Herniated discs can be very painful. Unfortunately, they are a reality for many people. Discs are positioned between each vertebra. They keep vertebrae separated and in the proper position. Discs also serve as shock absorbers during physical activities. The exterior of a disc is tough and the interior is jelly-like. Age-related changes to the discs, trauma, or disease can make the discs less resilient. They may tear, and the jelly-like interior can come out through the tears.
Herniated discs can irritate the surrounding nerves and cause compression. The pain presents itself depending on the location of the herniated disc. The discs in the cervical, thoracic (very rare), and lumbar region can become herniated.
For specialized treatment for herniated discs, ask for a referral to a pain management specialist who can provide the latest in herniated disc treatment.
Herniated Disc Treatment Options
In most cases, herniated discs do not need surgery. The general public is not educated on other treatments that exist to manage pain symptoms from herniated discs. As a result, many decide to undergo surgery for their herniated disc unaware that effective nonsurgical treatments exist. Patients can experience relief from pain through the latest regenerative treatments for herniated discs.
Oxygen Ozone Disc Injection
One of the latest regenerative treatments available for herniated discs includes ozone disc injections or oxygen-ozone intradiscal injection procedures. These injections are fluoroscopic-guided. It involves injecting ozone directly into the disc. The ozone injection shrinks the herniation as it takes the pressure off the spinal nerve. This relieves pain symptoms associated with a herniated disc and stimulates disc healing.
Ozone injections do not reduce the height of the disc or change its anatomy. Plus, surgery can result in a height reduction, so by comparison this makes it superior to surgery. Ozone injections can improve the long-term health of the disc as it prevents accelerated disc degeneration from an irreversible change in the disc’s anatomy. Research shows patients who have had ozone disc injections experience dramatic results from herniated disc pain that lasts for decades.
Conventional treatments for a herniated disc require time away from work and months of rehabilitation. Even with surgery, patients can still experience pain and limited function. Ozone disc injections are same-day procedures, requiring no downtime. Minus the complications that can arise from invasive surgery, ozone disc injections are a superior treatment for pain from herniated discs and have been found to produce a very high success rate.
Ozone Disc Injections for Herniated Discs in Caldwell, New Jersey
If you want to find out if you are eligible for the latest ozone injections for herniated discs, schedule a consultation with a triple board-certified physician, Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss of Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, NJ. Dr. Bleiweiss pioneered the use of ozone disc injections in the United States. Many of our patients travel to New Jersey just to receive Dr. Bleiweiss’ innovative regenerative medicine treatments. A vast majority of our patients need only one session to experience the benefits of treatment.
We are dedicated to providing the most advanced nonsurgical treatments for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. To make an appointment with Dr. Bleiweiss, call the Alternative Disc Therapy clinic at (973)-403-3334 or use our online request form. We look forward to your visit.