Prolotherapy with ozone, known as "prolozone," is a nonsurgical treatment that relieves musculoskeletal pain by strengthening and tightening ligaments and tendons around affected joints. Ligaments and tendons are tough, fibrous bands of tissue that connect bone to bone and bone to muscle. As long as they are strong and taut, they keep joints stable and properly aligned, allowing for smooth, pain-free movement. When they become injured, weak, or lax, the resulting misalignment impinges on nerves and blood vessels and causes pain. Lasting relief can be obtained by restoring the integrity of these supporting structures, returning things to their proper positions and taking pressure off sensitive tissues.
This therapy, which requires special training that few conventional physicians have undertaken, involves injections of a mildly irritating solution with ozone into the painful area. This triggers the body’s natural healing response and promotes the proliferation of new collagen, which is the building block of ligaments and tendons. As these structures become thicker and stronger, pain subsides, range of motion returns, and cartilage degeneration slows down.
Some of the patients treated by Dr. Varela have noted significant relief after a single prolozone treatment. However, it usually takes several sessions to achieve lasting pain relief and a return to normal function. This is one of the many reasons we suggest patients interested in treatment with prolozone to make an initial consultation prior. Furthermore, when this therapy is combined with other components of our multi-faceted pain relief program, patients can expect exceptional results.
How Prolozone Can Help You:
Conventional medicine’s solutions for back and neck pain, sciatica, injuries, and other types of joint pain are drugs and surgery. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, and narcotic medications may take the edge off, but they come with a host of serious side effects. As for surgery, studies suggest that neck and back surgery do indeed reduce pain—but to no greater degree than noninvasive treatments.
Dr. Varela adopted prolozone years ago because, unlike drugs, it isn’t a temporary fix. Rather, by correcting underlying structural problems, it eradicates pain. And although prolozone injections can cause mild discomfort during the first few days of healing, it has none of the risks of pain-relieving drugs and invasive procedures. Furthermore, when prolozone is used in combination with our other innovative therapies, such as IV therapy, & targeted nutritional supplements, patients see faster, even better results.
There’s another reason to consider having prolozone done by Dr. Varela. If someone is going to be injecting needles into your back or neck, you want that person to know what they are doing. Dr. Varela has had years and years of training and successful experience treating patients with this therapy.
What Conditions Benefit From Prolozone?
Prolozone is helpful for multiple musculoskeletal conditions in which pain and inflammation play a role. These include:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Whiplash injuries
To learn more about how prolozone treatment with Dr. Varela can quickly and safely alleviate pain—without the use of dangerous drugs—and help restore your health and vitality, schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more.