This section demonstrates that herniated disc therapy has a 60-80% success rate using just ozone/O2 injections. This series of injections has equal or better efficacy when compared to back surgery and has the added benefits of no recuperation time and low cost.
- Disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Treatment of neuropathic pain
Use of Ozone for Herniated Disks – Treatment Procedure
The application of gaseous ozone in low-back pain due to a herniated disk has been accepted worldwide. Either the method consisting of a small injection (3–5 ml of an oxygen/ozone gaseous mixture with an ozone concentration of 30–35 mg/ml) directly into the center of the intersomatic space corresponding to the disk herniation or the indirect method of injecting an oxygen-ozone mixture (5–10 ml at 20 mg/ml ozone concentration, the so-called ‘chemical acupuncture’) into the paravertebral muscles corresponding to the metamers of the herniated disk have a success rate of 80 and 73%, respectively. More than a million people have already benefited from these procedures.
Reliable and effective oxygen-ozone therapy at a crossroads with ozonated saline infusion and ozone rectal insufflation. Velio Boccia, Iacopo Zanardib, Emma Borrellic, Valter Travaglib; Royal Pharmaceutical Society 2012 Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 64, pp. 482-489.
Ozone Therapy for Lumbar Disc Herniation – Summary
The effect of ozone therapy by rectal or intramuscular (paraspinal) findings on clinical and imaging in patients with lumbar disc herniation. It is known that lumbar disc herniation is the cause of low back pain and in many cases, disables the patient, constituting a major health problem in the world today. Although there are different treatment schedules (conservative and surgical) to address the patient with herniated disk, sometimes these fail. Considering the other hand, the properties of ozone therapy on oxygen metabolism and inflammatory mediators, aim of this study was to assess the effect of ozone therapy on quality of life in patients with lumbar disc herniation. To develop this study used a sample of 37 patients with lumbar disc herniation, these scale was measured by muscle strength and degree of reflectivity osteotendinous and pain intensity before and after the treatment with ozone, and studies were conducted imaging before and after completing the treatment regimen. The results showed that the ozone therapy had a beneficial effect on the clinical variables studied in these patients also having an effect on the improvement from the point of view imaging.
Combined ozone therapy in the treatment of patient with lumbar disc herniation: preliminary study; a Dip. di Fisiologia, b Dip. Farmaco Chimico Tecnologico and c Dip. di Chirurgia e Bioingegneria, Università degli Studi di Siena, Siena, Italy; Calunga Dr. José Luis Fernández, Dr. Thais L. Parra Ramos, Dr. Pablo Castillo, Dr. Silvia Menendez, Ms. Ana Carballo and Dr. Javier Cespedes, Rev Cubana Invest Biomed 2007 , 26 (1): Ozone Research Center.
Minimally Invasive Oxygen-Ozone Therapy for Lumbar Disk Herniation – Abstract
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Oxygen-ozone therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for lumbar disk herniation that exploits the biochemical properties of a gas mixture of oxygen and ozone. We assessed the therapeutic outcome of oxygen-ozone therapy and compared the outcome of administering medical ozone alone with the outcome of medical ozone followed by injection of a corticosteroid and an anesthetic at the same session.
METHODS: Six hundred patients were treated with a single session of oxygen-ozone therapy. All presented with clinical signs of lumbar disk nerve root compression, with CT and/or MR evidence of contained disk herniation. Three hundred patients (group A) received an intradiscal (4 mL) and periganglionic (8 mL) injection of an oxygen-ozone mixture at an ozone concentration of 27 μg/mL. The other 300 patients (group B) received, in addition, a periganglionic injection of corticosteroid and anesthetic. Therapeutic outcome was assessed 6 months after treatment by using a modified MacNab method. Results were evaluated by two observers blinded to patient distribution within the two groups.
RESULTS: A satisfactory therapeutic outcome was obtained in both groups. In group A, treatment was a success (excellent or good outcome) in 70.3% and deemed a failure (poor outcome or recourse to surgery) in the remaining 29.7%. In group B, treatment was a success in 78.3% and deemed a failure in the remaining 21.7%. The difference in outcome between the two groups was statistically significant (P < .05).
CONCLUSION: Combined intradiscal and periganglionic injection of medical ozone and periganglionic injection of steroids has a cumulative effect that enhances the overall outcome of treatment for pain caused by disk herniation. Oxygen-ozone therapy is a useful treatment for lumbar disk herniation that has failed to respond to conservative management.
Cosma F. Andreulab, Luigi Simonettia, Fabio de Santisa, Raffaele Agatia, Renata Riccia and Marco Leonardia; a Department of Neuroradiology, Ospedale Bellaria, Bologna, Italy b Ospedale Policlinico, Bari, Italy.
Revista Española de Ozonoterapia Vol.2 Supplement 1 2012, ISSN 2174-3215
II International Medical Ozone Federation Congress. IMEOF
III Mexican Ozonetherapy Association Congress. AMOZON
“For the Integration of Ozonetherapy into the Conventional Medicine