Ozone Therapy (Intradiscal)
Medical ozone injection therapy is in excellent pain relief treatment modality. The injection of oxygen-ozone into muscles and discs has been used since 1980s in European countries to successfully treat patients suffering from disc herniation. It is also used for many other painful conditions such as neck, back, shoulder, knee, joint, hip, and muscle pain. Conservative care should be exhausted prior to any surgery. It is an effective non-surgical alternative treatment for disc herniations. This has been demonstrated by several published studies over time as a minimally invasive nonsurgical treatment option for disc herniations. Multiple studies also demonstrated that ozone injections are very safe, with a near zero complication rate.
Ozone: Short-term reactions that have been reported include but are not limited to bruising, pain from ozone infiltration into the tissue rather than the blood vessel, headaches, stomach and internal distress, blood clots, embolism, infection and local phlebitis.
Positive effects of ozone therapy that have been reported includes:
The FDA states that ozone is a toxic gas no known useful medical application in specific, adjunctive or preventive therapy. Numerous research has shown worldwide that there is a “therapeutic window” that has been determined and ranges between 10-80 mcg/ml. The concentration that will be used in between 50-55 mcg/ml plus or -10%. Ozone is a gas not a liquid. Medical Oxygen O2 and ozone O3 made from the oxygen. It is the extra O that does all the work. When the ozone enters the blood it destroys all viruses, yeast, mold, fungus, bacteria, spirochetes and parasites as well as harmful toxins and harmful free radicals. It will also chelate toxic material often nerve tissue that normal chelation cannot. Adverse reactions reported according to the literature is temporary rash reactions.