Ozone (O3) is a gas that is naturally present in the atmosphere. Since the discovery of O3 in the mid-19th century, its therapeutic potential has been extensively probed into. Experts have established that, with its ability to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms, ozone—when judiciously used—is especially useful in a vast variety of therapeutic applications.
Ozone has now been utilized by regenerative medicine specialists in the treatment of conditions that cause both acute and chronic pain, namely spine conditions.
If you are suffering from a spine condition, such as a herniated disc, consult a regenerative medicine specialist like our very own Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski at Between the Bridges Healing Center about ozone therapy. He will perform a thorough evaluation and give you a detailed explanation of its benefits to help you make a well-informed decision.
In the meantime, to give you a general idea, here is a brief guide to how ozone therapy can provide you with lasting relief and help you regain your normal function.
Ozone Therapy for Spine Conditions
If you’re experiencing symptoms of disc herniation, Dr. Kotulski will use ozone therapy to shrink the herniated part of the disc and consequently relieve pressure on your spinal nerve.
One of the remarkable benefits of ozone therapy on disc herniation is that it does not induce changes to the normal anatomy of the disc. Rather, ozone therapy preserves the height and health of the disc—as opposed to the effects of surgery.
Ozone therapy can be an effective alternative to conventional interventions, such as medications, and invasive surgeries for some candidates. Results of a recent follow-up study on patients who received ozone therapy for their spine conditions, such as disc herniation, have shown that the treatment had significantly alleviated their back pain, thereby helping eliminate their reliance on oral medications, pain injections, or the need for surgery.
Prolozone therapy—a combination of prolotherapy (proliferation therapy) and ozone therapy—consists of a blend of ozone in liquid form and the following components, aimed at bypassing the body’s inflammatory response, facilitating tissue regeneration, and activating the body’s natural healing responses:
- Vitamins and minerals
Some of the benefits of prolozone therapy, specifically in patients suffering from spine conditions include:
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved mobility
- Significant, long-lasting pain relief
Ozone Therapy in Mankato, MN
Board-certified osteopathic doctor Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski offers prolozone therapy and a range of regenerative medicine treatment approaches to help patients suffering from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions feel and live better.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotulski, call us at (507) 388-7488. Alternatively, you can use the online appointment request form to request a consultation.