Prolozone Therapy in Scottsdale, Arizona
Prolozone therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that reduces pain by stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Deriving from the Latin word “prolix,” which means to “proliferate, regenerate, and rebuild,” Prolozone therapy uses medical-grade ozone to stimulate the proliferation, regeneration, and rebuilding of new ligament and cartilage tissue in areas where it has been weakened.
Ligaments are like structural “rubber bands” in the body, providing a flexible support structure to hold bones, joints, and intervertebral discs together. However, ligaments can grow weak due to injury, surgery, or wear and tear from excessive use, and they often fail to heal back to their original strength and tightness. When these ligaments get weaker, they strain the components that they’re supposed to hold together, ultimately causing pain and arthritis in the bones, discs, and joints. Ligaments also have nerve endings in themselves, which can cause an additional source of pain.
Prolozone therapy works to kickstart the regenerative process of the ligaments, helping to produce new tissue growth that restores ligaments to their normal function. The procedure involves injecting pure, medical-grade ozone – a naturally-occurring gas made from oxygen atoms – directly into and around where the ligaments attach to the bone. Ozone is a highly reactive molecule, which causes it to stimulate fibroblastic and chondroblastic cellular activity, enhancing the repair cycle at the cellular level and increasing available oxygen and nutrients to support the formation of new tissue.