We Now Offer Prolozone Therapy
Prolozone Therapy is a cutting-edge regenerative injection technique that uses oxygen in the form of ozone to promote healing and alleviate chronic or acute pain. Prolozone Therapy was developed by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, a pioneer in the fields of ozone therapy, oxygen utilization and anti-aging medicine.
Dr. Robert Madda has become very skilled over the years in the art of prolozone therapy and is one of Dr. Shallenberger’s main therapy trainers. Dr. Madda helps his patients heal with this therapy and teaches other doctors this method.
The conventional solutions for many types of musculoskeletal and joint pain are prescription medications or invasive reconstructive surgeries. Prolozone injections allow us to treat many of the same issues effectively with a non-addictive and minimally invasive in-office procedure.
Prolozone Therapy has shown positive effects on various musculoskeletal/ joint issues:
- Neck and back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow and other sports injuries
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- TMJ disorders
- Knee injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Degenerative discs in the spine
Before your treatment, please:
• Refrain from using anti-inflammatory drugs for 24 hours
• Let us know if you have had any other injections recently
• After your Prolozone injections, you may immediately return to work and activities like driving. There is no downtime.
Prolozone Therapy FAQ
Ozone is a powerful healing agent that consists of three oxygen molecules (O3), instead of the two found in the oxygen we breathe (O2). The Prolozone treatment combines ozone, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals that are injected directly into the damaged tissue. The combination of these substances that create prolozone are beneficial in many ways:
- Anti-inflammatory – reduce swelling, ease pain and promote blood circulation to stabilize the damaged area
- Healing factors flood the area with nutrients that are critical for tissue strengthening
- Ozone increases oxygen in the area to stimulate growth factors, optimize tissue regeneration and decrease potential microbes.
Prolozone injections have demonstrated a high rate of success in relieving pain. Some patients feel relief immediately, and in some cases, more than one treatment may be necessary. Additionally, patients report experiencing decreased inflammation, increased mobility/flexibility, and improved quality of life. Prolozone therapy is not a “band-aid” for pain as it helps to heal, regenerate and strengthen the damaged tissue. Dr. Madda can evaluate your specific case to see if prolozone therapy could be beneficial for you. In some cases where degeneration is too severe, prolozone therapy may not be effective.
Cortisone (steroid) injections are given to help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of the body (typically a joint). The purpose of cortisone shots is to mask pain temporarily, not to address its underlying cause. The potential side effects of cortisone injections increase with larger doses and repeated use, so doctors limit the number of cortisone shots a patient can receive per year.
Prolozone injections can often result in permanent pain relief. By stimulating the damaged tendon, ligament, muscle or joint to repair itself, the body can heal from acute and chronic injuries. Most people need a limited number of treatments per area to achieve maximum improvement.
Our ozone therapy treatments also utilize the healing capabilities of oxygen, but instead of being applied directly to an area of pain or injury, they are administered via IV into the bloodstream. Ozone therapy optimizes your oxygen levels so your body is better equipped to repair itself and fight off inflammation, infection and disease.
Prolozone Therapy involves two simple steps. First, a healing agent is injected into the damaged tissue, ensuring it reaches the entire targeted area. Next, medical ozone is introduced to promote healing. You will be seated or lying in a comfortable position throughout the procedure.
Patients describe a sensation of fullness in the injected area immediately after treatment. Although this can feel strange, it is generally not painful, and often subsides within minutes. The area may feel mildly sore and achy for the 1-2 days post treatment.
Prolozone provides rapid relief for many patients. A noticeable decrease in pain typically occurs within three to seven days. If there is still pain after this timeframe, additional injections may be needed.
The response to Prolozone Therapy varies from person to person. Most people need three to six treatments per area to achieve the best results. The injections are repeated every four to six weeks until maximum improvement is reached.
Results depend on the severity of the injury and how your unique body responds to the treatment. Prolozone injections can lead to significant pain reduction, and for some patients, the treatment permanently reverses chronic pain. Depending on the degree of degeneration, some patients may be treated as needed.