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  • Ozone Discectomy or Ozonolysis for Bulging Disc

    Ozone Discectomy or ozonolysis for Bulging Disc

    Success rate is about 88% which is comparable to surgical discectomy (50% to 90%).

    IPSC India has been pioneer in Ozone Discectomy or Ozonucleolysis for Slipped disc or Prolapsed Disc. We have treated thousands of Patients not only from across India but also International patients from USA, UK, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bangladesh, Nepal and Saudi Arabia. We have the Original , closed circuit-Self calibration Ozone Machine, imported from Italy.
    Ozone in PIVD/Slipped disc
    In case of prolapsed inter-vertebral disc (or, slipped disc) different other mechanism acts. Inter-vertebral disc is filled with nucleus pulposus which is a jelly like material which holds water (90% of disc material is water). When ozone is injected into the disc the proteo-glycan bridges in the jelly-like material are broken down and they no longer capable of holding water. As a result disc shrinks and mummified which is equivalent to surgical discectomy and so the procedure is called ozone discectomy or ozonucleolysis. It has been published in ANESTHESIA AND PAIN journals that up to 85% of disc operation can be avoided with these non-surgical interventions. Success rate is about 88% which is comparable to surgical discectomy (50% to 90%). Complications are remarkably low and much less than surgery.
    Ozone Therapy
    1. Most Of the Interventional Pain Procedures are done in Local Anesthesia under Fluoroscopy Guidance in Procedure room as Day care (3 to 4 Hours stay).

    2. Usually One to Two Procedures at an interval of 2-4 weeks are required but in Resistant cases additional procedure may be required.

    3. Trial procedures are required in Advance Interventions before placing costly Implants.

    Minimally invasive procedure using small needle and probe to remove disc material of prolapsed disc, releasing pressure on nerves and relieving pain in most of the patients of prolapsed / bulging / slipped disc.

    Rotating probe is inserted through needle into the disc under X-Ray/ Fluoroscopic guidance

    Rotating tip removes small portion of disc material. Because only enough of the disc is removed to reduce pressure inside the disc, the spine remains stable

    Insertion site covered with bandage. Recovery is fast as unlike surgical decompression no bone or muscle is cut. 2-3 days of bed rest and may return to normal activity within one week