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Herniated Disc Treatment Specialist

Warren J. Bleiweiss, MD -  - Regenerative Medicine

Alternative Disc Therapy

Warren J. Bleiweiss, MD

Regenerative Medicine & Pain Specialist located in Caldwell, NJ

If you don’t want surgery for a herniated disc, or if surgery has failed, consider nonsurgical herniated disc ozone injection treatment at Alternative Disc Therapy in Caldwell, New Jersey. Warren Bleiweiss, MD, has been routinely performing ozone disc injection procedure with reliably positive outcomes for more than a decade. In fact, Dr. Bleiweiss pioneered this intradiscal ozone injection procedure. Find out if ozone injections can address your herniated disc by calling today or scheduling a consultation online.

Herniated Disc Treatment Q & A

What is a herniated disc?

Your spinal column is made of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of one another. Between every one of these bones is a rubbery cushion called a disc. 

A herniated disc develops when the disc slips out of place, or ruptures. This condition can cause the herniated disc to press on a nerve, leading to pain, numbness, or weakness. 

How does ozone affect my discs?

Ozone is a colorless gas that, when injected, helps discs in your spine to cope more effectively with the harms of oxidative stress. In other words, ozone helps protect your discs from future damage.

Ozone injections also contribute to the long-term health of discs in other ways. Ozone can:

  • Stimulate the cells covering your disc
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Boost blood flow
  • Increase lymphatic drainage

All of these positive effects not only contribute to the long-term health of the disc, but also can address a herniated disc. 

How is ozone used in herniated disc treatment?

Ozone disc injections work to relieve pressure on your spinal nerve by shrinking the herniated portion of the disc. The injections don’t alter the disc, meaning they can be repeated, if need be.

Is herniated disc treatment better than surgery?

Before ozone disc injections, doctors typically tried conservative treatments first, and if those approaches fell short, doctors recommended invasive back surgery. Today, ozone disc injections can replace invasive surgery. The therapy is just as successful as surgery at treating herniated discs with no significant downtime, risks or side effects. It has been widely used in Europe for decades with great success.

While ozone disc injections are performed routinely instead of surgery, it is also an excellent option to address a herniated disc if surgery hasn't helped. The majority of patients who come to Alternative Disc Therapy for ozone injections either don’t want surgery or found no relief after surgery.

How many ozone injections do I need for herniated discs?

Patients at Alternative Disc Therapy typically need just one set of injections to enjoy long-lasting results. Patients usually experience dramatic pain reduction or complete pain relief after an ozone injection treatment for herniated discs. Individual results may vary. If a treatment is only partially successful for disc herniations, Dr. Bleiweiss can repeat the therapy. That's because the injections, unlike major surgery, don't damage the normal anatomy of your disc. However, there has been a very small percentage of patients who needed a second repeat.  

What happens after herniated disc treatment?

You can expect little to no downtime because the treatment has no known significant side effects or long-term complications. You can return to your routine daily activities shortly after your ozone injection at Alternative Disc Therapy. Patients usually experience dramatic pain reduction or complete pain relief after an ozone injection treatment for herniated discs. Individual results may vary. 

If a treatment is only partially successful for disc herniations, Dr. Bleiweiss can repeat the therapy. That's because the injections, unlike major surgery, don't damage the normal anatomy of your disc. However, there has been a very small percentage of patients who needed a second repeat.  

Call Alternative Disc Therapy today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about ozone injections for herniated discs.

 

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