What Is An Ozone Injection?
We use medical-grade oxygen (O2) combined with an ozone generator to make O2/O3. We fill a syringe with it and inject it into a selected area to treat painful, injured, and damaged tissues.
What Does It Treat?
It treats the body by bringing readily utilizable oxygen! What won’t improve when it has oxygen?
Here’s a small list of what we commonly see benefitted from ozone injections:
- Neck and Head
- Neck pain/stiffness
- Cervical Disc Lesion
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical Sprain/Strain
- Cervicogenic Headache
- Cervicogenic Vertigo
- Migraine Headache
- Temporomandibular Disorder
- Upper Back
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Rib Dysfunction
- Low Back
- Acute Low Back Pain
- Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Disc Lesion
- Lumbar Facet Syndrome
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Lumbar Sprain/Strain
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- A/C Joint Sprain
- Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
- Biceps Tendinopathy
- Rotator Cuff Strain/Tendinopathy
- Shoulder Anterior Impingement Syndrome
- SLAP Lesion
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylopathy (Tennis Elbow)
- Little League Elbow
- Medial Epicondylopathy (Golfer’s Elbow)
- Pronator Teres Syndrome
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain’s Stenosing Tenosynovitis
- Hand Osteoarthritis
- Adductor Strain
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Gluteal Tendinopathy
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Hamstring Strain/Tear
- Hip Abductor Weakness
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Psoas Tendinopathy
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Knee Sprain – Ligaments
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
- Meniscus Injury
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Patellar/ Quadriceps Tendonopathy
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Pes Anserine Bursitis
- Popliteal Cyst
- Foot and Ankle
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Lateral (Inversion) Ankle Sprain
- Medial (Eversion) Ankle Sprain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Severs Disease
- Syndesmotic Ankle Sprain
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Turf Toe
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades . . . and ozone
This is a great benefit to the injections that we do.
Most of the time someone says they got an injection it is into a joint. However, we focus on injections that are subcutaneous (under the skin) and intramuscular (in muscles). One would think that these routine types of injections would not be good enough. Yet there is great evidence to show that a joint can be benefited without having to go inside of it. We love it because it’s easy and much safer.
If we can get close we can get results and the surrounding area is benefited as well.
What About Cortisone?
Have you ever wondered why you’re told after getting a cortisone injection that you are not eligible to receive another one for around 3-6 weeks?
Is it because that’s how long it stays effective? That may be what they want you to believe but the biggest reason is that it’s dangerous to do too much too soon. Corticosteroids like cortisone kill 3 things: 1) Pain 2) Inflammation 3) Tissue. That’s great until you get to number 3.
I find it interesting that thousands of these injections are given every day for conditions that are degenerative in nature.
“Mrs. Jones, you will need to return to repeat this injection 3 or 4 times this year to help with the pain. We can do it until the point where you will need to have it replaced.”
I’ve had many patients let me know that they were told this very thing in one form or another. In addition, they were given the caution that more frequent injections would lead to faster degeneration. How convenient that the treatment for your degenerating arthritic knee is to inject it with a substance that will lead to further degeneration until surgery is required. Both treatments are often given by the same entity.
Is It Ozone Bad?
When deciding on whether or not to inject with ozone our patients will often use some form of the phrase “It’s ozone bad”. This means it’s more than just “adjustment bad” or “acupuncture bad”. We gotta level up and go with ozone.
Ozone has completely changed the way we practice because we can get results that were previously unattainable. Injections can be scary and make people nervous but it is worth it! Our goal is to help people improve their quality of life without the use of drugs and surgery and we would not be as successful without ozone.
What Are the Side Effects?
Pretty much none – – it’s oxygen!
The most dangerous form of ozone therapy is safer than Aspirin!
Getting injected can leave you feeling sore though. We try to make our injections as comfortable as possible but there can be some pain. Mainly in the form of a deep feeling of pressure or sometimes burning that will begin to dissipate within minutes and be completely gone within 48 hours.
How Long Does It Last? / How Many Do I Need?
It’s permanent! How long does lunch last? It’s permanent but you still want dinner. It’s similar to the rest of the treatments we provide. An adjustment doesn’t “last long” but hopefully you doing your rehab will make it last long enough to begin changing things.
Truthfully ozone can turn things around and create a permanent solution but more often than not it takes some repetition. Occasionally we do see one-and-done situations, but a good rule of thumb is to expect 3-5 treatments.
One of our greatest stories is the treatment of Dr. Carlson’s hamstring. He did a backflip skiing (accidental) and earned 2 tears in his hamstring. We treated it 2x/day for 2 weeks! 2 weeks to the date of his accident he went skiing again but took it very easy. We continued to treat but more sparingly and 3 weeks from the date of the accident he went back to skiing on the very run that did him in!!! Incredible results but it took well over 15 treatments.