Oxygen Ozone Injection Treatments for Herniated Disc, Joint, and Muscle Pain
Oxygen ozone injection therapy is the best treatment for herniated discs of the spine that result in pain and dysfunction and for radiating pain such as sciatica. Dr. Bleiweiss has been successfully and safely performing this treatment for his patients for over 10 years. He pioneered this treatment in the United States and North America and continues to routinely perform this procedure with excellent and reliable results. Before this treatment was available, surgery was the only option if herniated disc pain did not improve with conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or steroid injections.
Ozone disc injections for the treatment of herniated discs are just as successful as surgery with almost no know side effects or long term complications. Unlike surgery, there is no significant down time and patients can carry on their routine daily activities shortly after the procedure. Ozone injection treatments for disc herniations also do not alter the normal anatomy of the spinal disc. Therefore, if partial improvement is achieved, this procedure can be repeated with no adverse effect. Surgery by comparison has a low success rate if a second operation is required since the normal anatomy of the disc is altered.
Ozone injection therapy for the treatment of herniated discs works by shrinking the herniated portion of the disc that is pressing on a spinal nerve. In this way, it can safely treat the pain that is caused by a disc herniation without any disruption to the disc or the disc height. The treatment also has a number of positive effects that promote healing and improve the long term health of the disc.
Ozone helps a spinal disc cope with oxidative stress that the body is exposed to. This helps protect the disc from future damage. Ozone also stimulates the cells in the outer layer of the disc, which is called the annulus, to increase in number by its effect on the cell cycle through the redox mechanism. The oxygen ozone treatment also decreases inflammation and increases flood flow and lymphatic drainage. All of these positive effects contributes to the long term health of the disc. We are very fortunate to provide this treatment option in the United States.
The majority of patients who come to our practice for ozone injections don’t want surgery or experienced failed surgeries. They are looking for an alternative that has been proven and produces consistent positive results. Patients come to us from all over the country and from other parts of the world. In many cases, only one procedure is required to achieve long lasting results which enables our patients to live pain free lives and carry on their favorite activities. Many patients have sent us letters telling us that they feel they got their life back and calling ozone injections a miracle treatment because the results are so dramatic for them. You can read our patients’ stories on this site in their own words to learn more about their experiences.
In addition, Dr. Bleiweiss has been successful treating acute and chronic joint and muscle pain conditions with ozone injections for many years. Many patients experience total pain relief while some experience dramatic pain reduction. Most of these patients come to our practice after they have tried many other conventional treatments for their condition without sustained improvement.
Here are some of the common pain conditions that can be effectively treated by ozone injections:
- Herniated discs
- Osteoarthritis and degenerative joint conditions of the shoulders, hips and knees
- Sport injuries resulting in acute or chronic pain of the neck, back, shoulders, hips and knees
- Tendonitis and other tendon injuries
- Muscle spasm and muscle pain
- Fibromyalgia and other painful muscle conditions
- Chronic or acute pain of the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and knees
To learn more about the science behind oxygen ozone injection therapy, click here to access research papers and scientific studies.