A growing number of health-conscious patients are discovering the ground-breaking benefits of a regenerative treatment that has been one of the best-kept secrets in the medical world for more than a century – oxygen-ozone therapy.
Let’s talk about why more and more people are trying oxygen-ozone therapy and where you can get this therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey.
We all know that oxygen (O2) is vital to human survival, but what about ozone (O3)? It is a supercharged oxygen molecule that consists of three oxygen atoms instead of the standard two-atom structure. The third atom is significant because gives ozone powerful oxidative features, acting like an antioxidant in the body as it can protect your cells, heal wounds, and relieve pain.
In fact, healthcare professionals have used medical-grade oxygen ozone to disinfect supplies and treat a wide range of conditions for more than 100 years. It has also been found to be an effective alternative to conventional injection treatments and certain invasive surgical procedures.
Oxygen-ozone therapy uses medical-grade ozone created using an ozone generator device to increase the amount of oxygen in your body. The higher your oxygen level, the stronger your immune system and your body’s ability to heal. Oxygen-ozone therapy does this through cell regeneration – replacing or repairing damaged cells.
There are several ways to administer oxygen-ozone, but the most effective is by mixing it with your blood and then reintroducing the solution back into your body intravenously (an IV) in a process called autohemotherapy or by injecting a mixture of oxygen and ozone into a specific site. Either way, oxygen-ozone therapy offers a safe and effective alternative to treating many chronic conditions, immune disorders, and infectious diseases.
The Benefits of Ozone Therapy
Ozone therapy offers various health benefits that include:
- Immune system support by activating your immune system and boosting your immunity.
- Improved blood circulation enables more oxygen to travel to your cells, tissues, and organs.
- Protection from bacteria, viruses, and fungi by halting their growth and reducing their survival.
- Reduced oxidative stress (an imbalance of cell-damaging free radicals and protective antioxidants that can lead to inflammation and chronic disease).
Oxygen-ozone therapy functions as an antioxidant or anti-inflammatory, which means it can be used for any type of inflammation in the treatment of conditions such as:
- Breathing disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Immune disorders, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
- Musculoskeletal disorders, such as disc herniation or carpal tunnel syndrome
Non-Surgical Oxygen-Ozone Treatment for Herniated Disc
If you have a painful disc herniation or bulge and you are looking for an alternative to invasive surgery, or if you have already undergone surgery and it has failed, ozone disc injection treatment at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey, can provide a solution.
In fact, patients come from all over North America and Canada for this treatment because it has proven to be just as effective as surgery without the surgery-related risks and complications. Moreover, it’s a same-day outpatient oxygen-ozone injection procedure performed with fluoroscopic guidance, local anesthesia, and mild sedation with no subsequent downtime.
Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss, a triple board-certified physician, has been routinely performing oxygen-ozone disc injection procedures with reliably positive outcomes for over a decade with sustainable and long-lasting results. Unlike surgery, oxygen-ozone therapy works to relieve the pressure on your spinal nerve by shrinking the herniated portion of the disc without reducing the disc height or altering its normal anatomy. Also, unlike surgery, ozone improves the long-term health of the disc by:
- Stimulating the cells in the annulus (the outer covering of the disc) to increase in number, which has the potential to repair the tear present with all herniations
- Signaling your own body’s stem cells to mobilize to the affected area
- Improving the ability of your cells to cope with oxidative stress
- Decreasing inflammation
- Improving blood flow to the area
- Increasing lymphatic drainage
Since it is merely a single injection into the herniated disc, the oxygen-ozone disc injection procedure does not create major trauma to the body. Nor does it irreversibly alter the human anatomy in any way, like surgery. That is significant because a surgical change in your disc anatomy can lead to future problems such as accelerated disc degeneration. Plus, oxygen-ozone disc herniation treatment is as successful as surgery without surgery-related risks or surgery. The oxygen-ozone disc injection procedure avoids the risk of “failed back surgery syndrome”, which develops in more than one out of four people who undergo spine surgery.
Since it does not alter the disc anatomy, the oxygen-ozone disc injection procedure can be safely repeated if necessary, and its positive effect is accumulative. However, due to its high success rate, the procedure rarely needs to be repeated.
Ozone Injection Treatment
In addition to treating herniated discs, medical grade oxygen-ozone can safely and successfully treat a host of medical conditions, including:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Sports injuries
- Back and neck pain
- A sluggish immune system.
Medical oxygen-ozone therapy provides an alternative to conventional injection treatments and orthopedic surgeries, such as knee replacement surgery or shoulder surgery.
Dr. Bleiweiss has been performing ozone injections for more than a decade in an office setting (except for ozone injection treatments for disc herniations, which are performed at an outpatient surgical center). There is no anesthetic necessary, but nitrous oxide is available on request for patients who are uncomfortable with injections or have high anxiety toward needles. For the treatment of painful hip joints, ultrasound guidance is used.
Dr. Bleiweiss also provides other types of ozone treatments such as optimizing your immune system to defend against viral infections.
Oxygen-Ozone Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey
Dr. Bleiweiss pioneered the oxygen-ozone disc injection treatment for disc herniations in the United States over a decade ago and is considered a leading authority on the use of oxygen-ozone therapy as an effective treatment for a myriad of painful conditions.
Dr. Bleiweiss has long believed that the body has an innate ability to heal itself naturally on a cellular level. He identifies the cause of your pain and creates a custom regenerative medicine treatment that provides effective and sustainable results.
To find out if oxygen-ozone therapy can address your health issue, call Alternative Disc Therapy today at (973) 403-3334. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss, fill out our online appointment request form. For our patients’ added convenience, we also offer telemedicine appointments.