What is Prolozone?
Prolozone is a technique that marries concepts from Neural Therapy, Prolotherapy and Ozone Therapy. It involves injecting various combinations of procaine, anti-inflammatory medications/homeopathics, vitamins, minerals, proliferatives and a mixture of ozone/oxygen gas into degenerated or injured joints, and into areas of pain. The result of this combination is nothing short of remarkable in that damaged tissues can be regenerated and otherwise untreatable pain can be permanently cured.
What can you expect?
The first thing that most patients notice after a Prolozone treatment is an almost immediate 50-80% decrease in pain. This is in part due to the effect of the procaine but ozone itself has a significant ability to directly relieve pain.
Next, chronic areas of degeneration such as osteoarthritic knees, hips and ankles will regenerate. Although more research is needed to fully document this effect, some physicians have already taken pre and post treatment x-rays that have shown an increase in cartilage thickness in knees treated with Prolozone. Fortunately, other than a rarely occurring and temporary increase in pain in the area injected, no significant side effects from Prolozone have ever been demonstrated. Other than a possibility of an allergy to one of the liquid components, there are no contraindications to it’s use.