Try as we may, there’s no escaping getting older. As time passes, our bodies age, and wear and tear becomes more frequent. Our joints, which help our bodies move and go through all the physical requirements we put on them, become more fragile over time. Joint pain is a very common ailment people complain about as they age and one that people believe just “comes with the territory” of getting older. However, as science and medicine work to slow the aging process, many treatments for joint pain have become available, including the sought-after ozone therapy. We believe in functional medicine at the Bloomfield Hills location, and all locations of the American Regenerative Clinic, and believe that treating the whole patient allows them to live fuller, better lives.
Prolozone Therapy for Joint Pain
Prolozone therapy, or intravenous ozone therapy, works by injecting ozone directly into an affected area of the body and allowing it to improve the intake of oxygen and give the immune system a boost. This boost allows the immune system to begin the process of repairing the infected or damaged cells in the body. The benefits include reduced swelling, pain, and inflammation in joints, limit damage in the affected area, improve circulation, accelerated healing, slow the effects of damage from disease, improve quality of life, and improve mobility.
Prolozone has become a popular treatment at our Bloomfield Hills location, and you can generally expect 15-25% improvement after each treatment. Patients see improvement in the way of decreased pain levels, increased mobility, flexibility, and ability. People also report a loss of popping or grinding. Many people get a regular ozone injection for knee pain, as knee pain is a very common type of joint pain people experience as they get older. If you want to be on your feet, exercising, walking, and traveling, you’ll need your knees to be in top shape throughout your lifetime.
High Dose Ozone Therapy for Joint Pain
High dose ozone therapy supplies the body with nearly 50 times the amount of ozone of a regular intravenous ozone therapy treatment. This style of treatment uses a 10-pass ozone administration method which provides a larger amount of ozone to the body in a shorter amount of time. It can therefore reach deeper into the body than a regular intravenous ozone therapy treatment, better saturating more red blood cells with oxygen. High dose ozone treatments can stimulate the production of new stem cells, activate existing ones, and kill bacteria and viruses, leading to a stronger immune system. By creating new stem cells and activating existing ones, joints can potentially be repaired as stem cells can turn into tissue cells for example.
EBOO Treatments for Joint Pain
EBOO stands for Extracorporeal Blood Oxygenation and Ozonation (EBOO) and it is the most advanced form of ozone therapy. EBOO treatments actually use an EBOO dialysis filter and clean blood from the debris of destroyed germs, heavy metals, fungus, etc., and ozonates the blood in stages. First, blood is drawn from one patient’s vein, then through a closed system (in order to eliminate the possibility of contamination), it goes through the dialysis filter to be ozonated. Finally, it is reintroduced into the patient via another vein.
The entire process can take just 45 minutes and the EBOO treatment is quickly becoming known as the most effective form of ozone therapy in the world. EBOO works to improve joint pain through the process of ozonating the blood all at once and evenly, through the dialysis process.
Are you looking to improve your joint pain? Call us to book a consultation with Dr. Andrey Lutskovsky to learn more.