Connie has had low back pain for decades. She has a herniated disc and an old facet fracture. Sitting or standing for a long time caused sharp pain, as did moving too fast. She actually retired early from teaching because she could no longer handle standing on the hard floors hour after hour.
Knowing that some of her friends and acquaintances were unsatisfied following back surgery, Connie has avoided it at all costs. In my experience, within 5 years or less, most people regret having had back surgery.
At the same time, Connie didn’t want to take painkillers. NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and Celebrex increase risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney damage, and other complications. In her case, Connie was told to avoid them due to interactions with her heart medicine.
For their part, opioids impair reaction time and judgment and cause constipation. Worse, they lose effectiveness over time, often requiring higher and higher doses. Never mind the fact that prescription opioid abuse has become an epidemic. Doctors have unwittingly created generations of addicts merely by trying to alleviate suffering. And countless deaths occur each year from Americans taking opioids as prescribed.
Connie also underwent several epidural steroid injections, but they were very painful each time. And she was eventually told she could no longer have them because there was so much arthritis that the needle couldn’t get between her bones.
Needless to say, when I told Connie I could help her back pain, she was interested. She underwent Prolozone injections and couldn’t believe how much better she felt. She could hike, stand, and sit for hours. She was thrilled.
Connie isn’t alone. We’ve been able to help people with neck pain, back pain, muscle spasms, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, trigger finger, and more. Even bone-on-bone osteoarthritis of the knee or shoulder often responds very well to Prolozone therapy.
But its benefits are not limited to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Imagine you or a loved one being free of endometriosis, painful or heavy periods, menstrual migraines, or interstitial cystitis!
Why haven’t you heard about this medical miracle? Is it because it’s so new? Maybe not. Ozone was discovered in 1840 and first used medically in 1873. Rather, you haven’t heard about it because few doctors have heard of Prolozone pain therapy themselves. Even fewer devote the time and money to obtain training in it.
If you want to learn more about this exciting treatment, join us in Springville for a presentation this Friday, November 10, from 12:30 until 1:15 pm. We will be talking about Prolozone at the Stonehenge rehabilitation facility at 909 W 450 S.
You do not have to be one of our patients to join us this Friday. The presentation is free to the public, but registration is requested in order to make sure we reserve enough space for all. Please contact Kevin Brydie at (435)259-4008.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday! If you want to learn more but cannot attend the presentation, call Kevin for more information or a consultation appointment.
Ever looking after your health,
Ray Andrew, MD