Prolozone Therapy – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Easy Relief from Joint Pain
Millions of people across the U.S. struggle with some type of joint pain. If you are among them, you may wonder what non-surgical options are available to help you feel better. There is good news! Here at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics, we offer Prolozone therapy in Fort Lauderdale. This unique treatment option uses a blend of ozone and other healing substances to reduce joint pain and get you on the road to a healthier, happier life.
Why Choose the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics for Prolozone Therapy?
- Expert Team of Doctors
- Precise Injections
- Customized Treatment Plan
What Is Prolozone Therapy?
The name of Prolozone therapy stems from a combination of two other words — “proliferation” and “ozone.” As those terms suggest, the therapy uses ozone to stimulate the body’s healing response and encourage cells to proliferate and regrow. One of the specific things is does is encourage the production of collagen, a type of structural protein that is essential in joint function.
This holistic form of regenerative medicine involves the use of injections that contain ozone and a customized mixture of other ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory medications. For example, it might have lidocaine and/or a dextrose solution.
When the Prolozone solution is injected into the body, it can serve as a remarkable agent for pain relief. It accomplishes its purpose by increasing blood flow to a particular area, which allows for more nutrients and other healing components to be delivered to damaged connective tissues. The result is healthier joints that feel and function better without surgical intervention.
What Conditions Can Prolozone Therapy Treat?
Prolozone may be used to address virtually any form of musculoskeletal or joint pain. Here are some specific examples of conditions that it may be able to help:
- Degenerated spinal discs
- Chronic back pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Osteoarthritis of the hips and knees
- Shoulder or elbow pain
- Sports injuries
- Carpal tunnel
Additionally, Prolozone has shown promise as an alternative treatment for a range of other conditions, such as heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and even dental problems. Of course, in our practice, we primarily focus on its musculoskeletal applications.
What to Expect with Prolozone Therapy
Research shows that Prolozone therapy has a remarkably high success rate at providing long-term pain relief. Some patients experience significant results after just one session in our office. Generally, though, most people should return for 3 – 5 sessions, spaced at least a couple weeks apart, in order to fully benefit from Prolozone.
During your appointments, you can expect an easy and comfortable process. First, we may inject a local anesthetic to reduce discomfort from the Prolozone injection. Next, the ozone solution will be administered. You may notice some achiness and soreness at the injection site for 24 – 48 hours. Thereafter, the healing effects of your treatment should start to become apparent.
Would you like to know more about Prolozone therapy and its amazing benefits? Get in touch with us today to ask questions or request a consultation.
Prolozone Therapy FAQs
If you are ready to experience the remarkable benefits of Prolozone therapy for yourself, our team is eager to help. Before you come in for a consultation, though, you may be eager to gather more information about the road in front of you. We completely understand that, so we have compiled the following list of Prolozone FAQs. If your specific questions are not touched on here, please reach out to us directly.
What Is the Difference Between Prolozone and Prolotherapy?
Both Prolozone and prolotherapy are founded on the principle of proliferation. In other words, they both involved the use of a mild irritant that alerts your body to a problem. Then, healing and growth factors get sent to the site of weak, damaged tissues.
Prolozone takes things a step further than prolotherapy because it also incorporates the power of ozone. Therefore, it can reduce discomfort, improve tissue oxygenation, and provide other benefits that you cannot enjoy with regular prolotherapy.
How Will I Know if My Prolozone Therapy Is Working?
Here are some indications that Prolozone is doing its job:
- You notice a decrease in pain.
- You enjoy increased joint mobility.
- You have a higher tolerance for physical activities, such as walking, jogging, and playing sports.
- You find that you have a reduced need for pain medication.
- There is less grinding and clicking within a treated joint.
You might start to notice results within a few days of your Prolozone appointment. However, it is important to note that not everyone experiences fast pain relief. It might take a couple of Prolozone sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve optimum results.
Can I Take Pain Medication to Reduce Discomfort from Prolozone Injections?
It is common for patients to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin, to cope with discomfort. Under most circumstances, there is nothing wrong with using NSAIDs in moderation.
If you will soon receive Prolozone injections, though, you should stop taking NSAIDs 3 – 4 days before your appointment. You should continue to avoid them for at least 3 – 4 days afterward. This is important because even though one of Prolozone’s goals is to reduce inflammation, it actually has to cause a bit of temporary inflammation in order to do its job. NSAIDs can interfere with this process.
How Much Does Prolozone Cost?
The cost of Prolozone can vary. It depends on how many injections you need and other factors. During your consultation, we can talk about specific numbers. Most patients end up paying at least several hundred dollars. Medical insurance usually does not cover Prolozone, but it is worth checking with your benefits provider just to be sure. Most patients would agree that Prolozone is worth the price!