Countless millions of people in the U.S. struggle with joint pain or other musculoskeletal discomforts. If you are among them, you might be curious about your non-surgical options for pain relief. We have good news! Prolozone therapy has the potential to help your body heal itself. Dr. Pinkston and our team are proud to offer this remarkable form of regenerative medicine to patients in Asheville. Read on below to learn more about it and how it may be able to have a positive impact on your life.
The name of Prolozone therapy is a combination of two other terms. First, it uses “proliferation therapy,” also known as prolotherapy. Prolotherapy involves injecting a mild irritant at the site of damaged tissues. The irritant does not cause any real harm; rather, it signals your body that something is wrong. It therefore mobilizes your natural ability to heal yourself.
The other part of Prolozone therapy involves the use of ozone. Ozone is a gas that, when it contacts human tissues, encourages the production of collagen and increases oxygenation at the targeted area.
After the Prolozone solution is injected into the body at precise points, it can serve as a powerful method of pain relief. By increasing blood flow to the targeted area, it also increases the concentration of natural healing agents. As a result, damaged tissues can begin to be repaired. The result of Prolozone therapy is stronger, healthier joints that feel and function better without the need for surgical intervention.
Prolozone has been used to help patients find relief from a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Here are some examples of specific conditions that it may be able to help:
It is also worth noting that Prolozone has shown potential as an alternative treatment for numerous other conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, dental problems, and even diabetes. In our practice, though, we focus on its musculoskeletal applications.
Several studies have shown that Prolozone has an impressive success rate when it comes to providing long-lasting pain relief. Many patients notice a reduction in pain after just one Prolozone session in our office. Occasionally, though, it can take multiple sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, for the therapy to provide optimum results.
You can expect an easy and comfortable process during your Prolozone appointments. First, we may inject a local anesthetic so your Prolozone injections do not cause you pain. Next, the Prolozone solution will be injected at precise locations. After your treatment, some achiness and soreness at the injection site might occur for 24 – 48 hours. This is normal and can be an indication that the therapy is working.
Would you like to learn more about Prolozone? Get in touch with our office today to ask questions or request a consultation.