There are few things more painful than a herniated spinal disc. So painful, in fact, that it can have a significantly negative impact on one’s quality of life. When a disc ruptures or is herniated, its gel-like, inner substance can protrude and leak into the area surrounding the disc and, thus, aggravate the spinal nerves.
Since it was first introduced in the 1980s, oxygen-ozone injection therapy for herniated discs has been gaining popularity as an effective, non-surgical solution to an age-old medical problem. Clinical research shows that up to 80% of patients who undergo ozone herniated disc treatment have significantly reduced symptoms. Just as importantly, these patients experienced no significant
Over time, the natural wear-and-tear on our bodies or an injury can cause chronic aches and pains to develop. Some of the most severe and vexing problems are disc degeneration and herniations. When this happens, the soft inner section can protrude out of the herniation (tear) and cause constant irritation on nearby nerves. The spinal
If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, and conservative treatment methods – such as over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription pain relivers, steroid injections into the back, therapeutic massage, or chiropractic treatment – have been ineffective in relieving your pain, you may think that back surgery is your only option. The good news is that
According to the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University, nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain, while 8% of all adults in the U.S. experience persistent or chronic back pain. Spinal pain is often caused by a herniated disc, which is when a disc in the spine develops a crack, and