Medical Ozone in Herniated Disc: A Classical Review
|Sardar K1*, Das G2, Mahta P3, Mallick S4 and Hubbard R5
|1Department of Anaesthesiology, BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
|2Indian Chapter of World Institute of Pain, Bangladesh
|3HCG Medisurge Hospital, Navrangpura, Gujrat, India
|4Dr D Y Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India
|5University of Pitsburgh Medical Center, Pitsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
|Corresponding Author :
Associate Professor and Pain Consultant
Department of Anaesthesiology
BIRDEM General Hospital and Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
|Received March 12, 2014; Accepted June 09, 2014; Published June 11, 2014
|Citation: Sardar K, Das G, Mahta P, Mallick S, Hubbard R (2014) The Erosivity Potential of Common Pediatric Over-the-Counter Medications and its Reduction by Remineralising Agents. J Pain Relief 3:148. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000148
|Copyright: © 2014 Sardar K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Back pain associated with herniated disks has become an important and increasing general health problem across the world. After all methods of conservative treatment have been exhausted, nucleolysis may be a minimally invasive alternative to surgery. In nucleolysis, chondrolytic substances, or other substances which reduce the pressure within the disk by other means, are injected into the nucleus pulposus under CT scan or fluroscopic guidance. Among various substances, which have been employed for nucleolysis, an ozone-oxygen mixture appears to be very promising. The water-binding capacity of ozone results in a reduction of pain. Moreover, it has an anti-inflammatory effect and results in an increase of perfusion to the affected area. Ozone is converted into pure oxygen in the body and has a low allergic potential. Recent minimally invasive therapeutic methods such as percutaneous nucleotomy or laser treatment have not been shown to result in superior results compared with ozone nucleolysis.