Ozone therapy for the treatment of pain

Written by: Dr. Alberto Llorente de la Fuente
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Ozone is a gas that occurs naturally in the atmosphere. But medical ozone Ozone is not pure but mixed with oxygen and programmable concentrations and dosages according to the condition being treated. In medicine, it takes used successfully since the 50s, especially in Germany and Austria.


Objective of ozone therapy

ozonoterapia Their central role is stimulation of endogenous antioxidant mechanisms (superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase). Thus, periodic and repetitive stimulations cause ozone controlled respiratory burst activating signals capable of initiating different mechanisms. As a result, ozone therapy endow a different mechanism of action making it a broad-spectrum therapy, very powerful to act not only as an oxygenate, inflammatory, germicidal and immunomodulatory, but as a very powerful activator of antioxidant enzyme systems.


Ozone therapy treatment

In the Pain Unit , used a custom protocol Ozone by region, the condition being treated and patient characteristics. In this sense, we program a cycle of ozone therapy as initial treatment and then maintenance sessions with personalized monitoring of each patient.


Advantages of ozone therapy

ozone therapy osteoarthritis Medical ozone has a potent antiinflammatory effect without the side effects of medications, and an immediate analgesic capacity is maintained over time. It is used in degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, etc, and no degenerative diseases such as fibromyalgia, chronic muscle fatigue syndromes, and so on.

And thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect, it shortens the recovery period in sports injuries. When exercise intensity is moderate, an increase in antioxidant enzyme activity is observed, enough to neutralize excess free radicals generated by the exercise. Still, when strenuous physical activity is, as often it happens during exercise continued and even more in sports competition, said antioxidant treatment is insufficient, being able to reach the phenomenon of oxidative stress. Its safety and its great benefits make this a very effective therapy to conventional treatments (drugs or surgery), useful in many diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system as an alternative: sprains, muscle fatigue pain, herniated discs, back pain, sciatica , neck pain, fibromyalgia, chondromalacia, tendinitis; and delays in recovery from surgery and arthroscopy, ligamentoplasty, etcetera.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alberto Llorente de la Fuente
Pain Medicine

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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