When you’re in pain, your first impulse is to treat it with medication. If the pain is severe, you’ll likely consult a physician who’ll treat your symptoms by prescribing a pain-relieving drug or – if your condition is serious – by recommending surgery.
However, there is a viable, nonsurgical, non-medicinal alternative for addressing joint and muscular pain in the form of oxygen-ozone injection treatment.
Ozone (O3) is a super-charged molecule of oxygen that has been used in the treatment of joint and muscle pain for more than a century. When injected into a painful area, it provides multiple benefits that not only relieve pain but also improve overall health and well-being.
Proven Pain-Relieving Results
In 1989, a study conducted at the University of Bologna in Italy focused on the effects of medical ozone injected into patients with knee osteoarthritis. One hundred and fifty-six patients were treated and divided into three groups: those with post-traumatic knee disorders, those with arthritis without marked bone deformities, and those with arthritis with marked bone deformities. Optimal results were obtained within the first two groups, while therapies were added to stop the advancing degenerative process in the third group – thereby confirming that oxygen-ozone therapy can successfully treat painful knee joint disorders.
More recently, in 2021, medical researchers elaborated on how medical ozone helps patients with joint pain in the journal Biomolecules. They noted that pain is a common symptom related to the inflammation process and that oxygen-ozone plays a key role in both the management of inflammation and as an antioxidant that induces pain relief by stimulating the body’s anti-inflammatory response. They acknowledged findings that oxygen-ozone therapy “exerts positive effects on human tissue due to the moderate oxidative stress produced by ozone interactions with biological components.”
In simpler, layman’s terms, ozone injections work as:
- An anti-inflammatory
- A painkiller
- A circulation enhancer
- A tissue repair mechanism
As such, medical ozone shots can safely and successfully treat a host of medical conditions, including joint pain, muscle pain, disc herniations, sports injuries, back and neck pain, and arthritis. They are an alternative to conventional injection treatments and an alternative to a number of surgeries such as knee replacement surgery or shoulder surgery.
Ozone injections are an outpatient treatment routinely performed by triple board-certified Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey. A pioneer in the field of ozone disc injection treatment for disc herniations in the United States, Dr. Bleiweiss has been providing ozone injections for over a decade in an office setting except for ozone injection treatments for disc herniations, which are performed with fluoroscopic guidance at an outpatient surgical center. There is no anesthetic necessary. For patients who are uncomfortable with injections or have high anxiety about needles, nitrous oxide is available upon request.
Ozone Shots for Pain in Caldwell, New Jersey
Dr. Bleiweiss also provides other types of ozone treatments such as optimizing your immune system to defend against viral infections.
To explore the advantages of ozone injection treatment from one of the leaders in the field, call our practice today at (973) 403-3334 for a consultation or schedule it online using our interactive request an appointment form. We also offer telemedicine appointments for our patient’s convenience.