Prolozone

Prolozone

Prolozone is an injected treatment that restores circulation and provides the ingredients needed for damaged tissue to heal. The injection is a combination of procaine to lower pain levels, homeopathic dose steroid hormones for calming an overactive immune system, specific nutrients to target tissue healing, homeopathic anti-inflammatory compounds, and oxygen/ozone so that the cells can actively participate in regeneration.

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    How can Prolozone help me?

    Most importantly, Prolozone decreases pain by increasing circulation to ligaments and joints. Procaine re-polarizes injured cell membranes and improves circulation. Homeopathic anti-inflammatory medications reduce inflammation and swelling, which also results in improved circulation. Glucose, vitamins and minerals critical for mitochondrial function are provided. This increases cellular energy, oxygen utilization and healing.

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    What does the Ozone do?

    Ozone stimulates circulation and increases energy production in cells by increasing oxygen utilization. It breaks down into peroxides, which have been shown to stimulate growth factors, so fibroblast cells get what they need to reproduce/proliferate. Circulation and cell membrane stability improve, and tissues are able to heal.

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    What can I expect from treatments with Prolozone therapy?

    First, you can expect a decrease in pain immediately and over time. There may also be regeneration of cartilage and ligaments (knees have seen the most improvement), improvements in chronic injuries and degeneration of joints, increased recovery from sports injuries, and general improvement of chronic pain in joints, muscles, and nerves. Prolozone can be injected into joints, under the skin, and into tendons and muscle. People’s response to treatment varies, but most only need 3-5 treatments for a specific condition. Many people are pain free after this treatment.

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    What conditions does Prolozone treat effectively?

    • Anything associated with pain
    • Chronic neck and back pain
    • Rotator cuff injuries
    • Degenerative and arthritic hips and knees (Knees are easier and more responsive)
    • Degenerative/herniated discs (not for an acute herniation)
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • TMJ
    • Sciatica
    • Sinusitis (chronic and acute)
    • Tennis elbow
    • Infections
    • Pelvic disorders/pain
    • Dental infections
    • Post surgery healing
    • Non-healing fractures
    • Scars
    • Sports injuries

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    What is the difference between Prolozone vs. Prolotherapy?

    • Prolozone uses oxygen to promote healing.
    • Prolotherapy uses inflammation to induce fibroblast hypertrophy and growth (strengthens ligaments.)
    • Prolozone has very little to no pain and people may be pain free faster. It is less expensive because it works quickly.
    • Prolotherapy can be painful, and takes longer for healing to be complete.
    • Prolozone can be effective in regenerating the cartilage in damaged knees and hips in preliminary observations.
    • Prolotherapy is helpful for ligament/tendon laxity. (Prolozone may help with this as well)

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    How much time does treatment take?

    A treatment takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes.

    Explanation of the process and options, and ensuing discussion, can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour at the first appointment, before any injections are made. Physical examination and review of imaging studies, then preparation and draping of the involved joint and preparation of supplies is the larger part of any treatment session. The injections themselves do not take much time at all, but there is much time in preparation.

    *Bringing imaging studies and relevant labs to your first appointment may expedite treatment to the first appointment, rather than waiting for a second, based on Practitioner time and availability.

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    How many treatments will I need?

    People’s response to treatment varies, but most only need 3-5 treatments for a specific condition. Many people are pain free after this treatment.

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    Do I need a prescription for Prolozone?

    Yes. You will need to have an appointment with a Practitioner prior to your injection appointment. This allows them to review your imaging results and decide if Prolozone is the right treatment for you.

    If you are new to Gordon Medical you may need a complete evaluation. If you are being referred by another practitioner just to have the injection performed, you may only require a short evaluation. Evaluations are scheduled in advance of your injection appointment so that your GMA Practitioner can review all options with you and select the best treatment to address your needs.

    New Patient Contact
    (707) 575-5180

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    How do I schedule an appointment?

    Use one of the following options to make an appointment:

    Patient Portal for current patients

    New Patient Contact

    (707) 575-5180

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    How much does Prolozone cost?

    Your Practitioner will need to see you to evaluate you before your injections.  If you are new to their practice you may need a complete evaluation.  If you are being referred by another practitioner just to have the injection performed, you may only require a short evaluation. Usually sixty minute evaluations are scheduled in advance of your injection appointment so that your Practitioner can review all options with you and select the best treatment to address your needs. *Fees for the exams are billed separately from the fees for the injections. See your Practitioner’s bio for a link to their price list. 

    Prolotherapy and Prolozone pricing is based on the number of areas addressed.  This service may be reimbursed by insurance. *See your Practitioner’s bio for a link to their price list. 

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    How can I prepare for my appointment?

    Gathering related imaging studies can expedite treatment to the first visit rather than waiting till the second. Wear loose clothing, expect a physical exam of the affected area, and please clean the affected area before your visit.

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    Is it safe?

    Yes, it is safe. There is very little discomfort from the Prolozone injection due to the use of Procaine, a local anesthetic.

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    Is there a reason I should not do Prolozone?

    Anyone with an ACUTELY herniated disk should not do Prolozone. Otherwise it is generally safe and well tolerated.

What They Are Saying About
Prolozone

After I had such success with my knee, I decided to try prolozone for my shoulder pain. I have definitely noticed a difference with that as well. I would absolutely recommend this treatment to anyone suffering from any joint pain, or just pain in general.

K.T.

Offering Prolozone Injections

Eric Gordon MD - 2017 Maggie Perkins
Eric Gordon, M.D.
Medical Doctor/Founder and Medical Director of Gordon Medical/President of Gordon Medical Research Center/President of Science in Service of Humanity
“My deep respect for the individuality of my patients is the heart of my practice. The point is to carefully listen to each patient and correlate their subjective experience with pertinent objective laboratory tests, to determine unique treatment guidelines that allow the innate wisdom of the body to overcome illness and restore good health."
Nafysa Parpia ND
Nafysa Parpia, N.D.
Independent Practitioner/Naturopathic Doctor
"Functional and integrative medicine that is heart centered guides how I treat my patients with complex chronic illness. Each patient has unique contributing factors to their disease. Biochemical imbalances, epigenetic expression, toxin exposure, microbial exposure and emotional imbalance are often key in unraveling the mystery of and treating chronic illness."