Joint pain management & recovery
Prolotherapy is a natural non-surgical method of assisting the body to heal injured or weakened joints, ligaments and tendons. With Prolotherapy, the weakened areas are injected with a solution that stimulates the growth of healthy, strong tissues. As the tendons and ligaments grow stronger and vibrant, the pain is alleviated and motion is restored. Whether a joint, ligament or tendon is causing you pain or instability, Prolotherapy might be the right choice for you.
Prolotherapy can help with arthritis, knee injuries, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, hip dysfunction, TMJ, bulging discs, lumbar or cervical spine instability, bursitis, ACL Tears, rotator cuff injuries and other joint conditions.
Most patients require about 3 to 6 prolotherapy treatments to restore function and relieve pain. The treatments are usually given at two to four week intervals.
As with any procedure, there are risks and side effects which will vary depending on the area being treated. The doctor will discuss these possibilities fully with patients during the pre-treatment consultation. On the other hand, Prolotherapy is an extremely safe procedure. The risks are far less than chronically taking aspirin or Motrin to temporarily alleviate chronic pain.
Once treated, the problem should be fixed. Healing will continue to take place for at least one year following treatment. Of course, if there is another injury or insult to the area that had been treated, an additional treatment may be needed.
Prolozone is a Prolotherapy injection which will include Ozone(O3). O3 is a super oxygen molecule which has many health promoting properties including the stimulation of stem cells, which promote tissue healing. If ozone is used in prolotherapy it's known as prolozone. Ozone enhances healing, increase midochondrial function, decreases chances of infection, sterilizes the area, increases oxygen uptake of the cells. Learn more >
Sometimes added to prolotherapy treatment. Where Prolotherapy works in the deeper tissue, neural prolotherapy works with the superficial nerves that may be the cause of pain.
"I had a torn tendons in my shoulder, which I thought had to have surgery to correct it as I did for my other shoulder. Well, that did not have to happen as Dr.Todd used Prolotherapy on those torn ligaments and tendons. I can now put my seatbelt on with out a struggle. It is normal again. My knee is bending normally and I am so Happy with the results! I feel so much better. The pain is gone and it is all natural therapy."
- Jo Weber