Table of Contents -- Dr Rick Jensen Therapies
Prolotherapy -- Injection Treatment for Chronic Joint Dysfunction
Ligament Injection Therapy
Non Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
Chronic Pain Therapies -- Prolozone
WHAT ARE LIGAMENTS?
Ligaments are cable-like structures, which hold your bones together and allow you to walk and move without failing apart. Ligaments are flexible, but they do not stretch very far. Injuries, such as when you sprain a ligament, twist a knee, take a bad fall, suffer a whiplash, or lift an object which is too heavy, can tear or fray these cable-like structures. These injuries set up a healing process called inflammation to repair the injured ligament. You know this process is happening when you feel the pain and heat, note swelling, and cannot move the injured joint. If the healing process is completely successful, then the ligaments will be returned to their normal strength and length, and you can return to your normal activities. If this healing process does not completely work, the ligaments may heal stretched. This "stretched out ligament will lead to a situation which can cause pain and discomfort with movement. When a ligament is "strained" or injured, some of the strands or threads which make up the cable become over-stretched and broken. The torn or strained ligament is really millions of tears of these strands which are molecules of collagen. Loose ligaments allow the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion'. The abnormal motion allowed by the strained ligament will produce painful sensations and make you aware of the problem. These sensations also include feelings of "numbness and tingling" and a phenomenon of referred pain. This referred pain is created by the ligament laxity around a joint but is felt at some distance from the injured joint. The abnormal joint movement also creates many protective actions by adjacent tissues. Muscles will contract in an attempt to pull the joint back to the correct location or stabilize it to protect it from further damage. Thus, the muscle spasms are caused by the ligamentous laxity. There is a tendency to treat the muscle spasms as the primary cause of the problem and many medical treatments may be directed toward the muscular spasms, and not to the primary cause: the ligamentous strain. If the joint is slightly out of place because of the ligamentous laxity, it may respond to manipulative care. Such manipulative techniques will often give good relief and sometimes permanent relief.
If lax ligaments can lead to muscle spasm, loss of movement, and all sorts of painful sensations and feelings, what can be done? The only non-surgical treatment for this ligamentous strain or laxity problem is called PROLOTHERAPY. In order to understand Prolotherapy, one must understand how the body heals ligament damage normally. This healing process is called inflammation. Inflammation: Healing the body. Inflammation has several distinct phases; the acute inflammation phase, the granulation phase, and the remodeling phase. This "Healing Cascade" is basic to all injuries regardless of the site or tissue. These three phases each have their own cellular and chemical processes and changes. Each phase is dependent upon the previous phase for initiation of the next step. Understanding inflammation is key to gaining an insight into how prolotherapy works. The first phase is called acute inflammation and is about 3 days long. This step begins at the time of the injury, when the ligament and the adjacent cells are broken open and their contents spill at the wound site. The ligamentous and cellular debris and a number of chemicals in the fluid or plasma around the broken-open cells attract an influx of white blood cells called leukocytes. Their job is to clean out the bacteria and prevent infection at the injury site. Many of the chemicals released during this phase will be broken down into messengers or chemical signals that tell cells to become active or inactive during this phase of inflammation. Some of these chemicals are called Prostaglandins, which can cause pain at the injury site. More about them later.
The macrophages also release chemicals (growth factors) which stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, intercellular matrix, and the cells that will make new ligaments. These specialized cells which make ligaments are called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts will be responsible for the actual repairing of the sprained ligament. The combination of all of these cells and the new blood vessels being formed causes the thickness and fullness that can be felt at the injury site. The second phase: The granulation phase will be present for ten days to two weeks. Fibroblasts will find the site where the ligamentous structures attach to the bone; the fibro-osseous junction. The fibroblasts will be stimulated, or "turned on", to make new ligaments by chemicals and hormones that have been released by the incoming macrophages. When the fibroblasts are "turned on", they rapidly make massive amounts of the basic building blocks of ligaments, collagen. The third phase of healing is called "wound contraction". During this phase, the new collagen deposited at the injury site will be organized into a new ligament. The fibroblasts make single long molecules which, when outside of the cell, will begin to entwine around each other, forming what we call a collagen fiber, which is a "triple helix" or braid of these molecules. The individual molecules are held together by strong chemical bonds. As the collagen fibers wind around each other, they begin to contract and the molecules become shorter and tighter. Water is squeezed out (like squeezing a sponge), which also causes shrinkage. As the millions of collagen fibers lose water and shrink, the ends of the ligament will be slowly pulled together and the laxity will decrease.>
We can see this in the healing of a skin wound as the edges of the wound pull tightly together near the end of the healing process.
The third Phase or Remodeling phase, all of the cells originally present to "clean up" the wound are recalled by the body. All that is left at the injury site is the fibroblasts which have been "turned on" and are secreting the collagen and other substances which will be used to increase the integrity of the injury site. The third phase of inflammation lasts for a number of weeks, and the "new ligament" tissue will not reach its maximum strength for several months.
Now that it is understood how inflammation works, we can really understand what we need to do to create inflammation. Ligament injection therapy simply stimulates this healing process in a more controlled and less violent way than occurs during trauma in an automobile accident, slip or fall, twist or athletic injury. The technique of creating this inflammation and the creation of collagen is done by injecting proliferants. Proliferants are nothing more than irritants. These irritants are enough to break open the surface of the cell walls and allow the spilling out of their contents into the immediate and adjacent tissue spaces near where the fibroblasts reside at the junction of the ligament and the bone. This then stimulates the healing cascade. A number of different proliferants may be used which are capable of causing this process. The most frequently used in my office are osmotic shock agents. These drugs are dehydrating agents and are going to remove the fluids from the cells around the injection site. In the modern Orthopaedic medicine practice, this osmotic shock agent is primarily a concentrated solution of glucose.
Sodium morrhuate is another frequently used proliferant. This drug is the same long fat molecule that makes up the cell wall. When injected in dilute amounts it stimulates the production of the Prostaglandins or the chemical messengers of inflammation. Sodium morrhuate is extracted from cod liver oil, and has the same chemical formula as arachidonic acid. All of these proliferants are injected at the fibro-osseous junction with a large amount of local anesthetic, usually Procaine. The discomfort of Prolotherapy, because it is an "artificial" injury, is an important signal that healing is underway. The pain, swelling, heat and the redness caused by the injections are all signs that the underlying cellular and chemical processes of 200 million years of evolution are safely underway. The body's pain signals can be listened to, and as the pain decreases the joint movement can increase.
If this process is a natural one in the body, why did it not do the job correctly the first time? Physicians do not understand all the reasons. Some of the more likely causes are: there was continued joint displacement following the injury and the ligament healed in the "longest possible length" position which didnt allow for proper joint function; the nutrition of the patient during healing was inadequate; the genetic tendencies to heal were not complete; or that the healing process was itself suppressed by such medications as ibuprofen and aspirin. Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAIDS) can knockout or suppress the healing response by interfering with the prostaglandin growth factor pathways. These drugs are frequently prescribed because they are thought to be a safe and conservative treatment modality. However, research has shown that aspirin is not without significant side effects concerning inflammation. In addition to well documented adverse effects this medication has upon healing in the stomach, they may directly inhibit the healing of injured ligaments.
LIGAMENT INJECTION THERAPY IS 2500 YEARS OLD.
Prolotherapy is not a new technique. Prolotherapy was first used by Hippocrates on Olympic javelin throwers who occasionally dislocated their shoulders. It was used to treat hernias before modern surgical techniques became available. The techniques I use were developed in the 1930's by MD's and DO's. The same techniques and drugs have been used successfully for pain relief from ligament laxity for nearly sixty years. Prolotherapy is now gaining wider acceptance for painful musculoskeletal and ligamentous problems and has demonstrated long lasting results.
THE RISKS OF LIGMENT INJECTION THERAPY
Treatment with Prolotherapy is not without risk. Since the intent of the technique is to create inflammation, pain, swelling, and redness, the result can sometimes be more than anticipated. The injections are also painful because the needle is placed at a tender site, the fibro-osseous junction. Since the skin is broken with a needle, infection is a possibility, but very few infections have been reported. Serious complications are very rare. Deaths have been reported from Prolotherapy, but not in the last 25 years. Prolotherapy has proven a safe therapeutic technique in well trained hands, but is not easy to learn. The prolotherapist must have training in the form of workshops, apprenticeships, and be a true student of functional anatomy. Prolotherapy done by trained hands is an effective treatment method for the pain and dysfunction of ligament laxity.
Although many scientists and clinicians have postulated how or why EDTA infusions have so many remarkable effects, no one really knows for sure. In fact, it is this lack of an adequate explanation of mechanism that prevents a great many practitioners from accepting EDTA therapy as a viable treatment in spite of the overwhelming published clinical and anecdotal evidence. There are still quite a few practitioners out there who would rather administer a dangerous, often less effective therapy with known mechanisms than a safer, potentially more effective therapy with unknown mechanisms. These practitioners may be better scientists, but they are worse physicians.
Chelation therapy offers patients with coronary artery, carotid artery, and peripheral vascular disease a safe and effective alternative to bypass surgery and angioplasty. A course of chelation therapy has been shown in scientific and clinical studies to remove calcium deposits from arteries and other tissues, to remove plaques from arteries, and to improve myocardial function after infarction. A significant advantage of chelation therapy is that it improves the circulation not only to the brain and heart, but also to all the other organs and tissues in the body. One published study concluded that chelation therapy is effective in over 85% of all patients with circulatory disease. It is not only appropriate in many patients with acute or current circulatory disease, but is also an excellent preventive treatment for those patients who have already had angioplasty or bypass surgery. EDTA also decreases the formation of free radicals by altering the ferric/ferrous ratio. Furthermore, because abnormal tissue calcium deposition, impaired circulation, and free radical oxidative damage are inevitable consequences of aging, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine has recently endorsed the use of EDTA chelation as a specific anti-aging therapy.
An additional benefit of chelation therapy is the removal of heavy metals. Heavy metals are a common pollutant, and an individual can easily accumulate toxic levels over a lifetime as a result of environmental exposure. This is because the very nature of heavy metals is that once they have entered the body, they tend to remain there forever unless they are specifically removed by chelation. Arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, nickel, and aluminum are the major heavy metals that are known to cause a variety of diseases. They are often found in the highest levels in the brain (particularly the pituitary), kidneys, arteries, and the thyroid. Lead and cadmium are known to cause hypertension. Heavy metals can bind to hemoglobin thereby decreasing its oxygen carrying capacity, and additionally can bind with the Cytochrome A system in which oxygen is converted to ATP.
Chelation Therapy is part of a proposed multidimensional treatment option for cardiovascular disease. The other components include (where appropriate) cholesterol reduction, nutritional modification & lifestyle changes (i.e., smoking cessation, weight reduction, exercise, and stress reduction). This comprehensive approach allows you to halt, & probably reverse, heart disease as well as relieve some or all of its symptoms.
Treatment usually consists of 30 initial EDTA I.V. infusions followed by monthly or every other month maintenance infusions. You may receive 2-3 treatments per week as long as 24 hours between treatments has elapsed. Some individuals with extensive disease may require 5-10 more treatments initially. Others that request Chelation for preventive reasons (i.e., strong family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, etc.) may need fewer than 30 treatments. I determine your individual need based on our initial EDTA Chelation consult, and we may adjust that recommendation based on your follow-up visits after the 5th, 15th and 25th Chelation treatment. We monitor your kidney function after every 5-10 treatments and adjust the EDTA dose to keep your kidneys healthy. Most people need a downward adjustment of the B/P Medications because their hypertension tends to improve with treatment. Thus, treatment is individualized per person.
When you come for your Chelation consult, please bring whatever records you may have, all of your prescription medications as well as vitamin / herbal / mineral supplements you may be taking. Chelation therapy can interfere with some vital nutrients which must be replaced to ensure optimal health. I have specific recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals which must followed. They are high quality and already priced below suggested retail price.
The cost of Chelation is $100.00 per treatment or $3000.00 for the standard 30 treatment package. I will review many your entire health history during the initial appointment which will take 1 hour to include a nutritional / Vitamin assessment. The cost for the initial evaluation is $120.00. Again, it is a non-covered service. Follow-up visits after the 5th, 15th, and 25th visits are $75.00 each lasting 30 minutes to review your progress and adjust your medications & refine your health goals. You are responsible for scheduling these appointments so as to fit into your busy schedule.
Chelation Therapy is not for everybody, but we feel most people can benefit from this treatment. Generally, you will start seeing some benefit from treatment after about 10-15 treatments. I recommend you obtain and read the book Bypassing Bypass by Elmer Cranton, M.D. It is an excellent review of what Chelation is and may answer some other questions that you may have. I feel the more you know about the treatment plan, the more likely you are to make all the necessary changes in your lifestyle to achieve optimal health. Other details about Chelation are as follows:
By far, the most common of all rectal ailments is hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids or enlargements of the vascular cushions lying in the wall of the anal canal. The hemorrhoids may be as small as a kernal of wheat or as large as a lemon. They are usually bright or dull red in color but may become purple or even black. Hemorrhoids may or may not bleed. They may protrude (come out or swell up) or they may simply cause nervousness or extreme annoyances or pressure at the opening.
As a general rule, hemorrhoids have been present for years before they bleed or protrude to arouse the patient's concern. In the meantime they give rise to numerous indirect symptoms, a few of which are listed here: 1. Nervousness 2. Fatigue 3. Dull achiness 4. Pressure or uneasiness font sitting 5. Pressure or wait upon standing 6. Feeling of fullness 7. Something obstructing at the passage of stool 8. Achiness of hips or legs 9. Tailbone achiness 10. Incomplete evacuation
The one thing which stands out to characterize both hemorrhoids and prolapse is the fact that symptoms come in repeated attacks followed by periods of relief. These attacks may be as far apart as a year or more at first and when relief comes, the patient is lulled into a false sense of security. They mistakenly think that the hemorrhoids are gone. Whatever happens to be the case and whatever they happen to be using at that time gets the credit for curing hemorrhoids. Little does the patient realize that the hemorrhoids are still there and that the symptoms would have subsided anyway. During the periods of remission the hemorrhoids are gradually increasing in development. They will come back. Each attack will be more severe. It will last longer and the period of relief will be shorter as the disease progresses.
Our Treatment of Hemorrhoids The Keesey Technique
Our treatment is not a secret method. Neither is it an injection method, nor shots, nor surgery, nor do we burn them out with electricity. It is an electric treatment that when properly provided eliminates hemorrhoids without surgery. The electronic action causes the hemorrhoids to shrink and shrivel up. This is accomplished with little or no pain by a chemical change which takes place within the hemorrhoid itself, ultimately causing complete obliteration of the hemorrhoids. In a few cases during treatment there is moderate discomfort experienced. The treatment usually takes 5 to 15 minutes per each hemorrhoid. The patient seldom arises from the treatment table with any pain or discomfort. There are thousands of individuals today who are bravely trying to live with their hemorrhoids on advice of their physician because they are unfit for surgery due to chronic debilitating diseases such as cardiac (heart) disease, diabetes, etc.. To these people, we offer hope. The assurance is also offered to senior citizens, for age is not a hindrance. We have treated patients of all ages. Some have been successfully treated in their 80s and '90s.
Keesey 1 Hemorrhoid $55.00, any thereafter are charged $35.00 each. Keesey Examination $85.00 - 55.00 (New vs. Existing Patient) In most cases, 1-3 treatments are required for each internal hemorrhoid. There are no examination charges for return treatments of the same hemorrhoid unless new hemorrhoidal tissues have formed and are found. Payment is expected at the time of service. Some insurances cover this procedure. You can call our billing office for details of your specific insurance.
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Oxidant stress can be explained not only by an excess of free radicals, but rather by a deficiency of anti-oxidant buffers. FACT: Every clinical study that has looked at function of anti-oxidant buffering systems in patients with chronic diseases, has reached the same conclusion: the patients are all in a state of oxidant stress caused by lack of adequate buffering capability. Thus, therapy must not be aimed at reducing the formation of the presence of oxidants, but rather by the stimulation of the anti-oxidant buffering systems. In the correct dose, this is exactly what Ozone Therapy does.
How does OZONE work?In our bodies, ozone instantaneously interacts with the double bonds found in amino acids (protein) and lipids (fat) to form peroxides. These peroxides are what exert the induction effects that are seen with ozone therapy. These peroxides are found in all living bodily tissue and are referred to as (ozonides). Ozone (like water) is a magnetic dipolar molecule. The initial formation of peroxides is one that involves an ionic bond. The magnetic potential of a dipolar molecule prevents free radical formation in aqueous environments at all pHs less than 8. Since this pH is not found in the human body, free radical formation does not occur with the use of ozone. Peroxides are short chained, thus they can easily penetrate cell membranes and oxidate intracellular NADH and FADH2, giving abundant energy to the cells for days and weeks after the treatment session.
Toxicity of Ozone respiratory toxicity is grossly overrated. This is because in order to inhale enough ozone to cause permanent damage to the lungs, one would have to inhale a 20 gamma concentration of ozone for over a minute. Since the vary first inhalation of 20 gamma concentration will result in severe coughing spasms, more than one inhalation, , mush less a 60 second exposure would be impossible. Thus, the toxicity of ozone to the lungs is so far above the tolerable levels that it need not be considered except in persons with a history of either broncho constriction or restrictive lung disease. Energy Production by Ozone.
All chronically ill patients produce insufficient amounts of energy. This is reflected in a decrease in core body temperature, a decrease in basal metabolic rate and a decrease in ATP production. There are 3 possible causes for deficient metabolism: 1. Capillary obstruction due to abnormal clotting activation of an immune nature. 2. Decreased cellular uptake of energy substrates, namely fat and glucose. (This is related to insulin resistance, diabetes and aging). 3. Mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondrial dysfunction has several causes including: 1. Decreased ability to break down glucose and fat causing a lack of acetyl coenzyme-A, which results in accumulation of lactic acid, which is responsible for acidosis and exhaustion seen in the chronically ill. 2. Suppression of the citric acid cycle secondary to lack of acetyl coenzyme-A, production. 3. A decrease in oxidative phosphorylation which is often initiated by viruses, heavy metals, pesticides, petrochemicals and auto-antibodies. Consider this: by oxidizing NADH and FADH2 and making energy, ozone therapy can correct all of these mitochondrial lesions.
Induction affects of Ozonides 1. Increased Cytokine production resulting in improved immune system regulation 2. Increased ATP production by 40%. 3. Increased Acetyl Coenzyme-A. 4. Increased Stimulation of mitochondrial oxidation. 5. Increased Oxyhemoglobin dissociation resulting in poor tissue oxygenation. 6. Increased PaO2 PvO2 difference. 7. Increased Cellular immune function. 8. Increased induction of anti-cancer cytokines: TNF, IFN IL2. 9. Increased Anti-Oxidant buffering of aerobic cells protecting from chemotherapy and radiation therapy. 10. Direct contact kills cancer cells. 11. Prevents Cancer Metastasis. 12. Normalizes anaerobic cellular metabolism. 13. Gives significant pain relief. 14. Anti-Bacterial (anaerobes), Anti-Fungal, Anti-Viral without development of bacterial resistance. 15. Normalizes Lipids. 16. Enhanced RBC membrane distensibility.
Everybody knows and accepts that all disease, whether they are acute or chronic are characterized by free radical oxidant stress. How then is it possible to reverse a condition of oxidant stress by using an oxidant material? It doesnt make any sense. This is the most common question I hear from those uneducated in oxidative medicine, and I believe the single most important reason why conventional medicine continues to decline to study this medical model. The facts, although anecdotal are this: patients with disease characterized by chronic oxidant stress are universally observed to improve when properly administered with oxidant therapy. Think about it, exercise is also known as oxidative stress
Let me explain this point. Paracelsus was the first physician to suggest that like cures like. Six hundred years later Pasteur administered anthrax bacteria to patients to cure anthrax. The idea worked. In the 20th century, vaccination were developed using the same model. They work not because they kill the bacteria, but because they stimulate, modulate or activate inherent biological systems capable of killing the offending organism. The Arndt-Schultz principle clearly states that any substance is stimulating in a small enough dose, modulating in a larger dose and suppressive in a still larger dose. This is the basic conceptual framework within which one can begin to understand oxidative medicine. In a small enough dose, oxidants act to stimulate the very anti-oxidant systems that act to control them. Oxidant stress is not necessarily an excessive amount of oxidants or free radical molecules.
So, which one do we need - Oxidants or Anti-Oxidants
The answer is actually both. In the case of an infection, immune cells produce oxidant materials as part of the immune response. Exercise produces oxidants. Ozone produces oxidants. The levels of these oxidant molecules are controlled by the anti-oxidant buffering systems. These enzyme systems function similar to a thermostat insuring that the levels of oxidant materials stay within a certain range. Glutathione Peroxidase, Superoxide Dismutase, and Catalyse are a few these enzymes that are oxidized when they capture oxidants thus becoming reduced or incapable of activity. Anti-Oxidants such as Vitamin C and E work in a supportive capacity by regenerating reduced glutathione. Thus these vitamins do not control the oxidants directly; they support the enzymes in regenerating. Anti-Oxidants and Enzymes are ultimately linked together to stop oxidation but oxidation is needed to cause energy to be produced through these reactions. Energy is needed and made in every cell in our body. Lack of energy is the ultimate cause of disease. Properly applied Ozone Therapy will stimulate the activity of the entire anti-oxidant buffering systems, including Glutathione Peroxidase, Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase.
Clearly, one of the most attractive aspects of ozone therapy is its wide clinical application. There is an abundance of clinical studies have to do with: atherosclerosis and circulatory compromise; Ozone therapy plays a significant role in the management and treatment of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cancer, chronic infectious disease, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency disorders, the infirmities of aging, and sickle cell anemia.
Local or topical treatment regimes reveal efficacy in both bacterial and mycotic dermatological infections, both acute and chronic cystitis (including interstitial cystitis), proctitis and colitis, intestinal parasitic disease, osteoarthritis, cervical and lumber disc disease, osteomyelitis, rotator cuff tear, osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, and acute and chronic dental ostitis.
What is Prolozone Therapy? Prolozone Therapy is a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction pioneered by Dr. Shallenberger, and is a permanent treatment for many kinds of chronic pain. Prolozone Therapy is derived from the Latin word proli which means to proliferate, regenerate, and rebuild. Prolozone Therapy is so named because the treatment uses ozone to cause the proliferation, regeneration and rebuilding of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak.
Injured Ligaments Cause pain!
Ligaments are the structural rubber bands that hold the bones, joints, and inter-vertebral discs together. Ligaments can become weak or injured from injury, excessive use, or surgery and often do not heal hack to their original strength and tightness. When this happens, it puts a severe strain on the areas that the ligaments are supposed to be holding together, resulting in pain and arthritis in the bones, discs, and joints which are affected. Ligaments themselves have abundant nerve endings which can provide an additional source of pain. Likewise ligaments have a poor blood supply which allows for slow wound healing.
How Does It Work? Prolozone Therapy involves the injection of ozone around ligaments where they attach to the hone. The injected ozone increases the blood supply and flow of healing nutrients. More importantly it also stimulates the deposition and activity of fibroblasts, cells which synthesize the collagen that the body uses to repair damaged ligaments. The increase in fibroblastic activity repairs, strengthens, and tightens the injured ligaments thereby stabilizing the area, and removing the cause of the pain.
Why Is Ozone Used? Ozone is a naturally occurring highly reactive molecule consisting of three atoms of oxygen. Because ozone is so reactive, it is able to stimulate fibroblastic activity to an almost unbelievable extent. This high level of reactivity, combined with the innate safety of oxygen, makes ozone the ideal therapeutic molecule.
What Can I Expect? The response to treatment varies from individual to individual, and depends upon ones healing ability and level of injury. Some people may only need one or two treatments, while others may need as many as six or seven. Once you begin treatment, the doctor can analyze how you are responding, and will then he able to give you an accurate estimate of what you can expect from further treatments.
The injection process is repeated every 4-6 weeks until maximum improvement is noted. Prolozone Therapy typically results in a complete absence of symptoms, even in severe pain conditions that have been present for years. And, the most amazing thing about it is that the results usually represent a permanent fix.
What Conditions Are Treated? Back and neck pain with or without degenerative disk disease, shoulder pain from rotator cuff injuries, and osteoarthritis of the hips, knees and spine are the most common ailment treated with Prolozone therapy. Prolozone Therapy is also excellent for many other types of musculoskeletal pain, including fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, tennis elbow, and virtually any sports injuries. It can be especially effective in treating areas that have previously been operated on because of the significant injury that occurs to ligaments during surgery.