In order to determine if a patient will benefit from oxygen ozone injection therapy, I look at a number of factors. The history is extremely important. That is one of the most important aspects of determining if a patient will benefit. It is important to ask specific questions about the patient’s pain, and when it started, as well as other pertinent questions. During the history, I also observe the patient. I observe how they walk, sit and how they move which are also very important.
Doing a guided physical exam is extremely valuable with palpation techniques. For example, I look for involuntary muscle spasms when I am doing certain maneuvers. It is an additional indication of problems, rather than just relying on the patient saying, “Oh that’s painful,” or not. Sometimes the patient is not aware of these minute pain triggers.
Then, of course, I look at the diagnostic testing reports. I don’t look at the diagnostic tests first. I only look at the diagnostic testing reports after I do my history and physical examination, and formulate an opinion on what is most likely causing the patient’s pain. Then, I look at the diagnostic test report(s), because in a significant number of cases, the issue that is noted on the testing is not necessarily the cause of the patient’s pain.
I have talked about this before in previous podcasts or blogs, but I’ll just briefly mention it again. Studies have been done to demonstrate this, that if you take 1,000 people who are asymptomatic, they have no back pain or pain in general. They are doing well and they are functioning great; you do an MRIs on each of them, you are going to find herniated discs on 200 or more of those patients. Those herniated discs are not causing pain at all. You can’t just jump to the conclusion that their pain is always caused by herniated discs.
I determine what pathology is causing their symptoms and I treat that pathology appropriately. This approach enables me to remove the cause of the pain. I have patient coming with their multiple tests and multiple doctors’ conclusion that they need back surgery but I determined it’s not a disk issue causing the pain but the hip issue. I remove the hip cause, the pain is also removed.
Many people consider medical oxygen ozone injection therapy to be a miracle treatment for pain because oxygen-ozone injection therapy often works when multiple other treatments have not helped. The vast majority of our patients come to us after they’ve tried multiple other treatments and their chronic pain issues that just are not getting better.
For example, in a recent podcast interview, I mentioned several patients whose stories are on my website. There are patient stories about not only the ozone injections removed their severe back pain due to injury or disc herniation and enable them to go back to their beloved sports. There are other stories about this treatment enabled them to avoid surgery of the knees, shoulders and spine. I encourage you to visit our site to read these remarkable stories from our patients. I discussed some of these stories in the previous podcast interview so I won’t go into details here. Their stories can be found here: http://www.alternativedisctherapy.com/patient-stories/
The bottom line is that ozone not only works, but the benefits last for a long time. It works because it restores the normal cell function, removes inflammation and it promotes continued healing.
It is difficult to list just three joint issues that oxygen ozone injection therapy treats with routine success, because I have successfully treated so many joint issues. However, the following are examples of 3 joint conditions that respond very well to oxygen ozone injection therapy.
- Torn medial or lateral Meniscus of the knee
- Torn Rotator Cuff of the Shoulder
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee Joints
Oxygen ozone injection treatments work to significantly improve these conditions in essentially the same way as it works to treat herniated discs and chronic muscle pain conditions.
Oxygen ozone injection therapy has been used in Europe for over 70 years to treat a variety of painful conditions of the joints, discs and muscles. The treatment is not only successful, but it is very safe. This treatment harnesses the incredible healing powers of ozone, which is a supercharged form of oxygen. By injecting medical oxygen ozone into various damaged or diseased structures such as joints, discs or muscles, remarkable healing is achievable.
I have treated many joint conditions over the last 8 years with oxygen ozone therapy and achieved incredible results. Some of our patient’s have been enthusiastic about sharing their amazing healing stories on our website. When my office gets calls from people seeking treatments for their joint pain conditions, my staff encourages them to read the stories of our patients who have been treated for joint issues.
Oxygen ozone injection therapy fits all of the criteria that I have for a safe and effective treatment protocol. It not only helps heal the painful joint, disc or muscle condition, it is also very safe and has been demonstrated to be effective over many years. Is also does not alter the anatomy of a joint and it can be repeated with additional beneficial effects.
Here are some of the mechanisms by which oxygen ozone injection therapy works to help with painful joint conditions heal:
- Decreases inflammation
- Increases blood flow and oxygen delivery to tissues
- Stimulates proliferation of cells
- Helps tissue cope with oxidative stress. This is an extremely important point. It not only helps the joint heal, but it also helps prevent further injuries.
- Kills pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. This is a very important issue because there are certain conditions of joints that are destructive that we know are due to pathogens, such as Lyme disease. There are also theories that sub-clinical infections could, over time, lead to joint destruction. Ozone kills all of these pathogens.