Prolozone is derived from the word ozone and the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or re-build. The treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak.
Ligaments are the structural “rubber bands” that hold bones to bones in joints – acting like the body’s shock absorbers. Ligaments can become weak or injured and may not heal back to their original strength or endurance. This is largely because the blood supply to ligaments is limited, and therefore healing is slow and not always complete. To further complicate this, ligaments also have many nerve endings, and therefore the person will feel pain at the areas where the ligaments are damaged or loose.
We can compare the ligaments of our joints to the hinges 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 results in laxity and more abnormal mechanical stress and shearing forces on the joint resulting in pain.
Prolozone causes repair and tightening of the lax structures, partially torn connective tissue and ligaments.
Conditions commonly treated with Prolozone Therapy include:
Weakened joints from prior injury
Chronic neck and back painRotator cuff injuries
Degenerative and arthritic hips and knees (hips are more difficult and less responsive)
Degenerative/herniated discs (not for an acute herniation)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Non healing fractures