The Philipose Restorative Prolozone System is a safe, non-surgical treatment for chronic pain
using injections to stimulate healing sing various treatments such as prolotherapy, prolozone,
ozone, neural therapy, acupuncture, sarapin, chiropractic, spinal decompression, cupping,
ozone matrix and various other natural and restorative treatments which have been used for
decades on patients in pain from aging, overuse or injury. Pain from auto accidents, athletic
injuries, and arthritic injuries often arise from injury to the soft tissues in the body. These soft
tissues which include ligaments, muscles, cartilage, tendons and joint capsules are also called
“connective tissues” because they connect to bones, thereby supporting the bony skeleton.
The Philipose Restorative Prolozone System causes these connections to be repaired, rebuilt
and strengthened. It is for this reason that The Philipose Restorative Prolozone System has also
been called ligament reconstructive therapy or stimulated ligament repair.
Do the injections hurt?
The use of a needle is always accompanied by some degree of discomfort. It varies from patient to patient, but is usually well tolerated. It helps to stay very relaxed by not tensing the muscles and focusing on deep breathing. Local anesthetic is used to decrease discomfort.
Are there any risks?
Anytime a needle is used to penetrate the skin into the deeper tissues, there is always the chance that inadvertent puncture of arteries, nerves, spinal fluid or lung tissue may occur. Complications are rare and are greatly minimized by the skill of the well-trained physician. The solutions used in Philipose Restorative Prolozone System are very safe and the amounts used are well within manufacturer’s guidelines. However, since Philipose Restorative Prolozone System is a procedure with some risk to the patient, all patients are asked to read and sign a consent and waiver form prior to the procedure.
Should I eat before I come?
A light meal and plenty of water are recommended about 1-2 hours before the procedure. Water improves cell hydration and lessens the discomfort of the injections, while food diminishes the likelihood of dizziness. Patients report even less discomfort when they drink water right up to the time of the injections.
How many treatments are needed?
Three to six treatments for a given area is about the average needed. A few patients respond quickly to just a treatment or two, but most patients require more to stimulate the healing properly. Some patients who respond slowly may need 10 or more treatments and stronger solutions may be used to improve the response. The longer the duration of the pain and disability and the more severe and widespread it is, the more treatments will be needed to stabilize the joints. After the first session, successive treatments follow at intervals of two to six weeks. Re-assessment of structural healing usually occurs at the fourth session to determine if more treatments are necessary or desired. Staying on a consistent schedule of treatments will decrease the chance that early benefits are lost.
When will benefit from the injections occur?
Philipose Restorative Prolozone System does not result in immediate relief of pain. Some patients report improvement in as little as two weeks following injections, but it is not expected that any significant relief will be obtained until four to six weeks after the first treatment. Some patients report significant improvement in their symptoms after just the first two treatments. Others may not receive much benefit at all until they have had further treatments. As ligament strength and joint stability improve, results become more noticeable with decreased pain and improved function. Improvement may continue for up to three years after the last PRPS treatment.
What can I take for the pain during recovery?
Typically, post-injection stiffness and soreness can be expected and is necessary for the healing process to begin. This will last for the first few days. Heat usually soothes the soreness, but ice will slow the healing PRPS stimulates. No anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications may be used once treatment begins because they interfere with the healing process that the PRPS injections started. An exception to this is for those who take a baby aspirin each day for their heart. Regular use of narcotic drugs should be avoided because they will inhibit the immune system and slow the healing. Tylenol may be used for a short period of time. If you are not sure whether a medication you are taking interferes with your PRPS treatment, bring it to our attention and we will help you out. Remember, it is important to treat the source of the pain through strengthening the damaged areas rather then just cover it up with chronic pain medications. Specific supplements to assist the healing process may be recommended.
Should I exercise following Philipose Restorative Prolozone System? What should I avoid doing?
Controlled exercise and mobilization of the treated area promotes tissue healing and results in faster recovery after the treatment. For this reason, movement and exercise are recommended as soon as possible. The amount will depend on your level of fitness before and on how many areas were treated. Frequent high-velocity chiropractic adjustments should be avoided because they do not allow the joints treatment with PRPS to stabilize. Massage and other similar therapies are compatible with PRPS.
When should I return to work?
In most cases, depending on your job, you may return to work or school the same day as your treatment. If, however, your job places a great deal of stress on the treated area or if you have significant post-injection discomfort, you should not return to work the same day. A few days is recommended before returning to strenuous athletic activity.
What is the chance I will get better? Get worse? How long will it last?
Statistics show that 85-90% of all patients treated with RJT receive at least a 50% benefit when treated between two and ten times. There is no evidence of a condition becoming permanently worse from receiving Philipose Restorative Prolozone System treatments. Also, because actual healing occurs with Philipose Restorative Prolozone System, it is anticipated that long-lasting or even permanent relief of one’s pain can take place. If an area is re-injured, Philipose Restorative Prolozone System treatments may be necessary in the future.
Will my insurance cover PRPS?
In most cases it will not be covered, as it still is considered by insurance companies to be an “investigational” or “alternative” type of treatment. We will discuss your particular situation regarding insurance coverage of Philipose Restorative Prolozone System and the fees involved before you proceed with treatment.