, the pain can disappear.

Prolotherapy usually requires several shots at the site of the injury or weakened area to be effective. An individual can expect anywhere from 4 to 15 shots per session, and for several sessions to occur over the course of 3 to 6 months.

BENEFITS

Prolotherapy helps strengthened joints while the pain is reduced. Also, the improved strength of the joint will help with stability and improve overall movement and function of the back and joints. Prolotherapy is an all-natural, permanent treatment, as it relies on the body repairing itself to reduce 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.

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