Prolozone Therapy: Joint pain in life is fairly unavoidable. Especially as we age, we hear our friends and family members mention more and more about a specific joint pain or injury. Perhaps it’s knee pain from a runner in the family, back pain from an old work injury, or even just osteoarthritis from general aging. Did you know that our bodies actually begin to degenerate somewhere between 15 and 21 years of age? That seems young! So you can imagine the toll we’ve taken by the time we hit our 40s, 50s, and 60s. However, regenerative medicine has allowed us to discover ways to lessen joint pain, in the form of Prolozone therapy.
How Can We Maintain Our Bodies and Joints as we Age?
Because our bodies begin to degenerate by our mid to late teens into our early 20s, most of our nutritional foundation is built before that age. This is the reason eating healthy and exercising as children is so important. After our bodies begin to degenerate, our best defense is trying our best to preserve the optimal levels we once had. Over time, if our joints lose enough nutrition and oxygen while we also experience the regular stress, abuse, and neglect we put our bodies through, we can not only feel stiff and sore, but we are also more prone to injury.
Managing your weight, exercising regularly, stopping smoking or not smoking at all, and drinking more water are some of the ways we can continue to protect our joints as we age. But as we also know, busy and stressful lives can often lead us to neglect one or more of these on a daily basis. This is where treatments like Prolozone come into play.
What is Prolozone and How Does it Work?
Prolozone therapy is a regenerative treatment that is used for any kind of joint pain or injury. It uses ozone to provide nutrition and oxygen to specific areas of the body or specific joints. It is a natural, non-surgical, and minimally invasive treatment made up of two parts. In part one of the procedure, nutrition is added back into the injured area (such as the vertebrae, ligament, tendon, muscle, connective tissue, joint space, etc.) by injecting a syringe of liquid vitamins and minerals into that area. A part of this solution is homeopathics which aid in the control of inflammation and swelling and allow better circulation.
Soon after the vitamin and mineral solution is injected, ozone is injected as well to infiltrate the affected area and spread the solution further than the initial injection can carry it. This allows the solution to become more far-reaching and cover not only the impacted joint, but the muscles, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and tissues surrounding the area. This two-step process starts the regeneration and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in areas where they have become weak or unstable.
What are Other Benefits of Prolozone Therapy?
Prolozone therapy can save you both time and money as it can be a great alternative to surgery! Surgery can typically require a long or stressful recovery period where you cannot resume normal activity for days or weeks. Prolozone on the other hand requires an average of 3 to 5 injections over 8 to 10 weeks with increased improvement over each session. Besides eating a high protein meal prior to coming in, there is no other prep required for a Prolozone treatment. Better yet, you’re not limited in your activity post treatment. You can go back to work immediately and while encouraged to listen to your body, you can resume all normal activities immediately.
Make an appointment with the American Regenerative Clinic to discover if Prolozone could be right for you. Contact us to book an appointment or if you have questions about any of our treatments.