Your spine is a complex and durable structure designed to protect your spinal cord and nerves. However, when spinal conditions develop, they can be debilitating and affect your quality of life significantly.
One of the most common spinal conditions is a herniated disc. A spinal disc consists of a soft, jellylike center known as the nucleus that is encased in a tough exterior called the annulus. A herniated disc, also sometimes referred to as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when a portion of the nucleus protrudes through a tear in the annulus.
Depending on where the disc is located and whether it is applying pressure to a nerve, symptoms may include arm or leg pain, numbness or tingling in the body part served by the affected nerves, and/or muscle weakness.
The traditional treatments for herniated discs include physical therapy, medication, and surgery. However, there is now an innovative treatment called ozone disc treatment that has been gaining acceptance as a viable treatment option.
What is Ozone Disc Treatment?
Ozone disc therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves the injection of ozone (O3) gas into the affected disc. Ozone is a form of oxygen that consists of three atoms compared to the standard two-atom structure. This super-charged form of oxygen is known to shrink the herniated portion of the affected disk and reduce inflammation and improve circulation, which helps to accelerate the healing process and relieve symptoms.
The ozone disc injection procedure is a minimally invasive out-patient procedure that is done under local anesthesia with mild sedation. Patients can return home the same day and resume their normal daily activities. The recovery period is minimal, with most patients experiencing significant pain relief in a short time. In fact, there are numerous studies proving that its effectiveness is sustainable and long-lasting.
Ozone disc treatment is effective for a number of spinal conditions including:
- Lumbar disc herniations
- Cervical disc herniations
- Spinal stenosis as a result of disc herniations or bulges
Benefits of Ozone Disc Treatment
One of the significant benefits of ozone disc treatment is that it is a safe, effective alternative to surgery. Ozone disc injections relieve the pressure on your spinal nerve by shrinking the herniated portion of the affected disc. Unlike surgery, however, ozone disc injections do not reduce the height of the disc or alter the disc anatomy, but instead improve the long-term health of the disc.
Another benefit of ozone disc treatment is that it addresses the root cause of the problem instead of just masking the symptoms. Traditional treatments like medication or physical therapy only provide temporary relief. Ozone disc treatment reduces inflammation and promotes healing at the affected site.
Ozone Disc Treatment in Caldwell, New Jersey
If you’re suffering from a spinal condition like a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or sciatica and you don’t want surgery (or if surgery has failed), you should consider nonsurgical ozone disc treatment at Alternative Disc Therapy as a viable treatment option. Countless patients come from all over North America and Canada to receive this treatment because it has been proven to be as effective as surgery but with none of the risks and complications associated with an invasive surgical procedure.
Triple board-certified Dr. Warren J. Bleiweiss has been routinely performing ozone disc procedures for more than a decade with reliably positive results. Not only that, but Dr. Bleiweiss pioneered the ozone disc injection procedure in North America – which has been available and successfully conducted for decades in Europe as a standard treatment for disc herniations.
Don’t let your spinal condition hold you back from living your best life; take control of your condition with ozone disc treatment. To find out if ozone disc injections can address your herniated disc, contact our practice today at (973) 403-3334 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bleiweiss or schedule it online using our convenient request an appointment form.
You can also order a free copy of The Benefits of Oxygen Ozone Injection Therapy for the Treatment of Spinal Disc Herniations, Dr. Bleiweiss’ highly informative e-book which provides a comprehensive guide to treatment options for spinal disc herniation.