Ozone therapy is an innovative treatment that is applied with success in numerous ailments; especially in the hernia and knee osteoarthritis, shoulder and hip. Unit Ozone Barcelona Chiron Hospital is considered a reference center at national and international level, having performed more than two thousand discolysis ozone as an alternative to surgery in patients with low back pain (back pain) with or without sciatica (leg pain) by disc herniation or degenerative disc disease.
Ozone Unit of the Hospital Chiron Barcelona was inaugurated in 1987, the first Ozone Unit that was created in Spain. For good results with this technique it is essential, as in any form of treatment, make a correct selection of patients.
What patients are good candidates for intradiscal ozone treatment?
1 pain patients with cervical or lumbar disc hernia, despite having performed for two months treatment with analgesics and anti-inflammatories.
2 patients diagnosed with cervical or lumbar disc herniation with no loss of strength and can stand on his toes and heels.
3 In patients with low back pain or cervical degenerative disc disease by not showing segmental instability, severe faceting degeneration or severe stenosis.
4 When your work does not require physical exertion, so after treatment may resume immediately.
Respect the functionality of the spine and achieve a quick recovery of the patient is the purpose of this minimally invasive technique.
The injection of a given volume and concentration of ozone in the disk is called discolysis, and is conducted by the neurosurgeon in the operating room under sedation and radiographic control. The patient remains in hospital only about four or five hours. This form of therapy is combined with injections on the paravertebral muscles, to be made on an outpatient basis and act as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory, reducing contracture, reflexively, it is activated to protect the area of the hernia.
The elderly who have back pain can also benefit from ozone therapy by paravertebral injections of ozone, which, by acting as a potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory, decrease pain and therefore the need to take medication, thereby improving their quality of life.