Ozone (O3) is a form of oxygen that consists of three atoms compared to the standard two-atom structure. That third atom infuses ozone with powerful features that enables it to:
- Relieve pressure on spinal nerves by shrinking the herniated portion of a disc.
- Treat a host of medical conditions including arthritis, joint pain, muscle pain, back and neck pain, and sports injuries.
- Optimize your immune system to help eradicate disease-causing viruses and infections.
Oxygen-ozone therapy can be delivered into the body in two main ways – through IV infusion, or through direct injection. Here we will explain the difference in therapeutic effect between these delivery routes, and which is best for your specific condition.
How Ozone Therapy is Provided
There are two different ways in which ozone therapy is administered depending on your specific medical issue. These are ozone injection or ozone infusion.
If you have a painful disc herniation or pain in joints or muscles, ozone injections are used to treat your condition. Dr. Bleiweiss pioneered the use of ozone disc injections for disc herniations in the US more than 15 years ago. He performs this procedure routinely under fluoroscopic guidance at an outpatient surgical center with reliable and positive outcomes.
Ozone injections can treat more than just disc herniations – they can treat almost any orthopedic injury. Dr. Bleiweiss also uses this method to successfully address muscle pain, joint pain, sports injuries, back and neck pain, arthritis, and other conditions as an in-office treatment. Anesthesia is not necessary for these procedures and there is no downtime, meaning you can resume your daily activities after the treatment.
Ozone therapy can also boost your immune system to protect you against viruses and bacteria. However, this requires an intravenous (IV) infusion, often referred to as major ozone immunotherapy due to its powerful immune-boosting effect. It involves taking a sample of your blood, mixing it with an equal amount of oxygen-ozone, and delivering it back to your body through an IV. It is a treatment that has been performed by physicians worldwide for decades and has proven safe and effective.
Intravenous ozone (IV ozone) has many health benefits including decreasing inflammation and boosting the immune system by multiple mechanisms. It also helps the body ramp up its antioxidant and free radical detoxifying enzymes.
In either form of delivery, ozone therapy offers potential health benefits that include:
- Improved blood circulation as more oxygen is provided to your cells, tissues, and organs.
- Reduced oxidative stress by improving the balance of protective antioxidants over cell-damaging free radicals that can lead to inflammation and chronic disease.
- Protection from bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
- Immune system support.
Ozone Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey
Oxygen-ozone therapy can provide effective relief from painful musculoskeletal conditions without surgery, as well as strengthen your immune system against illness and infection.
At Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey, renowned triple board-certified physician Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss offers oxygen-ozone therapy for those seeking a nonsurgical solution to painful herniated discs, joints, or muscles, as well as immune system optimization.
To explore the many advantages of this revolutionary treatment from one of the leaders in the field, contact us today. You can call our practice at (973) 403-3334 or schedule your appointment online using our appointment request form. As an added convenience, we also offer telemedicine appointments. So, don’t hesitate to contact us today!