What is Prolozone Therapy?
Prolozone® is a homeopathic/oxygen-ozone injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. It is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain.
What is Prolozone Therapy used to treat?
It is excellent for all forms of musculo-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.
Prolozone actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free.
How is Prolozone Therapy administered and why?
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 connective tissue. It is an injection technique similar to Prolotherapy that uses ozone. The use of ozone, in some cases, allows a joint to heal quickly than in traditional Prolotherapy. This is because ozone is a highly reactive molecule thus, when injected into a joint; it is able to stimulate the fibroblastic joint repairing abilities.
Think of it like this.
We can think of our joints as the hinge on a door. Until the hinge is fixed the door just isn’t going to open or close right and it’s the same exact story with our joints.
If we are athletic or if we are just getting older there is some gradual and natural degeneration of the moving parts of the body due to ongoing recurrent mechanical stress, and failure of tissues to repair. This can come from lack of nutrients, lack of circulation, aging and inflammation. When this happens the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage become dehydrated and weak. This results in laxity and more abnormal mechanical stress and shearing forces on the joint. This pulling on the periosteum creates a space, which the body fills in with new bone. These new parts of bone are called osteophytes. They are the signs of degenerative arthritis in & around the joint. Osteophytes and joint laxity result in a reduced range of motion, which causes strain on surrounding muscles which then become either over or under worked leading to more dysfunction & pain.
To receive Prolozone Therapy treatment in Vancouver. Contact Balance Medical and see Dr. Kanwal for more information.