Ozone Treatment - A Good Alternative For Spinal Injury

by VR Sreeraman on  November 6, 2006 at 11:31 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Ozone Treatment - A Good Alternative For Spinal Injury
People suffering from spinal injuries like low back pain and disc disorder now have a reason to smile as injections of ozone gas could bring better results than conventional surgery.

Ozonucleolysis, as the treatment is medically known, has started gaining ground in western countries, according to senior doctors who are here for a conference on the subject.

'Ozonucleolysis or ozone discectomy for curing spinal injury is a better option than surgery. This new form of treatment is less painful as well as cost effective,' Vijay Sheel Kumar, president of the World Federation of Ozone Therapy (WFOT), told IANS.

Over 40 dignitaries from countries like Spain, Italy and Germany are here to train doctors and share the finer nuances of the treatment,' Kumar said.

'In case of surgery, the chance of recurrence of pain is nearly 15 percent as against less than three percent in ozone treatment. In the new treatment, patients don't have to stay in the hospital for a week. Only six sittings of one hour each spread over three weeks can cure the problem,' said Kumar.

Ozonucleolysis has emerged as an affordable, least invasive approach and costs two-thirds the price of a conventional surgery.

Ozone discectomy is the injection of ozone inside the affected intervertebral disc. When injected, Ozone (O3) breaks down into O2 and O (single oxygen) and rapidly dissolves in the water in the disc.

As per the new technique, ozone is injected in the spine with 22G needle under the fluoroscopic guidance, with 4ml of a mixture of ozone and oxygen at a concentration of 30 micrograms per millilitre.

It causes shrinkage of the disc, thus reducing its volume and lessening pressure on the nerves. The treatment relieves pain substantially and, after two sittings, people 'can go back to work under medical guidance', Kumar explained.

Said Jose B. Noci, a senior ozone therapist of Spain: 'Apart from a large number of people in Italy and Germany, nearly 4,000 patients are availing themselves of ozone treatment in Spain every year.'

He added: 'Since the number of affected people is much more in India than the above countries, both the patients and doctors can benefit from the new technique. While the patient can benefit from the low cost, a large pool of doctors can adopt the new expertise.'

Citing a study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Health, Kumar said that around 63 percent of bidi makers suffer from recurring back pain.

In the US, back pain affects nearly 60 percent of the population, with nearly 500,000 back injuries being reported every year. While Sweden spends nearly $775 million per year due to low back disorder, the problem costs the US over $50 billion.

'The rapid industrialisation and growth in the BPO (business process outsourcing) sector, where people spend maximum of their day's time in a chair, will make spinal injury a major health concern for India,' said Kumar, a neurological surgeon with over 30 years of expertise.

Kumar said fewer than 10 doctors in India are currently equipped to conduct this procedure.

Source: IANS

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Dear Sir, my wife, who had met with an accident before 4 years, have the spinal complaint.After the accident she had both alopathy and ayurvedic treatment in kerala for one year. With that she was not completly alright. last june we came to know about the "Ozone" treatment. She had fifteen sittings of it in Hydrabad. But still some parts, pain remains. she feels dissappointed.what shall we do? Would you please advice and find a remedy by this ozone treatment?
peter75 Monday, November 19, 2012
I hope this ozone treat is the for humans. my spine operation was finished 10 years before, still i having pain. Can i get the hospital address in chennai.
george123thomas Saturday, March 3, 2012
Respected sir..I am Dr.varun persuing M.S orthopaedics.My thesis topic is comparative study of ozone therapy and ozone therapy with perigangionlic steroid in lumbar disk herniation.Iam in dilemma how to complete my thesis as topic is new..If possible , kindly provide me adequate material ..thanks in advance.My email is
varun7877 Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Respected Sir, I may like to say that my wife is suffering from cronic back pain since last 10 years.On 2005 spine surgical operation was done by Dr. Bharat Dave from Ahmedabad. on the begining state the pain was OK but after 1/2 years the pain is increasing unbarrable. In this connection, I have also gone through pain management system on October,2010 by Dr. Shiraj Munshi, but still pain is there only and no fruitful result is outcome eventhough going through such system. Narrating the above history,pl let me know the ozone treatment system and its perfact outcome result and the real source and contact Number of specialist to remedise the broken case.Pl guide me the future healthy needful action by presenting the god value. Thanking you. Yours faithfully, Ajay M Patel[09428330377] e-mail
ampatel60355 Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm from Banglore.I want to know whether it can be done for multiple disc herniations and exactly how many sessions or sittings is required....
Vrinda Saturday, January 22, 2011
I am from siliguri W.B. my father is suffering from lower back spinal pain please guide me about the nearest center, process and charges for this treatment.
sachin_agarwal Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Ozononucleolysis is very good option to surgery in selected cases. Usually only one procedure is required but second procedure may be required after 3-4 weeks depending on the improvement.The procedure cost approx 15000/-INR and is very safe as compared to surgery.

pankajnsurange Monday, April 5, 2010
I have herniated disc at cervical region c-4,c-5. Please tell me in detail about the treatment and its cost
ganesh52 Monday, January 4, 2010
I would like to know that are there any centre in Ahemdabad that is in gujarat India.As I am interested in this treatment.
nkparikh Monday, December 28, 2009
i want the complete detail of Dr. Vijay sheel Kumar.
Princera Monday, June 22, 2009

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