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Prolozone Therapy: An Advanced Form Of Prolotherapy

About Prolozone Therapy

What is Prolozone Therapy? It is an advanced form of prolotherapy in the UK which has built a reputation for achieving results when all other treatments have failed. Published research indicates that it supports the recovery of and strengthens the following structures of the body: joints, cartilage, spinal discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, meniscus, labrum, and bursa. We commonly treat the following areas of the body: Head, neck, jaw, back, shoulders, knees, hips, elbows, wrists, fingers, ankles, feet, toes, pelvis, sacrum, and coccyx.

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What is the difference between Prolozone Therapy and standard Prolotherapy?

Prolozone Therapy uses a concentrated form of oxygen. Standard Prolotherapy use an irritant in the form of sugar (dextrose solution) to cause an inflammatory response. This inflammatory response helps to stimulate healing but has the following limitations: Standard dextrose prolotherapy can be extremely painful and sometimes requires gas and air during the procedure. The pain experienced during a Prolozone Therapy procedure is minimal.

It takes much longer to reach the repair phase with standard dextrose Prolotherapy, meaning that Prolozone Therapy achieves results in a faster time-frame.

Standard dextrose Prolotherapy requires many appointments, whereas Prolozone Therapy only requires a few, making it much less expensive for the patient.

Prolozone Therapy also has the ability to spread further around the treatment site, meaning it not only has a positive effect on the injury itself, but also the surrounding tissues that may also have been under strain due to compensation.

Our patients have reported Prolozone Therapy has helped them to achieve results where standard dextrose Prolotherapy has either failed or only provided temporary relief.

PLEASE NOTE: We do also offer standard dextrose Prolotherapy for individuals who would prefer to have it for any reason.

Why Choose Us?

  • Extensive Experience – Our award-winning clinic has been performing Prolozone Therapy longer than any other clinic in the UK. Over 10,000 injections have been performed to date. We have had the privilege of treating many elite-level athletes, including both Olympic and Commonwealth medallists.
  • Increased Safety & Comfort – Our extensive experience has inspired the development of our unique, safer injection approach called the ProloSafe® Technique, which requires the use of smaller needles compared to what is normally used by other clinics.
  • Longer Lasting Results – If deemed appropriate, we prescribe tailored exercise programs alongside the treatment to help to strengthen and stabilise the muscles around the injection site.
  • Comprehensive Examination – We use precision biomechanical scanning technology to help accurately identify misalignments, imbalances, and areas of inflammation in the body that fail to show up on MRI and X-ray scans. Spending up to 90 minutes during each appointment with our patients gives us the time to carefully identify and treat these issues during the same appointment as the injections. This combined approach significantly enhances the results achieved from the injections and prevents an individual’s symptoms from returning.
  • Trusted Technology – Much of the treatment and examination technology we use at the clinic is used by elite professional sports teams, including Manchester United FC and the Team GB Olympic Team.

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PRACTITIONER - Mr Oliver Eaton BSc (Hons) Ost Med, PG.Cert

Having performed over 10,000 procedures, Mr Eaton is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in the field of Prolotherapy and Prolozone Therapy, with patients travelling to see him from across the UK, Europe, and the Middle East.

He first trained in Prolozone Therapy and Prolotherapy in America with the American Academy of Ozonotherapy and continued on to complete further training with the Royal Society of Medicine, Charing Cross Hospital in London, Keele University’s Anatomy & Surgical Training Centre, and the medical department of Heidelberg University in Germany.

Mr Eaton developed his treatment and examination approach through the process of treating his own chronic pain and is committed to making sure his patients experience the same life-changing effects that his treatments had on him.

Over the years he has had the privilege of treating many elite-level athletes, including both Olympic and Commonwealth medallists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the success rate of prolotherapy and prolozone therapy?

Our clinical audits show that 95% of our patients experience results with our treatment.

Our success rate is higher than what is typically stated in studies, as we often combine the treatment with other rehabilitation therapies within the same appointment as the injections to enhance the results. These therapies include advanced orthopaedic massage, stretching, and strengthening techniques.

For the 5% of patients that fail to experience any results or pain relief, we help to point them in the right direction of another practitioner or therapy that may be able to help.

How long does it take for the treatment to work?

The speed at which an individual starts to experience symptom relief is all dependent on the type of pain condition that they come in to see us with.

Some patients start to experience relief after a few hours, some after a few days, and some not until a few weeks after their third appointment. 80% of our patients start to experience results after just one appointment.

What happens during a Prolotherapy consultation and examination?

Your practitioner will start by taking down a full medical case history. This will involve asking you detailed questions about your current symptoms, and any previous conditions or incidents that may have had an influence.

Many individuals come to see us because they have failed to experience relief with other therapies. Sometimes we find that the issue wasn’t necessarily with the other therapies themselves, but the fact that the practitioner performing that therapy may not have accurately assessed and examined the individual properly to start with, and therefore not applied the therapy appropriately.

This is why we conduct a thorough examination using computerized biomechanical technology to help identify issues and imbalances in the body that previous practitioners may not have identified. The information that our technology provides helps us to perform more targeted and effective treatment for our patients.

Is prolotherapy offered on the NHS?

Unfortunately, the treatment isn’t offered on the NHS at this point in time.

What is the recovery period after each injection?

Most patients are able to go about their daily activities straight away after the treatment. It is advised to modify any strenuous activity for a few days.

Are there any side effects?

It is normal to experience pain and discomfort around the procedure site for a few days as part of the repair process, but it shouldn’t stop you from continuing on with your daily activities.

It is common to experience temporary bruising at the treatment site. Using an ice pack may help for the first 6-12 hours after the procedure. Then, only heat is helpful in the healing process.

Do I have to avoid doing anything after the treatment?

We advise you to avoid public hot tubs, swimming pools, and lakes for 3 days following each appointment to avoid the treatment site being exposed to bacteria. You are allowed to have a shower or bath during this time.

How safe is the treatment?

According to the International Scientific Committee of Ozone Therapy: Ozone does not cause side effects, does not cause allergic reactions and in general, there are no interactions with other drugs.

When administered in tailored amounts by a qualified practitioner, the chances of experiencing adverse reactions are extremely small. For example, a German study on 384,775 patients evaluating the adverse side effects of over five million treatment appointments found that the rate of adverse side effects was only 0.0007 per application.

Will I get treatment on the first visit?

We always leave enough time during your first visit for treatment. If you are a complex case and multiple areas need treating, then please notify the receptionist upon booking, as you may require a double-slot appointment.

How long has the treatment been around?

The treatment has been used in Europe since the 1950’s. It is most commonly used in Germany with over 7000 practitioners offering the treatment to help provide chronic musculoskeletal symptom relief.

Does prolotherapy actually work?

Multiple peer-reviewed research studies have proven the effects of dextrose prolotherapy injections and prolozone therapy.

How long does prolotherapy last for?

The majority of individuals experience permanent results although some structures such as cartilage require annual single-appointment top-up treatments.

What can go wrong with prolotherapy?

As it is a non-medicinal substance, side effects are low. The most common are bruising and temporary discomfort around the treatment site.

What is the average cost of prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy injections cost as little as £245. The price will depend on how many areas you are having treatment.

Is prolotherapy a permanent fix?

This depends on your complaint, age, medical history and how well the body is able to heal and repair itself.

What not to do after prolotherapy?

It is advised to rest the area and avoid swimming pools for at least 3 days after treatment. This is general advice for any type of injection therapy.

Who is a good candidate for prolotherapy?

The most commonly treated complaints are tendon, muscles, ligaments, and joints such as knees, hips, hands and lower back.

How painful is prolotherapy?

Depending on your pain threshold and complaint, dextrose Prolotherapy treatment can be very uncomfortable for some people as it involves the injection of an irritant solution. Prolozone Therapy on the other hand is much more tolerable.

Is prolotherapy a quackery?

No, an extensive number of comprehensive studies proving it’s effectiveness.   

Who is not a candidate for prolotherapy injections?

Individuals with acute medical conditions such as infectious arthritis and gout.

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Enhancing injections with Indiba Therapy

In the ever-evolving landscape of pain management and rehabilitation, Indiba Therapy emerges as a beacon of hope for individuals suffering from chronic musculoskeletal conditions. As the medical community continues to explore alternative and complementary medicine, therapies once on the fringe are gaining recognition for their role in the natural healing processes. Among them, Indiba Therapy stands out, offering significant relief by enhancing the effects of prolozone therapy and dextrose prolotherapy treatment around the injection site.

Indiba Therapy: The Basics

Indiba Therapy, also known as Capacitive and Resistive Electric Transfer, is a form of regenerative therapy that has been making waves in sports medicine and physical medicine. Unlike prolotherapy and prolozone therapy, Indiba Therapy employs radiofrequency to promote the body’s natural healing process. It has shown promise in treating joint pain, knee pain, sacroiliac pain, neck pain, and chronic low back pain, positioning it as a valuable tool in pain management strategies.

The Mechanism: How Indiba Therapy Stimulates Healing

At the heart of Indiba Therapy is the principle of deep tissue stimulation. By delivering radiofrequency energy to affected areas, the therapy induces hyperaemia, increasing blood flow to the targeted tissues. Blood vessels carrying nutrients and oxygen accelerates the repair of connective tissues, such as ligaments and joint capsules, often injured in musculoskeletal disorders. The result is a hastened healing process, providing relief from chronic pain.

Indiba Therapy and its Role in Targeting Specific Pain Points

One of the critical areas where Indiba Therapy is making a mark is in the treatment of sacroiliac joint pain. The sacroiliac joint, located at the junction of the spine and pelvis, can be a source of debilitating pain for many. Indiba Therapy, by contrast, focuses on promoting the regeneration of the injured joint’s connective tissue, offering an alternative treatment that aims for longer-lasting results.

Shoulder pain, often caused by a tendon injury or a weakened ligament, can also be effectively managed with Indiba Therapy. By enhancing blood flow and encouraging the proliferation of healthy tissue, Indiba Therapy can reduce inflammation and aid in the repair of the injured tissue.

For those suffering from knee joint issues, Indiba Therapy presents a promising alternative treatment. Whether it’s a sports-related injury or the result of chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, the knee joint is particularly susceptible to pain and dysfunction. Traditional proliferation therapy methods have been used to treat such conditions, often involving the injection of substances to stimulate tissue growth. Indiba Therapy, however, uses radiofrequency to directly stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms.

The principle behind Indiba Therapy is to harness the body’s natural repair processes, which is particularly beneficial for conditions like tendon injuries. When a tendon is injured, the healing process can be slow due to its poor blood supply. Indiba Therapy aims to counteract this by increasing circulation to the affected area, which is crucial for bringing in the necessary nutrients and growth factors that facilitate the repair of weakened ligaments and tendons.

Overall, the goal of Indiba Therapy in treating musculoskeletal issues is to provide pain relief by healing the injured tissue, rather than merely reducing pain temporarily. This approach not only addresses the immediate discomfort associated with conditions like sacroiliac joint pain, shoulder pain, and knee joint injuries but also works to strengthen the connective tissue, potentially preventing future injuries and reducing the likelihood of chronic pain reoccurring. As a result, Indiba Therapy is solidifying its place as a viable and effective alternative to traditional treatments in the realm of pain management.

Benefits: Beyond Pain Relief

Patients who undergo Indiba Therapy often report more than just pain reduction. The treatment is said to restore mobility and improve the quality of life, which is crucial for those with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Studies in alternative treatments have noted improvements in conditions like knee osteoarthritis (knee OA), suggesting that Indiba could be an effective treatment for managing long-term pain relief.

Indiba Therapy in Sports Medicine: A Game-Changer for Athletes

In the field of sports medicine, Indiba Therapy is lauded for its ability to treat pain and promote the healing of soft tissue injuries. Athletes with tendon injuries, weakened ligaments, or lax ligaments may find Indiba Therapy particularly beneficial. It enables a quicker return to activity compared to other treatments that may offer only temporary relief or require an extended downtime.

Complementary to Other Treatments

For patients exploring alternative therapies, Indiba can be combined with other treatments for enhanced results. It complements physical therapies and can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan that may include prolotherapy treatments, prolozone therapy, physical exercises, and other non-invasive procedures.

The Procedure: What to Expect from Indiba Therapy

A typical Indiba Therapy session involves the application of a gentle device that transmits radiofrequency energy through the skin. Indiba Therapy is generally painless and does not necessitate any numbing agents. Patients may feel a warm sensation as the device works to stimulate blood flow and healing in the targeted area.

Accessibility and Adoption in Primary Care Practice

As Indiba Therapy gains traction, it’s becoming more accessible in primary care practices and clinics specialising in pain management and rehabilitation. It’s part of a broader shift towards embracing complementary medicine that emphasizes the body’s capacity for self-repair, reducing the reliance on pain relievers and invasive procedures.

Considerations and Contraindications

Despite its many benefits, Indiba Therapy is not for everyone. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as varicose veins, may not be ideal candidates. Furthermore, as with any medical treatment, it’s crucial for patients to discuss with their healthcare providers to determine if Indiba Therapy aligns with their specific needs and medical history.

Other benefits include it’s ability to relieve pain temporarily. There are several studies proving it’s effectiveness for dealing with unbearable pain conditions, including an injured joint with knee osteoarthritis. We have had many patients who have reported it has helped to reduce pain in their affected joint when combined with both standard injection therapies and regenerative injection therapy.

The Future of Indiba Therapy

As we witness a growing interest in non-invasive therapies for chronic pain, Indiba Therapy stands out for its potential to revolutionize how we treat pain and musculoskeletal conditions. With ongoing research and clinical trials, the future may see Indiba becoming a mainstay in the arsenal against chronic musculoskeletal pain, offering hope for those who have long searched for a solution to their pain.

In conclusion, Indiba Therapy represents a significant advancement in the field of regenerative medicine. With its capacity to treat joint pain, accelerate the natural healing process, and offer an alternative to traditional therapies, it’s poised to become a preferred option for those seeking effective treatment for chronic musculoskeletal conditions. As the therapy becomes more widely available and its benefits more universally recognized, it could very well redefine the approach to pain management and rehabilitation in family medicine in years to come.