by Philomena Marcus, CNP
You may have been reading about the variety of natural options available today for pain relief – particularly in joints. It’s amazing that we no longer need to suffer with chronic (especially joint) pain anymore…that there are safe, quick, natural options. Many patients have found them life-changing, as they have been able to return to activities they loved, but weren’t previously able to enjoy due to the pain (tennis, dancing, jogging, etc.)
Prolozone is the most affordable and a great option for people who want to try a natural solution with the power to produce decreased pain and amazing regenerative results. It 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.
Results to Expect: The response to treatment varies from individual to individual and depends upon one’s healing ability, severity of injury, length of time with the issue and amount of inflammation. Some people need only one or two treatments, while others may need six or more. The injection process is repeated every 4-6 weeks until maximum improvement is realized.
Is it Safe? The procedure is very safe. You can expect some soreness following the injections, and there may be a need to repeat the injections, but this will be determined by your specific patient history, symptoms and the items listed in “Results to Expect”.
I was suffering from cervical disc disease for years and the evaluation/recommendation from the surgeon was to have him do a fusion. I knew if something didn’t change, I would have to retire due to the pain and disability.
I am not one to jump into surgery unless absolutely necessary. When I heard about Prolozone and Biological Allografts at RNHC, I knew this is what I wanted to try first.
Philomena Marcus spent an hour with me going over options and what to expect. She answered all of my questions and addressed all concerns. She suggested to begin with Prolozone and if needed, we would go up the steps to the other services such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and if necessary, we could do the Biological Allograft (BA). Since my disease was years in place, she wanted to make sure we removed the inflammation first and then the area would be ready for the PRP or BA and the healing and regenerative process would be successful. I am able to function normally, and I did not have to retire. I owe her for saving me from a lifetime of pain. Thank You all. R.R., ABQ