Do you suffer from chronic pain from arthritis in your hip, knee, shoulder, or back? Are you considering joint replacement surgery but are thinking about the risks involved? Prolozone therapy is an alternative to the risks of taking prescription drugs for pain and the risks of surgery. Howard Liebowitz, MD, with Liebowitz Longevity Medicine in Santa Monica, California, uses prolozone therapy to treat patients with chronic pain from degenerative diseases and more. You don’t have to suffer with chronic pain. Call or book an appointment for a consultation with Liebowitz Longevity Medicine today.
Prolozone therapy is a series of injections that can help heal joints and ligaments. The injections usually contain a numbing agent to eliminate pain during the injection, a form of oxygen called ozone gas, and one or several nutrients including vitamins and minerals.
Evidence shows that prolozone therapy helps many conditions, including:
As you age, the cartilage and connective tissue around your joints suffer wear and tear. Your body's ability to repair tissue decreases as the rate it breaks down increases.
A common ailment as you age is a torn ligament or torn cartilage. Blood, which contains oxygen for healing, can’t get to the area as well. Cartilage and tissue die, sometimes resulting in a knee or shoulder that is ‘bone-on-bone’ (without a cartilage cushion).
Prolozone therapy injects oxygen and nutrients into the area, promoting healing and reducing pain and inflammation by stimulating regeneration of cartilage.
When compared with surgery for joints that have experienced wear and tear, prolozone offers obvious benefits, such as:
Dr. Liebowitz cleans the area around the injection site. He injects a needle with a numbing agent along with nutrients into the joint. Next, he takes out the syringe but leaves the needle in place.
He then connects another syringe with ozone in it which also goes into the joint. He removes the needle and bandages the area.
You’re done in a matter of minutes. The therapy requires a series of injections for about six to eight weeks.