One of the great medical breakthroughs in recent years is the use of ozone disc injections as an amazingly effective treatment for pain. It works especially well for pain which is caused by nerve compression (pinched nerve) as a result of a bulging disc or herniated disc.
Medical ozone (O3), or trioxygen, is a supercharged oxygen molecule that has proven effective in the treatment of a wide variety of painful conditions including joint pain, arthritis, sports injuries, back and neck pain, and disc herniations.
In one of many clinical studies, 100% of patients with low back pain, cruralgia (thigh pain), sciatica, or subacute partial motor weakness caused by nerve root compression who underwent ozone therapy experienced a resolution of their motor weakness, while almost 85% also experienced complete pain relief.
Let’s talk about how ozone disc injections may be able to help you, and where you can go in Caldwell for a medical evaluation and treatment that works to relieve your pain.
Ozone Disc Injection Benefits
The ozone injection procedure not only treats herniated discs effectively, but it also contributes to the long-term health of discs by:
- Stimulating the cells in the annulus (the outer covering of a disc) to increase in number, which has the potential to repair the tear in the disc
- Signaling your own body’s stem cells to mobilize to the area of the herniation
- Improving the ability of the cells to cope with oxidative stress
- Decreasing inflammation
- Enhancing blood flow to the affected area
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
As such, the ozone disc injection treatment is superior to spine surgery in a number of significant ways. Since it only involves injections, it does not create major trauma to your body – whereas changes in your disc anatomy due to surgery can lead to future problems, such as accelerated disc degeneration. The ozone disc injection treatment does not alter the human anatomy in any way.
Ozone disc injections treat disc herniations as successfully as surgery, but without the risks or side effects related to a surgical procedure. It is a same-day outpatient procedure that requires no significant downtime like spine surgery does. Plus, the ozone disc injection treatment does not carry the risk of “failed back surgery syndrome,” which develops in more than 25% of people who undergo spine surgery.
In addition, since it does not alter the disc anatomy, the ozone disc injection procedure can be safely repeated if necessary, and the positive effect is cumulative. However, it is uncommon for patients to need repeated treatments of the ozone disc injection procedure thanks to its high success rate upon initial treatment.
Ozone Disc Injections in Caldwell, New Jersey
For all of these reasons and based on his clinical experience, regenerative medicine expert Dr. Warren Bleiweiss at Alternative Disc Therapy maintains that the ozone injection procedure is a better option to treat herniated discs than invasive surgery.
As a triple board-certified physician, Dr. Bleiweiss has helped countless patients from around the world relieve their herniated disc pain with oxygen-ozone injection therapy. In fact, he pioneered the ozone disc injection treatment for disc herniations in the United States nearly two decades ago, and he routinely performs this procedure to treat all sorts of painful conditions with reliable and positive outcomes.
To learn more about this innovative, minimally invasive treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss by calling us today at (973) 403-3334 or fill out our Request an Appointment form online now. We also offer telemedicine appointments for our patients’ convenience. We look forward to seeing you!