One of Dr Ruckers treatments utilized with our patients is Prolozone or Ozone Therapy. Prolozone is a homeopathic/oxygen-ozone injection technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Frank Shallenberger. It is excellent for all forms of musculo-skeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degernerated discs, shoulder pain and elbow pain. Because in many cases Prolozone actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain-free, and we are currently seeing an 85% success rate with our patients.
Prolozone is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain. Prolozone is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances and ozone gas which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. These substances are injected into the damaged connective tissue in and around a joint to rebuild the damaged areas. By repairing the connective tissue, this is all that is needed to permanently reverse chronic pain.
Prolozone Therapy is an injection technique similar to Prolotherapy that uses ozone. The use of ozone causes the joint to heal much more quickly than in traditional Prolotherapy. This is because ozone is a highly reactive molecule and when injected into a joint capsule it is able to stimulate the fibroblastic joint repairing abilities.
Ozone Therapy has been found to be useful for many conditions including: Heart Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Herpes, Hepatitis, Interstitial Cystitis, Diabetes, Lyme disease, Chemical Sensitivity, Macular Degeneration, Intestinal Disorders and Auto-Immune Disorders. We have found it to be very effective for Musculoskeletal disorders including: Degenerative Joint disease, Arthritis, Neck pain, Back pain, Carpal Tunnel and Plantar Fascitis.
In the short period of the company’s existence, the Holistic Medical Care Clinic and Dr. Bino Rucker have developed a niche, healing professional athletes with various chronic injuries. We have been working with Jason Riley and his team at The Performance Compound in Tampa, FL and have worked with various professional athletes affiliated with the NFL, MLB, PGA, U.S. Track & Field and MMA to name a few. The response with the athletes has been tremendous.
Dr. Rucker, our Medical Director at our clinic, is a surgeon with extensive clinical experience. Your Prolozone injections are given with extreme confidence and skill. His extensive surgical background ensures you are getting a highly skilled practitioner for these services. Many other clinics may offer these injections but rarely is the provider trained extensively in surgical procedures.
For our senior citizens we have seen amazing results with Ozone Therapy in order to expedite the healing process. Some of the conditions and symptoms alleviated with Ozone Therapy are arthritis joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis, joint disease, and pain resulting from a slip and fall to name a few. It is a viable option for someone to consider prior to getting a surgical procedure. Here is a list of FAQs which pertain to our senior citizens.
Q: What is Prolozone Therapy Injection?
A: Prolozone Therapy Injection or Ozone Therapy injection is an alternative therapy that increases the amount of cellular oxygen in the body via the introduction of ozone into muscles, ligaments and joints. Unlike the healthy cells that thrive on oxygen, disease causing bacteria (i.e. viruses, parasites and fungi) are mostly anaerobic and are not able to survive in high oxygen environments.
Q: How long has it been around?
A: Medical oxygen-ozone injection therapy has been used in Europe since the 1950s to relieve neck and back pain, and is gaining traction here in the States as a minimally invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of chronic pain. Recent literature has shown ozone injection therapy is extremely safe and has been shown to be very effective as a non-surgical alternative disc treatment. In one recent study, around two-thirds of patients who had ozone injected said it relieved the pain caused by disc problems.
Q: How does the procedure work and how many procedures does it take?
A: That really depends on the severity of the injury and how that individual person’s body responds to the treatment. We have seen as little as one injection being effective to numerous injections being required. Significant decrease in pain occurs in the three to seven day time frame. That is the typical window of time Dr. Rucker utilizes to ascertain whether future injections will be needed.
Q: Is it painful and how long does the healing last?
A: Patients are typically sore at the injection points and feel achy for 24-48 hours. Usually the most healing occurs after the 24-48 hour window. In theory, the healing to the connective tissue is permanent. It really depends on each individual patient and how their body responds whether or not they need future prolozone injection treatments.
Q: What is the difference between Cortisone and Prolozone?
A: Cortisone is a temporary solution and only masks the pain, it does not fix the issue. Prolozone is a non-surgical treatment and the results can be permanent. Prolozone signals “growth factors” to heal and repair the connective tissue around the injured area.