Regenerative Injection Therapies
Prolotherapy (Proliferative Therapy) is a recognized Non-Surgical orthopedic procedure that stimulates the body’s healing processes to strengthen and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue.
Prolotherapy has the ability to address the cause of the instability, repair the weakened sites and produce new collagen tissue, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint. Anti-inflammatory or other pain relievers only act temporarily & surgery is more risky and fails to stabilize the joint and relieve pain.
The original and most commonly used form of Prolotherapy consisting of Procaine and a Dextrose solution (D50W).
PROLOZONE THERAPY (Hi Octane Prolotherapy)
PROLOZONE therapy is a second generation Prolotherapy consisting of Procaine, Colloidal Silver, Methyl B12, and Homeopathic anti-inflammatory solution along with Ozone.
Like Prolotherapy, Prolozone Therapy is designed to cause moderately severe pain lasting typically 12 to 24 hours. You are to avoid Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen. Dr. LaBeau prescribes pain medication like Vicodin, if desired, which does not interfere with the healing process.
Dr. LaBeau will typically initially recommend a trial of 4-6 injections done 2-4 weeks apart. Typically, multiple points, tailored to the individual, are injected in an area such as a joint or area of the back for optimal results. Up to 2 areas of the body can be done at a time, but a longer office visit is required when injecting to areas. To further facilitate healing Dr. LaBeau also recommends myo-fascial soft tissue therapy to be done throughout the treatment process.
In fact, with each injection the natural healing process continues for the next 6-8 weeks just like with an injury. With each injection there is a cumulative effect!
Prolotherapy -Questions & Answers
REGENERATIVE THERAPY with PROLOZONE
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR INJECTION
The first 45-60 minutes after an injection you may feel a sense of fullness and there may be some slushy noises in the joint. It is important to keep some gentle motion in the joint for the first hour without excessive stress on the joint. Avoid any regular exercise for the next 72 hours to allow for healing.
During the first 24-48 hours you may experience moderate-severe pain in the area of injection. This will best be controlled with the application of ice at the injection site for 15 minutes. Alternating applications of ice and heat may also help. Avoid use of over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as (ibuprofen, naproxen-sodium, aspirin or acetaminophen) use of these products will inhibit the healing process that the inflammation promotes.
After 24 hours, joint support with such agents as Glucosamine, MSM, and Turmeric are important to take during the injection process to control inflammation naturally as well as promote and maintain healthy connective tissue. Increasing intake of Vitamin C 1000-3,000 mg is also recommended for collagen support.
Most people will experience some reduction in pain, an improvement in stability and increased range of motion in the first 48 hours. During the first week some discomfort may return this is normal and is likely due to increased motion and use.
Dr. LaBeau will typically initially recommend a trial of 2-4 injections done 2-4 weeks apart. Typically, multiple points, tailored to the individual, are injected in an area such as a joint or area of the back for optimal results. Up to 2 areas of the body can be done at a time, but a longer office visit is required when injecting two areas.
It is vital to your success that recommendations concerning activity levels recommended by Dr. LaBeau are adhered to. Improper or over strenuous activity may inhibit the healing process or result in re-injury. Please remember your body is in the healing phase it is not yet completely healed. In fact, with each injection the natural healing process continues for the next 6-8 weeks just like with an injury. With each injection there is a cumulative effect!