Ozone Discectomy

Ozone Discectomy for Slipped and Bulging Discs in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

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 Anaesthesia 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. Ozone discectomy is a safe and effective treatment for back pain, neck pain, and sciatica caused by herniated and bulging discs. It is a minimally invasive procedure with a short recovery time. Most patients are able to go home the same day as the procedure.


Know more about Ozone therapy for slipped disc and if you are right candidate for this minimally invasive therapy

Starting from Conservative treatment in the form of physiotherapy under qualified doctor’s order, to surgical management, many solutions are available. But the most exciting are the minimally invasive spine interventions, which gives the best solution for back pain. More than 70% of spine surgeries can be avoided now with spine interventions.

Ozonucleolysis is a minimally invasive procedure wherein a mixture of ozone and oxygen is injected into the herniated disc. This process reduces the volume of the disc, thereby relieving pressure on surrounding nerves. Ozone discectomy is another name for this procedure and is often used interchangeably with ozonucleolysis.

When a disc slips (often referred to as a slipped disc), it can press on the surrounding nerves, causing pain and discomfort. Ozone discectomy helps by shrinking the disc material, which reduces the pressure on the nerves and alleviates symptoms.

Individuals suffering from back pain, sciatica, or other symptoms associated with a herniated or slipped disc, and who have not found relief from conservative treatments, may benefit from ozonucleolysis. If the disc material is still surrounded with the outer covering and the jelly material is still there inside, these are the ideal discs which respond to Ozonucleolysis.

Many patients report significant relief from back pain and sciatica after undergoing ozone discectomy. However, the effectiveness can vary depending on the individual and the severity of the condition.

As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks. However, since ozonucleolysis is minimally invasive, the risks are considerably lower than more invasive surgeries. Some potential side effects include infection, allergic reaction, or no improvement in symptoms. It's essential to consult with a qualified medical professional to discuss potential risks and benefits.

The recovery period is relatively short compared to more invasive procedures. Many patients can resume normal activities within a few days. However, it's crucial to follow post-procedure guidelines provided by the medical professional to ensure optimal healing and results.

While ozone discectomy can be highly effective in treating symptoms associated with a slipped disc, it may not address other underlying causes of sciatica and back pain. It's essential to get a thorough diagnosis to ensure the right treatment approach.

Ozonucleolysis offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgical methods. This means shorter recovery times, less post-procedure pain, and fewer potential complications. This procedure is done under local anaesthesia.

Many patients experience long-term relief from their symptoms after undergoing ozonucleolysis. However, the outcome can vary depending on individual factors, including the severity of the herniation and overall health of the patient.

IPSC Pain and Spine Hospitals are pioneer to offer ozonucleolysis as a treatment option. We have best of the ozone generator machine in India.

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