Between two vertebrae in our spine are the intervertebral discs that act as a cushion, facilitating the movement of the spine and dampening pressure and weight exerted on them.
If we raise weight incorrectly, perform repeated overexertion or are overweight, the fibers surrounding the nucleus pulposus of these discs may weaken and break, leaving these move backwards and compress the neighboring neural structures, then originating back pain (pain back) or sciatica (pain down the back from the leg). If the hernia is located in the cervical region we can have some arm pain or pain in the cervical area.
How to prevent a herniated disc
A herniated disc can try to prevent, although difficult. There may be some familial or genetic tendency to allergies. The ideal way of prevention would make no effort. For people who suffer or who have been taught them optimal postures and physical therapist proposes a series of exercises designed to strengthen both abdominal and lumbar muscles, so they do not relapse. Generally, in these cases it is important postural hygiene.
Sensitive patients suffering a herniated disc
Herniated discs occur more often in professions that require physical exertion with repeated twists and bends back, and jobs in which one position is maintained for a long time. It is also common in some sports like tennis or golf. However, it has been seen that anyone at any age can have a herniated disc.
Benefits of ozone therapy to treat a herniated disc
Ozone therapy is a minimally invasive technique based on the injection of ozone at both the herniated disk and the paravertebral musculature. The ozone injected into the disc herniation decreases the volume of the material. In turn, which is injected into the paravertebral musculature it stimulates production of antioxidant enzymes that neutralize the toxic products that have been released by the rupture and nucleus pulposus partly responsible for inflammation. Thus, the analgesic action of ozone reduces muscle contracture defense that is automatically activated to protect the herniated area.
Cases where ozone therapy is required
With ozone therapy can be any type of hernia, either cervical, thoracic or lumbar. Only in those cases where we have a motor deficit can not practice this technique. This form of therapy is particularly indicated in cases in which patients have pain, either on the back or leg (or both), require taking analgesics and antiinflammatories, note that due to pain have a good quality because life and the recommendation of its surgeons is inoperable.
Treatment of herniated disc by ozonoterapia
The Institut Català d'Ozonoterapia is the neurosurgeon who does puncture the disk or disks affected. The discolisis ozone is performed in the operating room under sedation and radiological control, remaining entered the patient a few hours in the Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital.
According to specialists Ozonoterapia , this is the first therapeutic option in all cases that do not respond to treatment with analgesics and anti - inflammatories. Surgery should be performed when you have exhausted all other forms of treatment.
Results of ozone therapy in herniated disc
The success rate is similar to surgery, about 80% of cases are positive. The advantages of surgery are clear, since it is a minimally invasive method that does not require entry, no complications (postsurgical fibrosis) and does not require any subsequent rehabilitation, can rejoin the patient to his normal routine after 24 hours.