Have difficulty walking or can not walk distances itself above that could be carried out smoothly is often due to the onset of pain especially in those joints that are more overhead while standing or walking. Among them, knees, hips, ankles and feet. Lumbar canal stenosis is one of the most common causes the onset of pain when walking in the elderly.
The gradual onset of pain in these areas generally due to the presence of osteoarthritis, ie degenerative processes of joints causing inflammation and increasingly severe pain and worse, able to limit the movements: walking, climbing or down stairs or slopes or even to simply stand for a short time.
The initial drug treatment is usually performed with analgesics and / or anti-inflammatory that often does not sufficiently effective to allow better and reduce pain when walking. Furthermore, antiinflammatory, like cortisone infiltrations sometimes recommended, may lead to inaccurate blood pressure and blood sugar levels in diabetic and hypertensive patients.
Ozone in the treatment of pain
Ozone is an oxygen gas derivative with analgesic and antiinflammatory properties important. It does not cause any discomfort when administered in the joint. Its effect appears as that are made infiltrations. The average number of sessions required and usually 5 are usually carried out once a week.
Your application has no side effects or contraindications, so this form of treatment can be performed in patients of any age, including hypertension and diabetes. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain and improve joint mobility. The ozone treatment also get progressively reduce the need for analgesics and anti-inflammatories, thereby avoiding long-term damage that can cause these drugs on patient health.
Another indication of ozone therapy is spinal canal stenosis not severe. The canal stenosis is one of the most frequent pathologies column from a certain age. It causes severe pain in the back (lower back) and legs, especially when standing and walking, forcing stop and sit, sometimes with a feeling of weakness in the legs.
Patients with spinal stenosis that may or unwilling to undergo surgery can be treated by discolysis with ozone, minimally invasive technique that is showing very good results in patients with osteoarthritis in the lumbar vertebrae present a protrusion or herniated disc.
The discolysis with ozone is carried out by the neurosurgeon in the operating room under sedation and radiological control. The patient remains in the hospital only 4-5 hours. This form of therapy is combined with injections into the paravertebral muscles to be made on an outpatient basis and act as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
For more than 20 years l'Institut Català d'ozone therapy, ozone therapy unit makes Hospital Chiron Barcelona, through its specialist professionals in ozone treatment and all pain relief techniques, offers the possibility of all these procedures and improve the simple but essential activity of walking in these patients.