Prolozone in Bend, Oregon


Prolozone uses the power of oxygen to regenerate damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons.

To begin with, a solution called a proliferant (a proliferant is a solution that makes something grow or expand), is injected directly into the site where the weakened ligament attaches to the bone. Then the area is infiltrated with ozone, giving the tissues what they need to heal. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but most people only need 3-5 treatments.

Prolozone works on just about any pain problem you might have, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Degenerated discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Torn tendons, sciatica
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuromas
  • Knee injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Osteoarthritis

Prolozone is an injection technique used to heal joints and ligaments. The healthcare provider injects a local anesthetic and medications into the joint that stimulates healing. The provider removes the syringe, leaves the needle in place, and then injects a small amount of ozone into the joint through the same needle. The ozone gas stimulates the cells in the joint to start repairing themselves. Because ozone is a gas, it disperses easily throughout the joint, stimulating all the tissues and causing a widespread healing response.

You may often see results rather quickly due to the anti-inflammatory effect of prolozone therapy, this is especially true for back pain, where the results are seen within less than 24 hours. However, in major joints like the knee, it takes time for new connective tissue to grow. It takes about six weeks of cartilage growth to see the full effect of prolozone therapy in patients that have extensive cartilage damage. Prolozone is an effective therapy for most major joints and back pain.

As we age, our rate of tissue repair slows, but not the rate of breakdown. Prolozone therapy increases the rate of repair and provides oxygen, so the joints can repair themselves. There is also an anti-inflammatory effect of ozone which reduces inflammation in the joints, which is why most patients see immediate improvement with the first treatment. My experience with knee and other joint injuries has taught me that it takes about 6 weeks for a joint to repair in a young, healthy person. This is also the case with prolozone therapy, which is why we recommend three to four treatments at an interval of two weeks apart.