Ozone therapy is the medical technique that uses ozone for therapeutic purposes. This is already part of national health systems and conventional medicine in many countries, due to the health benefits of ozone.
In Spain is not yet is a treatment so considerate, because of its novelty and unfamiliarity, but as they become known and contrasting their advantages and effectiveness, both for patients and for health professionals, ozonetherapy get a place of importance in therapeutic protocols of many pathologies.
Ozone therapy in the Herniated Disc
Ozone therapy is particularly effective in pathologies of the spinal area, especially in herniated discs.
The herniated disk occurs when the intervertebral disc moves to the nerve root and compresses or pinches the nerve. In turn, neurotoxins that irritate the nerve root and inflammatory and vascular phenomena affecting the surrounding tissues, which cause the pain associated with hernia are secreted.
This is where ozone, which improves the oxygen supply in the affected area and eliminates pain and inflammation because it neutralizes and inhibits the production of neurotoxic substances acts and modulates the immune response. Ozone also dries out the protruding disc portion, which entails reduction or even disappearance.
What is the treatment of Ozonoterapia
There are several techniques for applying ozone locally for herniated disc, but the most effective and most used is the paravertebral injection. Its main advantage over other techniques is effective, with a success rate of 90%, since it is an outpatient treatment without side effects and well tolerated by the patient.
For good results it is essential to put in the hands of a physician experienced ozonólogo, who knows medical ozone physicochemical properties and well and set the appropriate treatment plan for each patient. That's crucial, since the application protocol, volumes, incorrect dose or gas concentrations make the treatment ineffective.
Advantages of choosing ozonetherapy
As has been shown in numerous studies, ozone therapy in certain cases is a technique first level for treating disc pathology, inflammatory and spinal degenerative, and is bound to have an important place in the treatment of these before resorting to surgery.
When using ozone therapy in back pain
- Most protrusions and cervical herniated discs, lumbar dorsal i
- degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine
- degenerative spinal canal stenosis
- Facet syndromes
- postsurgical fibrosis patients undergoing column frequently present. It is painful scars in the operated area. Ozone therapy achieves a 85% reduction of scars and parallel clinical improvement