Ozone May Help Herniated Disc Pain
Injecting Ozone Gas Into the Spine May Relieve Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Ozone First Used in Italy continued...
Computer imaging guides the needle used to deliver the ozone/oxygen
treatment to the herniated disc. Patients require no more than a local
anesthetic, and Murphy says most of his patients have reported improvements in
pain within 48 hours of the treatment.
At the San Diego meeting, Murphy presented his analysis of 12 studies
involving more than 8,000 patients treated with the ozone/oxygen in Italy and
elsewhere in Europe.
He says the analysis suggests that ozone therapy is as effective as surgery
for relieving pain caused by a herniated disc, with a much lower incidence of
complications and much quicker recovery times.
“I do believe that this will become a standard therapy, but I understand why
many people within the (medical) community would be skeptical,” he says.
Boden is one of those people.
He says until rigorously designed studies are conducted, the usefulness of
ozone therapy for the treatment of herniated disc pain remains unknown.