Today, thanks to the achievements of medicine, there are remedies to eliminate or reduce pain caused by many diseases, but be aware of the importance of proper use of analgesic drugs and not exceed either the dose or consumption of these to prevent abuse. The drugs most commonly used to treat pain include acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Both drugs, although they have a wide margin of safety, should always be prescribed by a doctor and used only for a limited period of time and because they are not without side effects. Additionally, many patients must also take drugs to control their blood pressure, cholesterol or gastric problems. The long-term effect in the body of chronic use of such medication has led WHO to warn of potential risks to the health of patients.
The gradual onset of pain in knee, hip or lumbar usually due to the presence of osteoarthritis, ie, degenerative joint processes that produce inflammation and increasingly severe pain and, what is worse, able to limit the movements : walking, climbing stairs or slopes or even to simply stand for a short time.
As we know, drug therapy may be helpful, but in cases of chronic pain should try to reduce this symptom by non-aggressive and without side effects treatments.
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 five are held usually 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, bringing the long-term damage that can cause these drugs on the health of the patient is avoided.
Another indication of ozone therapy is spinal canal stenosis, 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 unable or unwilling to undergo surgery can be treated with ozone discolysis, 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 over 20 years the Catalan Institute ozone therapy, ozone therapy unit 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.