While ozone has been in use since its discovery in 1840, most consumers have heard little to nothing about the benefits and uses of ozone. Ozone is a colorless, natural occurring gas in the earth’s atmosphere. Many people have heard of the negative effects of ozone, but the benefits of ozone are relatively unknown to the general population.
Ozone was used as a disinfectant in operating rooms in Germany since 1856. In 1860, water treatment plants in Germany were also using ozone to decontaminate the water supply. But its uses in the medical field went largely unknown until World War I, when the German’s used ozone to treat battle wounds.
Ozone is currently used in many countries such as Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Bahamas, Caribbean islands like the Dominican Republic and Cuba, as well as most parts of Eastern Europe. Ozone has been used for decades in these parts of the world.
Some benefits and uses of ozone injections are:
- A decrease in inflammation.
- An increase in oxygenation to tissues.
- Regenerative properties such as tissue growth, revascularization, and healing.
- A decrease in oxidative stress, which causes aging
- A decrease in pain is due to a decrease in inflammation or regeneration of tissues in a joint.
- Kills many harmful organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
What can an Ozone Injection Procedure treat?
Ozone injections have been used to treat many medical conditions. Some of the prominent ones are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint issues such as cartilage tears
- Back pain from herniated discs
- Muscle pain
And others. The indications for the use of the ozone injection procedure seem inexhaustible in the future.
How is the Ozone Injection Procedure performed?
The ozone injection procedure is performed in an outpatient setting using a sterile technique. The placement of the needle for the injection depends on the area that needs treatment. Ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance is used for some injections. If your pain or difficulty is in the shoulder or knee, the ozone is injected into the joint. If you have issues with herniated disc(s), the ozone is injected directly into the herniated disc(s). Ozone injections are also given directly into the muscles surrounding an area of painful muscle spasm. This is done to reverse the muscle spasm and create an environment for healing.
There are many other uses of ozone, such as intravenous ozone which has many health benefits including boosting the immune system.
The Ozone Injection Procedure in Caldwell, NJ
Dr. Warren Bleiweiss at Alternative Disc Therapy is on the cutting edge of ozone injections. Dr. Bleiweiss pioneered the ozone disc injection procedure in the US. People come from all over the world seeking the treatments that he provides.
It’s time to get your health back in check. Give the staff at Alternative Disc Therapy a call today. It’s worth it. Call us at (973) 403-3334 to schedule your appointment for a consultation. You can also use our convenient online request form. Alternative Disc Therapy also offers telemedicine visits for your convenience.