What is Prolozone®?
Prolozone® is an injection technique using oxygen to speed healing and decrease pain. The treatment can help with acute or chronic pain and regenerate damaged joints, herniated discs, tendons, and soft tissues. Prolozone®, developed by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, is derived from the word ozone and the Latin word “proli” which means to regenerate or re-build.
How does it work?
Prolozone® uses ozone to stimulate the healing process and the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak. Collagen producing substances and ozone gas are injected into damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. These substances stimulate circulation, increased blood flow carrying nutrition, and hydration of the damaged tissues. This allows for a healing environment within the joint to develop and results in increased range of motion and decreased pain.
Is it safe?
Yes. Prolozone® includes naturally occurring substances and can be highly effective when used under proper direction and care of a trained physician. Ozone is a highly reactive molecule and when injected into a joint it is able to stimulate the body’s natural joint repairing abilities.
What conditions can be treated by Prolozone®?
Many conditions that can be treated by prolotherapy can also be treated with Prolozone®. It is excellent for all forms of musculoskeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder and elbow pain. Check out the conditions guide for more!
Why use Dr. Kramer?
Dr. Kramer received training from Dr. Frank Shallenberger, the innovator and pioneer of Prolozone®. Dr. Kramer has used Prolozone® in his practice since 2010 and trains other providers about the benefits of this innovative treatment. He is certified in regenerative injection therapy by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine.
What does it cost?
Please visit the FAQs page for more information on cost of treatment options, insurance, and what to expect at your first visit.