Prolozone is a modification of prolotherapy. It was pioneered in the 1990s by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, a regenerative medicine and anti-aging physician in Nevada. Prolozone treatments consist of first injecting a modified prolotherapy solution into damaged tissue(s), which is followed immediately by injecting a mixture of oxygen and ozone gas.
The Prolozone® solution is created by taking the basic prolotherapy solution (dextrose and Novocaine) and adding some B vitamins and other homeopathic ingredients to help support cell nutrition and function. The oxygen and ozone gas also helps improve cell function. Our cells need oxygen to work properly, of course!
Like prolotherapy, Prolozone® treatments are given every few weeks, but fewer treatments are typically needed. Conditions that can be treated with Prolozone® include Rotator Cuff injuries, Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow, chronic sprains and strains, chronic neck and back pain, and joint arthritis.
At the New England Stem Cell Institute, we’ve been providing Prolozone® treatments since 2014. In fact, we were the first practice in New England to begin offering Prolozone®!