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Prolozone Specialist

Hydrate Medical

Linda Y. Dula, DO

Alternative Medicine & Medical Spa located in Asheville, NC

If an injury or chronic joint condition diminishes your mobility and causes debilitating pain, prolozone therapy provides a natural treatment solution that can help you avoid invasive surgery. Regenerative medicine specialist Linda Dula, DO, offers prolozone therapy at Hydrate Medical in Asheville, North Carolina. Request an appointment online or call the office to benefit from pain relief and natural healing.

Prolozone Q&A

What is prolozone therapy?

Prolozone therapy involves combining injections of ozone with prolotherapy to heal ailing joints. Prolotherapy uses injections of dextrose, anesthetics, and platelet-rich plasma to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and repair injured and painful joints and connective tissue.

Ozone therapy uses injections of your blood infused with ozone to create a healing environment that enhances the effects of prolotherapy. Ozone stimulates ligament and cartilage tissue growth.

Prolozone therapy helps your body rebuild and regenerate new cells to stimulate healing, without downtime or surgery. The injections are made near ligaments or other injured areas of painful joints to stimulate healing through the development of cartilage, collagen, and other important tissue.

Who should consider prolozone therapy?

Prolozone therapy can be effective if you suffer from:

  • Joint inflammation and instability
  • Chronic pain
  • Joint weakness
  • Nerve pain
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Joint injuries, like sprains
  • Sciatica

Prolozone therapy is also effective on chronic inflammatory conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis.

Prolozone therapy offers an alternative to potentially addictive pain medications and surgery.

How do I know prolozone therapy is right for me?

Prior to prolozone therapy at Hydrate Medical, your provider reviews your medical history, symptoms, and the severity of any underlying condition. They also perform a complete physical exam and may want you to undergo blood tests or X-rays prior to treatment.

What should I expect during prolozone therapy?

Prolozone therapy is a simple in-office procedure. Your provider numbs the treatment areas so that the injections cause little discomfort. They then inject the ozone and prolotherapy compounds into affected tissues to stimulate your natural healing. The entire treatment is fast and almost pain-free.

What should I expect after prolozone therapy?

You don’t have to schedule downtime following prolozone therapy. Sometimes, redness or swelling is present at the site of the injections, but these side effects subside rather quickly.

To fully heal from your pain, you benefit from a series of prolozone injections and other natural treatments. Hydrate Medical puts together a customized treatment plan for you. 

Call Hydrate Medical to find out more about prolozone therapy or use the online tool to book an appointment.