Chronic cervical (neck) pain isn’t only a common ailment affecting millions of American adults each year but is also a condition that can be difficult to treat.
Depending on the cause and severity of your neck pain – which can range from strain or trauma to arthritis or disc herniations–there are numerous conventional treatment options. These include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxers, physical therapy, and surgery. However, none of these is the most effective long-term solution and, in the case of surgery, may be fraught with risks and potential complications.
Thankfully, when conservative treatment fails, there is an effective alternative to invasive surgery in the form of ozone therapy– the process of injecting ozone gas (O3) into painful muscles, ligaments, and joints or a herniated disc.
The Healing Power of Ozone Therapy
Ozone is a super-charged oxygen molecule that has been used worldwide, for more than 100 years, to treat a wide variety of medical conditions – such as joint pain, muscle pain, disc herniations, sports injuries, back and neck pain, arthritis, deficient immune system.
Unlike spine surgery, ozone treatment for a herniated disc is performed with fluoroscopic guidance at an outpatient surgical center. Only local anesthesia and mild sedation are necessary, and there is no significant downtime. Following the procedure, you can return home to rest and resume your routine activities the following day. Patients can typically begin light exercise a week after the procedure and progress toward their normal exercise routine within two weeks.
Besides providing relief from debilitating pain in the cervical region of your spine, ozone therapy offers other medical benefits, including:
- A boost to your immune system – Medical-grade ozone gives a potent boost to your immune system.
- Improved joint mobility – Various clinical studies have shown that patients with musculoskeletal disorders, such as neck pain, respond well to ozone therapy.
- Faster wound healing – Scientific evidence indicates that ozone therapy effectively treats a wide variety of wounds.
- Stem cell activation and repair – Your stem cells play a critical role in the production of all types of cells in every part of your body. Ozone stimulates your stem cells which enables better cellular repair to help alleviate your neck pain.
Another advantage of ozone injection therapy over invasive spine surgery is that it is administered with minimal risks and minor if any, side effects.
Ozone Injections for Neck Pain in Caldwell, New Jersey
Ozone injection therapy is routinely performed by Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey. Board-certified by the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians, American Board of Anesthesiology, and American Board of Pain Medicine, Dr. Bleiweiss is a pioneer in the field of ozone disc injection treatment for disc herniations in the United States who has been providing ozone injections to patients from all over North America for more than a decade.
Dr. Bleiweiss not only determines the best dose and therapy, but also personally administers ozone injections, monitors the effectiveness of your therapy, and makes any changes to your treatment plan if necessary. He chooses treatments aimed at achieving the best results without the need for repeated treatments over a period of time.
To learn more about ozone injection therapy, which can help relieve your neck pain and allow you to lead a more active and fulfilling life, call us today at (973) 403-3334 to arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss. You can also schedule your appointment online by using our interactive online form. We even offer telemedicine appointments for your added convenience