Prolozone - Asheville, North Carolina
If an injury or chronic joint condition diminishes your mobility and causes debilitating pain, prolozone therapy provides a natural treatment solution that can help you avoid invasive surgery. Regenerative medicine specialist Linda Dula, DO, offers prolozone therapy at Invigorate Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina.
Prolozone therapy involves combining injections of ozone with prolotherapy to heal ailing joints. Prolotherapy uses injections of dextrose, anesthetics, and platelet-rich plasma to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue.
Ozone therapy uses injections of your blood infused with ozone to create a healing environment that enhances the effects of prolotherapy. Ozone stimulates ligament and cartilage tissue growth.
Prolozone therapy helps your body rebuild and regenerate new cells to stimulate healing, without downtime or surgery. The injections are made near ligaments or other injured areas of painful joints to stimulate healing through the development of cartilage, collagen, and other important tissue.
Prolozone therapy can be effective if you suffer from:
- Joint inflammation and instability
- Chronic pain
- Joint weakness
- Nerve pain
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Joint injuries, like sprains
Prolozone therapy is also effective on chronic inflammatory conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis.
Prolozone therapy offers an alternative to potentially addictive pain medications and surgery.
Prior to prolozone therapy at Invigorate Asheville, your provider reviews your medical history, symptoms, and the severity of any underlying condition. They also perform a complete physical exam and may want you to undergo blood tests or X-rays prior to treatment.
Prolozone therapy is a simple in-office procedure. Your provider numbs the treatment areas so that the injections cause little discomfort. They then inject the ozone and prolotherapy compounds into affected tissues to stimulate your natural healing. The entire treatment is fast and almost pain-free.
You don’t have to schedule downtime following prolozone therapy. Sometimes, redness or swelling is present at the site of the injections, but these side effects subside rather quickly.
To fully heal from your pain, you benefit from a series of prolozone injections and other natural treatments. Invigorate Asheville puts together a customized treatment plan for you.