When it comes to treating painful conditions – especially conditions affecting the spine – invasive surgery should be a last resort. That’s because any surgical procedure, no matter how minimal it is, carries certain risks, including:
- A possible adverse reaction to the anesthetic
- Unexpected blood loss during the procedure
- Localized infections
- Potential damage to surrounding tissues and organs
Additionally, there is a chance that a second surgery will be required.
There are minimally invasive spine (MIS) techniques designed to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints and/or relieve the pressure being applied to the spinal nerves — often as a result of conditions such as herniated discs, spinal instability, bone spurs, or scoliosis. These include:
- Discectomy – the process of trimming or removing a herniated disc.
- Spinal decompression – the removal of bone and soft tissue causing nerve compression.
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) – A stabilizing technique performed for patients with refractory mechanical low back and radicular pain associated with spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, and recurrent disc herniation involving the placement of screws and rods between two or more vertebral levels.
However, even these minimally invasive options come with risks. Because the spinal nerves, vertebrae, and discs are located deep within the body, any approach to gain access to the spinal area requires moving muscle tissue out of the way.
A non-surgical alternative to open or minimally invasive surgery for herniated discs and other degenerative spine conditions is ozone disc injection treatment.
Why Ozone Injection Is a Better Treatment Than Surgery
If you have back pain due to a degenerative spinal disc disease or a herniated disc and you want to avoid surgery – or if surgery for your spine condition has failed – nonsurgical ozone disc injection treatment offers a viable alternative. Unlike surgery, ozone injection is a same-day outpatient procedure with no downtime.
Ozone disc injections act to relieve pressure on your spinal nerves by shrinking the herniated portion of the disc. Unlike surgery, which decreases the height of the disc and alters its anatomy, ozone disc injections do not reduce disc height or alter its anatomy. Ozone injections actually improve the long-term health of the disc.
Moreover, there is no risk of “failed back surgery syndrome” that develops in one out of four people who undergo spine surgery. Since the ozone injection procedure does not alter the disc anatomy, it can be safely repeated if necessary and with an accumulative beneficial effect.
Ozone injection therapy has been available in Europe for decades as a standard treatment for disc herniations with consistent success, and numerous studies have proven its effectiveness is sustainable and long-lasting.
Optimal Spine Health in Caldwell, New Jersey
If you have a painful spine condition and you don’t want surgery, or if surgery has failed, consider a nonsurgical ozone disc injection treatment at Alternative Disc Therapy. Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss specializes in treating herniated and degenerative disc conditions, as well as painful joint and muscle conditions, with minimally invasive treatments.
We also specialize in augmenting the immune system and delaying the aging process on a cellular level to strengthen the body’s defenses against diseases.
Dr. Bleiweiss, a three-time board-certified doctor, has over three decades of experience in delivering the most advanced, efficient, and secure treatments to assist the body in healing itself. He provides his patients with the latest regenerative therapies, as well as personalized protocols developed by himself.
For more information about this innovative treatment, call our practice today at (973) 403-3334. To arrange a consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss, fill out our easy-to-use appointment request form. We also offer telemedicine for your convenience.