Chris Singer is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master of Science Degree in Nursing in May, 2000 as a Family Nurse Practitioner and received the Outstanding Master’s Student Award. He later returned to the University of Utah and completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in December, 2009. He began working as a RN while attending Southern Utah University after earning his Associate of Science Degree and Registered Nurse training through Weber State University in 1993. While at SUU, he received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with a minor in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Medicine and Coaching.
He has been practicing Family and Emergency Medicine for nineteen years and functional medicine with an emphasis in musculoskeletal disease and ozone therapy. He is also trained in the use of intravenous nutritional therapy. His Family Practice and primary care experience have been mixed with ongoing Emergency Room practice treatment of acutely and chronic musculoskeletal injury. He has worked with various ethnic populations on and around the Navajo Indian Reservation. He has worked in the Emergency Department at University of Utah Medical Center where he treated Emergency and Trauma patients. He has also worked at various Urgent Care and occupational medicine clinics in the Salt Lake Area. He has experience and training in treating many chronic illnesses including Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, and Hypothyroidism. During his Doctoral studies, he centered much of his elective studies on Nutrition and Exercise. He has also received additional training in Endocrinology, basic orthopedics and management of fractures, dislocations, and sports injuries as well as training in wound management including complex wound closure (plastic surgery).
Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, boating, camping, sports, and refereeing basketball at the college and high school levels.
Oxygen-ozone therapy is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique. It is excellent for all forms of musculo-skeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder and elbow pain. The good thing about this therapy is that because it actually corrects the pathology of the disorder, there is a 75% chance for the chronic pain sufferer to becoming permanently pain free.
WHAT IS OXYGEN-OZONE THERAPY?
Oxygen-ozone therapy is used to help the body regenerate or rebuild. Ozone is the most highly active form of oxygen in the universe. Oxygen-ozone therapy uses the power of oxygen, along with other nutrients, to cause damaged tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons to regenerate. This usually causes a complete healing, and a permanent end to pain.
HOW DOES OXYGEN-OZONE THERAPY WORK?
The reason that some injuries completely heal and others don’t has to do with circulation. In order for a damaged area of the body to regenerate and heal, it must have the critical elements that only the blood can provide: vitamins, minerals, and oxygen.
Of these, by far the most important is oxygen. Low levels of oxygen cause an accumulation of lactic acid, which is what causes pain. Oxygen-ozone therapy works in three ways. First, an anestheric (Procaine) is injected into the injured area to help reset nerve endings and promote healing of damaged cell walls. The area may also be treated with vitamins that are critical for healing.
Then, the area is infiltrated with oxygen in the form of an oxygen-ozone gas mixture. The result is that inflammation is broken down, and the tissues get what they need to heal. And as they heal, the circulation to the area is re-established, and the treatment is complete. The response to treatment varies from person to person, but many people only need from 3-5 treatments.
CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH PROLOZONE
Oxygen-ozone therapy works on just about any pain problem you might have, including:
neck pain, whiplash, degenerated or herniated discs, low back pain, plantar fascitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, torn tendons, TMJ syndrome, sciatica, heel spurs, neuromas, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tears, knee injuries, and virtually any other sports injury.
Because Oxygen-ozone treatments also result in cartilage regeneration, the technique is also remarkably effective even for severe cases of osteo arthritis of the hip or knee. The good thing about this therapy is that it is not just a treatment for pain. The results often represent a permanent fix.