(Treatment of Slipped Disk without Surgery)
What is Ozone Nucleolysis?
Ozone Nucleolysis is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure for SLIP DISC or disc prolapse that exploits the biochemical properties of a gas mixture of oxygen and ozone.
A safer alternative to Chemonucleolysis, other interventions and disc surgery.
It has high success rate(88%).
It is less invasive.
Fewer chances of recurrences.
Remarkably fewer side effects.
In which condition ozone nucleolysis is done ?
Ozone nucleolysis is usually done for the management of pain due to slipped disc or herniated disc
Ozone Nucleolysis: How it acts?
It’s action is due to the active oxygen atom (singlet oxygen) liberated from it. It attaches with the proteo-glycan bridges in the nucleus pulposus. They are broken down and they no longer capable of holding water. As a result disc shrinks and mummified and there is decompression of nerve roots.
Ozone Nucleolysis: Is it safe ?
Yeas, it is safer than other procedures. Not a single serious life-threatening complications was found in over 200,000 cases of Ozonucleolysis in different centers of European countries.In a multi-centre, retrospective 3 year follow-up study of lumber disc herniation treated with European Neurosurgical Institute protocol of ozone therapy in 917 patients showed 78.9% good & excellent results with only one case of disc infection which healed with antibiotic.
Ozone Nucleolysis: the procedure -
Percutaneous injection of ozone-oxygen mixture.Conc. Of ozone is 29-30 microgram /ml.Ozone gas is injected immediately from an ozone generator.3-10 ml of ozone is injected at the centre of the disc with/without intraforaminal injection.Procedure is performed under CT or C-Arm guidance.