Prolo-Ozone is a form of treatment for chronic pain that was pioneered by Dr Frank Shallenberger. It serves as a form of non-surgical joint and ligament reconstruction, which uses ozone to create regeneration of the cartilage and ligament tissue where they have become weak.
Ligaments are the bands that hold together our bones and joints. When they are injured, stretched, or damaged due to surgery, they can become weak. This strains the joints and bones, which results in pain and arthritis to the affected areas.
Prolo-Ozone is done by injecting ozone in and around the injured and painful ligaments or other tissue. Ozone stimulates the release of healing nutrients to the area, which includes fibroblasts and chondroblasts. These cells are important for regeneration and repair of collagen, cartilage, ligaments, and joints. The increased cellular repair causes strengthening and tightening of injured tissues; thereby stabilizing the area and removing the cause of pain.
Ozone is a very reactive, naturally occurring molecule that consists of 3 atoms of Oxygen. The high reactivity of ozone stimulates the release of fibroblasts and chondroblasts to an amazing extent. The innate safety profile of oxygen therapy, combined with the reactivity achieved, makes ozone an ideal therapeutic molecule.
The response to treatment is different for every individual, and is dependent on your own ability to heal and the level of injury present. Some people only require one or two treatments, while others need as many as six or seven. Once you begin, we can work together to analyze how you are responding, which will give us a better idea of what to expect from further treatments.
What conditions are treated?
- Shoulder pain from rotator cuff injury
- Arthritis of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle
- Carpal Tunnel
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
- Painful scars
- Previous surgical sites
- Trigger Points
- Other areas of sports injury and pain, just ask!